How I look forward to flipping the calendar from August to September! Even if the weather feels no different in early September than it felt in late August it’s still nice to turn that page and see the promise of cooler weather ahead, ripe apples, leaves beginning to change color, longer nights, and everything else that marks the change from summer to fall.
Even though most of September is technically still summer (the official first day of Fall begins this year on Sept 23 on the day of the Fall Equinox) we don’t see that fact reflected on September’s page of just about any calendar. No, you won’t usually find pictures of laughing children swimming in creeks or picnic tables with red checkered table cloths and plates piled high with corn on the cob, hamburgers, and watermelon. Instead you’ll likely find a page with back to school themes, ripe fruit, and fall colors.
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Of all the seasons fall is definitely my favorite. That is the season in which I make more decorating changes in my home than any other…. not counting Christmas of course, which is a season unto itself.
I think there should be 5 official seasons of the year; winter, spring, summer, fall, and Christmas. Of course that means we would need to cut out one of winter’s months, December, and give it to Christmas. What a great idea! Winter would then only be 2 months long, quite long enough, don’t you think? Not that I don’t find some aspects of winter appealing … There’s something so cozy about snuggling under blankets, eating soups and stews, sipping hot tea, and of course crocheting… but then I crochet regardless of the season! That said, I’d appreciate winter more if it were only 2 months long! Wouldn’t you? Ha! Who are we kidding?
I am looking forward to using it but it will not officially grace my dining room table before September. No way! This is for the fall and I don’t want to be accused of rushing the seasons. I don’t think the pictures do the colors justice, but I think you can get the general idea.
I have several other fall projects currently in the works. I’m working on decorating a crocheted covered styrofoam wreath that I made last year. I crocheted the cover for it but never got around to embellishing it with flowers, leaves, acorns, and little pumpkins. I’m working on all of those at the moment and having a lot of fun in the process.
I also plan to crochet a fall garland of some kind but I haven’t decided exactly what it will look like. Perhaps flags in fall colors or sunflowers or a combination of crocheted acorns and leaves. So many possibilities!
What about you? Do you decorate for the fall? Are you working on any special fall projects of your own right now?