"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

12 November 2011

Chilly day...

Em's latest creation is now finished and on it's way to it's new owner.

I'm not quite sure which side I like best.
So hard to choose.
The front is awesome.
The back turned out super.
I can't pick.

I did happen to notice that all of our hard work with raking the other day was totally destroyed after that 40mph winds came through last night.  The leaves were hanging on for dear life to the limbs that they call home.  But in the end they found it hard to resist the urge to rest in our yard.  I resisted the urge to start packing them into bags.

I took a moment to search out some of the pretty red leaves that found their way to the ground.

Glorious bursts of color among all the leaves who are losing their color fast.

 After a short stroll around the back I noticed it was time to go inside and warm up just a bit when I went to brush my hair out of my face and it was frozen.
Note to self, do not go outside when you have wet hair from your shower a short time before.
Not the smartest thing to do.

So back inside I went to pack up boxes to send out to the little people of the family.  A run to the post office was made.  Christmas packages are now gone and finished for the year.  I'm doing a dance.  

No other trips outside are planned for the day.  
Hot chocolate and sewing are all that I have planned for the rest of the day.
There's a huge smile on my face.



  1. Fabric..Fall leaves...& a mug of hot cocoa??

    That's a perfect way to spend a day!!

    Love the colors of the quilt.

    Enjoy the weekend

  2. Congrats on the packages sent out.
    I am not quite finished yet, but close:)
    Beautiful leaf pics!
    We woke up to snow here this morn and yes...lots of wind as well.

  3. I love your leaf photos and your new banner photo. It's glorious. The quilt is beautiful too. You mentioned putting your leaves in bags. Do you use the leaves for mulching your garden after winter is over?
    Have a great weekend,
    Anne xx

  4. Frozen hair - gotta love it! lol

    Em has the gift. I am truly proud of her. :-)

    And as for me, I'm going to make myself some hot chocolate now...

  5. You are way ahead of the game with your Christmas packages already in the mail! Your quilt is lovely and I there is no way to choose a favorite side :)

  6. Thanks for visiting. I am very slowly getting back into blogging, but it will take a while for me to be fully 'on' again :)

  7. That quilt is fabulous! I'm very envious of your Christmas preparedness. I was thinking how great it would be just to get my list finalized tomorrow. Now I feel like a slacker!

  8. I hope you got your sewing time in! We seriously must be kindred spirits because I went outside with wet hair too -- just to rake up yet another leaf pile. All the while I was thinking that I would be upset if my kids did such a thing. And that quilt is beautiful. Job well done.

  9. Oh Kar, Em did such a wonderful job...I love the back too!

  10. Sounds like a dreamy way to spend a day.
    Well, except for the frozen hair part!
    Your header pic looks like it could be the view out my front window. Not surprising though, since we are sort of neighbors!