I finally, FINALLY started getting the fall decorations out today! In fact, I made some good progress on the house, but nothing to show you yet--it's just what I consider the first layer. First, of course, I had to get the summer "stuff" down, boxed up, and put away and all the quilts folded and, if necessary, washed. Then I did some of the housecleaning--mostly dusting and waxing and cleaning all the surfaces off that needed to be cleaned. (To finish my housework, though, I still need to clean the bathrooms and about half the kitchen--those surfaces haven't been addressed yet.) Then, it was time for the first layer of decorating: the quilts! Or at least the soft coverings, including all of the bedding, table toppers, and wallhangings. I still have a small stack of fall quilts I haven't placed yet, but most are in position. So, it's started . . . .
I started something else too. For my birthday, a good friend gave me much of what I need to make Bunny Hill's Postcard Cuties for Winter using the Primitive Gatherings fabric line, Snowman Gatherings. I just needed to add a jelly roll, and it arrived in the mail on Friday.
Two of my friends are planning to make it too, and there's been some talk of getting together this week to work on it, so I started on the prep work--I still need to finish prepping the cotton applique pieces (the wool pieces are cut and ready, "as is").
Cindy, who doesn't have a blog, wrote to me today and wanted to share her scrappy project. She said her scrap quilts are starting to all look the same because she's been using all the same old scraps; she's hoping to win the giveaway so she can add some new scraps to her stash.
Pretty, isn't it? The colors are so soft and remind me of spring. I love seeing how four half-square triangles can be put together to create patterns--funny how the eye is tricked into seeing pinwheels even though they are made using all different colors. Nice, Cindy! Thanks for sharing.