Signals of Fall

September 22, 2021

Signals of Fall

Ooh, the moment you step outside and get that first hint of a cool breeze. Or the crunch of leaves underfoot as you stroll down the sidewalk.

Signals of Fall - October House Fiber Arts journal by Robin Sample

Fall is fabulous in my opinion. I love nearly everything about it. I don’t even mind the infinite variations on the “pumpkin spice” theme that pop up this time of year. Although, I’ll just say that our postmodern culture seems to excel at fixating on something and then absolutely wearing it out until you’re sick, sick, sick of it. The old adage “too much of a good thing” pops into my mind.

I’m actually more of an apple person anyway.

There are a few things around our home that definitely signal that fall is close at hand: 

Baseball 

There’s not a lot on television that we enjoy, but baseball is one thing. There are only 12 games left in the regular season…yikes! That means the fall classic is right around the corner.

Shorter days

We’re turning the lights on earlier and earlier in the evening. Part of me mourns this loss of light a little bit, since I’m definitely a daylight person. The other part of me says “why fight it”? Cozy evenings are always enjoyable, and it means more time for stitching.

Baking

I love to bake during the cooler months, including the aforementioned apples, especially with cinnamon. Crisps, cobblers, pies and coffee cakes become a weekly indulgence around here.

Quilts

I have quilts on all our beds. Quilts hanging on walls and quilts stacked and folded in closets. But once the temperature dips a bit, I hang lap quilts over the backs of our chairs and sofas. It’s very cozy and comforting to snuggle under a quilt while stitching, reading or watching baseball (or maybe a Poirot).




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