Friday, September 24, 2010

My Quilty Home for Fall

The air is not cooler here at all now that it is fall. The dry summer-like weather hangs on and the pollen count must be high today. Ah-choo!

Time to make my home all quilty and comfy for Fall. I made both of the quilty things in these photos at least two years ago, but they are still among my favorites.
The photo below was taken many years ago when my boys were teens and my daughter a tween. We carved pumpkins and added them to the count at the Great Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. This place holds a special place in my heart as both of my boys were born there. I can still recall the first year we took our boys to trick-or-treat in this lovely town center ... when my oldest paraded as Big Bird and the youngest was "Little Bird" and carried in a pack on his Daddy's back as he was not a year old yet ... the boys were so cute in homemade costumes I fashioned from yellow plush. There were only a few pumpkins laid along the edge of the sidewalk that year ... it was before the actual "Great Pumpkin Festival" was born, but from those small seeds a mighty festival grew.
Now there is a huge scaffold which can be seen in the background and the festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. For more information, check this link ...
My daughter framed this photo for me as a gift once as she knows how much I love these memories.

I hope you enjoy them, too! :) Pat

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Fall countdown banner

I shall be happy this year to see the summer allergy season come to an end. It has been a long, hot, dry summer.

Life has been in the way far too often to the past few months and I have not been sewing. Usually everyday troubles make me wish to see the pretty fabric flowing through my fingers and soothe and smooth away the wrinkles, but it just has not been sew.

I am hoping the cooler weather will bring more than a change in the seasons ... a new beginning rather than just an end of something ... "seasons change and so do I" ...

I am hoping there is time left for you ...

........... Trivia Time: Name that song ;) ...........