Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall-o-ween Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day Two of the Quilt Designer's Fall-o-ween Blog Hop.







Today's designer is....Me!
For more info about me, read my bio and Bits and Pieces on the side bar.
Today's topic is Scents


When you think of fall scents, burning leaves is one thing that comes to mind.
This is one of my favorite pictures of our son Anthony helping his Dad rake and burn leaves.



In the fall we go from the smell of people grilling burgers and veggies
on the outdoor grill to cheesy potatoes baking in the oven.




Yum. Cheesy potatoes are my favorite!
We never have them in the summer.
Even with air-conditioning one does not want to start the oven very often.



Mmmmm, how about apple cider brewing on the stove?



Or Pumpkin pie baking in the oven?



But here in farm country when the crops start to be harvested
and you step outside at night, it smells like fall.
It is not a scent that I can describe but I am sure you Midwesterners
who live in farm country know what I am talking about.


Then there is this little thing. It has quite a distinct scent, and it is not a good one.
Again if you do not live in farm country you probably do not have these.
(I'm talking about the little rust colored bug on the pumpkin.)


In the fall, when the soybeans are harvested out in the country,
these little pests move to town.
Mom always said there is good in everything.
The only good I can find in them is that they are a nice "fall" color.


Then there are these little critters.
You've head the saying I smell a mouse.
Well I never really smell a mouse but I certainly can hear them.
Again as soon as the crops start coming out of the fields they move into town...
to my attic. I usually have one mouse a fall.
We hear it in the attic, we set the mouse traps, next morning...history.
They are called "field mice". I wish they would stay in the fields.


My sister Brenda has designed the kind of field mouse that you would want in your house.
Very cute.
Check it out at Country Stitches.
You won't smell or hear this mouse.

My project today is a simple little table mat or wall hanging.
Since the topic today is scents, I have named my project Pumpkin Spice
When cooler days start to show up I like to add some texture to my quilts by using a scrappy pieced fabric background mixed with wool appliqué.


I have added some interest with wire and acorn/wool ball embellishments and ric rac.
Print or download pattern here.
There are two pages. Page 1 is the templates
and page 2 is the materials needed and instructions.
You can buy the acorns on Etsy.com


Thia project is quick and easy and you could easily make it tonight.
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I also have many new fall patterns posted on my website.
Check them out here.

Tomorrow's topic is Taste.
Tomorrow's designer is Roseann from Rosesbud's Cottage.




I can't wait to see what Roseann has in store for you.

Check out the other designer's blogs to see what they have to say about Fall scents.
GE Designs, Pieces of My Heart, Atkinson Designs, Pat Sloan, Anka's Treasures,
New Leaf Stitches, Whimsicals, Miss Rosies,
Rosebud's Cottage, Linda Lum DeBono.

Remember, if you comment on all 10 blogs, you will be eligible to win a gift bag filled with all kinds of goodies.

Brew yourself a cup of cider, sit out on the porch and enjoy the day.

From my heart,
Sandy

725 comments :

  1. I have lived in the country for enough years that I relate to your mouse references for sure. I wisih I could say that the incidences were limited to one per fall but no; thankfully, our cat was a good mouser. What a cute pattern you have shared. I've never worked with wools and this will enetice me to give it a try. Thank you

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  2. What a CUTE design. I can totally relate to your descriptions of fall scents--I'm from the Midwest, too, though I live in the city. I started family traditions when my kids were young--going to the pumpkin patch; spending the day at the apple orchard or just taking a walk at the state park. They are now doing those same traditions with their kids. I LOVE FALL.

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  3. love the hanging, super cute!!! i want to make one, but i currently do not have my own place, living with the mother in law :O( hopefully sometimes within the next few years ;o}

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  4. Love the smell of Fall! I also love your cute pattern. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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  5. My favorite Fall scent is the "someone is burning a fire in the fireplace" scent. It's the sign that the crisp, cool days of autumn are here.

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  6. I have to say this blog hop is such a nice way to start a day!!
    I love the way your images stir up those fall scents. And the pattern is adorable! Thanks so much :)

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  7. What a perfect size for our 12" table stand. Can't wait to make it. Thank you.

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  8. What a lovely little project. I just love it. Thank you. I also live in Iowa and am very familiar with the harvest season and the Asian beetles!
    But I will say that pumpkin pie baking in the oven is a great fall scent.

