Starting off with the freak storm we had a couple of weeks ago. In the span of an hour, the skies grew very dark, and the wind began to howl, and stir up leaves and debris in the air. I was picking Noah up from school, and it got more and more threatening as I waited for him. Just he got into the car, the sky opened up and huge raindrops began to splash my car, and by the time we arrived home, only minutes later, it was obvious this was no ordinary storm. I have never seen anything like it here where we live. Terrible wind, heavy rain, thunder and lightening, and what seemed to be a mini tornado that tore through our corner of town. This heavy redwood swing was tossed over, and the canopy broke.
We celebrated a big birthday for my husband Greg!!!
Hello Fall.......I am SO glad to welcome you in! The porch is dressed for some cooler weather porch sitting.
The door baskets have changed colors, and a big pretty Mum sits next to the giant twig pumpkin by the door.
I made lunch for us. But no photos were taken after they arrived, as we were just having too much fun gabbing and sewing. I made a Chinese Chicken Salad, Fresh Fruit and Pumpkin/Apple Muffins.
Debbie brought a beautiful platter of shrimp, and Patty brought fresh baked chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
I made each of them a little Fall Tea Towel as a thank you for coming. BOO for Debbie.
Last night Jae dropped by with her piece from the panel, along with a backing and batting. She also had a yard of fabric she had just bought for me at the quilt shop, that she knew I would like. She said it was a bribe for me to quilt her panel too. I put it together and quilted her panel piece this morning. Her borders with candy corn fabric is so cute!
I delivered it to her today, unbound. She will do that part. Very cute!!!
I also recently finished this Fall wall hanging, also a panel, from Heather Mulder Peterson's Fall line. The colors are so rich and vibrant. It isn't something that I would normally choose, but I was drawn to them. I made a border using a variety like solid colors, and quilted it in loops and swirls. This was a gift for Jae.
I used a brown Thimbleberries print to bind, and backed it in a pretty Fall floral print.
I need to go watch the new shows on tonight! But I will be back soon with some more Fall around the house.
I am trying to read your blogs, and catch up with each of you. I will get there!!!