Saturday, September 14, 2013

Welcome Autumn

Our road trip commences at 0400 tomorrow morning, so I thought I'd do a post of eye candy since I've not been sewing. If you've been following my blog long these will be repeats. I do enjoy changing seasons and seeing quilts that have been stored away. Here's a few shots I've taken around the house this morning.
I made this quilt when I only knew how to do the buttonhole stitch. It's an oldie from Jan Patek.
I did not plant these but they all grew in my garden! I usually buy a few mixed gourds to decorate with and I am assuming the seeds were in my compost pile, which I used in my garden. You know, if I would have planted the seeds  they would NOT have grown! lol
My entryway.

I adore this! Designed by JoAnn Mullaly and published in Primitive Quilts magazine. I change his coveralls depending on the season.
My SIL is staying at our house while we are gone and I'm hoping she likes the guest room I've fixed up for her.
One of my favorite quilts!  Probably because it was so labor intensive. The colors are fabulous!
PA Plenty. It doesn't read "fall" but I needed it out where I could enjoy it on a daily basis.


Hubby and I celebrated 32 years of marriage this week!! He is so supportive of my crazy endeavors. We are looking forward to many adventures ahead.
Last, but not least, I had this Bernina 830 given to me by my nephew, whose Grandma passed away recently. Before anything else I'll need to bring it in to get cleaned up. Yikes!!

I'm hoping to post a few photos on Instagram of our trip. If you'd like to follow me my user name is loridej.

Hugs to you all.

36 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!
    Your guest room is like a quilter's heaven...the perfect place to stay!
    If I came to visit, I would never leave...just so you know! LOL

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  2. Who wouldn't love that guest room?
    Where will this trip be taking you?

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  3. I would love to stay in your guest room, love the quilt and how you decorated it. I still want to make the kitty pieces from that issue. Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip.

    Debbie

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  4. Wow! 32 years - you must have been a child bride : )

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  5. Oh my is that the original 830? What a work horse that machine is...did you get all the accessories too? My sister has this Bernina and I have a 1030,
    we both sew everyday and just love them! I hope you get many happy hours of sewing on this machine.
    Happy Anniversary! Safe travels.

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  6. con que gusto pasaría unos días en esa habitación de invitados!!!
    todos esos quilts , los sombreros la luna es preciosaaaaa
    todo me gusta muchisimo
    feliz viaje
    saludos

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  7. Happy trails and anniversary. Have a wonderful time. Love the quilt on your guest room bed!
    We celebrate 48 years in less than a month!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! I know your SIL will be comfy in that wonderful guest room...I certainly can picture myself all curled up with a good book.

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  9. Oh my goodness! I've never seen another Rise and Shine quilt before except for the original Country Threads! I made it way back when it was on the cover of one of the first Quilt Samplers--1996. How fun to see yours! Mine is currently hanging in my kitchen.

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  10. Congratulations on your anniversary - hard to believe 32 years! Love the tour thanks. And I love your gourds - what a great variety of shapes and colours! I bought some a few years ago to make an arrangement and most of them dried crisp in the bowl! So I still have them - faded but pretty.
    Hilda

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  11. I love the many Autumn quilts you have shared. The one on the guest bed look a lot like the one on Fons and Porter Magazine this month. Safe Travels on your Anniversary trip! I'm not far behind Our 37th is around Thanksgiving time. I really need a VACATION this year.

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  12. Ah, to have a guest room again...miss having one and your's is beautiful.

    32 years? You two were just babies when you got married.

    Have fun on your trip. HOw long will you be gone?

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  13. And is that a Sue Spargo quilt on the wall in the guest room?

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  14. Have a wonderful trip! Your home is beautiful with all the fall decorations and quilts!!

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  15. Happy Anniversary and here's to many more. Thank you for sharing you fall quilts with us.

