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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall is in the air!

Yesterday I watched Natie and Max while Julie and Jenny went to a wonderful craft show a couple towns over. I've been doing a lot of Christmas shopping lately, so I knew it was time to stay home. I put out all my fall decorations, and I am ready to kiss summer goodbye.

My cousin Audrey cleaned out her sewing room a couple years ago and gave me some of her things. In the bag were two of these half-finished pumpkin quilts. Sometimes I drag my feet to finish my own projects, but it was fun to finish these and give one back to her.

Here is a potpourri recipe that will help you think of fall. Pour water into a kettle and add some cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and dried orange peels. Simmer on the stove for as long as you'd like; just keep an eye on the water level as you don't want this to boil out. We use this quite a bit in the winter, too.

15 comments:

Donna said...

I love the pumpkin quilt! I am ready for fall!
Hugs,
Donna

Melanie said...

Thanks for the recipe. love the quilt. I just smile at the pumpkin quilt.

Shakerwood said...

That was a great find. I'm sure she appreciated having you finish one for her.

Dolores said...

Thinking of how anxious most of us are for fall, makes me so glad that God made 'seasons'....it sure gives us something to look forward to.

The quilt is is perfect for fall...very pretty.

Thanks for the recipe..... I can smell it already...

Dolores said...

Thinking of how anxious most of us are for fall, makes me so glad that God made 'seasons'....it sure gives us something to look forward to.

The quilt is is perfect for fall...very pretty.

Thanks for the recipe..... I can smell it already...

Angie Berry said...

That pumpkin quilt is adorable! How neat that there were two... you get to keep one and bless her with the other!

I used to simmer potpourri on the stove too then I got away from it for some reason... I don't even remember why because it always made the whole house smell good!

Audrey said...

Yes, I was blessed that Mary finished one for me!! She is the best cousin ever!

Sue said...

I am ready for fall too, Mary. It's beginning to look a lot like it around here.
I really love your fall pumpkin. So cute! I guess everyone loves pumpkins:)

Cora said...

Thinking and aching for fall weather too. I love the smells of Autumn and fall

Christine said...

What a beautiful pumpkin quilt!
Time to enjoy the blessings of this harvest season!
Best wishes
Christine

Barb said...

Oh yes, bring on Fall, the coolness, the smells and the wonderful decorations! I am so ready after the extreme summer weather :>)!! I love the wall hanging, very sweet finish and lucky Audrey! Your simmer pot sounds similar to mine, but I have not added the Bay Leaf, I will try that! Blessings to you from my part of PA!

Linda Stubbs said...

I am sooooooo with you! The evenings are getting cooler. Thatis a good sign!

That quilt is the cutest! You are a sweetie to give her back one alllll finished!

Have a great weekend. I am for sure! I am home....smiling!
Linda

Linda said...

I love that pumpkin quilt...it made me realize that I better get a move on and pull out the Fall decor!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh I love it.
I am catching up on all my favorite blogs. Life has been just crazy here lately.
It is only going to get busier~ but today I decided to catch up on my blog reading. I just needed a good ol' afternoon of rest!
I am going to catch up here~
Hope you are having a great day!
Carrie~

Cris Goode said...

Love this! So beautiful!!!