Sunday, August 19, 2012

Early Signs of Autumn...

inspired by "Fall Garden"
design by Tonya Robey of Mad Hen Primitives
published in Fall 2012 issue of "Primitive Quilts & Projects" magazine

I love sunflowers! The perfect late summer/early autumn flower.
Following the sun with their flower faces and the perfect golden hue reminding us of the autumn colors yet to come...

This was a rughooking design, but since I don't hook, I translated it to wool applique instead.

I love all the early signs of autumn that you shared!
Cooler, crisper mornings and evenings
animals beginning to store up their winter food
goldenrod and chrysanthemums
apple and pear picking
fallen hickory nuts and acorns
football season
V's of Canadian geese flying north
Back to school
Shortening days
I can feel it! Can you?

Thank you ever so much for the 51 responses and emails.
Using, response #25 was selected - Debbie of Plainfield, IL
Congratulations Debbie, your package is on its way...
I can't believe that a full year of giveaways has gone by... My thought was to do it for a year, but it has been so much fun, I think it will continue. It might not be as regular as it has been, but when I think of something or make a little special something, there will be more... stay tuned!

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
~Philippians 4:4-7

Blessings, Patti


annie said...

Just love your sunflowers!
Congrats to Debbie.
What a comfort the Scriptures are!
Blessings to you too!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Debbie!
Love your pieces, beautiful work and wools.


Anonymous said...

I am very thrilled that I won. Thank you for such a wonderful opertunity. The sunflowers go so well with the coneflowers from the previous post, they are both so lovey.
Debbie P

Kim said...

Sweet. Sunflowers are my favorite. Before I read further along I was thinking it would make a great rug hooking project too :)

Faye said...

Oh Patti,....thats what I love about what you do...You can take a vision from another piece of work and make it your own!! I need to do more of that myself... I am head over heels loving wool applique and now that fall will be creeping on us (hopefully soon!~), maybe I will incorporate wool a little more.... Very nice job on this piece...I love it! Always, Faye

marijke's crea said...

What a beautiful wool applique!
groetjes Marijke (NL)

Christine said...

Sweet woolie mat - I can't seem to get enough of sunflowers at the moment!
Congrats to Debbie and thanks To you for hosting!

Jacqueline said...

Love the wool applique mat... I just might have to try hooking it.

Thanks for sharing.

Cat Haven Craft House said...

That is one of my most favorite verses in the Bible! Thanks for reminidng me of it this morning and I LOVE your wool applique.

Karen said...

Sunflowers are my favorite flower and I love this sunflower beauty. Great job

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Love your sunflower mat and pincushions! The reverse tongues are fun-the purple is perfect. Have a good weekend. ~Roberta

Kimberly said...

You know, I just bought that issue ans I LOVE what you did with that project! SO inspiring!