Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Fall Favorites and a Perfect Day

Happy Friday to all!  I've had an absolutley glorious day...all to myself!  Is that selfish?  Oh well!  I've completed two crafty projects today.  The first, a sleep mask for Samantha.  The second, my October ATC for the Blissfull ATC Swap.  Yes, I'm a bit early, but I was just so excited about October's theme!  I've also made a batch of brownies and I've had turkey chili "brewing" in the crockpot all day!  I even managed to sneak in a quick nap!  I actually feel a little guilty!  Okay, I'm over it!  So, what's in store for tonight??  Maybe a little backyard time with my family.  The weather today is just perfect!  It seems the weather changes daily.  One day it feels like the middle of July and the next it can feel like winter, so taking advantage of today's perfectness seems appropriate!



Speaking of fall, Cortney at Living and Loving in California is having a linky party and giveway.  She is asking for your Five Fall Favorites.  Here are mine (in no particular order):
  1. The "cleanness" of the air.  Does that make sense?  I love that I was able to turn the A/C off today and open up the windows.  The clean, crisp air moving through the house is awesome.
  2. Grazing all day on cheese, veggies, crackers, and chili on football Sundays!
  3. The smell of fire...burning leaves.  (Hate raking leaves, love the smell of burning them).
  4. Sunsets and the fall moon.  Doesn't the moon just seem bigger in the fall?
  5. Halloween!  Love candy corn!  I also love dressing up!
There you have it.  My list of Fall Favorites!

Oh, I also need to mention that I forgot to note the seem allowance for the computer keyboard wrist rest.  It is 1/4 ".  I hope to convert the tutorial to a PDF, so stay tuned!  Thanks for everyone's input!

Toodles for now.

18 comments:

Cortney Lyon said...

I'm jealous about the A/C...we had cooled down here in CA but this weekend it's going to go back up into the 100's...so it's not feeling to much like fall right now. I love a good chiili on a cool day with cheese...YUM!

Thanks again for participating, I enjoyed reading your Fall favorites. Oh-and never, never, ever feel guilty about taking a nap...if you have to take one it's because you did something to deserve it. LOL! I take them daily.

Donnie said...

Thanks for visiting with me Angela. I loved your 5 for Fall choices especially the chili. I was writing out our menu for the next 4 days (I can only plan 4 days ahead) and now chili's on the list. Hope you got some well deserved rest and come visit again when you can.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I so agree about the air, "grazing" is such a dainty word... I love pigging out for football games, and the moon is just amazing this time of year! Great choices!
Congrats on your fun day:@)

Dina said...

Having the day all to yourself and lovin it is NOT selfish. We all need days like that to catch up, rejuvinate, accomplish, or just as a sanity booster. You had a very productive and creative day...YOU GO GIRL!

Parsley said...

Enjoyed your fall post! Glad you dropped by my blog so I could see it! I'll be by your blog again once I'm back on home grounds.

Sherry said...

We don't have A/C in our homes here in the Pacific Northwest. I guess there are a few people who do but we aren't one of them. It seems that where ever we live we all like many of the same things about fall. When you described your day it sounded like a pretty great one. I hope today is also a good day.

Roberta said...

Hello Angela! Love your blog banner and the theme. I love to sew as well and making gifts for my family and home decor are my favorite things to sew. Years ago I learned how to sew while living in Italy and I rented my first machine so that I could make curtains for the seven double balcony doors that our house had...wow! From then on I bought my first Singer and started making Halloween costumes for the entire family...it's my mom's b'day and we always had a wonderful party every year. Now that the kids area all grown up and scattered all over the states...I look forward to the holidays when we get together. I make many turkey dinners and bake all sorts of family favorites for my kids to chow down on. I've never been a fan of fall cause I don't like cold weather or snow. But we've lived in the Carolinas now for over 15 years and I don't mind the cooler weather that fall/winter bring here (no snow thought...yah ;) Hope you have a wonderful season and holidays with your family. Fondly, Roberta
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Sarah said...

Turkey chili = YUM!!!

Laurie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - I am now following your blog too! It's been a very HOT fall for us so far and I am ready for the cooler temps that are predicted for the coming week!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Angela,
I love reading your blog! The wrist rest is fantastic and everything else is too...love it all! I hope you're having a wonderful autumn-filled Sunday.
Hugs
xox

Chris said...

Hello Angela, thanks for visting my blog. I thought I would hop over and visit you. I adore your ATC's and you are obviously an accomplished seamstress. At least I know where to come for a sewing question.
Hugs, Chris

shannon i olson said...

oh candy corn and those pumpkins....can't quit eating them! your football, chili day sounds amazing and cozy too!

Linda said...

This is my first visit to your blog....I found you through Cyndi. Fall is starting out HOT here, but that's Southern California for ya!It sounds like you ahd a great day!I love to make black bean chili with cheese on top...yummy!

Chris said...

Hi Angela, I became a follower but your url isn't recognized on my blogger. ??? I deleted and joined again, still the same thing . I will try tomorrow in case there is a glitch today.

Ann said...

Hello there fello Kansas, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment about my latest tag. You mentioned my header, it's taken from a vintage poster I have from the Wizard Of Oz movie. I added my tin man and a few extras. Have a great week.
Ann

theodora said...

Hi Angela alot of things going on I also take naps so don't feel quilty ,here in greece it common most everybody takes a siesta,I also chili and I make brownies from scratch how about you I am also enjoying the crispar I can sleep better at night nothing better the having a quilt wrapped around me, take care theodora

Sharon said...

Thanks for the visit and the very nice comments. I love the harvest moon but my little bichon just stares at it and the growls. I think it scares him! NAPS are a wonderful thing. Need I say more. I dozed off at the computer the other day and who knows what I sent and to who...LOL! Have a great day.

Amy P said...

Congrats! You were the winner of the Halloween bracelet giveaway on my blog! Just email me (link on my blog sidebar) your address and it will be on its way :) YAY, thanks for playing along!