Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's Fall Ya'll

This is only my second post - so bear with me I am learning!
I love fall!  I love the autumn colors, pumpkins, sunflowers and changing leaves.  Here in the South the leaves are not changing yet, but in a few more weeks they will be beautiful.  Above is the table near the front door with my fall pretties.  I love the Jim Shore bunny - his basket can be changed out for each season.  He was my Mother's Day present from my daughter Amber, who recently passed away.  I never would have thought it would be the last Mother's Day gift she would give me.  I love it with all my heart and will treasure it always!  For fall he has his basket of fall bounty.  The fall scarecrow is also Jim Shore.  I think he is too cute.  Can you tell I love fall?

This is my autumn wreath on the front door.  Did I mention I love sunflowers?  I used things I had around the house and in my craft room to make this wreath.  Most of it is leftovers from other projects.  I spent maybe $4 to make it.  What little bit I did buy was from the Dollar Tree and I had the sunflowers already.
This my cloche I put together for fall.  I love the white pumpkins!
This is my coffee table arrangement this year.  It was made from pumpkins and items from previous years.
My autumn basket I use on the fireplace hearth was a basket I already had and a piece of apple fabric I found in my sewing room and I layered  it in the bottom and filled with pumpkins.  It sure does brighten up the brick hearth this time of year.

This is  a pumpkin topiary I made several years ago. The top pumpkin is leaning a little bit!  Maybe next year I will revamp it.  I use it at the front door.

This is hanging on my pantry door.  
I purchased it from one of my favorite stores, Hobby Lobby and added a few leaves and flowers to it.

So that is it for now I have other fall pretties I will post later and maybe a tablescape for fall.
Thanks for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed my fall decorations.
Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Well Here Goes...

My name is Donna and I have been reading other blogs for about a year now and they are so inspiring! I have had a major change in my life in the last 2 months and I feel like I need a new outlet. I recently lost my 29 year old daughter, Amber (who I cared for 24/7) and I hope starting a blog helps with my loss (along with the Good Lord's prayers) and keeps my mind occupied. I also have another daughter, Jennifer (28) who is just recently engaged! She tries to "keep me on my toes" and always keeps me laughing.
My husband is the best husband in the world and is my "rock". Without him I don't know where I would be. We have been married 32 years. He is also my best friend.
I love to sew, quilt, garden, try to decorate, and bake. I will try to post pics of my home, garden and quilts I have made. So bear with me and I am going to give this blogging thing a try! I would love to hear from other bloggers and friends so please leave me your comments.