We are smack dab in the middle of Autumn. It seemed we were living in forever Summer with the temperatures rising to the eighties into October, but, finally, it’s beginning to feel like the season.
We attended the funeral of our son-in-law’s mother. Nothing makes you think of your own mortality more than a funeral of a peer. She was only one year older than me and had a lot of living to do, but it was not to be. The funeral was nice as funerals go. Her sister gave a wonderful tribute to her and had us all laughing at things that had happened to her sister. She got out of bed once and her robe sash brushed her foot and she thought it was a mouse and she proceeded to run into the wall and knock herself out. Her husband said, after he knew she was okay, if it was alright for him to laugh. Her eight grandchildren were the pallbearers.
Our two youngest were at the end. She would have loved to have seen them all together. She will be missed.
So today we left church and got a bite to eat and took a tour of our own through a town just north of us that has decorated itself for Halloween. This town has some really beautiful older homes also.
Can you see the witch and her “bubbling” cauldron?
What’s this on the roof?
A fisherman spending a beautiful Autumn day
I was loving the color many of the houses were painted. No white or taupe houses here.
We loved this gate and fencing.
I just liked the barn quilt on this house.
Several skeletons sitting on a lounge. Why not?
Not sure what these two are supposed to be.
This house has a real spider problem!
This skeleton is waving at passers-by from a front room window.
Most Indiana towns have a court house and this one was very majestic.
It was so fun to see all the decorated houses and then we
came back to our house that has a few decorations of its own.
We have wooden jack-o-lanterns that David made years ago. We had driven through the finger lake area in New York and saw some in a store that were kind of pricey and David said he could make some and he did. I don’t have a picture of them here, but you can kind of see them on the porch. We also have orange lights strung in the front of the porch. Everything looks so dry in this picture. We finally had a day of rain and it looks better now.
We’ve been to another soccer game and the boys have their tournament this Saturday.
Hope the skies will be as beautiful as they were at this game.
Do you decorate for the season? I find the seasons are changing so quickly now, it’s hard to keep up, but I try. Here are some of my seasonal quilts I ‘ve made.
I think this is a Country Threads pattern that they sold years ago.
I made this when we had a fabric store.
I made this quilt as copy of an old doll quilt I’ve had since I was a little girl.
I just completed this quilt this week. It was a doozy to make with over eighty small pieces in each block. I made a smaller version than the pattern called for and will use it as a throw on a couch or chair. I really love this quilt and would like to make it in Spring colors.
I just ordered another quilt book. I need it like I need a hole in the head, but there was a couple of quilts in it I would like to make. I ordered it from Country Threads which you can find on Mary Etherington’s Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog.
I hope you are enjoying the cooler Fall weather. I see that some parts of our country are getting lots of snow. We won’t be far behind. Bye.