A Little of this and that.....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Fun!!

I love Fall! Did I tell you that before? Well if I didn't tell you before let me tell you now that I absolutely love Fall....

I start looking forward to Fall each year once all the kids start going back to school and the days start getting a little shorter. There is a crispness in the air and it starts getting dark a little earlier each day.

I love the cooler weather, the changing of the colors of the leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin bread, caramel apples, our family trips to Apple Hill, apple cider, all of the Fall foliage and decorations.

I love going up to the apple farms and taking a hay ride or going through the corn maze. Picking out the perfect apples and pumpkins with my family to either cook with or decorate with.

The scents of the season, baked apples, cinnamon, spices....mmmmmm I love the smells. Bringing out the blankets and throws on the couches to snuggle with while watching a favorite tv show. Adding the electric blanket to our bed and snuggling into the warm flannel sheets.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Another Apron Swap - Yeah!!

Shawnee over at the Flirty Apron Swap is hosting another apron swap that I just had to join! I mean I love aprons and I also love Fall so it was 2 of my favorite things so of course I had to jump right over and join.

I really need another apron like I need a hole in my head but I just couldn't help myself. I've been trying not to join any swaps lately, and I haven't for quite some time, but I just did it anyways. I already got my swap partner's information about her likes and dislikes and her preference for what style of an apron she would like me to make. So I'm making a full bib style apron with a ruffle and a pocket.

Finding the fabric was fun. I couldn't believe it when I found what I wanted at my first fabric stop. I had a lot of different choices to pick from. She didn't want a Halloween apron, and would prefer a more Thanksgiving or Fall type apron, so that is what I chose for her. I think she'll like it. It is a Debbie Mumm fabric with little pumpkins all over it and a cute border of a bunch of squirrels wearing pilgrims hats and holding pumpkins. It is so cute! I'm also using the border part of the fabric for the ties and for the pocket.

Now I need to go and finish finding all the little tuck in gifts to go with it. I'm planning on making her a pumpkin pincushion in addition to a few other things I plan on making for her. I'll post a picture when I get it finished!