Beware! Black cats are coming soon and they are bringing scary jack-o-lanterns with them!
I think this will be my last Autumn painting for awhile. The leaves are just starting to turn on the red maple at the end of my driveway. As I observe the changing colors, I am reminded of what a glorious world we all live in.
I went out last week to a farm stand in Wisconsin and bought 10 pumpkins of various sizes. Then I stopped at Walmart and got several inexpensive mums. This is how I decorated by my front door. It won’t win any awards, but it makes me happy.
I used an antique wooden ironing board that I got years ago as a plant stand.
The quilt was an inexpensive buy off of Ebay. It’s in pretty ragged condition, but it looks great by the front door. And I don’t worry about it getting dirty or faded.
I have several vintage quilts that I use on my front porch. I change them with the seasons. It helps establish me as the “quilting house” for my long arm customers.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour. Happy Fall!
I quilted a spider web on each of the center blocks.
I used some orange/yellow variegated thread for the stars. I also quilted: “Happy Halloween”.
I added loops in the inner borders and some oak leaves in the outer border blocks.
So, what do you think? Quilting really DOES make the quilt. I had a lot of fun doing this for my friend Marge.
It’s Autumn. With all the beautiful colors starting to appear and the pumpkins on my porch, my thoughts turn to our beautiful world. And how thankful I feel to live in it. This song/hymn has been running through my mind:
For thy bounteous blessings
For thy wonderous work,
For thy loving kindness,
We give thanks, O Lord.
Enjoy the beautiful colors of harvest time!
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said “Oh my, it’s getting late”
The second one said “There are witches in the air”
The third one said “Well, I don’t care”
The fourth one said “Let’s run and run and run”
The fifth one said “I’m ready for some fun!”
Whooo went the wind and out went the light and the
five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
(Can you tell I used to teach Kindergarten music?)
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors. I love pumpkins. I love anything with an autumn flavor. And even though it’s still officially summer, it’s September and that signals Fall to me.
Today is the beginning of the Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I started my blog after her similar challenge in January. Even though I’ve been painting just a year, I feel like I’ve come a long way from my first attempts just a few months ago.
Since I do love Autumn, expect to see a lot of Fall subjects in the next 30 days. My mind is bursting with ideas. I just hope I can keep having them for the next month.
No, I didn’t paint this last Fall. I just like pumpkins…. and houses.