Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New blogger and fall decorating

Well, here I go joining in on this blogging world. I've been hesitant for quite awhile, but after reading so many of your wonderful blogs, and seeing how much fun you're all having, I decided to take the plunge. I think I'll start with some pictures of my fall decorating.

This first picture is of a wooden tray with fall potpourri and a wonderful smelling candle. It was given to me as a birthday gift by my good friend, Patty. You almost want to eat it because it looks like a frosted cake. The candles in the jars in front and behind are McCalls Country Canning candles and the big one in the back was given to me by the wonderful Karen at My Yellow Farmhouse. The towel it's sitting on has pumpkins on it.





This next one is 2 shelves forming a corner in the hallway. Karen also gave me the cute star plate. Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs gave me the cute box on the far left.



This is the very first applique quilt I ever did. It is a pattern that was in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine a few years back. I took the class at ThimbleCreek when I used to live in Walnut Creek, CA. I had a wonderful teacher... Verna Mosquera . This is a kit I got from Primitive Gatherings. I think I would have to re-mortgage my house if I ever got to go to the actual store. I love everything they have.


Okay, I'm exhausted so you'll have to wait till I've recovered before I can show you more. Thanks for stopping by!

53 comments:

Karen said...

You go girl - I'm so proud of you taking the plunge and entering blog land. Your such a sweet, giving, crazy and talented gal you'll have lots to share and lots of followers :).

Hugs - Karen

emma said...

you get comments on your blog after one day? geez! looks beautiful mama! we miss you!

Hogan's Adventure said...

Annie-I'm so proud of you!!! Was it Karen's comment about"Anne no-blog" that finally did it....yeah Karen if it was. You did a wonderful job, I'm now hopping over to my blog to add my fall decorating....I want the pattern for the wool piece on your kitchen table...I've always loved that and maybe now that I had an excellant wool teacher I could make it:)..miss you..xoxoxo Patty

Sandy F said...

Way to go!! That is so exciting, no wonder I haven't heard from you. You have been busy. I am so excited. Talk to you soon

Sherri said...

Beautiful quilts and decorating! Welcome to blogging!

brigette said...

dear other anne,
congratulations on your new blog!!!!!
looks fantastic.
love all your beautiful things you shared with us from your home.
welcome aboard, you'll love being a blogger!!!!!

from little acorns said...

HI Anne!!
There you are! How fun is this! Oh, I will so love checking in with you. . . & see what you are up to!
I know I'll be seeing you at market. . . but it may be just briefly, . . see, I'm only a booth or two away from Primitive Gatherings. . . !!! So I'll be seeing you whooshing by . . on your way to their booth! :-)
(Or. . . does this mean I have an advantage to getting to their beautiful wool colors first . . .?)
See you soon! xo, Bren

Carol said...

Welcome to Blogland...you're going to love it here...love your fall decorating.

Living on the Spit said...

Welcome to the blogoshere!!! I love your post. It is so beautiful. I cam by way of Bunny Tales, whom I adore and if she says your "it"...then you must be. I look forward to visiting with you often.

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Welcome to blogland and I hope you have as much fun as everyone else does. Your decorating colors are wonderful - isn't Fall the best time of year for decorating? And then there's Christmas just around the corner! Have fun . . . - Marlene

Stephanie said...

Blogging is such great fun. Welcome!!! Beautiful Fall decorations...my very favorite season.

Joanna said...

welcome to blogland! I love the Fall accessories around your home - thanks for the tour!! I will be back:)

Carrie P. said...

Welcome to blogland. Came here by Bunny Tales. I myself don't have one yet. Keep thinking about it. Your fall decorations are beautiful. I love working with wool.

Simply This and That said...

Welcome to Blog Land! Loving your fall decorations! ooxx`jodi

Love to Applique said...

Welcome to Blog Land, love your fall decorating. I came by way of Bunny Hill. You go Girl, Debbie

Darlene said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. You're going to have so much fun!

Beautiful decorations - it would be so much fun to tour your home!

Dawn said...

Hi, I just started blogging too! It is alot of fun. You have beautiful quilts.

Sinta said...

Hi Anne, You must be exctited to have your blog up and running
a-n-d with a great response! Your
Fall decor looks great! I know what you mean about Primitive Gatherings! I have a split personality between Primitive/Folk and Shabby Chic! I so want to start a blog but I'm still intimidated by it.

PamKittyMorning said...

Welcome to the bloggy world!

Candace said...

Anne, what a gorgeous blog! Can't wait to see more from you! I just entered the Blogworld myself on Sunday...fun, fun, fun! Cheers!

quilterpolly said...

welcome to blogging..it is great fun:) I love all your fall decorations...way cool...enjoy:)

Alice I. said...

