I know, I am a little crazy about fall…the temps, the colors, the sites and the food are all favorites of mine. It is such a fun time for decorating the house and the yard. I know our time here in Minnesota is very limited when we will be able to enjoy anything left in the garden before our first hard freeze arrives and closes the door on all the beautiful garden color. We have had a longer than normal growing season, and I guess it is time. This is my last fall outdoor display of the season that will involve any colorful blooms. Garden clean up is on the schedule for next week.
I found this wonderful penny rug at an antique shop last fall and now it is finally time to display it again. It is always hard for me to pass up this much hand work and wonderful colors as well. It is perfect on my table in the front entrance. The wool circles were stitched on a burlap background with a hand blanket stitch. It was then backed with a piece of fabric and simply hemmed with a double 1″ hem.
A few weeks ago, I found a picture of my grandmother’s barn that I fondly remember playing in as a child. Just before it was demolished, I took a picture of it (now 40 years ago.) I have been looking for the picture for years, and was so excited when I came across it this last month. I decided to paint a picture of it to use outside in our covered porch for a while until the weather gets too cold. I can see it from a number of rooms in the house. It is my newest “fall” accessory, I will certainly find a spot indoors for it indoors as well, but for now, it certainly adds a nice pop of color to the porch.
I have had a few questions about the availability of the Garden Collage fabric collection used in the Spinners quilt pattern I posted last week. If it is not available in your area, please call Quilt Haven on Main at 888-843-8215 or 320-587-8341. As of yesterday, they had the collection in stock and can ship you what you need.