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  9. Fall smells are my favorite! Not to mention the great temperatures, especially for baking which I have not done all summer! I love your pumpkin mat! We are city suburban people here, but the mice are still a problem.

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  10. Fall smells and a pumpkin table rug...lovely..thank you..
    ( ps. tired of table runners..I am now calling them table rugs...)
    blessings msamm

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  11. I agree with you on the field mice. They are cute but they belong out in the fields and not in my house! Thank you for the blog hop!

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  12. Fall is definitely my favorite time! Your pumpkin is adorable and the blog hop is great fun. Thanks for sharing:)

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  13. There's a children's book called "A Year Down Yonder" where Grandma Dowdel has a VERY interesting way to rid her country home of mice... I won't spoil it for you, but it's worth the time to read it. (Author is Richard Peck) And thanks for the pattern. It will be perfect for a friend who's driving me to and from work while I'm in a cast...

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  14. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This little quilt is absolutely adorable! I'm going to make it tonight after work. Fall is my favorite time of the year - I discovered I need some new little fall quilts since my daughter has graciously relieved me of mine! (New house to decorate). Thanks again! Happy Fall Ya'll!
    julie stchsluv@aol.com

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  15. Love your patterns, What a cute pumpkin. Thanks

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  16. Ok, that is simply adorable! I love the little acorns and may actually try the wool. I've never done that before. And was that a ladybug that you said smelled? I've never smelled them before but we do get them like crazy here in Alabama. And we had our first day that actually felt like fall yesterday, it was below 90! Thanks for posting the pattern and have a great day.

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  17. Love your designs and thanks so much for the pattern. I live in Indiana so can relate to all the smells, colors and of course animals that associated with fall. One of my most favprites is watching the geese flying overhead and honkiing as they land at the nearby pond.

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  18. Thanks, Sandy! We were 4 for 4 with the mouse traps in our attic yesterday! And I don't even have any fields nearby!

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  19. Ah, the first mouse--I've caught him already. Love the quick and easy table mat. Fall definitely smells different when harvest begins.

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  20. In New Mexico nothing says autumn like the scent of chiles roasting, the taste of Dixon champagne apples and the sight of hot air balloons ascending in the early morning.

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  21. Yum, pumpkin pie and burning leaves, it doesn't get any better.
    Isn't that little bug a lady bug eating the aphids off the plants?
    Thank you for the pattern. The pumpkin is perfect for a wall hanging I want to make and I love the patchwork background. You've got me pulling fabric.

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  22. I like your pumpkin . In my country (France) there are a lot of pumpkins in the fields in autumn.
    Best regards from France

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  23. Thanks for the cute pattern. I love all the things about fall.
    Laughed about the mice. I hate them and my kids always laughed at me because I am so scared of them. Now that they have their own places they have all had them at times and I just say it is pay back from the times they made fun of me!

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  24. I cant wait for cooler weather....89 does not inspire one to make chili yet. Another month or so her in Fl.

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  25. Can anyone ever have too many pumpkin quilts? Every time I make one I say--- this is the last one.... and then there's another cute one out there I have to make....thanks for the pattern...

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  26. Thanks for your cute pattern. Having lived in farming area of New Jersey and now in the mountains of North Carolina, I can totally relate to the 'smells' of fall. Here, it's the smell of wood-burning stoves, as well as the smell in the air on a cool morning. Can't wait to make this.
    Have a good day.

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  27. What a perfect pumpkin! Thank you so much.

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  28. Your Table Mat looks Cute!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I can relate to all the smells and sounds. Thanks for the
    the pattern. I hope to make it soon. Love working with wool and fabric.

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  30. What a fun project for fall. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Love this little pattern! Thanks so much! :0)

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  32. My favorite scent of fall is sweet potatoes baking in the oven and apple pie! And goodness your project is too cute. I'll print out the instructions and work on it later. I'm not one to finish something in a day. Our hunting season is about to begin so while all the guys leave for the weekend I'll get to do some sewing. Maybe it will get it done before Christmas decorations are put out.

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  33. I love the little felted acorn balls....very cute...

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  34. I've got to try wool applique...this looks like the perfect pattern. Thank you!

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  35. Great project!! I love pumpkins!! :)

    Rachel

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  36. Thank you so very much for the cute pattern...

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  37. What a cute little project. I love fall decorating. This would just be perfect for my little end table.

