Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Autumn is upon us...
Dontcha just love the changing seasons? I do. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the bright colors(lots of orange, ya know) and the cool crisp air. The smell of fading leaves and woodsmoke. Mmmm... I just love it. The soy beans are all cut here on the prairie- the fields do look a bit empty, but it's time to give them a rest. Maybe that's why I love autumn- time for us to take a rest! Time to sweep out the cobwebs that have gathered from the neglect of living outdoors more than in over the summer months. Fluff the pillows on the couch, drag out some throw quilts to cozy up the room. Yep, I love a good, rest-full, autumn.
Welp, here's a small wallhanging I've been noodling on. Such fun to do these little bitty ones- no pressure, just one little block comes out and then when it is all sewn up it goes back in the box- until I feel a need to admire the little darlings and then I pull out another one. Sew some. Iron some. It's all great fun. No deadlines, no "gotta getter dones." Just sewing for the fun of it. Remember how to do that? Seems like I just get all goal-oriented sometimes and all my energy is focused on the end, instead of the doing. And, reality being what it is- there's a place for that. But boy is it fun to just noodle away the morning with the laundry going in the background(so I don't feel like a complete slacker) and sew for the fun of it. Give it a try- it's really "quite refreshing."

5 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Lovely autumn quilt. Autumn is such a great season -- beautiful colors, crisp air, just wonderful!

Sarah N. said...

Since I know how wide your floor boards are, I know this is pretty tiny! But very cute - and look there is even some blue in it. Today I am working on some baby quilts for a set of twins. I have also done several loads of laundry - even put them away where they belong! Miss you and wish we could have a sewing day together! Love you!

Karen said...

A nice little quilt!

Julie in the Barn said...

Sweet, Nines. I'll be glad when the Christmas gifts are done & wrapped and I can just fiddle for the joy of it. Winter is THAT season for me. Quiet, slow and cozy.

Isobel said...

I too like fall..think perhaps it is all the fall colors. Orange is also a favorite of mine. Love the little piece you did...makes me want to do more. You are my inspiration.