Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall: Back to Williamsburg

I'm back home in Virginia and I'm getting in the fall mood.  Yesterday we walked down Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg.  It's so beautiful. 

Also, I hung a new wreath on the front door.

  (The little girl in me says "Ta-Da!!")  The grown-up girl in me looks up the meaning of ta-da.  
  1. ta-da
    tä ˈdä/
    1. 1.
      an imitation of a fanfare, used typically to call attention to an impressive entrance or a dramatic announcement
Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about.  Fall......Bring It On!

Today what is needed is unpacking quilting supplies and fabric that were taken to Michigan for the summer.  Also the quilt room could stand a good cleaning up.  Neither option is happening. What am I doing?  Sewing nine patches.  When I feel the need to postpone cleaning up the quilt room, nine patches are in order.  Peaceful piecework.  Definitely in my happy zone when I am making nine patches.

This is the start of today's sewing:

Which is part of this quilt kit I bought.  It's from Marcus Brothers Moda, Collections for a Cause - Comfort:

I will set the timer for 20 minutes and get to cleaning and organizing the room, with rewards at the sewing machine when I finish a job.

Later, I'm going over to Esther Aliu's blog to see what others are working on; their posts are part of her WOW - Work in progress On Wednesdays.  (Here) 


  1. I love your wreath--wpnderful nine patch serenity..hugs, Julierose

  2. Isn't this weather gorgeous! I live in Yorktown...

  3. Love the wreath... so simple, yet what a statement it makes about fall! Easy to understand why your happy zone is with making 9 patch blocks... I don't think "cleaning" and "happy zone" belong in the same sentence!

  4. Love this time of the year.

    Your wreath and new project is delightful!

    Carolyn :)

  5. Fall, you are welcome! What a stunning entry wreath, I love this!

  6. I love nine patches so will love this quilt but I think its from Moda no????
    look forward to seeing more of it

    1. You are correct, it's Moda. Collection for a Cause is a fabric line put out each year to benefit a charity, and was started by Howard Marcus Dunn, owner of United Notions, makers of Moda Fabrics. Since his name had Marcus in it, I went down the wrong path.....Thanks for the correction, Kathie.

  7. I'm such a fan of the 9-patch! Yours are great, and I love the pattern! Welcome home to Williamsburg!

  8. great wreath - the ribbon is fantastic.


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