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  38. Fall is a pretty time of year in farm country. I know all the things you mentioned and I love fall. Thankfully I have left the mice behind in an old house. I really like your choice for background in the little pumpkin wall hanging.

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  39. That's adorable! Definitely something that could be done this evening...love it! Thanks for the pattern.

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  40. Love the quick pattern, thanks!

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  41. Thanks for this cute table mat pattern. I love pumpkins and the wool will give it added texture. The scents of fall are my favorite!

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  42. This is so cute! I have done so many fall/halloween items this year BUT will have to do another!!! Thank you!

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  43. I used to live "between the cornfields" in IL and you pics brought back wonderful memories. Saving your pattern, gotta finish dh's birthday gift (lap quilt with Elvis fabrics) first.

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  44. Most of the fall scents I recall are due to all the scented candles with Fall themes. LOL! Love your project!

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  45. Pumpkins....love pumpkins!! And wool! Great project...thanks so much!

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  46. Oh cant wait till my orange wool comes in the mail. I love pumpkins and this one it going to be a lot of fun to make. Thanks so much.

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  47. Lots of wonderful aromas in this post. Never knew about those bugs smelling badly though. Thank you for the adorable pumpkin pattern.

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  48. thanks for the article and your wall hanger is adorable ... simply adorable ... thanks

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  49. No one does Fall as great as you do!!
    Thanks for sharing the great inspiration!

    Your Fan,

    -modalissa

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  50. What a cute little pumpkin. I haven't done any work in wool, but this may just be the first. Thanks for this wonderful hop!

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  51. Hi-Thanks for the memories of living on a farm when I was small--I am so glad for the time I spent there--thanks for the cute pumpkin wall hanging----Happy Fall............

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  52. This is such a great idea; blog hop. Pumpkin spice is amazing. Your mice are adorable and your crafty fall items are great. Happy Fall!

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  53. This would be very cute to spice up my office!

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  54. somehow the site didn't let me leave my e-mail address...thanks for the cute pattern--love the Hop...

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  55. Love the little pumpkin mat, thanks. The cheesy potatoes look fantastic. I live in ranch country in a log cabin and contstantly battle mice.

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  56. Not only is fall the most colorful season, but also has many scents to stir your creativity and memories. what a cute table mat. i love the details adding dimension. Thanks!

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  57. What a cute Table Mat!! Unfortunately, I can all too well relate to the mouse story since I also have a country house. The field mice like to come into the garage and take up residence!!

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  58. I like fall colors . Wonderful pumpkin . Thanks

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  59. Love your country scents! I don't miss living around farms, but when we drive through southern Ontario the smell reminds me of childhood and visiting my great grandmother's farm. Love your pumpkin. And those cheesy potatoes smell amazing right through my computer screen! Thanks for a great hoppy day.

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  60. I absolutely love this little pumpkin wall hanging! How fun! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    I'm with you - I do not like the scent of what we call Japanese Beetles or else the ucky ladybugs (vs. the cute ladybugs). We're still trying to cut hay, but, hope to start harvest this week. Thanks again. HUGS...

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  61. Love your litle pattern and the mouse story...though we all know that mice are no longer cute once they get in the house.
    Denise
    wdschills@wisper-wireless.com

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  62. i love living in the country! about three years ago, those beetles swarmed all over our house, does anyone else remember that? pumpkin spice is adorable!

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  63. What a cute pattern, thank you! I just love that picture of your son, he is darling.

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  64. Love the added touch of rick rack.

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  65. Cute pattern! Love all the pics in your post...I can almost smell pumpkin pie cooking

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  66. I love your descriptions of farm country. I live in a small city, but still look forward every year to a trip to the pumpkin field and several trips to different orchards - love those fresh-picked apples!
    Susan in NC
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  67. That pattern is so cute! Thanks for sharing it. I love applique on a pieced background.

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  68. what a wonderful post, with your words and pictures I could almost smell the scents here at home. Thanks for sharing the pattern it will help me to welcome fall to my home.

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  69. Thank you for the pattern, it is very cute! I love the idea of putting the pumpkins in the bowls as a decoration, I think I shall be borrowing that one :) Thank you again!

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  70. I have followed you for a long time and have quite a few of your patterns. Thanks for the fall pattern. Phyllis

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  71. Thank you for such a cute project. I really like the embellishment idea, too. Fall is a favorite time of mine--the "crisp", earthy scent of fallen leaves on the ground and being raked is great...

