Creativity, Good for the Soul, No Need to be Neat and Tidy Too

Creative people don't have a mess they have ideas

It is day 3 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC). Also, the third day for the cozy fall decorating challenge. On the UBC the suggestion is to blog about what we do during this season that’s different.

Since I encourage women to follow their heart and do the activities that bring them joy, I take my own advice and sew and/or attend quilt shows. While I did check out the quilts at both the county fair and state fair, there were no pictures taken. Also, have not attended a Quilt Show yet this season.

Since I haven’t been to a show, I have been sewing, which is why my dinning room table is a collection of sewing ideas.

Dining-Sewing Table Collage

When I run out of room of the table for my projects, or projects to be, the living room furniture makes a perfect stand-in. Currently the rocking chair holds a quilt project and most of the fabrics that will be added to it.

rocking chair fabric holder

In an attempt to “decorate” and fully participate in the Cozy Fall Challenge, I decided to work on the table in the corner. Technically it’s a sewing table, it used to house a Singer Treadle sewing machine. Now, it’s more decoration than anything. I topped it with a quilt of mostly fall fabrics, a candle holder, my fall flowers, and the bear. The grandboys called my husband Bear, and I have several bears scattered throughout the house in his memory.

sewing table decorated

Later the toppings will change, but for now, for this challenge, this is it. Oh, by the way, the railing behind the table isn’t really a rail of any kind. It’s part of my quilting frame, which may get put up later this month. After all, fall and winter are perfect quilting seasons.

Do you decorate for fall or a fall event?

What is your favorite thing about fall?

What hobby do you enjoy as the weather turns cold?



About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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4 Responses to Creativity, Good for the Soul, No Need to be Neat and Tidy Too

  1. amybovai says:

    Hi Nita,
    I tend to write more in the colder weather. And perhaps read more.
    That’s all I do, outside of attending book events or speaking at engagements.
    But my birthday is 1/3 of the way through October so I like that.

    • Nita says:

      Amy, I also read more in the cooler months. Have a great birthday. Do you do like my sister and celebrate all month? I hope so. I tried it this year for my birthday, and may next year too.

  2. Martha DeMeo says:

    What a great array of projects! My project will be making fuzzy blankets for the grands for Christmas. I need to get going it will be here soon

    • Nita says:

      Fuzzy blankets are always loved. You have several to make, hope you have time to share pictures of some of them. Thanks for stopping.

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