Saturday, September 24, 2016

Picking the Pumpkins 2016


It's that pumpkin picking time of year again!
The pumpkin patch was supposed to open Wednesday afternoon , but because of rain it didn't open until Thursday ..They are sold by the carload so it was time to fill up the car :)


Look at all those pinkish and aqua pumpkins.. Don't you just love this time of the year!



 I came home with 109 pumpkins and a bunch of gourds..



 My front flower bed is lined with all the pumpkins.. there are some on the porch and in the vintage wheelbarrow and rusty wagon..


a galvanized tub that I filled up with empty pots upside down so it looked like a full tub of gourds but they are just sitting on the top.. pumpkins and gourds got added to all the flower pots..


I just mowed the lawn yesterday and it already looks too long in these photos.. I have been mowing twice a week and we haven't really been having that much rain ! I will be back soon to show you more of the Fall front porch! 
Happy Fall!
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stitching and Footballing!


Good morning!
Last night I finished up all the charts for this Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules and started the free top part and the border..I know how I am going to finish it so I really want to have it finished to use for this Halloween ! It is pretty big ( long) I still have to sew all the little buttons on also..
I have kept up with this Santa's Village from Country Cottage Needleworks .. The bottom left is Septembers chart ( for me) so hopefully it will get finished before October..
and I finished the 3rd ornament from the first collection of Hands On Designs chalkboard ornaments.. I replaced the brown color floss with white for this one.. I have started one of the second collection but not enough to show..
Now onto football..
My son is the punter for San Diego State University  and they came last Saturday to play here in Illinois at Northern Illinois University .. so I had to make some sugar cookies for our tailgate party ! I also brought him some the night before at his hotel..

he had his best game ever.. and was awarded the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the week! So exciting ! Such a great game !

No game for us this weekend as they are off..but next week we will be in South Alabama .. If my Lizzie Kate piece is finished I need a new airplane project :)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's Pumpkin Picking Day!

 Good morning!
In honor of pumpkin picking day there is a new chalkboard in the house.. except for the fact that it is raining so pumpkin picking might not happen today ( insert very sad face) and maybe some crying ! :)

 My seasonal chalkboard hangs in the entrance to the kitchen from the family room and gets changed out for the seasons.. Its a garage sale frame with a board cut to fit and painted with chalkboard paint..

 I had to include all my favorite colors of pumpkins.. orange ( of course) white..blue..and peachy pink!
A garland of mini pumpkins surrounds the top of the chalkboard.. Love this one!
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall On The Mantel

 Happy Monday!
I do always love Mondays! :)
The mantel got decorated for Fall today .. I drew the chalkboard this morning and decorated around it!  We are pumpkin picking Wednesday this week so I will add a few small pumpkins in too ..
I used white twinkle lights..3 fall leaf garlands.. a garland of bookpage leaves I made last year .. and cotton branches for the garland. 

 Painted mason jars hold sweater pumpkins and a few sweater pumpkins are scattered around.
 I really love using a chalkboard for the focal point on the mantel..I decided to keep the chalkboard kind of muted ..only a little color on the pumpkins and leaves.. and a little yellow on the sunflowers..

 I do love this time of year!

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall in the Foyer 2016

Good morning! Happy Fall!
The foyer is all set for the Fall season..
 Fall stitching.. sweater pumpkins.. and hydrangeas from my garden ..

 a little Fall chalkboard..sitting in a wrought iron 2 tiered tray filled with sunflowers..
 a diy bookpage pumpkin sits on a vintage scale on top of a cream colored cake pedestal.
 In the corner by the front door is this vignette .. more hydrangeas from the garden .. a handmade scarecrow my neighbor made.. cotton branches.. a thifted basket ..fall stitching mounted on a chalkboard..
I found this big blue basket at the Good will for $1.99 and cut hydrangeas from the yard to fill it. The stool came from a flea market this summer .. a huge sweater pumpkin and a diy subway art ..
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Fall Galvanized Tiered Tray 2016

 Good morning!
I am here today to share this years Fall Galvanized tiered tray.. I bought this tray at Sam's Club several years ago and love to decorate it  for the seasons! This one is stuffed full of all things Fall!
This year some cotton branches made it into it and I love all the white with the fall colors..The owl salt and pepper shakers are from BHG at Walmart 

 DIY sweater pumpkins and burlap pumpkins..

 the fox are salt and pepper shakers from BHG at Walmart

 Love these realistic sunflowers I found at Hobby Lobby..they are in off white chalk painted mason jars.. On the other counter is another fall vignette I will show you when I do a Fall tour..

 The tray sits on my kitchen counter sometimes also on the kitchen table.. and there is the Fall ..Seasons in Chalk 
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Little Fall Finish


Good morning! 
Last week I finished Autumn from Country Cottage Needleworks ( only the top portion) and this morning I finished it up.. I did change the red to Gast schoolhouse red.. the house to Gast summer meadow and the Classic Colorworks bean sprout for all the green..it's stitched on 28 count tea/coffee dyed Monaco evenweave.
 I used a plaid homespun on the bias and another plaid for the covered buttons..to mount it on.. Both pieces are mounted on sticky needlework board and then glued together. The frame is from Michael's and it has a clip so that is how it's attached to the frame..

 This vignette is in my kitchen ..homemade sweater pumpkins.. fall leaves and flowers on top of a vintage scale.. the green stripe towel is the same color as the scale.. I only have one season left to go ..and that is Winter ..

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