My "Summer's End" quilt came back from the quilter this week. I so enjoyed binding this quilt. It's already in the hands of the dear girl who requested it for her birthday. Don't you love the joy on a persons face when they open a quilt? I now have to decide what project to do next and I think I'll put off a few UFO's to work with Red Rose Farm. I have a question for you today, when you embroider kitchen towels, how many strands of floss do you use?
It is so quiet here today. I can hear a dog barking somewhere down the street and a lone bird makes a call every now and then.
Fall will make its arrival this week, but here in Michigan that process started a couple of weeks ago. I'm enjoying the goldfinches in the garden. Can you see it? Click on the picture.
Red Rose Farm arrived on Saturday. My heart is all a-flutter. The colors are so clear and bright.
I do have plans for this beautiful fabric which involves some vintage dishtowel embroidery. Can't wait to show you!
Saturday's mail also brought this book which I've been on the hunt for. Published in Australia, it has barely made it into the states yet. I was happy to find one on Etsy. Aren't those fabric buckets adorable?
While I'm playing on Red Rose Farm today, what will you be doing?
The other day when I put myself on fabric lockdown, I knew I would face temptation. I didn't realize I would face it so soon. Yesterday I got an email from the Fat Quarter Shop that Red Rose Farm was now available. I wanted to cry. I have been a fan of Elizabeth Scott for quite awhile. She has some fun patterns and a cute blog The Late Bloomer. Her home is as pretty as her fabric and patterns. I am a tormented soul today. UGH!!!
These cooler days find me standing at the window and looking at the garden. I know it won't be long now until these flowers are a memory of a spectacular spring to summer show. Already the roses are losing their leaves, a few small blooms remain. The sedum is turning to purple, a sign that fall is closer than we know. The tops of the trees are a mixture of green to orange to yellow. It all happens so fast. If I don't take the time to walk among the flowers, I will miss their departure. The sun is shining brightly today, too beautiful to stay inside. I wish you all were here to meet me in the garden. What a time we would have!
I welcome all of your suggestions to improve my fall table quilt. I was thinking of scrapping the whole thing until I read your comments. I'm going to leave it out where I can see it for a few days to look at it through new eyes (your eyes!) and go from there. Have a blessed day!
The past weekend was a quiet one and I spent much of my time working around the house. Temperatures remained in the high 60's and rain. I decided to get to work on a fall table topper I've had on my to-do list for awhile. I can honestly say, I don't like how it's coming out. I'm not fishing for compliments but just sharing that every once in a while, something doesn't turn out the way you had hoped. I did not choose a green that is dark enough to make it stand out from the background fabric so now I'm trying to come up with a way to make those areas shine. Probably some kind of decorative stitching. I'm not much of an orange kind of gal, so I'm not feeling it. Lesson learned. Now if only I could find a way to make fall pink.
I did manage to get my sewing room rearranged, cleaned and organized. You only get this shot because I'm too embarrassed to show you my fabric stash. I am now on official lock down. My goal is to not purchase any fabric until 80% of my stash is gone (I kid you not). Batting and thread are the only things on my approved list for quilting. I'm pretty excited for this self-imposed challenge and I'll let you know how I'm doing.
My girl got her vintage dress swapped out for more autumn looking attire. I never thought I could have so much fun outfitting a dress form!
I'm ready for a slower pace to my days and for cooler weather. I even put the fall wreath on the front door. I can handle the orange on the outside of the house. Hoping your Monday is off to a beautiful start!