Fall Already?

Fall AlreadyApparently it is, because there is absolutely no evidence of springtime weather here. 50 degrees and lots of rain does not equal the spring I was hoping to have. We are totally back into the curling up with something warm in your hands to drink weather.
Fall Already
Perfect for doing some more felting. Aren’t these colors gorgeous? I would love to find more grays (I have something in mind), but those lovely blues and greens and the gray appropriately named “smoke” will just have to do for now.
on my mind right now-
Sarah’s bread bag. We have been thinking of replacing our bread machine for a while (it broke nearly two years ago) and the one thing that holds me back is the short freshness window. Now I’m thinking a simple, cute bread bag (could even hang it up) would be a great answer.
Repainting our bedroom. Its been, well, very beige for 6 years now, which is just way too long in painting years. I would love to pick a new color and do the fine linen paint technique that is in the current Martha Stewart Living magazine. Please don’t hold me to that though. There is a LOT of wall in that room, I may succumb to the lure of the straight-on solid color to just get it done. But it will be painted. Nice thing about owning Story Trading is that we get all of the Ben Moore color swatches here to look at and dream about whenever we want.
This amazing display of planters I saw at a flea market on Whidbey Island last weekend-
Fall Already
And countless other random things like quilt making, printing my own fabric to make new curtains for the dining room…the fact that the other day Emma told me her room was boring – yeah, I know…aaaaand there’s freshly sewn curtains in there I haven’t even shown you yet…weeding the rest of the garden… sewing Betz’s reusable sandwich wraps…my lonely etsy store that hasn’t been swept and dusted for a while…
you get the idea. Its a bit nutty inside this head of mine.

  • UK lass in US

    May 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I’m probably not going to get much sympathy for this, but today was far too summer-like here. Shorts and sandals and nutty hair. I’d happily swap it for curling up with something warm in your hands to drink weather.

  • angelina hart

    May 7, 2009 at 1:31 am

    We’re the same here in Germany. Last few weeks were ‘unseasonably warm’ and sooo lovely! Now we’re back to rain and winter coats. wah. but on the upside getting lots of crafting done.

  • VintagePleasure

    May 7, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I love that linen-look paint effect but I can only imagine how difficult it would be on a large scale.We did a more rnadom glaze finish in our shower room that took forever.That’s why I went for linen-look wallpaper for my bedroom instead.Much easier!

  • this little light

    May 7, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I have some of those little reusable sandwich bags and my kids love them. All the different fabrics get them excited and now we don’t have to buy plastic ones (or throw them away). A win win for everyone.

  • Kendall Micayla

    May 7, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Same here, cold and rainy! But the sun just peeked out a bit so maybe it is over for us!
    Lovely wool-I really like the color combo!
    I do love that linen painting-its beautiful!! You could just to patches of it if it ends up being really hard, just blend the edges? 🙂

  • Maribeth

    May 7, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I totally get the desire to rethink, repaint, and retool spaces in your home. I seem to be involved in the same mission. ’tis the season I think. Thanks.

  • Cate

    May 7, 2009 at 11:41 am

    we on the east coast have also been thrown right back into late wintery-ness. i feel more like eating soup than sushi.
    but, i love that having to be inside and sort of deal with the urge for spring has introverted some of the spring fever energy.
    found your blog via lecia (a day that is dessert)…cannot wait to look around some more!

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you Cate!
    I am happy to say the sun has come out today, even thought its still cold.
    Spring may be here after all!

  • lisa s

    May 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    we had a re-winter/fall too…. but now the sun is back. here’s sending some your way…

  • Tiff@ThreePeas

    May 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    It’s hard for me to grasp the concept of cold weather now. It’s been 80 degrees here but stormy. Granted yesterday was a tad chilly. Love the colors of that wool. I think the blues are gorgeous!

  • Deanna

    May 7, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    That’s so hard to relate to! We were in the 90’s and very muggy. I was looking longingly at the teapot, but it was just too hot. Not sure if I’m complaining, though!

  • sara jane

    May 8, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Don’t bother with the breadmaker, do the no-knead bread thing! But, yes, I am all over those bread bags, too.

  • willy-nilly

    May 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Remember last June? We took to calling it “Junuary.” The weekend turned a bit at least.
    There was a woman selling wool at the Fremont Market. I got some lovely owls made from it for Mother’s Day.
    Those pots are lovely. Where I lived in Mexico had whole walls like that!

  • CJ Plummer

    May 11, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Happy Mother’s Day. Loved your sachet project and will use it with my church group soon! Love from NC!! CJ

  • VintagePleasure

    May 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Lily said to tell Emma to send that ‘boring’ quilt her way if she doesn’t like it!!
    I remembered your love of rosettes and wondered if you saw this?

  • Vintage Chica

    May 11, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Ugh, we’re feeling a bit of “fall” here today. What happened to our warm temps?

  • blair/wisecraft

    May 11, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I’m with Lily! I *hope* that Emma re-evaluated her stance on a “boring” room
    after a little thought. And I did see those ribbons! Its so funny you
    remembered I liked those (good memory!). I loved the colors in all the
    photos and must say, they sort of got me in the mood to maybe…finally make
    some for myself!

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