cran·ber·ry
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
cot·tage
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

*Sigh* ... Autumn is here

Autumn is my favorite season. I think the earth sighs as the season begins. It is a time of such beauty and I try to reflect some of that in my decorations. My new quilt wall is donning a quilt I made back in July 2001 which I called "The Colors of an Ohio Fall".


The fabric pumpkins are also handmade. In fact, I made a second set for Cranberry Cottage as I cannot think of autumn with without "Plumpkins".


My quilt ladder is dressed with the quilts of the season. I added some vines and acorns.


Heidi

26 comments:

  1. Wat een mooie herfst quilt!!! en die pompoenen zijn ook erg gaaf..
    herfst is samen met de lente ook mijn favoriete seizoen

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    1. Bedankt Marian! Ik vind herfst z'n kleurrijke seizoen.

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  2. It looks very Autumnal, and as usual, such lovely quilts.

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    1. Thank you Barbara! It is a busy time too as I am preparing for my quilt group's high tea. It is fun to do all the work involved though.

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  3. It looks so pretty. We're at the very beginning of the change.

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    1. Thanks Marsha! On my way to drop Jos off this morning, I noticed a few trees were turning. Their red tinge on the leaves was very cheerful.

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  4. Your quilts are, as always, beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Ginny! I do not seem to get quilts done at the moment but then pulling out old ones makes me want to get really busy on my UFOs. :)

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  5. Great minds think aloe Heidi I decorated my kitchen dresser yesterday for autumn, although I like autumn I much prefer the warmer weather.

    Your quilt looks love along with your decorations.

    Good to see you posting, hope you are well also Jos.

    Hugs
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Thanks Hazel! And we hope you are well too? I would love to see your dresser. I remember you sharing photos of it before. Have you been stitching any autumn designs?

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  6. Lovely update Heidi! Your new quilt is so pretty. The colors of fall are so pretty. So nice to see an update from you.
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Chris. It was an unplanned blogger's break when I misplaced the cords and charger for my camera...oops. But I am back although life is getting insane as major work will start now on our new floors. Not something I am looking forward.

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    2. This is so you. Everyone who knows you, knows you love fall. It all looks very nice. At least your quilts are having a coming out party.
      Love you, Mom

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    3. Yes Mother...if I wasn't born in winter turning me into an elf...I would have been a gnome living under a red polka dotted toadstool. :)

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  7. I love Autumn too Heidi. It's beginning to turn now in the UK and everything is becoming golden. Dewy mornings and chilly evenings mmmm with a mug of hot chocolate, wonderful. I love the quilt and your decoration is very pretty.
    Patricia x

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    1. It is the perfect mix of sunny days with cold and crisp mornings and evenings here Patricia. No colors yet in my garden though...

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  8. Love your fall decor and your quilts. Autumn is quite melancholy for me though. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Melanie! I wish I could spread some of the magic dust over you during the autumn season I feel with this time of year. I know many find it is a melancholy season. But with all the colors of autumn, it is as bright as spring in its own way.

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  9. Gorgeous quilt and I love the fabric pumpkins in the urns!

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    1. Thanks Manuela. I am going to try and remember to break off my pumpkin stems this year to use for more fabric pumpkins. I keep intending to each autumn and forget.

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  10. We are kindred spirits in our love for Autumn, though I don't have any beautiful quilts with which to adorn my home. I always love your seasonal decor and how personal it is since you craft so much of it.

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    1. Yes we are Tammy. Is it getting chilly there now? I am so grateful that God gave me the gift of needle and thread.

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  11. Heidi, your fall decorations are wonderful! I need some of your decorating talent! :)

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    1. Thank you Jackie! I am constantly playing with items. Often, I try and give the same items a new look as a new season rolls around. Not hard to do...just play with things until they look pleasing to you.

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