Fall officially arrived on Thursday...Mother Nature didn't get the message and cranked the temps up to 90... thank goodness for AC. Nevertheless, I have persevered and pull out all my pumpkins... there is orange-y goodness every where you look ... and I have my favorite Spiced Pumpkin Yankee Candle burning...let the leaves commence falling!!
So a lot of what I displayed was pretty close to last year..and the year before...and the year before... so I'm only showing what is new this year. If you want to see what I did the other years just type Fall decor in the Search box in the upper left hand corner of the blog... you'll see it all whether you want to or not...LOL
Let us begin...
Love the quilt... love the tray...love the cat!!!
The quilt I made in 2014. I started with a panel with the birds and then improv'd pieced the filler blocks. All of the fabrics are from Sandy Gervais' Fall collections... love her Fall stuff!!!
A closer pic of the 3 tier tray...
This year the tray has new cross stitch accents... I shamelessly stole the idea from Priscilla's blog...which you can check out here.
First, this cute Lizzie Kate Autumn piece from the chart Seasons...
I'm gaga over the different framing/display ideas that Priscilla shows... I've been buying those clipboard stands whenever I see them and I really like this one as it came with the burlap. I mounted the stitching to sticky board and made a "frame" for it by mounting fabric (Sandy Gervais stuff) to sticky board. I topped it off with some wired burlap ribbon and some cotton bolls. I have noticed that Priscilla uses lots of cotton and it does "fluff" the piece nicely.
Also in the tray is a little Lizzie Kate Snippets piece Autumn ABC's. I stitched this years ago and never did anything with it because I didn't know what I wanted to do with it. Glad I waited, as I like this finishing a lot.
And this is my newest finish, Prairie Schooler's Autumn from the chart Prairie Seasons. I got this chart as a reprint.
I have no recollection of where I got that shallow fluted metal tray but I found in it my stash of decorating bits and pieces and it worked out perfectly. Again I took my cues from Priscilla and mounted the stitching and the back frame on sticky board... added some burlap ribbon and some woven Fall-ish ribbon (notice the polka dots) and added a bit of cotton. I plan on stitching all 4 of the season from the PS chart and this is going to be a perfect way to display them.
Here's where it resides right now... this is the lower part of my TV cabinet... and yes that mercury glass pumpkin on the bottom is enormous...LOL
And this is my newest pumpkin purchase... a square polka dot pumpkin!!! I picked it up at Hobby Lobby...
Fall is my favorite season and I LOVE decorating for Fall. I collect pumpkins...along with snowmen and birds and chickens... and I'm trying to be selective in an additions to my collections... because... I'm running out of space!! But for a particularly cute item I find a spot. My son did a count of how many pumpkins I have in the house the other day...he came up with 50... I thought I had more...hmmmm... perhaps a bit more shopping won't hurt...LOL
I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts today and Super Mom - No Cape tomorrow. I have a quiet day this Sunday...we're doing carry out for dinner so no cooking for me. Perhaps I can get a bit more done on my Halloween stitching. I want to put out my Halloween decorations starting October 1 which I just realized is next Sunday....gotta stitch faster!!!