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  72. I love this little hanging - it will be perfect for my new home! I love fall-the smell of fresh mowed hay, going to the farm in the next town for veggies and fruit and seeing all the pumpkins; catching a whiff of a wood fire from a neighbor's house early in the morning; the smell of baking (something I'll rarely if ever do in the summer); mulled cider; getting out the quilts ... it's a perfect time of year. There is a gnarly old elm across the street from me. I didn't notice it during the summer. It's lost a lot of branches over the years to keep them away from electric and telephone wires, but right now it is the most beautiful shades of red and orange!

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  73. Love your pictures & pattern! Have been a big fan of your fabric lines and projects for several years.

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  74. Love the scent of the cider and cinnamon on the stove, but I don't make it often for just the two of us. Great photos!! Love your little mat, but it would also be super if one was in a camper or motor home. I used to look for small designs like that when we had ours. Thanks, Sandy!!

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  75. Thanks for the cute pattern. Off to whip one up now.

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  76. We too have caught our first fall mouse. Love your site and patterns.

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  77. What a great little pumpkin Sandy. We don;t have "fall" in Queensland, Australia. So it is great to read about the smells. But I think you can keep your little field mice. They look cute, but I bet they're not that cute when they move in with you!! Cheers Gloria

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  78. Thank you so much for the pattern. My husband is going to get suspicious when I am going to the quilt store every day for 10 days! :-) I am a midwestern country girl exiled to the suburbs. I remember having a mouse in our house when I was about 10 and I was so mad at it that I picked it up by the tail and threw it outside. Only afterwards did I realize what I did! I do know the smells... Have a great day!

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  79. Thanks for the cute pattern. I love the small and simple. I think I will add a mouse to this pattern.

    The smell of autumn to me would have to be cinnamon. Yummy apple pie, apple cider, apple crisp, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling all with a touch of cinnamon....OMG I think it is time to bake.....

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  80. I'm going to run into town this am & pick up supplies so my 2 grandgirls can make a version of this pumpkin today when they get off the schoolbus at my home. They love anything crafty and enjoy searching in my sewing room for "stuff". I like this and will make mine while they create their own gift for their mom. Thank you. Never too young to start them!

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  81. I love the little acorns. They are just too cute!

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  82. I love Autumn! Colors, smells, sights...everything! Thank you for your pattern...lovely. :)

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  83. I too love the scent of cinnamon and cloves. I have a pot of it simmering from Oct. to Dec. every year.
    Thank you for the cute mat pattern. Perfect for my fav time of the year decorating.

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  84. What a cute wallhanging! I may need to expand my horizons and actually buy some wool to try this. Can you share your cheesy potatoes recipe? I have one that I use, but yours look especially tasty. dsb448@att.net

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  85. Thank you for the cute pattern and the blog-hop - this is just too fun ( sitting here in my jammies with my coffee LOL )

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  86. What a cute pumpkin. Thanks for sharing the pattern

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  87. I love the idea of wool applique on fabric. Also since leaves and acorns are two of my favorite things, I will be for sure making this project.
    I am loving this blog hop.

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  88. Thanks for the project and the blog hop!

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  89. Way cool pattern for the blog hop. You are alwasy fun to visit!!

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  90. Cute pattern -I'm picking out my fabrics right now. Thanks so much.

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  91. Cute project! I love the mix of textures and the soft fall colors.

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  92. Great pattern, reminds me of home. You're right about the fall, a great time of the year especially in the Adrirondack Mts of NY,

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  93. I love this little wall hanging. Very doable in an evening. Thanks for sharing.

    Jaylene
    jaylene@beyondbb.com

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  94. Being a farmer's wife I can definitely identify with all the smells you described although the bugs and mice I can sure do without! Your pumpkin spice pattern is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  95. It is a great pattern especially since I love anything with pumpkins on it! Your photos are a wonderful selection of fall images.

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  96. I love it! Can't wait to start it when I get home this afternoon. This one has even already been claimed by a friend. :-)

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  97. Love this and will have to make it for sure!!!

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  98. I love the pattern and yes the Creamy Pumpkin candles are fantastic.

