Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall-o-ween Day 7

Happy to say I am back from the Funny Farm.
I was really glad to get out of there. I'm telling ya...that horse really could use a shower.

Welcome to Day 7 of the Quilt Designer's Fall-o-ween Blog Hop.

Today's featured designer is Teri from Whisicals.
I can't wait to see what she has to offer, I so love her style.
Hop on over to her blog and check it out.

Today's topic is gatherings.
Fall is a time I like to get out in the country
to gather the goods found in the ditches.
You can find all sorts of interesting, colors, shapes and textures.

Various grasses.

Pretty blooming things.


Little tiny daisy like flowers.

Interesting shapes and textures.

Cattails, I love cattails.

Bright colored leaves, in shades of golds....

and shades of reds.

Milkweed pods. Although interesting,

I left these in the ditch as I did not like

the looks of those scary red bugs.


The squirrels in our yard have also been very
busy scurrying around gathering and hiding
their winter supply of nuts.
This little guy has stopped to play with his....acorns.

Now hop on along to the other designer's blog to see if they have had gatherings or if they have gathered things.
Comment on all 10 blogs and be eligible for our grand prize.

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.

When you finish your projects take a picture.
Use this link to post the pictures on Flickr for all of us to see.

Tomorrow's featured designer will be Carrie from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
The topic tomorrow will be Traditions.

I hope you can take a drive out in the country to see what interesting things you can gather.

See you soon.

From my heart,



  1. I've been enjoying all of your photos!

  2. Great pictures! So glad you came back from the funny farm - hope you enjoyed your stay...hee hee

  3. What lovely things you have gathered! Fall is a perfect season to find interesting things in nature!

  4. Is "ditch gathering" anything similar to "junk pickin"? LOL

    I love to go to gatherings where you can pick through someone's junk - oh, what fun hubby and I have doing that !!

    Happy Fall.

  5. Thanks for sharing the photos. I wish we had some buckeyes in Kansas. I don't think I've ever seen any. They look very cool.

  6. You have managed to gather just everything!! Just beautiful photos!! Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com

  7. Great Pictures - I really need to go take some outdoor nature pics = Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Really love those wool acorns! All your pictures are very artsy and inspiring.

  9. I love that funny farm pattern, hmm, I think I just might order it. I really don't have enough to do already. I jsut hope the horse has a shower before he comes here.
    Great outdoor pics.
    I just like to look at what Mother NAture has to offer at this time of year. So inspiring.

  10. Great pictures. The acorns are darling.

  11. I love how you framed the squirrel panel! I just purchased one myself and have lots of leftovers of the Frolic spot fabrics to use with it. Can't wait to get to work on that!

    Lovely fall pictures too!


  12. Your gatherings pictures are very interesting. Sometimes I forget to look at the beauty in the most common things around us. Will have to take a walk outside today to see what I might gather. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures.

  13. I Love the beautiful fall pictures you have. They have broght back soooo many memories.

  14. Great photos Sandy, I love taking photgraphs of flowers and plants. I just came from such a walk.

    I love what you did with the acorn caps and wool. Very cute idea. What you call buckeyes I know as chestnuts.


  15. love these pictures! I have recently been "caught" taking pictures of the weeds on the south side of my lawn. They are such pretty little yellow flowers and I wanted to see if I could figure out what they were and how to "infest" the rest of my yard with them! Wouldn't my neighbors LOVE me?

  16. I love this panel and bought iut right away!!

  17. Great pictures. I planted some of those awesome looking grasses in my yard because my Mom loved them too. They're so beautiful looking.

  18. Lovely pictures...thanks for sharing such autumn beauty!

  19. That's my first time seeing buckeye! Too cute of a pattern too!

  20. i really enjoy your blog and all the wonderful colors you choose for your projects. i am from iowa also and we lived in algona for five years. our daughter was born there almost 53 years ago.nice town.we built a house there and went to find it while driving through. almost forgot where it was it was ..can't beleive it was so small.
    bless you.