I am having trouble getting motivated to decorate for fall this year. A bit of it has to do with laziness as I have zero motivation to pull out my many fall boxes, unpack them, and then try to figure out where I want to put what. Maybe the motivation will hit me next weekend. If I get any decorating done, it has to be on the weekend because I am simply too tired at night after school to do much more than eat and get ready for the next day.
This past weekend I wanted to play around with the decorative stitch feature on the sewing machine that I inherited from my mother-in-law and decided to make something for my dining room table. I made the Mod Podged vase last fall and kept last fall’s arrangement in the pot where it dried and still looks pretty good, I think, though I need to fill in a few empty spots with more Hydrangea.
I made my table adornment out of a drop cloth by simply ironing the edges under and sewing them into place. I then selected four stitch designs that I liked and sewed around the square, changing thread colors with each pattern change.
If you look carefully, you can see imperfections in my stitches. The machine didn’t like the floral stitch and jammed a few times. It also didn’t like the shiny brown thread that I selected and jammed many times. There are so many stitch patterns that I haven’t yet tried. Getting a fancy machine opens up so many sewing possibilities!
Later in the day, I switched last year’s arrangement to the three vases that I had on my table with my late summer ruffled table runner. The grasses have really opened up and dried since August. I like the touch of fall that they add to my table.
Is your house decorated for fall or is a work in progress?