Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Made It - Fall Love

Ahhh....Monday Made It, how I've missed you.

This linky party was the one reason I was a creative, crafting fool this summer.  Now, I look forward to the second Monday of every month to share and catch up on some craftiness.  Thanks to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for holding this fun party!  Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to.  I could use some crafting inspiration...
Next to Christmas, Fall is my favorite season to decorate the house.  I thought I needed a new wreath for my kitchen door so I got some inspiration at the local Hobby Lobby and whipped up this beauty.
In my life before I became a teacher, quilting was my obsession.  I quilted all the time.  I don't have time for much quilting anymore, but I do enjoy the occasional small project.  I'm not a delayed gratification kind of gal, so it has to be finished quickly before I get bored with it and stuff it in a drawer.  :)  Here's a small table runner I made just in time for Halloween.  Love it!!
And finally, I am excited that my apple trees FINALLY decided to start bearing fruit this year.  It only took 10 years, a threat to cut them down, and a good whomping with a baseball bat to get them started.  (That thing with the baseball bat is a tip from my mother-in-law.  She said to whack the trunks a few times with a bat to put the trees into shock so they start to produce.  Crazy...but it works!  I can only imagine what my neighbors thought if they saw me!)

Anyways, I went out and fought off the bees today and grabbed a bucket of apples and made applesauce...a fall favorite!
I'm off to check out other homemade inspirations at 4th Grade Frolics!  Hope to see you there!!


  1. I LOVE your wreath. :) Yummy.......homemade applesauce!
    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

  2. Your table runner is adorable!!!!! Love it!! Happy Fall :)
    ~ Kristin
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  3. Beating an inanimate object with a baseball bat is something therapeutic for teachers everywhere. I love your creations. Just my style!!!

  4. Love that you beat on your apples with a baseball bat...great idea.

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  5. Your wreath and table runner are just adorable! You've got some serious crafting skills! :)
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  6. Wow! I'm really impressed with your skills! Your quilting and wreath-making skills should be used, make other ones for bloggy friends who talk nicely to you? :)
    I love the way the house smells when I make apple sauce - that's a fall favorite at my house,too. Although I don't have any apple trees to beat with a baseball bat.

  7. I don't have any trees or a baseball bat, but I think I might go find both of them. Sounds FUN!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  8. I love your wreath! It turned out great. I haven't had homemade applesauce in years. It sounds delicious!

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  9. I love the wreath! You are right, ours do look similar :) Happy Fall!
    Fun in Room 4B

  10. Who makes their own applesauce? Gorgeous wreath and adorable table runner! A few of my friends quilt and say it's a great stress reliever!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  11. I LOVE that quilted table runner you made!! I was secretly hoping to see a raffle for it at the end of your post! (Kidding, of course!) :)
    Crafting Connections

  12. Your wreath is absolutely adorable!! I love it!! And I'm super impressed with your quilting skills! A Tall Drink of Water

  13. Love the wreath!!! You did a great job.


  14. Your trick or treat runner is awesome! I have a friend who would LOVE one of those!

    The Land of I Can

  15. Are We There Yet?
    Nothing better than homemade applesauce! My mom makes some every year from trees in their yard. It definitely makes you feel like fall is here.
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