Are you ready for Fall-O-Ween?
Mmmm ... it smells like Fall outside!

Fall - color so brilliant it hurts the eyes!

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It's the first day of Fall-O-Ween and I'm so glad you're joining me and my friends for this crazy tribute to one of my favorite seasons! The good witch Gudrun leads off the project parade ... I can't wait to see what she's done. Make a comment on her blog to get your name thrown into the cauldron for prizes ... don't forget you have to comment on each of our blogs when we're the witch of the day. And just so you know ... you don't have to get in the car to do this hop ... the most you'll probably be rolling is your mouse as you hop from blog to blog ... or your computer chair as you roll between your screen and your sewing machine while you whip up the next project!

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I have a hard time deciding what is my favorite Fall color ... orange jumps to mind immediately ... but gold and red and purple are running right behind. There's something about them that makes green and black and brown so much more rich. I love the golds of Autumn so much that I painted my living room that color!

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We started our Sweet Pickins' Club a few weeks ago and one of the features each month are a clue to a mystery quilt. We won't finish until next August so I thought I'd make mine in Fall colors. I'll have a new quilt to snuggle with when Fall 2011 rolls around. It's nice and scrappy so I'll be able to mix in all of my favorites. And you Pickins' gals ... ha ... this isn't the layout for those first four blocks. Fooled ya!

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You can imagine how delighted I was when Scrapbooks Etc called last year and asked if I'd design a Fall party theme for their new RSVP column. It's in the October issue on the newstands right now and is filled with fun ideas you can use for your own get-together. I received my samples back a few weeks ago and am having a great time looking at them and arranging them around the workshop.

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I'm jealous of those in our Wool Crazy group who have managed to get pumpkins on their pieces. Maybe I should do that ... live in the moment so to speak!

I'm hoping Fall gets to stretch out a bit this year. The leaves around my house are just beginning to turn and it's fun to notice how some trees are always the first year after year. Show offs! I think one of the best things about living in Minnesota is that we get to experience such an intense, colorful season!

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