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.