Oh Anne,

You have the most wonderful wool pieces! And I really like your first quilt endeavor with the cat in front of the moon. Just looking at your decorating made me truly feel the spirit of Fall - my favorite season!

Welcome to blogland. You're off to a great start! Will certainly be coming back to read more!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Welcome to bloggy world! I LOVE what you have shown... and I hear you about Primitive Gatherings! I am a lucky one who lives about 75 minutes away... my mortgage gets in jeopardy every time!

Julie said...

congratulations on your new blog and welcome to blogland your fall decorations look great I wish I could sew everything looks so cute!
Julie

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats and welcome to the world of blogging. I'm relatively new myself but have found some wonderful people this way!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Welcome! Karen is sweet and I love her new blog!

Love everything you have shown in your pics too.

I'll be back to visit often:)
Rondell
PS...I'm adding you to my favs so I won't miss any of your posts.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Opps, meant to say Karen's website.
Rondell

Beth said...

I didn't know you got a blog of your very own! Welcome to blogland! I saw you mentioned over on Karen's blog so of course I had to come and check it out! yay!

basketsnprims said...

Welcome to blogland. I love your fall decorating & the beautiful handmades you have.

Pam

Linda said...

Welcome to blogging! I met Karen on cyberspace too and if she says you are a crazy talented gal, that's enough for me! I have added you to my blog roll. I look forward to getting to know you.

Jean said...

Welcome girl! I enjoyed your blog and will come back .Your fall photos are great.You have a wonderful evening.
Jean in Virginia

Wendy said...

Welcome to blogland!! Love your Fall decor especially your quilt!! Take care!~Wendy

Wendy said...

Welcome to blgging, your going to really enjoy it. You have some wonderful fall decorating, I especially love the wool pumpkin table mat.

Pat said...

Welcome to blogland. I feel like I know you already from the other Anne's blog. I hope you have a wonderful time. I will be back.

CricketwoodPrims said...

Hi Anne,

Congratulations on your new blog, it is wonderful!! Love your fall decorations, it could be dangerous to have Primitive Gatherings close by but wouldn't it be fun...
YOur grandaughter is a doll.

Carrie P.

Sandy said...

I absolutely LOVE your penny rug with pumpkins. How wonderful!

I have added you to my fav blogs...
I will be back to visit...
Welcome to blogging, you'' love it!

Sandy

cynthialeedesigns said...

Anne,
Welcome to blogging! I found you through Rondell from "Tomatoe Creek Prims". Love your fall photos! I'll be back again soon it visit.

Lorraine said...

Came on over to visit from Karen's blog....love your work....just delightful...welcome to the world of blogging - it is fun!

Libby said...

Welcome to blogging *woo hoo*
Isn't fall decorating fun?

Gayle said...

So nice that Karen told us about your new blog. I made a penny rug that is SO similar to the one in your blog header that it's scary! If you'll share you email address with me, I'll send you a picture so you can see!

mamaspark said...

Welcome to the blog-o-sphere!! I love your primitive stuff. Of course your granddaughter is absolutely adorable too! Thanks for sharing.

Trudy said...

Love your pictures, and welcome to blogland!!

I probably would have called my blog 'Annie No Blog', but cottons n wool is good too!

Thimbleanna said...

Welcome to blogland! Excellent first leap -- I love all your fall decorations!!!

peggy said...

Welcome to the world of blogs.
I love all your little projects...
peggy in NJ

Karen said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! I enjoyed seeing your fall decorating pictures and the wool projects. You did a wonderful job!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Welcome to blogland! I love all of your decorating and the projected that you posted! Can't wait to see more!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Welcome to blogland. Love all your things.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

You must be soooo much nicer than me because you have 47 comments. Its no wonder with all of your beautiful Fall/Halloween decorations! I love them. BTW - I am thinking of changing my name to NiceNancyNoBlogBlogs - that's a lot of "N"s. What do you think?

Patti said...

Congratulations! Lovely start to a lovely blog! You've inspired me to pull out my undone pumpkin mat kit from Primitive Gatherings :)

Blessings, Patti

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You must be amazing because you have 2 amazing friends!

Sherry said...

Congrats on your new blog! I've got you in my favorites. I still haven't taken the plunge yet. :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Welcome to the blogging world! It was so nice to meet you. I loved all your fall decorations and I love your style. I will be looking forward to your next post! Have a great weekend. Twyla

Happy Zombie said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome to blogland, Anne! Hugs to you my fellow WC ex-pat! xoxo -m