Hey everyone! Land ho! I’m happy to report that I am finally safe and sound, back on dry ground and home in the good ol’ state of Wisconsin. Everything was so green when I left, but only a couple of short weeks later I returned to an ocean of vibrant autumn color. Such beauty this time of year – I can’t get enough! Everywhere I look the leaves are so bright, they almost seem electric against sprawling farm fields of gold. Just wow! So glad to be home. Though I had a total blast on my cruise, anyone would agree that being away from home for almost three weeks is almost a bit too long. And because I know in my head that my fantasy of sailing away into the sunset for the rest of eternity isn’t actually real, after a while my thoughts can’t help but start to wander back in the direction of work. It almost becomes stressful NOT to think about it, if that makes any sense…
While I was on the ship, the promise of access to a solid Wifi connection quickly became painfully empty within the first couple of hours of being on board. We only had a good signal here and there between islands, and limited access to the ship’s connection – certainly not enough to sustain any kind of long-term working conditions – making getting even an hour or two of desk work done at a time virtually impossible. I was able to hop on sporadically to check messages and blog a little so I wasn’t completely cut off, but it did feel different not having people be able to reach me 24/7. Accountability is definitely good, but sometimes it’s nice to set it aside for just a second.
Going through comments and messages from last week I noticed that many of you really enjoyed my quick and easy holiday décor suggestions for Halloween (if you missed it, you can read the two part post by clicking HERE for part I, and HERE for part II). Thanks to those of you who left me comments, you know I always appreciate that! Among the feedback I also got several requests for similar décor items for fall that are NOT Halloween themed, so I thought I would keep it going and cover a few of my favorite projects that would work for the entire fall season.
Let’s get started with “Autumn’s Glory,” a stunning wool fall table mat perfect for all season long! This awesome fall-themed design features pumpkins, fall leaves, cattails, and cute little birds. Peep peep! Show off your appliqué skills using our awesome hand dyed wools to express your love for all things autumn. Measuring at 18 1/2″ x 27″, “Autumn’s Glory” is the perfect addition to your family dining room table.
Are you a fan of turkey? Check out this cheeky Tom! All the coolest hens agree – “Tom’s Pumpkin Patch“ is the place to be! This colorful mat and sweet pincushion include all the colors of fall here in Wisconsin. These autumnal patterns are the perfect projects to get you into the mood for cold air, falling leaves, and comfort food. Autumn is Here! Finished size is 24″ round.Like the look of “Tom’s Pumpkin Patch“ but need something a bit smaller and less intricate? Try my “Pumpkin Table Mat!“ Featuring plump wool orange pumpkins all the way around, this project really utilizes the different shades and textures of wool that we have available here at PG. Adorable! Are you one of those people who leaves their candy dish out long after Halloween? Measuring at 18″ round, this nice round mat spices up the look of any candy or fruit bowl!
Need something smaller yet? Try this “White Pumpkin Scalloped Table Mat!“ At a size of only 9″, this wooly little gem is perfect to enjoy from early fall to the last frost!Have ewe enough wool in your stash? Great news! We have the perfect shade of pumpkin wool for all your fall-time decor projects! It doesn’t stop there. We have colors from one end of the rainbow to the other! Not to mention the variety of textures, plaids, and tie-dyes available. Click the link below to shop!
I hope these suggestions at least got you thinking in the right direction toward fall décor. It really is only the scratch of the surface in my collection of fall-themed projects, but I figured I’d start you out slow with just a couple. Don’t worry, there’s more! I will be doing a part II All Things Autumn Post coming up soon, so watch for that! Let me know in the comments what kinds of fall projects you’d like to see and I’ll do my best to cover them!
Want to see even more? Remember, tomorrow we’re back LIVE on Shop Talk with Shelley at 9:30 a.m. CST on YouTube! Shelley will be covering any PG news, announcements, upcoming retreats, classes, and clubs, some new projects and notions… and of course more fall and Halloween items – including Halloween caramels! Ooo – now I know I have your attention! Ha, either way it’ll be a good time as usual, so tune in! I’ll be around either answering comments through the LIVE feed, or maybe I’ll even stop in if I’m passing through the shop at just the right time. We’ll see! Make sure to leave me a comment here on the blog and during the show for a chance to win a prize! I’m still in a great mood from my cruise so I’m feeling kind of generous right now… Take advantage! It probably won’t last forever. LOL! See you all tomorrow! ~Lisa