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!