The First(s) of Fall

Today is the first day of Fall, and also my first blog post, but what better time to start than the beginning of a new season?  Even though it’s 90+ degrees outside here in Arkansas, Fall has arrived!

Around our house, Fall means a couple of things. First of all, it’s nearing the beginning of hunting season, and with that comes shorter days and the return of Fred (the troll that takes up residence in the bearded growth on The Hunter’s face every October through February.)  I think Fred will make his appearance early this year.

Secondly, Fall means lots of quilting time for me!  I occasionally miss The Hunter while he’s off doing manly things and stocking the freezer, but it’s nice to have a  semi-quiet house (Jack, the Boykin Spaniel, still requires lots of attention) every weekend to watch Roseanne reruns and hang out with my sewing machine.  I have several ideas for Christmas gifts, and because it’s less than 3 months away (seriously, less than 90 days!), I really need to get on it!

I’m planning to open my Etsy shop soon and post some of my quilts and baby blankets for sale.  I’ve been so busy creating baby quilts as gifts for friends that I haven’t had time for much else, but that’s what hunting season  Fall is for!