Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Colors

A few posts back I was talking about the city I live in that is known for it's beautiful Maple trees. Last Wednesday evening the youth from our church were out collecting money for the annual Crop Walk. It was early evening and the sun was shinning down on the trees. The colors were amazing. I could have taken many more pictures but didn't want to totally bore you. We tend to worry about the colors that we incorporate into our rugs..............with examples like this HOW could we mess up? Nature provides us with perfect examples. Take a look around and see what is out there. ENJOY!

Harvest Time......................................

I thought you might be interested in seeing these pictures of Dad's gourds. The vines grew up and around the chicken fence. There were so many vines that it created total shade for the chickens. Dad even had gourds growing inside the fence. This is his harvest and I am anxiously awaiting to see where he is going to dry them. They need to hang in a place where it doesn't freeze? Hmmm.........................................the shop?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Comfort Zone

This is a project that I just finished last week. It is one of Maggie's. It is a sewing roll from the book Comfort Zone. I had so much fun doing this. I added a few of my own touches to make it a little extra special for me. We have some linen in the shop if you are interested in this project!

Squash, squash and more squash

Those of you that have been to the shop have probably been out to the garden. Dad planted the seeds and now it's time to harvest the crop. These heirloom seeds came from Seed Savers located near Decorah, Iowa. I don't know how many plants there were but the crop is HUGE! I believe that Dad said one squash weighed 37 lbs!! Oh, these are butternut squash. I am STILL waiting to be offered one to taste!!


Fall is finally here! The weather has been wonderful. As I type this I can hear the hum of the combine across the road. The farmers have been blessed with great weather!!
We live in the city of "Beautiful Maples". I have been in awe every day I drive into town. The colors are awesome! Some trees have 4 colors as the leaves are turning. Be sure and take the time to "see" the colors!