Hello and Happy Monday friends!!
Yes, as my post title says, I AM THINKING COOL THOUGHTS
It is HOT, HOT, HOT, here in Arizona!!! Did I mention that it was HOT???
We have been breaking records with our temperatures and have had more days over 110
than we have in a very long time!! Of course, we always expect it to be hot this time of year
but it has been even hotter than normal and we don't see much change in sight!!!
This is the 3rd or 4th EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING we have had this month and it just
doesn't cool down enough to get relief!!! Did I mention it was HOT???
With all of that said, it has lead me to try to keep as cool as I possibly can,
so we have 3 ceiling fans going, several floor fans in strategic places
and of course our trusty AC that actually died for 3 terrible days, but is now working
and keeping me happy and comfortable!!!
I am also doing LOTS OF THINKING ABOUT FALL and so I have been very busy
creating things that put me in the autumn mood!!!
Here are a few things to share with you!!
Sweet mini pumpkin I made from some orange linen with a real pumpkin stem! The little checked patch adds a nice touch, don't you think??
Fabric sunflowers from a wonderful pattern by Cinnamon Creek Folk Art! I just love them and they look so good in an old wooden bowl or trencher on your table!!!
These sunflowers are made with long sticks and look great in an old crock or container of your choice! I love how they fit perfectly in this old Peoria Waxer Jar!
A prim patch pumpkin I made a number of years ago and still love!!
Little boot pincushion I made from a wonderful Netty Lacroix pattern that hangs from an old spice drawer knob!! So sweet!!!
Fancey Blackett loves to hang out all year long but she especially reminds me of all things fall with her little coverlet bag filled with dried goodies! I made her using a wonderful pattern from Pineberry Lane!
Three little stacked pumpkins I made out of different fabrics fit perfectly on a stack of old pantry boxes! I added a real stem to this set!!
Fanny Weed, another doll I made from a wonderful Pineberry Lane pattern just loves to hang out in my kitchen eating area! She reminds me of the fall harvest with the dried corn in her apron pocket!
I had so much fun making Jack in his Urn to hang on your door or in a wreath like I did here! He is a wonderful design by Cinnamon Creek Folk Art!! He makes me SMILE!!!
I loved making these little pumpkins in a wonderful burnt orange and vintage black velvet with army blanket green wool stems!!!
Corn dryers are just perfect for fall and harvest time and the bare cobs are a wonderful color! I had so much fun putting these 3 together!!
Some of these items will be available in my next Update on my blog! Be watching for that
And I just had to share this wonderful book that I just received the other day,
Finding Autumn Bliss, by Dan Weaver-White!
It is so beautifully done and you will certainly want a copy for yourself!
Just do a Google search to find where they are still available!
I do hope and pray that all of you are staying cool, and keeping well!! It has been such a strange and different summer and we constantly face challenges , but hopefully you are finding
the strength to move forward with hope!
Thank you so much for your continued friendship, interest, encouragement, and support over the years!!
Wishing you Cooling Thoughts, Peaceful Days, and Autumn Bliss, my friends~