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  99. What a cute pattern! Looks quick and easy enough to actually get done this fall! Love these beautiful fall days! A caramel apple would make it perfect!!!
    Jolyn

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  100. I also love the fall scents of burning leaves, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, etc. I could go on and on. Your project it cute and I will probably do it this weekend. Thank you, Kim

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  101. Wonderful blog today. I love the pumpkin project. Thanks.

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  102. gegorecki@earthlink.netSeptember 28, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    very cute pattern - i love your fabric

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  103. Hi Sandy,
    I love this post! Autumn is my favorite season and I know what you mean about the scents of fall harvest. I'm also more than familiar with the very tiny and very cute field mice. They are all around here and come inside when it gets cold (in the kitchen drawers - yuk!).

    This pattern/project is super cute and I will definitely be using it. Thanks so much for your generosity!

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  104. Aren't the smells of fall fantastic, spiciness leaves, apples, pumpkins, wood furnaces on very crisp fall days. Love your pumpkin pattern and all things things you share on your blog. Thank you!

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  105. I love the project and all your wonderful pictures - except the mouse. I have a beanfield right beside my yard and dread the thought of the mice coming in soon.
    The cheesy potatoes look wonderful - I would love to have the recipe.

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  106. I miss seeing fall! Its going to be 106 here in Vegas today, sigh.

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  107. We have a farm in NY and I can relate to the smells of fall. I think Mother Nature outdoes herself this time of year. But the most immediate resonse of a smell for the season is pumpkin pie spice - lovely pattern that will work up quickly - thank you.

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  108. I think I can smell the Apple Cider alredy. We always looked forward to when the Cider Mill would open in the Fall to go for Apple Cider and homemade donuts..oh, what a memory!

    Remember - TREE FORTS? We use to make "rooms" from raking leaves into lines which were "walls" to form rooms.

    Thank you for Pumpkin Spice. I really think I'll make this today. I absolutely love pumpkins and have all the materials necessary to get started.

    Happy Fall.

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  109. i love the combined textures on this piece. thanks for the pattern!

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  110. Thank you for the adorable pattern!

    Happy Fall,
    ~ jes

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  111. LOVE your pattern. Fall is the best time of year, along with the colors and smells.

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  112. Your project is so cute - no surprise!

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  113. I agree it is totally hard to describe the smell of fall...it's just a familiar smell and you know its fall. I do love the smell of pumpkin pie and apple pie, definatley smells of fall.

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  114. Pumpkin Spice is adorable - the embellishments really take it up a notch - thank you!

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  115. I live in the country with a farm up the street, I sure can relate to everything you said. And I love your pumpkin, going to make one today :)
    Thanks for sharing
    Dorothy F in IL

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  116. I love the pumpkin wall hanging, I would like to make a couple as place mats. Captures the feel of fall. Thanks for the pattern. Karen T

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  117. Oooh- I love this one! Thanks Sandy- I won't be springifying this one- I'm Aussie so I have another 5 months- but I'll definitely be making it soon!

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  118. Good morning Sandy: Thanx so much for sharing your fall memories. I love the pattern and plan on starting it tonight! Very Cute!
    Sharon

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  119. This is so cute, thankyou for sharing it with us all! But you can keep that field mouse all to yourself :)

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  120. What a cute pumpkin. It is definitely an easily doable project. Thanks.

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  121. Too cute!! I'm making this tomorrow and a pumpkin bread to go along with it, so I have the scent,too!! Thanks!

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  122. I have so enjoyed drinking a cup of coffee and looking at your photos. I feel like I've been on a little vacation this morning, thank you!!

    Thank you for the pattern :)

    Now it is time to get the monkies ready for the bus.

    Enjoy your day...Smiles, Kelly

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  123. Thanks for the pattern! I was wondering what to make for my Aunt for her birthday. And I have been having so much fun working with wool! I can't wait to make this.

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  124. Thanks for the cute little pumpkin pattern. I love working with wool and I like how you added the acorns and ric rac. Your fall fabrics are great. Thanks for the pattern and blog.

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  125. Awesome pattern and post. Fall is my favorite time of the year.

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  126. What a cute pumpkin!!! Your pictures and the nice, cool air outside make me so glad that it's fall! Thank you all for providing us with this blog hop!!

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  127. Thanks for the lovely pattern. I just love the pumpkin and the little felted acorns.

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  128. Morning Sandy and thank you for your memories and a lovely pattern.

    Here in the UK the changing colours are the first sign, followed by really smokey bonfires and fireworks for 5th November.

