Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn Colors & A Lovely Swap



Autumn is my favorite season---that little nip in the air, the scent of wood burning in the fireplace, all those lovely, spicy, apple-y things coming out of my kitchen these days.

We have had an extremely dreary start to autumn here in northern Louisiana--- practically non-stop rain for almost two weeks, with nary a hint of sunshine. But just when I was ready to go out and buy one of those lights that people in the upper latitudes wear to ward off darkness-induced depression, the sun appeared! I wanted to capture that feeling of sun and autumn colors, so I hung the quilt top I am working on for my son in the sunniest window I could find, and "Voila!"---a tribute to fall. I know it's a bit wrinkly, but I was afraid the sunny moment would pass before I could capture it---doesn't it look like a stained-glass window?

This past few weeks I have been having a ball creating a package for my partner in the Sweet & Sinister Swap hosted by the amazing Kari Ramstrom over at A Year of Color blog. My joy in creating Lorraine's package was eclipsed only by the gasping delight I experienced on opening her surprise to me. Here are some photos of just a few of the fantastic things she made and found for me:





And the "piece de resistance"........



I have several other pictures over on my flickr site. Thanks so much, Lorraine! Please go to Lorraine's blog and read her beautiful writing accompanied by gorgeous photography---she even has an etsy shop with lovely vintage goodies and her original collages and other creations.

Have a sunshine-y day!

11 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

What a gorgeous quilt top - it looks very much like a stained glass window! Lucky son!!

Love all your surprises - lots of fun goodies!

paperbird said...

Kathy you are such a sweety. I am so glad that I got to meet you! Thank you for your post- you are too kind!

Katy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself! Who knew there was another Kathryn Estelle out there?! And, as a matter of fact, I have been to Shreveport many times. I have an MBA from Louisiana Tech (1991)!

Blessings,
Katy

fairbluemoon said...

Autumn! Who could possibly have a problem with the fall season?! The colors are magnificent and all that goes with it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful quilt (beautiful work!) and art to cozy up the season even more.

Susan

debbie bailey said...

I'm a friend of the other Kathryn Estelle and wanted to check out your blog. I like it! I'm an aspiring watercolorist, but you're really good! My drawing leaves a lot to be desired. I keep on trying though. Blogs like yours are an inspiration!

bockel24 said...

Oh wow, that package looks like a fun one!

grittyjane said...

Hello! I just want to thank you soooo much for the cd. I have been listening to it over and over again and it has really ministered to me through a tough time. Your return address was smeared. If you have a mailing address pls send it to me at grittyjane@gmail.com. Thanks so much and God be with you.
Jane

acornmoon said...

Happy Christmas to you! I love your Autumn quilt, my favorite color combinations.

BillyBBee said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..........................

Leslie Hawes said...

The quilt is delicious!

acornmoon said...

Thanks for voting for the bees!