Monday, September 23, 2019

~Happy Fall~

Hello, dear friends, and a MOST HAPPY FALL  to you!!!

You see, here in Arizona, we look forward to this time of year because it means
 The dreaded heat of summer is finally over!!!!

I know that many of you are dreading the coming season, and I truly am sorry about that, 
but it is my FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR and I confess I couldn't be happier!!!

Bring on the Pumpkins, dried gourds, dried corn and beautiful fall colors!!!
I am READY!!!! 

Here are just a few of my fall displays
using my favorite dried pieces!
Hope you enjoy them!

An old chair with a large dried gourd, dried corn, and the perfect slice of wool!

Love all these colors, don't you??

Lots of dried gourds in an old wooden measure are perfect for fall!!

Bumpy or smooth, crooked, or round, I love them all!!!

Old bowl filled with dried pomegranates, oranges, and pumpkin stems!

Even my grand dog Charlotte approves!!!
She loves fall, too!!!

I will be sharing more displays soon so I hope
you will be sure to come back for a visit! 


This is such a busy time of year for me as I have many projects and special orders going
and it feels like one day just blends into the next!
  Does anyone else feel like that?

By the time I am ready to call it a day, I am so happy to rest my head on my pillow....
and then it all starts up again the next day!!! 
 But it truly BRINGS ME JOY
 and I LOVE 
being able to work with my hands and my heart!!!

Speaking of working with my hands, here are a few pieces I have created recently and would love to share them with you!!

Fall Time Punchneedle Pillow Tuck
designed by Notforgotten Farm!
Halloween at Raven's Hollow Punchneedle Pillow
Design by With Thy Needle and Thread

Santa Who Hornbook
Design by Notforgotten Farm

These were all such fun pieces to work on and have all gone to happy homes!!!


In my last post, I shared that I opened a new Etsy shop and have appreciated your kind comments and visits so much!!  If you haven't had a chance to come by yet, 
 You can visit it HERE!
  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your interest and support!!!!

Wishing you a Happy Fall, filled with Crisp, Sparkling, and Creative days, my friends~

Julie xo


marly said...

I can understand wanting summer to end in your area, I probably would too if I didn't have to endure the PA winters!! I need to get the last batch of gourds out and see if any shops will take them.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Yes, we have really, really, REALLY HOT SUMMERS, so having it cool off is just heavenly! I don't blame you for not liking the winters in PA!!! I don't like them, either!! lol
I just LOVE those big gourds you have in your home and think you should just make a cute hang tag and attach to them for those who don't know what they are! I think they are WONDERFUL and wish I could find some like that!!!
Hope you are feeling better and thanks for your visit!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

Julia said...

I'm glad you're finally having cooler weather. I love this time of year too and the leaves are starting to change glorious colors but we still have some nice sunny weather mixed with a little rain now and then. You have been busy and your new pieces are all beautiful.

Gourds are so interesting and they add a touch of country to your decor. I haven't done any decorating lately as it seems I'm as busy when retired as when I was working full time.

Enjoy the cooler weather. I don't blame you for loving this time of year.
Happy Autumn.
Hugs, Julia

Prims By The Water said...

Charlotte is a cutie! So love the colors of Fall and your displays are perfect for this time of year. So love your creations too. You are very talented my friend. Happy Fall! Janice

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Julia and Janice,
Always so nice to hear from you and thank you both for your kind words!!!

Julia- You are one of the busiest ladies I know and it seems like you get twice as much done as most people!! I'm sure your trees are beautiful right now! Hope you are finding some time to hook and do the things you love!

Janice- We all love Charlotte and she really is a sweet girl, unless you are a new person she doesn't know and then she becomes crazy and wants to lick you and love you to death!! She loves to come to our house and especially loves Jeff!! I know you love to display as much as I do!!! Thank you for your sweet comments!!

Hope you both have a wonderful week and Happy Fall, my friends~
Julie xo

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Julie...Lucky for you that your weather has begun to cool a bit. We seem to have a little less humidity some days. It's a start! I especially like to see the changes in the light. Your punch needle goodies are wonderful. I especially love the squirrel and pumpkin in the Lori B. pattern. Annie and I are getting our fall decorating done this week...little by little. Charlotte is such a cutie!
Take care,
Robyn xox

Saundra said...

Adorable needlepunch pieces. I keep saying I'll trade my rug hook for a punch hook but still hasn't happened. Fall is also my favorite time of year.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Robyn and Saundra,
Thank you both for stopping by!!

