Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hints of Fall


While most of my blog friends have been busy decorating for fall, I just haven't felt it.  We are predicted to set another record high today and our poor trees have been brown for such a long time... not fall-kind of brown, stressed-and-dying-kind of brown.  It really makes me sad.


But, there is rumor of a cool front blowing in tomorrow.  No promise of rain, but coolness.  And, I think that my compulsion impulse to lay down my soft blue alpaca project last night for this beautiful fallish, winterish color is the first hint that I may be beginning to feel like fall is on the way.


I am so excited with the way this has started out!!  I am simply lovin' it!  Hopefully, I will be posting a finished object soon.  ;)  It has been crazy busy with a new remodel in the works and the usual business of life. 


My friend, Patrice, framed another of my watercolors for me.  I'm getting in the mood for more painting, too.  The remodel project will have space for a studio to paint.  Motivation to speed along.  ;)


I did get another little Entrelac Hat made last weekend for one of my friends.  Susan, of Days at Buttermilk Cottage, has made some really beautiful ones, too.  Check them out if you get a chance.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!  Bring on the Fall!  blessings ~ Tanna

47 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm hoping the cooler temps will lure the rain clouds in behind them! hey, we can hope, can't we?!

no spring chicken said...

I'm really struggling to make that picture be a watercolor. I hate to be argumentative, and I understand that you are the artist but, I'm sorry, it's obviously a photograph.

And I have to say that your new shawl is my favorite so far. It's partly the colorway (definitely would go with most of my wardrobe), partly the pattern (which I am in love with) and I think that the stunning presentation is also responsible. That bird with that yarn, the visual texture provided by the brick and board and book... Wow! Of course, what else could one expect from Tanna!

Blessings, Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't blame you for not fall decorating yet. I waited till it was actually fall and it will actually feel like it this weekend. Love your painting. Amazed at how someone can paint a glass object that really looks like real glass.

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

It does not feel like fall here in college town either hehe it teased us a couple weeks a go and I was actually able to bust out a long sleeved shirt but it is once again pushed to the back of the closet in exchange for shorter sleeves.... I by no means am looking forward to the colder weather, the wind here does not make it enjoyable but I am ready to bust out my hat and favorite coat :) I love yall bunches pass around the hugs and loves xoxoxoxoxox
P.S. Your paintings are amazing you are so gifted :) and I love love love the hat it is so ubber cute :)

From the Kitchen said...

You need to finish that project as it will probably be cool in Roanoke and the color is perfect!! I have to admit that every time we get more rain, I feel guilty that my Texas friends are so dry. The water color is spectacular. To be able to capture that beautiful glass vase shows amazing talent in my artful opinion!! I've been checking out those beautiful hats.

Best,
Bonnie

Deb said...

it is hard to get into fall when the weather says Summer...can't believe it is time for the State Fair....

T's Daily Treasures said...

The colors in that yarn are absolutely gorgeous! Definitely something I would choose. And that watercolor. Wow! Entralac looks like it would be difficult but I'm sure you whipped it up in no time. Happy Thursday! Tammy

Stitchfork said...

Looking forward to those cooler temps. Your own studio coming - wonderful! You are one multi-talented lady!
xo Cathy

Julie Harward said...

You certainly have the creative gene...love all that you knit and paint! ;D

Christine said...

I agree with No Spring Chicken, it looks like a photograph! Unbelievable!

I have been praying for all of Texas.
Our friends in Dalhart keep telling us horrible stories about the weather.

Bonnie said...

You do beautiful knitting. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Continue to pray for Texas.

Amanda said...

You know how much I love fall, right? I mean, I had Jerry install a screen door a few weekends ago so that I could enjoy it. And our weather is definitely of the fallish variety. But I'm so excited about Christmas and coming to see you that I'm just itching for fall to be gone already! Trying not to wish it away. Love you and your beautiful projects! Xoxoxo

Jen said...

I know what you mean. I am longing for the cooler temps of fall. 100 degrees at the end of Sept. is just frustrating. Your knitting projects are beautiful! And your watercolor...wow! Amazing!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

WELCOME FALL!!!! Love the colors and LOVE that hat!

Kelly said...

I feel your pain regarding the hot weather! I just now decided to break out my fall decor for my front porch. I'll be sharing that in a post soon. Hang in there! I think there is relief in sight.

Sandi said...

Yesterday, driving to church, I thought how "brown" everything looked. The sky was gray and the sun was hidden. It was a damp, gray, brown day....

We received record rains this spring. There was a small area of west central Indiana that was identified as being in severe drought...that was us. We had record heat days and then, just last week we set a record for rainfall in late September. The only blessing to the rain was that at least I am not worrying about another combine fire this year.

It is sometimes difficult to remain "up". I live in dry agriculture and I travel to work among others living within a similar fate.

Still...there is a lot of love to go around!

Tomorrow Nancy is hosting Cooper's b'day party here. She is having a pumpkin decorating contest (with no winners/losers). No carving allowed. A short story to go with the pumpkin. She showed me the invite and I immediately said I knew what I would do...which she found disgusting. : )

Spray adhesive, glitter....James W. Riley's poem "The Frost is on the Pumpkin..."

Brown days and a home filled with laughter.

LOVE your watercolor!!!!

Many Blessings ~ Sandi

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Wishing you rain, cooler temps and a wonderful weekend! Love the little hat. :o)

Pondside said...

Those hats are so sweet. If I get my needles out I'll have to figure it out....

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Tanna

It still has been rather warm here -- and rainy -- so I haven't gotten into the auttumn spirit yet, myself. It is supposed to cool down this weekend.

This watercolor is so exquisite. The crystal bowl looks so real!

