The weather here in Michigan has been predictably unpredictable. Some days find us barely reaching the 60's and other days we're peeling the layers off because it's gotten up in to the 80's. Such is fall here in the northern states.
The last few nights have been two quilt nights. I can't bear to turn the heat on yet. Nights fall to the low 40's and high 30's and if you have to get up during the night, you do it quickly!
So I've been pulling the quilts out, deciding which ones to use, enjoying all the memories each one brings. Some quilts I made and some, like this baby quilt, was found out treasure hunting. Oh, the joy a quilt can bring. Have a blessed day!
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!