Archive for September 20th, 2009

The Times Inbetween…

It is all about this seasonal change thing…one foot still in Summer, the other not quite ready to step into Fall. Putting on a favorite pair of shorts in the morning but grabbing a comfy denim work shirt to add to that T-shirt before heading outside…and maybe shedding layers as the day warms, only to put them back on towards nightfall. Such is our September, here on the edge of the North Woods in Wisconsin.  Our surroundings are in transition…even the golden hue in the fields has faded from a few weeks ago when the goldenrod and tansy were in full bloom. Red, yellow, burgundy & golden browns peak out from the woods and our weeping willows, which stand guard by the pond, have taken on a subtle golden green cast. The hummingbirds have disappeared and their feeders taken down, ready for storage. The pond is quiet with only a glimpse of a resident duck which seems to be unable to fly…will he survive our winter? Our goose family left weeks ago and soon the sky will be filled with migrating flocks…we may have some of them visit briefly as they head south. Their distinctive call is so melancholy and causes me to stop and look up…and pause. Time to “de-summerize” (is that even a word?) the house and get ready for Fall, which arrives next week, according to the calendar. September 22nd, to be exact…join in the fun – Rhondi over at Rhondi’s Rose Colored Glasses is hosting another great party…Welcome Fall! Click on the little pumpkins link on the right side bar.

I wonder how many autumns our old clock has chimed its way through? It has been in our care for close to 30 years & I think it might have been made in the early 1900’s…now it is reminding me that it is…

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Time for a little Fall touch to our fireplace mantel…can you tell my husband likes partridges? We have about run out of walls…

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Time to carefully store away summer theme wallhangings and light weight summer quilts…time to start bringing out warmer looking pieces…

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Time to bring out a simple redwork pillow I did a few years ago…love the rustic “Adirondack lodge” style script on the pattern. In Between Times 001

And time for our guild quilt show – 14th Biennial Quilts Among the Pines – a last reminder – if you are in the North Central part of Wisconsin on September 26-27, 2009, plan to visit us at the Greenheck Fieldhouse. We will be displaying 100’s of entries, many great vendors and a special exhibit of the Ground Zero Quilt by Lois Jarvis – http:www.loisjarvisquilts.com. Visit our guild website listed on the right side bar for more information.

That is about it for this week…I am going now…to look for more time…will let you know if I find some and where you can get it!!! Take good care of yourselves and thanks so much for dropping by. Hoping to have some quilt show images to share with you next week.

Oh – almost forgot…if you have not visited the new site “Among the Gum Trees” – be sure to do that soon…9 Australian designers have combined their talents to offer a clever showcase of their designs. Just click on my button to the right – it works, though partially hidden.

Always take time to stitch…


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This old & much used tomato pincushion was inside the little sewing box when I bought it.


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