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Sunday, July 24, 2011

I know,...i know....

I'm rushing things, I know...

BUT

the heat has me crazy...
all I want to do is think about this ~

and this:


aaahhh...
...and, this:



here it is, not even August ~
I'm stitching Winter designs,
and dreaming of Autumn...


((am I alone in my madness?))


...or are there others out there
feeling that familiar *twinge*
same as I am?

I guess the new issue of
Country Sampler magazine
hasn't helped me one bit either...
it's chock-ful of wonderful
Fallish decorating ideas....

and something about all of the wonderful primitives
and good antiques at yesterday's show
has whet my appetite for old, true & right things...of Autumn-like hues:
calicos of blue & brown

baskets
coverlets
corn brooms
lanterns
wallpaper boxes
worn dolls...

I will be making a commitment to myself
to only bring into this farmhouse what I truly love...
that,
added with touches of nature
will keep me in the midst of a perpetual Autumn,
... me thinks.


and I will leave you with this favorite quote:


"Delicious Autumn!
My very Soul is wedded to it....
and if I were a bird,
I would fly about the Earth
seeking the successive Autumns!"
~George Eliot

Blessings from the Farm...
Lori

25 comments:

primitivebettys said...

I'm not a huge football fan, but I have been thinking and wishing for it! I do love the SOUND of on the TV... it is comforting & I know it is Fall at the time! :)

Rebecca said...

You are not alone. Lastnight while up stitching late, I got this strong sense that summer was coming to a close and fall was just around the corner. Maybe it was the light cool breeze blowing in the window. It was kind of nice the feeling.

annie said...

Lori, it's headed your way. The jar flies are noisy in the night. Chimney swallows have begun their summery dance. Autumn comes knocking when your back is turned from the door. If you drive high up into the mountain around the lake, you can see the red maples that rim it a full month before they grace the lower bottom hills. You will soon have your wish!

Ann said...

Lori, You are not alone in wishing fall here. I do too, although I really like summer vacation - only 4 weeks and we're back to school. Thank goodness Fall is the season when We are back in the classrooms, makes it a little easier. ~Ann

Notforgotten Farm said...

Betty ~
I can't believe it! I like the sound of football games on tv too~
such a home-y, cmforting sound...

Rebecca ~
opening my windows right now would be disastrous...the house is finally dry from the air conditioning...running constantly for days now...can't wait for clean, cooler air ...

Annie ~
your wording is like heaven to me...I can't hardly wait...

Mary said...

Since fall is my favorite season, I long for it all year long, so you are not alone!

Crosby Kenyon said...

Uh, fall is my favorite season, too, but...gosh, I'm sure it doesn't mean anything...other than...I like autumn best. Right?

TheCrankyCrow said...

Although fall is my most favorite (and - weird - that's one of my most favorite quotes as well), I cannot wish summer away - it is too, too, short here....but I can feel it, smell it, in the breezes floating through....there's a certain tinge to everything, and a ripeness.....as if all of nature is just mature and ready.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Teaberry Cottage said...

You are certainly not alone...the temperature here has been in triple digits and what am I doing?...stitching Halloween ornaments of course..lol. I love Autumn!
Blessings,
Kim
http://teaberry-cottage.blogspot.com/

Rugs and Pugs said...

Not me. I'm not ready! I will take this hot and humid weather. I love fall but hate what comes after it!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Dan said...

I love the fall pictures! Fall will be here soon! I hope you have a great week!

~Dan~

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Count me in too - I cannot wait for Fall!

Shirlee said...

I can't wait for fall/winter either. I "bloom" in cool/cold weather. Nothing cheers me like a crisp fall morning or a snowy winter day. Ah yes, can't wait : ) I tried joining the samplermakers group posted on your sidebar but when I get there it says I need an invitation & won't let me in. ??? Blessings, Shirlee

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I do Love summer except the humidity. But Love fall just as much mostly because of the crisp cool nights and the colors are so beautiful ~ and of course Halloween! As a crafter I'm working on fall and Christmas items so it's hard not to think about it. Awesome pics Lori!

cucki said...

fall is my fav season too:)
lovely picture lori xx

JulMiron said...

i love fall. my baby was born in fall, october,19.

Penelope's Beehive said...

I, too, have turned my thread palette toward the colours of Autumn. It does tend to soothe the soul a bit amidst 100 degree heat.
Thank you for sharing such lovely photographs...Autumn shall arrive in the blink of an eye surely.

Peaceful stitching...
Judy

Tarrah at The Pottery Shed said...

Oh, you are NOT alone. I have been thinking (facebooking and blogging) about fall too. Just love that season. I too love the sound of football on tv. :)

Chris said...

I have been thinking the same thing! I wish it could be fall all year long. That chrisp air! Heaven!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Lori! I hear ya. I have been working in a daydream of fall with my boots on, favorite sweater and smelling those wonderful crunchy leaves as I sew on pumpkin dolls in this nasty heat! It was really wonderful to meet you in person at the show. YOu are as amazing as your work! I'll plan a date to trek to your farm. Maybe in the Fall and we can go play in the leaves. Yippeeee
Cheers,
Lurena
Tattered Moon

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

It could be fall all year long and I'd be happy! I too am looking forward to the colors & scents.I'm designing a witch sampler pattern right now...I can never have enough of the Fall/Halloween season! ~Kriss~

Nancy said...

I noticed yesterday that the poplars are loosing yellow leaves, the first early sign of late summer here, fall won't be far behind!

Shelby said...

I am with you Sister! My heart is there and I am SOOOOO excited. My favorite time of the year is Fall through Winter. My house is full of delightful things during these months. I wish them all year. Be blessed.
sbrownquilts

beforethedawn said...

Fall is my favorite season. I'm doing a fall swap so I have it on the brain. I can't wait to go pumpkin picking in October!

jennifer768 said...

I admit that I am looking forward to Fall just not what follows .LOL! Lovely pics.Hugs,Jen