Thursday, October 22, 2015

Gingham and Gingersnaps

We've been enjoying the slowly cooling temperatures and the sunshine.  Well, not quite as much as Bosewichte.

More leaves turning...

I found this wire candle holder at a thrift store for fifty cents. 

Normally I don't like wire things but there was something about it that inspired me to buy.  I made a little fall vignette with it.

I decided to go set up our "fall table" as well.  Almost everything on it is thrifted except for the pumpkins and salt/pepper shakers.

Keeping with the theme, I roasted a pie pumpkin and some butternut squash...

...mixed in some curry, cinnamon, chili powder, onions, garlic, homemade veggie broth and cream...and made soup!

Perfect after a long day of yard work.

Outside, it was nice to see the camellias starting to open up.

Welcome back, old friends!

I haven't baked for a while because it's been so busy, but yesterday I took a little time to make soft spicy pumpkin gingersnaps for Todd's office.

I'm currently on a sugar fast so I couldn't even lick the bowl, but Todd assured me that they were indeed soft, spicy, and delicious!

As I mentioned earlier, I have been absolutely swamped with work, working late into the evening (well, 8 p.m., which is late for me!) most nights.  I've also been dying to work on sewing projects this fall.  They're accomplished in little spurts, unless it's an incredibly quick project.  I did one such project yesterday.  I had a huge light plaid pillow on the couch, and I was bemoaning the fact that I was going to have to put it away until spring because I wanted to have fall colors out.  Todd said, quite reasonably, "Why don't you just make another cover for it for fall?"

I pulled an old plaid shirt out of my fabric stash and spent about 15 minutes seaming up the sides.  The pillow popped right in.  Because one side is buttoned, I can easily insert and remove the pillow when I want to show its spring colors.  An easy and quick project!

I've also been stealing away to work on my quilt, a few minutes at a time.  I love the gingham.  The dots, not so much, but I have high hopes for the overall effect.

Hope you're having lovely fall days too.  Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Another great post Jaime. The quilt is really coming along, and those are definitely MY colors...anything with red mixing florals and gingham. What a score at the thrift shop! Like you, wire can feel cold to me, but in your fall motif, it works well. I like the vintage feel. If you ever get bored with it, you could turn it into a lamp! I like the Mid Century Modern vibe..

    I am stealing the cookie recipe for my Halloween movie night! You always inspire me! I like what you did with the pillow cover, too. It sure pays off to know how to sew!

    You get extra points for including Bosewichte!