Piecing together beautiful scraps to create clever, practical items ~ sharing dreams, ideas, and stories
Monday, September 23, 2013
I absolutely love
this time of year! Temperatures drop to a comfortable level with
crisp mornings and warm afternoons. Windows are flung wide to air
out the house and my sun roof is open while I'm driving around town.
Summer shorts are swapped out for jeans or khakis. And I've already
decorated for fall.
I like autumn
decorations because they stay up until after Thanksgiving. Warm
shades of rust, copper, dark sage, pumpkin, and sunflower gold
coordinate perfectly with my neutral paint colors of cream, cool
taupe, and ripe gourd. Last week I made quilted valances in green,
tan and muted rust for the dining room. I've ordered oak
mini-blinds for those two windows to complete the Arts and Crafts
I filled my porch
flowerpots with gorgeous fall mums, changed the doormat, and added a
swag of leaves and fall flowers to our back door. It's a relaxing
season for reading, walking outdoors, mowing leaves, and pulling the
last of the weeds. Next comes hot chocolate, homemade soup, snuggly
hoodies, boots, and our last camping trip of the year.
I've been doing
battle with spider webs...they are weaving them high up under the
eaves and between tree limbs. Doesn't that mean big snowfalls this
winter? I'll have to look that up later. Right now I'm going to sit on
the back porch with my mama to watch the last few hummingbirds.