Saturday, October 21, 2017

Some Bags and Some Leaf Peeping


Good afternoon friends! It's been a while but I am here today with a quick post! I've been busy with a million different things but also taking full advantage of the most beautiful fall weather! More about that later! But first, I finished some more burlap bags and have not gotten around to posting them, so here they are!


These are so fun and easy to whip up and they are definitely one of my favorite sewing projects! There are so many ways to experiment with mixing of fabrics, colors and textures and the best part is you  really can't go wrong! I have some other ideas to mix things up a bit but that will be another post...

Now for a dose of beautiful fall foliage.....


Yesterday my husband, my dog and I went for a walk at a state park nearby. It is one of our favorite places to walk the dog because it is beautiful all four seasons and my dog really loves it there. We rarely run into others on this road and it is a nice walk from the dam at one end to the beach area at the other end.


It was about 4:30 in the afternoon and the sun was warm and bright, the sky was a gorgeous blue and there was the most amazing breeze. The trees weren't too shabby either!


We have had so many beautiful days to enjoy the changing leaves. Just a couple weeks earlier, we were in the Berkshires celebrating our 35th anniversary. The foliage was not quite this bright but still so pretty! I enjoy every stage from the first signs of golden greens to the brightest reds!


My dog will tell you that she enjoys the smell....on every leaf....on every bush...on every weed....and every tree....groan! It was a looooong walk with lots of stops (to sniff) and starts......with so much to look at, we didn't mind.


Heading back was just as pretty....


Every time I walk on this dirt road, I am reminded of Robert Frost's poems....so picturesque....doesn't matter what season.



We thoroughly enjoyed this late afternoon walk and we are so grateful for this continued glorious weather!


Last but not least, my husband is at the top of the hill in our back yard blowing the leaves. In our city, once the leaves are raked to the road, they are picked up for us! Now that's service!

Happy fall everyone. Have you all been doing some fall baking? I've baked pumpkin bread, zucchini bread and apple cake!

                                                 Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


14 comments:

  1. Love your burlap bags, Linda. Love the different pieces you used to fashion them. What a gorgeous place in which to walk. I giggled when you said your dog smelt every leaf, every everything!! My Maisie does the same thing. Their noses pick up so many scents, don't they. Love your photos of the scenery. This place is quite breathtaking.

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    1. Hi Kim,
      Nice to hear from you and thank you for your lovely comment. We walk there year round, even in a blizzard last winter....it's not far from our house so we walk there often. Always beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, I will be catching up on all my blog reading this week, so I will see you soon! ;)

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  2. Beautiful! Love the bags and the fall pics are gorgeous. An incredible scenery to talk a nice walk in. Fall is in the air and some fall baking sounds like a good idea for a small project tomorrow. Beautiful post.
    ~Tanya

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    1. Hi Tanya,
      Happy to see that you stopped by! Hope you got to do some fall baking! I'm going to be doing some over the next few days. Looking forward to it too! Most of the leaves in our yard have fallen but it was nice while it lasted...hope all is well! Still loving my tea!!!!! ;)

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  3. Wow!Wonderful landscape!Love your pretty bags too!Hugs,Maristella.

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    1. Hello again Maristella,
      I was just at your blog admiring tea cups! Thank you for your visit and sweet comment too! :)

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  4. Love your little burlap bags, so perfect with an Autumn outfit!!
    That walk looks so beautiful, I love any walks along water, our dog use to have to smell everything too :)
    Thanks for sharing the pretty fall colors!!

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    1. Hello Connie,
      Thank you so much! Yes, I love walks along water too, rivers, lakes, ocean....doesn't matter as long as I have something pretty to look at. Makes the walk seem more enjoyable, less work I guess and more pleasure! LOL, yes, the dogs like to sniff everything! LOL!

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  5. Your bags are wonderful and I love your autumn photos, so pretty :)

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    1. Thank you so much Connie! Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  6. You leaf Peepers are so lucky! (You know I threaten to move West every year because of the change of seasons) So beautiful my friend and your bags are too!
    Love your talent and happy to be catching up too.
    xoxo
    Jemma

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    1. Hi Jemma,
      Thank you so much Jemma! Yes, we do love our foliage! I look forward to it every year. This year has been very warm and humid and some foliage was a little off--just not as bright and many leaves in our yard fell off before turning. Others looked brown in the tree--really weird. We didn't have to travel too far to find some beautiful leaves to peep at though. Definitely my favorite time of year! Yes!! Nice to catch up!!

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  7. I LOVE those little burlap purses you are making! There is just something about burlap that is so fun mixed with fabric and other textures! I imagine you are having so much fun making them! I really enjoyed the walk with you and your husband, wow, the colors were really gorgeous as you walked! I did have to giggle about your dog smelling everything, ours do that as well, I guess their noses are just always on high alert, and I always wonder what stories they could tell us if we could understand! Nice to have the leaf service at the street! Happy to visit with you today :)

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  8. Beautiful burlap bags and great autumn photos! Kisses!

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