Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I'm so happy to see you! 
Do you get Country Living Magazine?  When I saw the cover this month I wanted to make some pumpkins like these on the cover.  The instuctions said to photocopy fabric , then cut the paper into  1" strips and use mod podge to adhere it to the surface of the craft store pumpkin.  Easy enough, right?   Wrong!
If you want to make some I have an easier way to do it.  Don't bother making photocopies of the fabric.  Paper is stiff and when I tried to glue it on the round surface of the pumpkin, the edges puckered and it didn't lie smooth.  As I was trying to make it work I thought why not just use the fabric?  Fabric stretches and will go over a round surface much easier.  So that is what I did.  I followed the instructions in the magazine but used fabric instead of paper. 

I made 2 of them.

Here is a close up of how the fabric overlaps
 I placed this little blue one on the stack of books on the mantle and it looked okay there.

But it was much happier on the table with the other pumpkins.

Yesterday I promised you a cup of tea, so I've brought out my Dainty Blue tea set which I save for very special friends, like you!  Do you like milk and sugar in your tea?
 I hope you can stay for awhile and visit.  I'd love to find out what you've been up to.  Any projects going on around the house?  Have you read any good books or seen any good movies lately?
 Thanks for stopping by.

Rhondi xo

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Feeling Like Fall

One of the first signs of fall here are the berries and leaves on our dogwood trees beginning to turn red and the cardinals feasting on them everyday.

 The berries on the nandina bushes turn from green to this  beautiful burgundy color and eventually to bright red.  My Mr Rabbit vase is the perfect container for them.
 Oops, you can't see his little face... there it is!
 You can see here how the berries are changing color.
 If you've followed me for very long you will know that I love blue and white and yellow.  I don't know what got into me the other day but I had an urge to make an orange and white quilt!  Orange is definitely a color I seldom use in my house.  I often don't even have an orange pumpkin for Halloween.  Maybe it was because I covered a little pumpkin in orange and white polka dots ( I'll tell you about that project tomorrow).
Maybe it was because we go to Elevation church and our logo is orange and white.  Whatever possessed me, I made a little quilt, just big enough to cover a small table or drape over the arm of a chair.
 I haven't actually finished the quilting but put it on the table anyway until I can get time to finish it!
Orange and blue are complimentary colors so they go together very well.  The Goodwill pumpkin that I painted white with blue leaves can be all purpose fall, or ........

 turn him around and he's all ready for Halloween!
 I took down my blue and white quilt and hung this one.  The warmer colors are cosier for fall and the orange color of the tablecloth  picks up the orange  colors in the quilt. 

I have to go to work now but could you come back tomorrow and have a cup of tea with me?  I'd love to have a longer visit with you. 
Hope to see you tomorrow
Rhondi xo