Friday, September 24, 2010

My Quilty Home for Fall

The air is not cooler here at all now that it is fall. The dry summer-like weather hangs on and the pollen count must be high today. Ah-choo!

Time to make my home all quilty and comfy for Fall. I made both of the quilty things in these photos at least two years ago, but they are still among my favorites.
The photo below was taken many years ago when my boys were teens and my daughter a tween. We carved pumpkins and added them to the count at the Great Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. This place holds a special place in my heart as both of my boys were born there. I can still recall the first year we took our boys to trick-or-treat in this lovely town center ... when my oldest paraded as Big Bird and the youngest was "Little Bird" and carried in a pack on his Daddy's back as he was not a year old yet ... the boys were so cute in homemade costumes I fashioned from yellow plush. There were only a few pumpkins laid along the edge of the sidewalk that year ... it was before the actual "Great Pumpkin Festival" was born, but from those small seeds a mighty festival grew.
Now there is a huge scaffold which can be seen in the background and the festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. For more information, check this link ...
My daughter framed this photo for me as a gift once as she knows how much I love these memories.

I hope you enjoy them, too! :) Pat


  1. It's nice to see you back blogging. I love the pumpkins and black cat quilt. I like summer, but it is a busy time and I'm looking forward to some longer evenings this winter to sew. I haven't gotten alot done lately either and have been under the weather all this week. We haven't had a freeze here yet and the pollen count is still high. DD #1 suffers with allergies and is always glad when October comes. Have a good week-end. Hugs.

  2. lovely quilts, ms. pat! so nice to see you posting again and feeling like your"self"! love & hugs, c

  3. Pat, your Fall wall hanging is so cute, & I just love your Halloween table topper. I just love Fall.


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