GARDENING IN SEPTEMBER
We are having one of those stretches of weather where our days are sunny and the nights are cool…just perfect as far as I am concerned. My garden has started to take on a decided look of fall. Everything is still mainly green, but hints of bronze are sneaking in and the plants that bloom late in the season are outstanding. It is such a joy to work outside when the temps are reasonable and the humidity is low. The weeds have settled down because all of the plants are big enough to crowd them out so there isn’t much weeding to do. Mainly, I just need to deadhead and trim things back a bit when they get little out of control. I can honestly say, my September garden is my favorite.
I have started to bring out the pumpkins and fall quilts. The whole fall palette is still a favorite of mine. It is hard to pick and choose between all of the quilts and runners that I have in my collection. One of the newest, is the Harvest Lone Star Burst that was recently featured in my last book, Quilts with a New Attitude. I know I designed it as a wall quilt but it looks pretty great on my island and table as well.
The deck got a makeover this season as well. I just couldn’t resist.
And even the pumpkin potholder made the cut this year, adding a nice touch of fall color to my counter by my ovens.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Just like all of you, I have been finishing up projects that I have unearthed in my sewing room. I started this wool project years ago while on vacation. I purchased it as a kit and no longer know who published the pattern. I do like working with wool and love to travel with wool stitching projects. This one, however, got lost in the shuffle for many, many years….happy to have it done and in use.
The first thing I do in the fall is change out my pillows from the lighter ones I use in the spring and summer to my “harvest” pillows. In general, I keep the same pillows, and switch out the covers. That keeps the pillow storage under control. The bench in my front entrance is a fun place to load up with a lot of different pillow designs and sizes.