    The bonfires take me straight back to my grandfather who was a pyromaniac at heart and built huge evil smelling smoking bonfires that billowed smoke forever and had the police knocking at the door to complain!

    Then there is the smell of the first frosty morning.

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  129. Adorable! There is nothing quite like fall, I love it!

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  130. Thanks for the adorable pattern! Love the little acorns ... perfect!

    I can't wait for some pumpkin pie myself ... my 12 yo dd wants to learn how to make them from scratch this year ... and I mean from scratch! Pie pumpkins, here we come!

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  131. I love fall too, especially the trees when they show their fall colors. Thanks for the blog hop - its great!

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  132. Thank you for the cute pattern. I am anxious to work with the wool as this is virgin territory for me!

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  133. This is my first blog hop and I'm loving it. Thanks for the cute pumpkin pattern.

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  134. What a lovely post! I love your little design, and the little mouse your sister designed. You two are so talented! Thanks for all the pics!

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  135. Thanks for the awesome pumpkin pattern. I love the smell of pumpkin bread baking and the smell of apple pie. Mmm, YUMMY!

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  136. Mmmm...stewed apples on the stove, after coming in from the crisp cool air smelling of leaves...now that is Autumn to me!

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  137. I think you have the hardest sense to photograph. Honestly, how do you photograph scent? The picture of the John Deere harvesting was probably the best "portrayal" for me.

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  138. I love your pumpkin spice mini quilt. It's so cute!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the smell of fall. It's my favorite season of the year.

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  139. I love wool applique and the acorns add such a nice touch. Thank you for another wonderful pattern.

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  140. The best part of this blog hop is getting to visit blogs I have not been to before. Thanks for sharing.

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  141. Thank you for sharing this adorable pattern. It is a perfect fall decoration.

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  142. I can totally relate to your blog today! I spent a few days last week at my brother's farm in western Minnesota, and visiting with my Mom. All of your senses are stimulated on a farm in the fall. I find it very peaceful out there. Love the little banner too!

    Sharon D.

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  143. Love it, the rick rack, the wool and can't wait to make the acorns. I love fall and its colors also, so reading the blogs are wonderful.

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  144. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern! I wish I could get my hair to look like yours! Very cute! ♥♥♥

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  145. Hi Sandy! I love your Pumpkin Spice pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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  146. Fall is my favorite time of year..I just love the fresh air, the gorgeous leaves and the pumpkin pie!

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  147. What an adorable fall pattern. Thank you.

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  148. I'm pretty sure that it's the smells of Fall that I miss the most living in South Florida...well, that and the crisp temperatures. I love the smell of burning leaves, apple cider, pumpkin ANYTHING, all the Fall scents. Yummm.

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  149. What a darling mat! I am in need of a quick b'day gift and I think this is it. Thank you!

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  150. Sandy, I drove across farm country this past weekend (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska to Colorado) and harvest is in full swing! I grew up on a farm in Idaho, and was amazed at the size of the combine harvesters they use now. Thanks for evoking such a wonderful scent memory!

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  151. Love Fall. Love pumpkins. Love your design. Thank you.

    Darlis

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  152. Thanks for the cute pattern. There is nothing like the smells of Fall. Thanks for sharing. Chris G.

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  153. I grew up in the Red River Valley of ND and miss the fall harvest from there. It is just not the same in MN. I enjoyed your blog of fall scents. Thanks also for the pattern.

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  154. Love the photo of your son outside. It really captures autumn!

    Thanks for the adorable pumpkin pattern!!

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  155. Hey Sandy

    I have always loved your patterns. Your pumpkin would look lovely in my kitchen. Thank you for the time you have spent to make this hop so much fun.

    Kathee

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  156. Love the pumpkin pattern and I have just the perfect place to hang it! Thanks!

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  157. Love the pumpkin and thanks for the blog hop....

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  158. Smells of Fall... love them all. my favorites would have to be the leaves and apples. It's getting cooler here and I'm really enjoying it!

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  159. The ric-rac really makes that little quilt along with the 3D acorns. I am heading both to your website and your sisters1

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  160. I dislike those smelly little bugs and they nasty trail they leave when crawling around. Yuck! Thanks for table topper pattern, I love it.