Robyn- Yes, the weather has definitely been changing and we have even had some much needed rain! Still have humidity but it is getting less and less! So happy you love my punched pieces and I think that squirrel is pretty cute, too! Hope you and Annie are having fun with your fall decorating!! Charlotte is a very sweet girl and we all just love her!!!

Saundra- Happy you like my punched pieces!! I say the same thing about my rug hook, but just can't seem to pry that punchneedle from my hands!! One of these days we may both surprise ourselves!! Seems like many of us are in the I LOVE FALL CLUB!!!

Hope you both have a wonderful week and some gorgeous weather!!
Heart Hugs, my friends~
Julie xo

HomeSpunPrims said...

Love your fall decor and your hand~mades my friend! All are wonderful!! Happy autumn! Big hugs, Lori

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
Thank you for your kind words, my sweet friend!! I always appreciate your visits!! Hope you are enjoying some time creating and decorating for the season!! Happy autumn to you, as well!!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

Rugs and Pugs said...

Perfection ~ as always in your decorating and finished goods :)

The Eveningstitcher said...

I can't wait for this hot weather to go far, far away! I don't even mind winter....your needle punch items are beautiful! So happy they are going to happy homes!! Time does slip away....even when I'm not busy doing anything, the days just seem to fly by! Have a great week Julie!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren and Bobbie,
It is always great to hear from you both!!

Lauren- You are TOO KIND and I truly appreciate your very generous words!!
Thank you, my friend!!!

Bobbie- We are still having heat in the afternoon, but the 80's are coming and then even cooler temps, so I am happy!!! Hope yours cools off as well! It's always bittersweet to sell something you love, but I am just so glad others find joy in their new treasures!! Life REALLY IS BUSY, and we just all need to find those moments to SLOW DOWN and ENJOY THE JOURNEY, don't we??

Hope you both have a GREAT WEEK, my friends!!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

acorn hollow said...

Happy fall Julie! love love love the colors I know you are happy for the cooler weather but we have very cold weather coming the lucky ones here head to your state for the winter.

Winnie said...

Hi Julie and Happy Fall to you!! I was over in Ireland for two weeks when Fall arrived and was able to wear a light sweater and long sleeve shirt every day. Oh my it was wonderful!! They are now getting some color in their deciduous trees too. When I arrived back home to 95 degree days all weekend, I sure was missing that Emerald Isle!!

As always, I love both your decorations and your handmades!! They are lovely, whimsical, and perfectly prim!

Despite the heat, I have brought out all of my fall decorations and hit the stores for pumpkins and mums. It all makes me so happy and the arrival of October tomorrow is much anticipated!

So good to hear from you and Happy Fall!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

HI Cathy and Winnie,
Thank you so much for stopping by! Always so nice to have a visit from you!

Cathy- Yes, I LOVE your fall colors and always appreciate posts from you sharing them! I am so happy for the cooler weather but sadly, it is going to be back up in the high 90's again later this week, but at least it is still cooler for the mornings! Hoping it will be our last hot days!! Sorry you have the dreaded cold weather coming, and yes, we have LOTS of snowbirds from your state come for the winter!! Hope hubby is doing better, too!

Winnie- WOW! I'm sure you had a WONDERFUL time in Ireland and so happy you were able to go! I'm sure it is beyond beautiful and would love to go someday! My daughter has been and loved it!!! I can imagine how hard it was to come back to the 95 degree heat!! We are getting some of that weather back here too, and hoping it will not stay around!! So happy you love my fall handmades and displays and I always love this time of year to bring things out!! Good for you about decorating with your fall things!! I'm sure it really lifts your spirits and gets you in the mood for all things Autumn!!

Thanks again for your visit and sweet comments, my friends, and hope you both have a wonderful week!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

Merry Wind Farm said...

I love this time of year also, or else I would if it wasn't fracking 93 degrees! This is an all time record for southwest Ohio, and it is just too hot to decorate! But fortunately this heat wave is to end on Friday, and then I hope to at least cut some cornstalks and get some pumpkins. Your decorating is beautiful and so are your new hooked pieces. Melinda

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

HI Melinda,
Yes, that is pretty warm for OH this time of year, but I know all too soon those brisk winds will begin to blow and then we all know what comes after that! lol
I actually got some pumpkins and even painted a sign yesterday to add to my front porch, so it helps me even though our days are still pretty hot!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words, too!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo