'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

~Tis an Eternal Truth!~

Can you imagine a world with no October? Blaspheme!

I am getting ready for October... I am digging out my sweaters... knitting a new shawl... and decorating our home with bittersweet and pumpkins.  I am having my herbal maple apple cider tea every night while reading Susan Branch's new book "A Fine Romance" - an absolute beautifully done book which REEKS with charm!  I hope you are planning your fall days and looking forward to October.  Here are a few ideas:

~embroider a new flour sack dish cloth with a pumpkin on it.
~find and make a new pumpkin dessert recipe.
~take a afternoon walk amongst the falling leaves.
~pack a picnic lunch for a loved one and go to the park wearing a cozy sweater.
~finish that Autumn colored/themed quilt you started long ago!
~October 1st I declare to be 'homemade crock pot soup for dinner' day!
~Watch and cheer on that favorite football team!

Go on - have a perfect fall day, and Blessings to you for your efforts to enjoy it!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Quilting, Still Lifes, and Homemade Vanilla?

Getting the "Finish It" Bug and quilting some old projects..........

And why am I saving quaint little scraps? Let's get them made into something.....

Pumpkins are coming out of hiding...........

And the best for last........ fall baking with some homemade vanilla made by my FA (favorite aunt)!

What are your simple pleasures this fine day?