Yesterday, after photographing a couple of new quilts, I was putting my 'Seasons' quilt back up on the wall. . . & I realized that I was putting it back up exactly the way I had taken it down. . . with the spring & summer blocks on the top. But I knew from studying the calendar a little earlier in the day. . . (counting the days 'til Market. . . 'til I need to ship my boxes. . .) that this week autumn officially arrives. So it was time to rotate the quilt & put the autumn tree at the top! I love that about this quilt . . . that it can be rotated to celebrate the seasons as they approach & as we spend our days in them!
For us, the beginning of autumn is when we usually have what is called an 'Indian summer' - meaning that we have temperatures that don't really classify as autumn weather. . . (really meaning. . . it's too warm!) - so I will soak up my share of autumn in the photos on many of your blogs. . . & after Market I'll make my own trip up to Mt. Lemmon - where it's only 45 minutes away - but the weather (& trees!) are like it's Colorado. Ahhh!. . . I can hardly wait. The last time we went up, we found a great new little log cabin place at the little town of Summerhaven (up at about 8000 feet) where they make wonderful pizza & cookies as well that are made to order & about the size of a small pizza themselves. When they come to your table. . . they are just out of the oven, & warm. . . & wonderful!!! (I think I'm gonna start doing some extra time on the treadmill. . . just to get ready for that little day trip.)
I'm hoping to get some sneak peeks up for you this week. . . I just got back some quilts from Nubin (my quilter). . . (& she did the binding for me too!) - so there will be some more photo taking this weekend! Market is 2 weeks earlier this autumn, & even though I've known that. . . & have been working on projects - the crunch is still on. Last evening I finished making some pole covers for my booth & today it's finishing up some new draping panels. I'm using the cream & white gingham from 'Celebration'. I'm hoping that because it will be neutral that I will be able to use it a few times. Then I'm going to be making a few more things for the booth. . . so it promises to keep me busy!
Until then. . . I'll be trying to make some visits to the blogs of all of you who live where autumn is making more of an appearance - than just a quilt on a wall!