Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Bye Bye Summer .. Hello Fall ...

Time to move the house decorating from Summer to Fall .. I do love changing up things. My kitchen table went from this ...
to this ... still a work in progress .. I'm sure it'll change after I live with it for a couple of days lol

And here's the mantel in the family room .. just a few Sunflowers *smile*


I had a 3 Fair and Square exchange squares from last year finished Nancy. She started a pinkeep finishing service earlier this year. It's called Pins and Trims. I've been reading Nancy's blog for quite some time and have always drooled over her pinkeeps, so when I got a little extra money I sent some work her way. I just love how these turned out. I think this sweet pinkeep might show up in the kitchen table display ...

and I really can't wait to display this one at Halloween .. how cute is that leaf ribbon ...

and for my Thanksgiving display ... I think this turkey says it all .. yum yum ...

and here are the back of each of the pinkeeps ... I'm really looking forward to ending these pinkeeps all Autumn long. Thanks Nancy!

I'm starting a new design tonight. Blackbird Design's Autumn Song. Natasha blogged a few weeks ago that she wa starting this design. I commented back that I've had this kitted up for over a year and should get it out and start on it ... well that started a SAL with the two of us. We're going to stitch on it every Tuesday and post pictures on Wednesday ... so off I go a stitching.

I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for changes in seasons ...

23 comments:

Daffycat said...

Awesome finishes!

I really love the Scary Jack one and the turkey ~ too cute!

Karen said...

Cute finishes...love the sunflowers too! Can't wait to see the Autumn Song. I love the design too.

Nancy said...

I love how you change your decorations with the seasons. Your coffee stitching is wonderful! And, I'm so happy you like your pinkeeps.

dianemi said...

Everything looks beautiful. Love the blog background and the turkey is so cute!

Vonna said...

I was thinking just the other day that I need to drag out my fall decorations...I'll probably do it after Labor day :)
I love your new bloggy fallish look and all your displays...and the pinkeeps Nancy finished for you...LOVELY!
:)

Meadows08 said...

I love all your stitching! Your table-scapes are great, very creative. Could you tell me the name of the designers of the coffee themed pieces? They're right up my alley!

Cole said...

What great finishes!! I love Scary Jack with the leaves :)

Lelia said...

Delightful when seasons change & we can rotate our household treasures. Lovely pinkeeps! Enjoy getting your displays just the way you want them!

stitch well

Tonya said...

Love the pinkeeps!!! Your blog looks so inviting for fall!!! I hope you are having cooler weather. Not really down here YET. Some days yes, some days NO!!! Happy stitching!!!!

Carolyn NC said...

These are all great, Michele! For the first time this year, I'm actually stitching a few Fall things, too. I'm so ready for cooler, less humid weather!
Your table looks lovely!

Michele B. said...

Ooh, I can feel the crisp fall air just looking at your blog. The sunflower is so cheery (I miss that sand picture though). The pinkeeps look wonderful - such a nice touch with the leaves.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely lovely display on your table. I love your seasonal looks.
Your pinkeeps are gorgeous finished.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes! I love how you have things displayed. It seems like autumn has come roaring in over here!

I loved seeing your pinkeeps with Nancy's finishing touches on them. She does such beautiful work.

Sherry said...

I love your finishes and think that the 4 birds are my favorite!

Deb said...

I love all your finishes and your table arrangements! It's hard to believe that fall is actually around the corner! Your blog background is great too!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, I just love your autumn decorating!

Kim B said...

Those pinkeeps are amazing! She is gifted! And I love your new table display. Hello fall!

Deanne J said...

Great stitching. I love sunflowers I guess it will soon be time for me to get out the fall decorations too.

Linda said...

Michele, loved seeing all your finishes. Your kitchen table looks so cute...I love coffee(tea too)and have never stitched any coffee cuties...I think I need too. Your pinkeeps are wonderful and so is your sunflower display...hugs, Linda

Irma said...

I love changing things around in my home too. I keep cabinet in my garage where I keep different decor to "shop" from periodically for my home.

RuthB said...

Welcome to fall decorating, my dear. You do it sooo well.

Michelle said...

Hi Michele,

I don't know if I can say bye bye summer, since it's going to be 100 degrees today! Oh well, soon enough.

Your pinkeeps are adorable and the finishing is fabulous! Nancy does great work!

Michelle

Sonda in OR said...

Those four birds finished up very nicely...glad you will be enjoying them! Your house looks like it's getting very cozy for fall...mine looks like a hurricane hit it.