Sunday, October 11, 2015

Some Leaf Peeping and a Couple of Projects

Yesterday, my husband and I took a drive about an hour south and drove through some beautiful New England towns in all their fall glory. I thought about bringing my camera but it's just so easy to pack lightly and rely on the phone camera.....which I did.....with regrets!

The colors are really showing in all their splendor now. It happened rather quickly. Earlier in the week, trees were mostly golden. Now there are some of the most beautiful shades of red! Driving on roads lined with beautifully colored trees is an experience all itself.

This spot still had a lot of green but it was a golden shade of green, not quite completely gold, but it glowed in the sun! I love the golden shades. My backyard is completely golden!

This was a beautiful spot though my phone camera did not capture it at all. There were several canoes out there. If you look really closely you can see canoes at about 11:00 and 12:00 in the photo. I didn't get out of the car to take this photo as it was a very narrow road and there were also cars behind us.

It was such a perfect fall day for a drive and for leaf peeping. The roads were very busy and every place that we stopped was mobbed by hikers, picnickers and leap peepers.

Today my husband has returned to the area to hike about 15 miles along some trails that he has been hiking on Fridays all summer and early fall. This past Friday was a rainy day so he returned today to do some hiking.

I stayed home to complete some projects. Here's what I have been working on:

A more traditional version of my angel.....I've added two layers of tulle to her wings.

and some more little Christmas tree ornaments....

This is actually a set of 3 ornaments. Can you guess what the third ornament says?

"How lovely are your branches".....I have loved that song since I was a very little girl.

This particular set of tree ornaments is constructed from a deconstructed vintage pillowcase. Even the tree trim is made from the tatted edging of the pillow. They are very sweet.

Well I have a lot of work to do today while my husband is off hiking in the woods so I'm going to let you go and wish you a wonderful long weekend if you are lucky enough to have one! Even if you aren't, there's still plenty of two day weekend left so get outside and enjoy this beautiful fall day. The sun is shining,

AND.....'s going to be 80 degrees later in the week. How is this possible you ask? The simple answer is because I got up nice and early this morning to pack away all of my summer clothes. I knew if I packed them away, it would warm up again! So, you are welcome! ENJOY!


  1. The pictures are just beautiful...I especially love the one by the lake!!! Your Christmas trees are just too cute!!! I wish I knew how to create something like that...I don't feel too confident with thread and needles!

  2. Good Morning Linda, I was so excited to see your new post in my inbox this morning. Well a day late but here. Love your fall pics from your drive. WOW you took some amazing shots with your phone. Lovely fall colors. We almost never see that here in Texas.
    Your newest angel is gorgeous. Love the added tulle on her wings. Adore your newest tree set. That is a favorite song of mine too growing up and playing it on the piano. How special to design a trio set like this and using vintage elements. You are such a talented designer.
    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed new week my friend.

  3. Such Beautiful color you are having, we are just starting to see some color, but it shouldn't be long now. I love your Christmas trees they are so sweet, great idea!

  4. Hi Linda~ Thank you for taking us along on your drive with you, oh those colors are gorgeous!
    The trees near our home have lost all their leaves, but we are 8,000 feet up in the mountains. Lower down in town the trees are still looking quite pretty, and we have had some gorgeous warm weather,"Indian Summers" they call it, and I love them.

    Your angel and Christmas trees are just lovely. I too love that old song and sing it to myself throughout the year believe it or not.
    Time is certainly fleeting and Christmas will soon be arriving with all it's glory and wonder.

    Thank you for stopping in for a visit, it's always a joy to see you, Linda.
    I will still be taking a blog break as I leave this week to drive my mother south for the winter. I posted my tea cups since Stephanie will be having her link up party on Wednesday. At one time I was going to be gone when the party was happening, but I'm thankful I'm here to join in on the fun. I'm looking forward to seeing all the treasures and fun ladies shared with one another.

    Have a blessed day, sweet friend.
    Joy! Debbie

  5. Oh Linda, I so enjoyed seeing the photos of your Autumn drive! Yes, I saw the canoes by zooming in.
    Your angel is just soooo pretty and so are the adorable "oh Christmas tree" ornaments. You're so talented!!

  6. Good Evening Dear Linda,
    I am so enjoying catching up with you and your adventures~ crafting, sewing, goodies and baking.
    Your New England color is phenomenal, even though you are still experiencing warmer weather.
    Our weather was hot in Sacramento and it is here in Texas too.
    I adore your angels and the abundant artistic talent you possess!
    Have a lovely evening,

  7. What a glorious time of the year to hike! You really have beautiful colors in the trees and nice weather. We were happy to have the 80s this week after some cool rainy weather in NC. I LOVE your Christmas trees! I can't wait to get back to sewing again. I missed it and I MISSED YOU! Sweet hugs, Diane

  8. WOW! What amazing pictures you took with your phone! Oh, how I love the brilliant hues of the trees against the blue of the sky and the water! Thank you for "taking" us on the drive with you... I am sure it is much more magnificent in person. Enjoy every beautiful moment of fall! And your angels are just darling... you are SEW talented :) Much love to you dear friend!

  9. Oh to be in New England in October! What a lovely part of the world you live in.

    Those are darling little trees! I love O Christmas tree too, and believe it or not, I always start listening to my Christmas music in October!