I love Fall. I embrace Fall. And yes – I get into the spirit of Fall much before we see cooler temperatures here in the desert where we live. Claire and I “decked the halls” (really it’s just mostly in the kitchen) with whatever Fall items we had stored away from past years. She’s learning how to create a cluster of decorations using random candle sticks, and we bonded over that. Now … if I can just convince Mother Earth to drop those temperatures a bit, I can bust out the long sleeves and fuzzy socks again.
I know these colors don’t necessarily say “Fall” to most people – but this blanket represents warmth and love and comfort to me and I will definitely find myself using it more and more as it cools down this Fall. My mom just crocheted that blanket for me and I’m pretty sure most of those 29,700 stitches were done sitting beside my brother’s side as she has been with him during his battle with cancer. So – this blanket is that much more special to me.
PS – You can find a couple of my Fall DIY projects (as seen in the pictures) in this post and this post. As for where I found most of the Fall decor items? I’ve accumulated them over so many years, it’s probably safe to say most items were either from Home Goods, Michaels, Hobby Lobby … those kind of places.