But first a word from our sponsor, FALL!! The colors! I just can’t get enough! Below is a picture of the neighbor’s property with a row of Sunset Maples. A note to all you gardeners. Cut the suckers and lowest branches off BEFORE they grow through the deer fencing. Healthier for the trees and stop a fire hazard. They tried here, but a little late.
On the other side of our property I have this view of another neighbor. Since I grew up on a Christmas tree farm, I really LOVE this view. Tree cutting starts the day after Thanksgiving. It’s fun to watch the little kids, running around yelling, “this one, no, this one.” I own “velcro” cats and an “Extra strength velcro” dog. Rubix is inspecting the last, did I say, LAST, of the tomatoes. I have to go have a good cry right now.
O.K. I’m back for an endorsement for the picture below. I walk every day (well almost every day). I use the foam cylinder (mine is white) a LOT! Love it. But the Gel Seat Cushion from Costco ($19.99)is fab, I’m worth it and it is ohhhhh so nice on my bum. It is on my sewing chair. And I am up there as much as possible these days. Yes, this picture is large, ha, ha, so you can read every detail about it. You will want one.
My exciting news is that I now have three wholesale accounts for my patterns. Yeah!! And to help people (who buy my patterns) visualize my garments, I am making samples for them. Two of these accounts do shows, I mean LOTS of quilting shows, up and down California and into Nevada, and Arizona. So, here is Whisper Blouse, Steampunk style (I make what they will wear in their booths).
Fabrics with writing on them and in neutral colors are all the rage. The adorable ladies,some of the alphabets too, are fabrics called Handmaids by j.wecker frisch for Quilting Treasures. I love to add all the trims and “stuff” at angles, never straight on, for added interest of course.
A close up of walnut leaves just starting to turn. Another note for gardeners: We built our house in what was the middle of a walnut orchard. Of course, Heidi HAD to keep some of the trees. Nasty in the fall when the walnuts fall. The hulls become slimy black messes that get tracked into the house and the squirrels and raccoons eat the walnuts leaving hull and shell messes everywhere. So WHY am I taking pictures of the leaves? Sigh, ’cause they’re pretty.
Even the Hydrangeas are gorgeous. Enjoy this fall season. Here in Northern CA, 2 solid months now of beautiful color wherever you look! And look for “Skinny Vest” aka Terrific Tabard in my next episode. It’s being made in gorgeous Aboriginal fabrics. Hugs, Heidi