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

30 October 2015

Fall love...


   Every season of the year holds a special place in my heart.  Different moods.  Different feelings.  They are all great.  But I have to say that Fall is my absolute favorite and always will be.  All the color. Color is my thing.  The change in the air.  The smells.  The way it makes you slow your pace a bit and savor the entire day ahead of you.  It's pure magic to me.

  I love seeing the enthusiasm that it brings out of one person in particular.  The way she loves having the leaves all over.  She rakes leaves more than anyone I know and loves it.  Her love of all the color around her is infectious.  How she will stand out in the yard and breathe in all the earthy smells.  Love this girl to pieces.  Each little moment is magic to her also.

     I love how Fall makes you want to cuddle and hunker down and make things.  Warm things.  Colorful things.  Cuddly, squishy things.  Hats are in the making here and two people have not taken theirs off until it is time to shower and go to sleep at night.  Love that.  Em wore her hat to work the other day and everyone asked if she made it.  I was told by one of her co-workers that she very proudly told them "No ma'am. Mom made it for me." I was told she had the biggest smile on her face afterwards.  I melted.  Miss B has her's attached to her head I believe.

     Morning time in the Fall can be so amazingly beautiful.  So every morning I make sure that the girls curtains are pulled open just in case Mother Nature graces us with one of her spectacular shows.  This morning did not disappoint.  I wish every morning could look like that.

     Pardon me while I go enjoy more of this wonderful Fall day.  Apparently school work has been canceled for the day and pumpkin carving has commenced in the dining room.  I have to get in on that.



26 October 2015

Slowing down...

     It just dawned on me over the weekend that October is nearly over.  Seriously.  I haven't even gotten into a serious hibernation mood yet.

     This Fall just seems weird so far.  Flowers are still blooming and I'm trying to save them from frosty mornings just so I can still harvest their seeds.  Trees aren't turning color all at the same time.  It's like there is a bit of protest going on outside.  There is another quilt in the making with every scrap I have in my reserves.  The girls are hoping I have lots of scraps so they can have one made with the remainders.  Yard work is increasingly slower when you have two people that constantly get in your way with the piles of leaves.  Apparently the rule is that the leaves are not to be mulched with the mower just yet or at least not until certain people get to play in the new leaves that fell during the week.  So during mowing time I must take a break and clean up the flower beds, etc. while leaf playing commences.  At least until I start up the mower again and chase people off the grass.

     The heater has only been turned on a couple of times already.  Mostly in the morning to get the chill out of the house.  Otherwise I am making everyone change over from Summer clothes to Fall/Winter clothes, in a hurry.  I'm still having a bit of a fit when seeing bare feet running around the house.  Especially when certain people start exclaiming that they are a little chilly.  Put some clothes on people. It's that easy.   I had been notified that we didn't not have enough rice bag warmers (?) for everyone to have their own.  So those were made one morning to keep everyone from freezing to death.  Now I have to go buy more rice for recipes.

     Decorations were put up for Halloween.  Lots of spider webs lurking about.  We didn't go all out this year.  For whatever reason things were kept a lot simpler than past years.  I'm kind of liking it.  Just less items to put away afterwards.

     The knitting and crochet bug has taken hold of me already.  I'm trying to squeeze in as much quilting time in during the day and balance it out with yarn time in the evening.  My project list just grew 1000% in the last week.

     I'm just hoping things start slowing down more so that this whole season of Fall can be fully appreciated before it decides to speed out of here when we turn our heads.



19 October 2015

I just can't sit still...

     Working with all the scraps again for another quilt.  I just have to be making something.  This is going to be a good one also.  I can feel it. 



13 October 2015

Blue Heart quilt...

     A special quilt for a special family friend who has gone above and beyond what would ever be expected of them.  I'm still thinking that this still isn't enough to say thank you.



11 October 2015

The green blanket of texture ...

     I finally finished the Green Blanket of Texture.  It was started way back when just as a project to be worked on whenever.  Slowly but surely it has been drug out of its place of waiting from time to time whenever I needed to work on something different.  Now it is finally complete.  It is being drug around the house where ever it is wanted for the past few days.  Putting smiles on faces when one needs to be cozy.  I've had one person dropping hints as to how wonderful it would look in another color.  Maybe one day that person will get what they are asking for.  As for now, this one will just have to do.

(This blanket has found its way into my youngest's room being her favorite color is green.  No need to be selfish.  Seriously, how many blankets do I need!  Share the love and warmth.)



09 October 2015


     Fall has been so very wonderful here so far.  Gorgeous weather.  Bright beautiful days.  Temps have been just right.  I've been secretly wishing the temps could be like this all year long.  Windows have been open 24 hours a day for well over a month now.  Early morning wake ups have been greeted with spectacular morning skies.  Such a pretty sight first thing in the morning.

     The leaves are starting to turn and fall, scattering here and there all over the yard.  One little person has been eagerly awaiting this time just so she can rake a new bunch of leaves every day.

     I'm trying to hold out on ripping out all the flowers around the yard just so I can save seeds from the most colorful blooms.  I'm not going to be able to put it off much longer being I know the rain will be coming soon and I don't want to be messing with wet, mushy plants.

     A few little hats have been made for the wee ones of the family that didn't get particular ones last year.  I'm brainstorming now as to which new ones need to be made for this year.  I have to start them soon.  Very soon.

     Cooler temps means there is more interest in cooking again.  Summer just drains you with the heat and I certainly do not like being in the kitchen cooking hot, stuffy meals on hot days.  My little Chef has been cooking a lot lately.  Fried Chicken, soups, roasts and stuffed shells have been on our menu lately.  She has done a fabulous job.  I love how eager she has been to tackle recipes I would have never suggested for her.  I have happily been her sous chef answering all her questions as she goes along from start to finish.  If she isn't "in charge" of a particular meal then she has been right beside me watching everything going on.  Who knows what this may lead to.  She is eagerly awaiting Christmas and all its goodies.

     Cooler nights have forced me to break out the flannel sheets and put on and extra quilt on the bed at night.  It had to be done being that I refuse to close the windows at this point.  48 degrees in the early morning is not enough to push me towards closing windows at night just yet.  I'm hoping for a few more weeks till then.

     I for one am loving all that Fall is bringing so far.  Crossing fingers that it will bring along many more wonderful days.