One of the things that is fun to do now that the weather has cooled down for a bit. I love to rearrange the house and since I have always been a big fan of playing house, I like to do it now. When I was a child I was always finding secret places and making my own little hideaway. My favorite was this area next door, when we lived there and the old farm house was still standing. There was this old flowerbed between the old Palm trees. There was a old tank and behind it was this little area that was just the perfect little getaway. I spent hours playing there. Finding broken pieces of plates, old silverware, old jars and bottles. Finding a old piece of wood would be my shelf. I would gather things and invite my dolls and we would play for hours.
Though if you were to ask my cousins and brother, they would tell you it served as my military base from which I launched frontal attacks using black walnuts and dirt clods as my weapons. Those days my dolls stayed safety in the house.
I put all of the fall things I have been making on this shelf. Sorry this isn't a better picture. It is in the middle of the house between rooms so there isn't real good light.
I found my stack of pumpkins I made last year. I do enjoy making these things so much. They are just a fun little project.
I just love my bench. I am so glad I have it to decorate with the seasons. Can you see that silly doll? It was the first project I made after not making things for years and years. I had to remember how to read a pattern again. It is true if you don't use it you loose it.
I love my shelf. I had a friend make it for me years and years ago. It is so old do you see the colors of blue and peach? I have never wanted to paint it but I still love it. She was the reason I got a saw. I was always paying her to make my things. Then she showed me how to get started. She helped me to get over my fear of saws.
I have been spending a lot of time out here on the porches lately. It is finally nice enough to enjoy them. I sit and watch the changing of the shadows, the falling of the leaves, the sounds of the birds passing through. I have noticed that the smell of the air has changed to that of fall. Even though the weather man says we will have above normal temperatures next week. I know that summer is over and fall is here and I am so happy to greet my old friend.