Fall makes me so happy. I feel like I wait all year for the leaves to start changing. Happiness to me means cool crisp days, smoke coming out of chimneys, fog in the mountains, apple spice candles.... you get the picture. I could go on forever. I always have a quilt hanging behind the couch, one for each season. I was so excited to put up my fall/Halloween quilt this year. Which is actually a sight to see cause I'm barely tall enough to stand on my smooshy couch and clip the thing up there. I have to use my mind powers to finish the task.
The border fabric is my favorite. It's an old Thimbleberries print. My next 'fall' quilt is actually my vintage sheet quilt. The backing is an old floral sheet with nice fall colors. I just fold it up with the backing out. It's an accidental fall quilt.
It's summer on the inside!
I also have an old fall quilt on the little couch. I think this is the second quilt that I made with an actual pattern, many moons ago. While making this quilt, I learned about the importance of squaring up blocks. It was a nightmare, and I'm surprised it's swirly quilting doesn't include bad words. Really bad ones.
Rosie is happy that fall has come around again too, because she knows the fire will be going. And she deserves some spoiling. The poor thing had surgery in her mouth to remove a cracked, absessed molar. Half of her little face was all swollen...it was sad. But she's all better now, and content by the fire.
Can you see the hot dog princess lounging? She'll be there all day.
As will this little one. Only he likes to lay on the arm of the couch. He's been angry with me because I've been having to give him medicine. Poor guy has had more urinary tract problems. :(
If you enjoy the little things, as I do, then you'll know how happy I was to find this little plate at Goodwill years ago.
I was also happy to pull out my little crow door hanger. Made a few years ago from a pattern in American Patchwork and Quilting. I've had to re-attatch the bells though. Neighborhood cats played with them and pulled them off. I wonder if they'll find them again this year. The little stinkers.
Happy fall, I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. x