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  16. Do you have any idea how wonderful that old Bernina 830 is? I got my grandma's when I first started quilting 20 years ago and it was already 20 years old. She actually both it the same month I was born. I had to retire it a few years ago. The Bernina repair guy said it was time. I had replaced the motor twice, the brushes twice, the pedal once, and two walking feet. I still miss quilting on it sometimes. They are still very valuable selling for more money now than my grandma paid in 1972. Enjoy that treasured sewing machine, they don't make them like that anymore!

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  17. Happy Anniversary!!! Instagram is so much fun!

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  18. Happy Anniversary! Have a great trip. Your house looks so warm and welcoming. The guest room looks perfect. She may never leave. LOL

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  19. Love all your wonderful quilts displayed around your house, esp. the blue/gold flying geese one! Congrats on acquiring the Bernina. My mom had that same model and used it hard for well over 30 yrs.!!

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  20. Really cute fall quilts! And the quilt on the guest bed is awesome. Have a wonderful, fun trip! It's great to have a supportive hubby. I'm amazed at how much mine has learned about quilting and he is very supportive too. It makes it so nice. You must have been really young when you got married - I was too!

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  21. Happy Anniversary, have a great trip and Lori, the quilts are wonderful. I love the variety and the way is showcases your talent/skills. Spectacular!!!!

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  22. Hi Lori, what a fabulous guest room, it looks lovely ! So many beautiful things to look at. I remember that pattern, I think it was Cindy Blackberg and I think it was a bit beyond my skills at the time. I want to get that pattern out and start it now !

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  23. Your home looks so inviting. You have a nice array of quilts and knick knacks. I really like the blue and cheddar quilt. Your Scarecrow quilt is cute too. I love it all.
    Janet

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  24. Have a fun trip! Love how you have your guest room full of quilts - that should give your SIL plenty of eye candy for her visit. Nice that you were gifted that Bernina - I bet it will be just fine after a bath!

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  25. Beautiful pictures and you guest room looks fabulous!!
    Happy anniversary and have a fun trip!
    Travel safe.

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  26. Your guest room would be a lovely haven for quilters or non-quilters. Such a cozy space, and the more quilts, the better. Happy anniversary, and enjoy your travels.

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  27. Congratulations on you new machine and have a wonderful vacation!

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  28. Your SIL is one lucky gal. What a welcoming room. Very nice.

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  29. I hope you have a great trip! Congrats on your anniversary :0) I love the cheddar and blue quilt in your guest room - it's so striking. Your guest room looks fabulous!!

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  30. congratulations on your anniversary~!

    that is a fabulous guest room~!!~ and seeing your quilts (whether repeated or not) is always a treat.

    what a wonderful surprise it must have been to have those gourds grow in your garden~!!! they are lovely.

    the JoAnn Mullaly cat is pretty cool. and what fun to dress it for changing holidays or seasons. i know i have that issue of Primitive Quilts so i'll have to think about making myself one.

    i hope that your trip is safe and fun.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  31. Love all your fall prim quilts. Your guest room is so gorgeous - when can I book a room?
    Happy Anniversary!!!
    congrats on the machine, wow lucky you

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  32. Happy anniversary !! Have a fabulous trip. Love the quilts - your SIL should be very pleased with her room!!

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  33. Thanks for the fall tour. I never get tired of seeing the blue and cheddar quilt. I love it.

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  34. I enjoyed your picture show! Your SIL is a lucky lady... her room is decorated so warmly... love the blue and cheddar quilt on the bed! Love the cat with his wool overalls on! Congrats on your 32nd anniversary... you two are the cutest couple!

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  35. Love your pictures and the guest room. Wonderful quilts! Love both the Jan Patek and Sue Spargo quilts. Have a wonderful trip and Happy Anniversary to both of you!

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  36. Congrats on getting an old 830! I have an old 830 and a 1260 Bernina AND will Never part with them. Both are workhorses. Because I've kept them maintained they just go and go and go.

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