As the saying goes, "the frost is on the pumpkin." And I regret not having my camera earlier this morning as I opened my eyes at dawn to see the most glorious misty sunrise through the leafless trees outside my window. This peaceful valley has been blanketed in thick, dense fog which gives one the feeling of complete isolation in a most wonderous way. The sun is burning through it now, but it was still a chilly 38 degrees when I snapped this picture an hour ago.
So, I've been going through the linen closet gathering tablecloths, napkins, and taking stock of other needs for the Thanksgiving table, and pulled out this little quilt to hang up. It's one I made in the 1990's using Jenni Dobson's book, Sweet & Simple Country Quilts, with designs by Anny Evason, as my guide and inspiration. I believe it is out of print now, but older copies may still be sold by private booksellers online or found in used book stores, which is where I happened to find my copy. It was a lucky find for I am, as they say, mad for plaid--and adore applique. I actually prefer it over piecework any day. This was a fun quilt project and I especially enjoyed working on it with all the combinations of plaids, stripes and checks in a sumptuous palette of autumnal tones, completely capturing the season. Plaid and Autumn just go together hand in hand.