Thursday, September 18, 2008

I told you it was Autumn!

Well, it is official: fall is here. I got out a few of the decorations and I'm getting rid of the rest, because they don't feel like "me" anymore. This will require getting some new ones (sad, I know!) and making some new ones, which I have a few pictures of. I put a flower garland on the dining room light and am really loving the way it looks, and I've assembled a few garlands. I have another one with glittery letters that spell "spooky", but I was an idiot and assembled it with the ribbon in the middle, instead of the top, so the letters all flop over, which means I have to rip it apart and re-glue it here one of these days. I even got some mums out on the porch and I'm pretty sure I'll be raking leaves next week. Have I mentioned that I LOVE this time of year?! I'm making some pumpkin bars this weekend, and if everything goes as planned, some apple dumplings too! Oh, and I'm going to the Johnny Appleseed Festival, which I'm so excited about and the Fall Fest is going on here in town this weekend, so hopefully there will be lots of good pictures . . . and food!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Done and on to something new

I finally finished Whitley's quilt for her wedding gift. It only took me a month longer than I had planned, so that's good I guess. I've had the top pieced together since early July, but I just hate quilting and binding, plus this one was so big it was very cumbersome to work with on my little machine. I'm glad it is done and I'm really pleased with the results; I ended up with only 2 puckers on the back, which is like a miracle for me. The other bonus for finishing it is that I get to start a new project. Ben and Jocelyn's boys will be here in a matter of weeks, so I better get cracking on this little pile of fabric!

Enjoy this little bit of cuteness! Sophie is making her "kissy" face.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The days are changing . . .

My creation
Originally uploaded by macyaugustus

Fall is my favorite time of year, and I can tell that it's just around the corner. The light has changed, if you hadn't already noticed, and the trees are starting to show the slightest hint of change. Last night the air was cool and crisp and it felt so wonderful. I took the girls for a long walk today and it was so refreshing to feel WONDERFUL in the sunshine. It wasn't too hot, and there was a nice breeze, and it was just perfect. I made some apple dumplings last week and I'm making some more today. That might be my FAVORITE part about autumn . . .apples! I think I might even make my own applesauce and can it this year . . .how Martha!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Last minute stuff

I have so much to blog about, but I'll post the pertinent info now, minus pictures . . .