Tuesday

Fall is in the air...


Tomorrow is September 1st and my thoughts while sleeping last night were, "I need to change my header photo on my blog"!  "It's almost Fall"!






I pulled out a few things I've had stored for the past year, that looked like fall.. some dried fall leaves from my niece. She sent them to me last year because I have not seen fall leaves in a few years. Nice thing, she mod podged  them and they held up really nice... Then I looked around the house for a few photos of my kids.. they have to share in my fun!

Notice the "Indigo" wall in the background.. this is a piece of fabric my sister is going to use for her new quilt..perfect color to go with my fall colors, don't you think?


Did you ever start a project and nothing you did, made it right?  I could not get into this but was determined to complete this before tomorrow!  I think I rearranged and moved and retouched until it all looked bad.....In the box of last falls things I found so much stuff but only wanted a tray with just a few things. Notice the little house in the header photo.. my son made this in 4th grade, from clay. Remember how we formed the clay then painted it, then put into the kiln to bake?  Well this little house is very special to me and it needed to be included..


I guess I could go take something from the net or I could pay someone to create a nice header.. but I really appreciate the 'personal touch' so much more when reading anothers blog... so I kept at it... Know what,, I think I took about 80 shots and most were ucky and blury, but I kept at it.
And the winner is.

No... not this one ( ^)  

This one.



Tell me what do you think? 
You know, I did this for a living.. design silk floral for all occasions... I even made silk wedding floral for the cruise ships in Miami.... and I kinda miss doing it.
My fall header is complete!
 Know what gave me the inspiration?  Yesterday our weather changed for the good.  The hurricanes out in the lower Atlantic are blowing the winds  north/west and I'm on the gulf side, central/west of Florida.  I'll tell you the temperature is about 20' cooler (today in the 80's)  and the wind is blowing... As much as I want the storms to stay in the Atlantic and not come this way.. "I love the cooler weather"!
Come on Fall!! 

Maybe my new header will bring it on faster!

I'm linking up to these parties

Wednesday's Gratitude

Indigo Alphabet Thursday 

It's So Very Creative 








 

20 comments:

Lourie said...

I love your header! I want to have some fall colors in my house. I do miss that about living back East. Four real seasons. Here we have: Summer and Not Summer. haha.

Karen said...

Great new header, how very talented you are, I can imagine all the beautiful arrangements you must have made over your career. Just wonderful!

La said...

Your hard work and perseverance paid off. It looks terrific! La

Granny J said...

The minute I opened your blog I thought to myself that your header looks wonderful. Such gorgeous fall colors and so well put together.

Faith said...

oh the header is really pretty...and the little clay house is perfect. I agree, come on fall...

Van said...

Very cute fall set up. I might take a pilgramage to a place where leaves change color in September this fall (I live in Florida) and collect tons of beautiful leaves)

Van said...

Very cute fall set up. I might take a pilgramage to a place where leaves change color in September this fall (I live in Florida) and collect tons of beautiful leaves)

Heidi said...

Hi!
I don't blame you. The heat must have been really something this year. YOur new header really says "FALL"! Nice job.
Thanks for joining the party today.
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Jo said...

I'm not quite ready for fall yet ... mind you yesterday it rained and i almost felt like it. Your new header is fab!

Annesphamily said...

Nice header! I love the fall! I like the cooler temps and the crispness in the air. I like your blog very much and enjoyed this post. You are one talented lady! Great job! Anne

Kat said...

Love your header photo! Beautiful arrangement, and it really does say fall to me. I hope some of that wind heads this way and breaks the humidity. I really don't mind the heat, but I'm tired of feeling like a wet towel whenever I walk outside. Not to mention tripping because my glasses are fogged up :)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

As much as I'd love your cooler weather I'd rather any hurricanes stay far, far away. I hate to wish them on the east coast, but I'm thrilled that so far none have gone into the Gulf. I think your header looks great and I like the little house in the picture. I have a strange looking turtle on my kitchen windowsill that my 34 year old son made in 2nd grade.

Sue said...

You're right! Indigo is the perfect backdrop for fall colors. I'm going to remember that this year when I decorate.

Thanks!

=)

PS. GREAT header.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful way to welcome fall.

5thsister said...

I've never thought of changing my header. What a great idea!

Mary Ann said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am so jealous of you right now. I love that header. I need a new one but don't really know how to begin with my own photos. I just changed my background this week and it is screaming "new header!"

bpotw said...

What a stunning header you created! Very artistic!

Janice said...

I hope your header brings on Fall too! It's my favorite time of the year. Your post has made me consider sprucing up my blog a little too! Mine is so generic looking. Yours looks great!

Jenny said...

Lovely link for Rainbow Summer Schools Indigo.

This was a tough color this week and I'm glad you tried it.

Your blog header is great. And that little house is just a wonderful item to include. Charm and a story...how could you go wrong with that.

Thanks again for linking.

A+

Teri said...

I love the little vignette - what a great idea! :) Visiting from It's So Very Cheri