Sep 24, 2012

Welcome Fall

(photo taken in at my favorite apple Orchard a few years back)

Hard to believe we are officially two days into the fall season. It is my favorite time of year: the colors, the crisp, cool air (it was a whole lot crisper than I anticipated on my long morning walk!), the beginnings of that nesting impulse. I don't know why I am surprised it is here already- time has been marching on with alarming speed. If I was returning to school and had to write that yearly assignment : What I Did on My Summer Vacation, I'd be hard pressed to put something to paper. My teacher(s) would no doubt NOT be amused. I know I did things- I had to have as it is now the end of September, but I don't have anything to show for it. I guess that just means that I spent the time rediscovering my self and my environment. I did manage the beginnings of re-centering not only myself, but the living spaces of the house to make them more personal, more inviting for friend and family (as I define inviting).  In that new vein of making things more personal the living room got a new furniture arrangement:

(one can live without a television!) 

I made a few fall arrangements to grace tables and the front door:

The (now) small guest room went from this:

to this:

I managed to finally apply for and receive this:

 (U.K. Here I come!)

And have spent happy hours with this handsome man:

I guess throwing in a few doctor appointments, lots of walking, finally reaching a healthy weight (good- bye 60 pounds, hello size 8-10!) and beginning to feel a bit more like myself (who ever that is these days) all explains where the summer months went.

Now that Fall is officially here I feel more like sewing/quilting, have enjoyed my first guild meeting of the year and have started (are those of you who know me ready for this?) a batik quilt!! I love it and will share as soon as the two halves are pieced together. I'd like to get it to the machine quilter in the next week so that it is bound and ready for gift giving a mere 12 years after I solemnly promised I'd make one for my poor son. I may be slow, but to be perfectly honest and above board, I chose and disguared at least half a dozen patterns and added yards and then more yards of fabric to the mix that were rejected in the long run. When I saw the current pattern I just knew it was "The One". Stay tuned :-)

So I guess I'm back. At least I'm working my way back- and you just may hear more from me after all!


Diane said...

well first of all congratulations on the weight loss! wow that is fantastic! Really like your furniture changes-the walls in the guest room--luv!
that young man as just adorable!
will look forward to the batik quilt reveal!!

lynneUSA said...

Welcome back! When are you going to uk? Where?

Can't wait to see the new quilt

Monica said...

So lovely! I <3 fall!

Libby said...

I do love fall - my favorite season!
Love the new looks in the house and hearing about the 'new' you *inspiring*

McIrish Annie said...

I love your new guest room and your living room.

Congrats on the weight loss and on getting your passport. that has been on my to do list for too long!

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