I'm kind of sad to have reached the last day in this series. I had thought that I might not be able to find enough things to post for 12 days. But it wasn't a problem at all.
Some of you who read this blog are friends from when I owned The Quilting B in Clackamas. Some of you I met at Pioneer Quilts and others at the Clark County Quilt show when I had a booth there. Others I have known a lot longer. I appreciate knowing all of you and even if I don't see you often or hear from you, you have enriched my quilting life and my life in general. I never imagined how many wonderful people I would meet when I entered the quilting world. It is world filled with creative, sharing, and giving people.
Thank you all for sharing with me and spending time with me and inspiring me.
Thanks for reading my blog. We are all so very busy that when you spend some of your precious time reading something that I wrote, it means a lot to me. Thanks, and I hope we have many more years to share.
And now for our last verse....
On the Twelth day of Autumn My true love gave to me…
Twelve Indian Corns
Eleven Cinnamon Candles
Ten Stalks of Corn
Nine Spooky Cookies
Eight Salted Caramels
Seven Crunchy Leaves
Six Pumpkin donuts
Five G O L D E N Gourds
Four Halloween Oreos
Three caramel apples
Two Candy corn And sing loud now
An Acorn from an old oak tree
|CCLV. Ode to Autumn|
|SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,|
|Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;|
|Conspiring with him how to load and bless|
|With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;|
|To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,||5|
|And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;|
|To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells|
|With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,|
|And still more, later flowers for the bees,|
|Until they think warm days will never cease;||10|
|For Summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells.|
|Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?|
|Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find|
|Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,|
|Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;||15|
|Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,|
|Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook|
|Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers:|
|And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep|
|Steady thy laden head across a brook;||20|
|Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,|
|Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.|
|Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?|
|Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—|
|While barrèd clouds bloom the soft-dying day||25|
|And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;|
|Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn|
|Among the river-sallows, borne aloft|
|Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;|
|And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;||30|
|Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft|
|The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;|
|And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.|
Next week we have
Reets/Anything Class on Friday October 9 10-4
The Aurora Quilt Show starts that day also.
Open Sew Sunday October 11 11-4
Girl Gang is on Monday October 12 10-4
Maggie B day is Thursday October 15 10-4
Doll sized quilts is on Saturday October 17 10-4
Any Questions??? firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun Fall Facts
Associating apples with autumn dates back to the Gaelic Festivals of Samhain. The Celts included apples in many games because the fruit was typically in abundance at that time of the year. The Scottish played games using apples alongside elements of water and fire. The former activity eventually evolved into our modern day apple bobbing. (At some point in history, man decided that eating an apple hanging off the same stick as a burning candle would be a bit too dangerous for the average carnival booth.)
And for our last recipe...
Three-Cheese Baked Penne with Tomatoes and Basil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large baking dish with olive oil.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente (about 10 minutes); drain.
- In a large bowl, whisk together ricotta and eggs. Add pasta, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, tomatoes, and basil, stirring to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour pasta mixture into baking dish and cover with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is bubbling and top is golden, 30 minutes.
- Garnish with basil and serve.
One last look at Fall
Thanks again for reading my 12 Days of Autumn