I seems I've been waiting for fall to arrive. I finally went looking for it today.
Here in Sacramento, it's still HOT. Our temps have been in the 90s and they're expected to stay there for the next few days at least. In fact, it might even be over 100 this weekend. ARGH! THAT's not FALL!
I mentioned yesterday that I'd been doing some fall decorating, but with this weather, I'm just not feeling all that motivated. On the way home from work, though, I stopped in at Bearpaws & Hollyhocks to "reclaim" my Hey Ghoul Friend quilt, and now it's hanging on my wall. At the shop, I found Lindy had just gotten in the Witching Hour fabric line and had that panel I showed you--the one I framed. And, by the way, here's something I forgot to mention in that post--I just used an inexpensive black frame from JoAnn's to frame the panel. I even bought it with a coupon, which made it LESS expensive. Not bad for a focal point! I think I'll rummage through my frames and see if I can find another, smaller frame for the Thimbleberries panel I used last year. I still have a couple places where it would fit nicely!
After Bearpaws, I made a stop at Michael's--I thought I might find fall THERE. Nope! I seriously didn't buy a thing! I was hoping maybe I'd find something new among their Martha Stewart items, but I didn't. I DO have her Halloween magazine, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. Maybe I'll find a new idea in the magazine. As it is, though, so far I've just been recycling all the same old stuff. Not that it's BAD stuff, mind you--but I like to try to add a little something new every year, and so far this year, nothing's caught my eye.
After Michael's? I stopped at the grocery store and added pumpkins of several sizes to my cart. I'll need a few more, but I've made a good start. So, maybe fall IS on its way, but it's taking its own sweet time about it.
Did I tell you I stopped at Apple Hill on the way home from Lake Tahoe quilt camp? I picked up a box of apples so I could do some baking. That hasn't been happening either--I'm still waiting for fall. I'm going to have to do something with them soon, though, so if fall has stopped to visit you at your house, could you please send it on its way? I really, REALLY miss it!