Saturday, October 9, 2010

Awesome Autumn


How sweet is that?  This is just one block of many from a beautiful redwork quilt on display at a quilt show, when I was in Shipshewana.  Sadly, the photo I took of the quilt was too blurry to post.  I just love the background fabric and the detail around the block.


Now’s the time when children’s noses
All become as red as roses
And the colour of their faces
Makes me think of orchard places
Where the juicy apples grow,
And tomatoes in a row.

Katherine Mansfield, 1888-1923, from “Autumn Song”


It's beginning to look a lot like fall everywhere you go and how can you not love the sights, the smells, and the change in the weather, falling leaves, pumpkins, frosty mornings, crisp, fresh days and wood smoke in the air.  And, don't forget, spiders everywhere!  The sounds of twigs snapping underfoot and blackbirds high above, a harvest moon, acorns too and oh the sweet taste of autumn; grapes and apples and pumpkin pie just to name a few.

So, what to do with my apples....
I'm thinking a delicious pie or two!


145 Klosjes Completed

10 made this week
with a fall theme of course!


The Thanksgiving long weekend has arrived here in Canada, so that means time with the family and lots of yummy food.  Then, off we go on a road trip to be awed by the blaze of brilliant fall colour.  The GPS is programmed for lots of quilt shops along the way.  I'm sure we will be home before every leaf has fallen from the trees, but not before we have filled the car with fabric.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

29 comments:

Kate said...

Thinking of you Karen and hope that you have a fabulous time...Happy Thanksgiving and hope that your "fabric collection visits" are Just what you dream of. ...enjoy! Kate xxx

Marieke said...

Great klosjes! Enjoy Thanksgiving and your roadtrip. Can't wait to see the fabrics!

Crispy said...

Oooo love the stitchery, what a great pattern. I miss the smell of apple cider being made. Washington state smells of apples in the fall, in North Dakota it smells like dust from the grain being harvested.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!!

Crispy

Funoldhag said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Karen!! Fall is my very favorite time of year and you described it beautifully. I even love rainy fall days. Your klosjes are so pretty. Hope you found lots and lots of pretty fabric to bring home to live with you! Carol

Diane H said...

Thanksgiving Blessings to you, Karen. It's turkey dinner here today then I get the next two day off! Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

Yvette said...

I love your Klosjes!
Have a great Thanksgiving.

Terry said...

I love your spool blocks, but especially the one with the jack-o-lantern faces on it! So cute! :0)

Cisca said...

Have a great Thanksgiving, Your klosjes are beautiful and the stitchery is so cute!
Happy stitching, Cisca

Jeanette said...

The stitchery is so cute. Love the klosjes. I forgot all about them, i was supposed to start making some. :) Happy Thanksgiving.

pajudie said...

The redwork block is really beautiful - I can imaging how impressive the whole quilt was. And those apples look fantastic. I can almost smell the apple pie :o) Have a safe trip and buy lots of fabric!!
Judie

Melody said...

Hi Karen,
Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the apple pie. Thanks for sharing the redwork, it is very beautiful.

Karen said...

Such a sweet redwork design. Would have been nice to see the whole quilt but blurry things happen some times.

Mama Monique said...

Oohhww... how sweet!! And oohhww... how I lóve fall ;o)

Vivian said...

Cute little Klosjes. That jack-o-lantern guy is grinning at us! Adorable.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Cybele's patch said...

You are so right about autumn. I love this season too.
Happy Thanksgiving and have a great trip. Hope you will return with many treasures!

Jackie said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! It is definitely feeling like fall around here too. But it has been a little warmer than usual. I hope you were able to visit all the quilt shops in your GPS!

Paula said...

I love that redwork, thanks for sharing. I'm sure the quilt looked great. Your klosjes are beautiful. Can't wait to see the fabrics you bring back with you. Hope you had a delightful Thanksgiving weekend.

Happy stitching
Paula

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Hi Karen, thanks for pointing me to Katherine Mansfield and her poem. "Where the juicy apples grow,And tomatoes in a row" sounds like a perfect motto for my apples :) I found the whole poem and saved for future use.

Sue-Anne said...

Your Klosjes look great in all those Autumn tones.

Brigitte said...

I must start on some Klosjes. I have put it off too long.
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Carrie P. said...

Yes, that is such a sweet little stitchery.
Perfect fall klosjes.

Sandra said...

The Klosjes block looks like another fun project to make. Lovely! Also, really enjoyed the poem you shared. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving:)

Dolly Cloth said...

great work as usual

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hope you had a "Happy Thanksgiving" weekend!

Your Klosjes fabic is wonderful love the little pumpkin face.

Carolyn :)

Notjustnat said...

Hi Karen, I didn't know this is you too! Gorgeous blog and full of interesting projects. Thanks I will follow this blog too - Hugs Nat

Karen said...

I do like the redwork piece. I think I have seen one on another blog a while back but I don't remember where. It has such a cute old-fashioned look.

Cathi said...

I love that redwork piece!! That would be such fun to stitch. ;-)

Miriam said...

Love your Fall themed klosjes!
Beautiful stitchery.

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Valentina said...

Congratulations for your Fall Klosjes! So cute!
My jaw just dropped seeing that Stitchery: Karen it looks unreal...Thanks for sharing!
I hope you have a lovely Fall, and I thank you so much for sharing with us Fall-deprived pathetic souls... LOL
:)