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  161. I LOVE this pumpkin!! Its so simple and cute! Thanks for the pattern. I am looking forward to the fall scents as well...do you freeze all of the pies or just have a big party to eat them? :)

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  162. I forgot to tell you the cheesy potatoes look great - how about sharing the recipe!! :)

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  163. Thanks for the pumpkin spice pattern! I just LOVE this time of year!

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  164. As a wall hanging I might even add some sented oil to the wool acorns. Really spice it up. martha from brainerd ,mn

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  165. Loved reading your article and the pumpkin pattern is adorable.

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  166. I am a midwestern person as well, and everything you've said is absolutely true, including the field mice! We've been having a full moon at night, cool fall weather, with a little rain. Farmers are starting to work in the fields to bring in the corn and soybeans. Beautiful time of the year. Love your table mat.

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  167. I love Fall, my favorite season, with its spectacular colors of oranges, reds, yellows, browns, and greens. The Fall Scents of spiced apple cider, campfires, pumpkin pie just out of the oven...Hmmm " Life is good". The lil pumpkin table quilt is sooooo cute and the lil details of the rick rack and the woolen acorns are awesome touches. Thank you for sharing.

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  168. Thanks for this pattern. I love the wool pumpkin!

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  169. I like the free project! The wool balls and twisted wire add a special touch.

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  170. I love the smell of walking through an apple orchard. Such a crisp, fesh smell. And, the taste! Well, that’s for another post. Thanks for the pattern. I love autumn, the colour orange and pumpkins!

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  171. You have pullled many memories from their "files". we can no longer burn leaves --- into the compost pile they go --- but, yes, the fragrance was so much a part of my growing up years. Love the project! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  172. Love both your's and your sister's patterns! I really like yours and the idea of adding wool and other things to the wall hanging to give it texture and appeal!

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  173. What a cute pattern. I am off to my fabric stash! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  174. I am helping my daughter with her fall decorations and this is going to be "sew" quick and easy for her front door.

    Thank you.

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  175. Thanks for the free pattern! I love fall but it reminds me that winter is close on it's heels. I'm not a fan of winter!

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  177. Adorable & simple project, Sandy. I like the scrappy background, simple applique is a must for me and a perfect size for my table top wire frame hanger. Perfect!

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  178. I'm a new blogger just started my blog last week http://karenstreehousequilts.blogspot.com/ and this is my first blog hop. Thank you for the wonderful wall hanging pattern. I loved your pictures.

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  179. I'm never disappointed with your designs! The pumpkin is adorable and I absolutely love the use of the rick rack & acorns. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  180. Cute, Cute! Love the wool and extra's to make this. Thanks for the pattern.

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  181. I love the table mat-thank you! I am really getting geared up for fall now seeing all your photos.

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  182. Ohh Fall smells so good !! Thank you for this beautiful pattern !

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  183. Any designs with wool always look like they belong in Fall decor ~ lovelt design!

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  184. I have never worked with wool before, but this looks so cute I'm going to have to try!

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  185. Very, very cute! Love the rick rack trim!

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  186. I loved the smell of burning leaves-can't do that anymore in the city. Thanks for the cute pattern- fall is my favorite season.

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  187. What a perfect little project - love the fact that it can be made in an evening.....THANKS!
    pmattlin@comcast.net

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  188. Love the pumpkin topper pattern, especially the acorns!

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  189. As a kid - I loved the smell of burning leaves - and all the fun that came before the burning - raking them up, jumping in the pile. I miss that smell living in New York City (car exhaust just doesn't compare!) - so when I am out in the countryside and smell burning leaves I am transported back in time - and let my imagination wander remembering days gone by!

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  190. Sandy, I am from Superior, IA and my sister still lives on a farm near Estherville. I love this little pumpkin piece. Fall is my favorite time of year and the colors are so bright and the fragrances are just delightful. Thanks for sharing this pattern. This is one I will definitely make and put on my fall table.

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  191. I enjoyed your comments about fall in the Midwest. I'm a Nebraska farm girl and its almost time for the combines to get rolling. There is a certain crispness to the air that tells you its harvest time. Consider yourself lucky to only have ONE mouse per year!! Love your cute pumpkin pattern.

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  192. I love this table mat. It is so cute.

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  193. Oh the smells of Autumn! Love anything pumpkin or apples....baking in the oven. MMMM! Thanks for such a great pattern and it has my favorite...PUMPKINS on it! Love the embellishments ideas too.

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