Your knitting project looks very pretty and the hat is so colorful and fun!

Betsy said...

I haven't decorated either! In fact, i still have a summery daisy bouquet hanging on my front door! ha. I need to buy a potted mum or something...maybe a pumpkin? lol....

love the browns in that yarn!

Cindy said...

Your knitting project looks so warm and cozy, I love the colors in it.
I hope you do get the cool front that you are hearing about.
Your painting is beautiful.
Have a wonderful day,
Cindy

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Nothing like a new yarn to help put you in a seasonal change of heart. Hope it's gotten a bit cooler there. Your new framed painting looks fantastic. I'm envious of your talent and ability to do that! Maybe in my next life...Thanks so much for your mention of my hats. I'm working on a new one now!
Best,
Susan

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Nothing like a new yarn to help put you in a seasonal change of heart. Hope it's gotten a bit cooler there. Your new framed painting looks fantastic. I'm envious of your talent and ability to do that! Maybe in my next life...Thanks so much for your mention of my hats. I'm working on a new one now!
Best,
Susan

Donna said...

That painting is amazing. That cut glass crystal...that makes me want to flick it with my fingernail to hear it ping.

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

Melissa Miller said...

Tanna the painting is gorgeous. Love it!

nanny said...

That brown yarn is wonderful.....
I wish rain for you....but it just won't happen!

Shug said...

Hi Tanna..

I am so ready for that cool front to move in here...and oh how I would love for us to get several inches of rain...My husband has worked himself crazy trying to keep all the pecan trees and fruit trees watered. Irrigating has been so difficult because of the lack of water in the lack and even the wells now.
Love the picture and girl, you are so talented at knitting...Cute, cute hat!
I sure hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend...Maybe "First Monday??"
Blessings,
Shug

Catherine said...

Hello Tanna, I love the warmth of the fall colors of your yarn. It is pretty. It is finally cooling down here in NY too. It was a very humid Sept.. Nothing like Texas though. I love your creative work. Just beautiful. Blessings, Catherine

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The colors in your knitting project are so beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product. And the framed painting is wonderful. You are very creative! Have a good weekend.

Dianne said...

It is raining today...a slow, light rain...just what we need here after the long dry season. I LOVE the yarns and the projects and can't wait to see finished photos! Did you have a pattern for the adorable hat???

Leontien said...

They look like good hats! And here it just has been raining... raining.... raining.... i don't know if you call this fall, i just call this.... not fun!

Hope you have a great Sunday!
Leontien

Nancy's Notes said...

I've had a hard time getting ready for fall too! With this heat in Texas, tough! What fabulous looking yarn and that hat you made is awesome!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love those colors in that yarn. It is gorgeous! Your watercolor is amazing. Love it! And that last hat is adorable. I was just seeing our forecast... in the mid 80s this week. That is not fall weather here. lol Come on fall! :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

I would love to pick up the wool and needles and do a few rows

Lisa RedWillow said...

If that is a round bamboo I have never seen one. I do have needles in walnut ect. I used to collect them also.

Emily said...

I think I'll be ready for autumn when the Maple tree starts to drop leaves. I have been hunting for color changes around here, but haven't see too much red yet. It'll probably happen overnight and then be covered in snow!

I do love that pattern you're using with your new yarn. I see that little wiggle in there -- it's so neat!

vicki said...

Hi Tanna-
I'm here to visit by way of Susan at Buttermilk cottage. I share your passion for knitting- and I'm totally obsessed with yarns---

Your fall color palette is fabulous and so is the photo. Your blog is beautiful- I'm so impressed with your talents- I've signed up to be your newest ( and most excited) follower. I can't wait to have the time to sit down and travel through your beautiful blog.

Thanks for all the effort that you put into making your blog so special and so lovely. It's a lot of work- I know!!

Vicki

Donna said...

still no rain? what is going on?
I remember one fall in Houston it rained every day from September to December....my feet webbed!

Tricia said...

We're having some pretty cool weather now - I believe autumn has arrived. I used to watercolor but never painted anything near that good. I am in awe of you talents! Still loving the hat - it is beautiful. Have a good week

theUngourmet said...

I'm so glad fall has finally arrived over my way...hope you get some cooler temps soon. I love the colors in your fall project...so lovely! Your painting looks beautiful as well. :)

a happy little life said...

Ohhh the colors AND THAT HAT!!!
RE. Pumpkin Madness...
I just love that you love pumpkin pie for your birthday! Even better that it is made from a recipe passed down made with love and sweet memories! Those are the very very BEST!

XOX Tracie

p.s. I'm nursing a bit of a knee injury I think this has slowed me up enough to pursue those knitting needles now, maybe it's a sign.

picperfic said...

isn't it sad when trees dye back too earlym Autumn is a season a beautiful colours here in the UK

Grandchildren are such a wonderful part of growing older..I just wish I lived nearer to mine

Thank you for your lovely comments on Ravelry, I am now going to look at your projects ~ Marianne

The White Farmhouse said...

Fall always does remind me of knitting and quilting! Love the yarn and I can't wait to see what you are up to with it. I think you are just going to give me that nudge to knit the afghan I have been planning all summer. That is something I can sit on the couch and do!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh late getting here...so I had to scroll down for 10 minutes...LOL

We have had such a bad summer...still no rain here, lightening storms but no rain...I pray God will be merciful to all of us in this change of season and bring some much needed rain and cooler temps.

Love your projects...the painting is beautiful...can't wait to see more of your paintings and of course the knitting

Ana said...

Wow Tanna, you are one talented lady...That water color is gorgeous. Oooh, and can't wait to see your new knitting project all finished. Wishing you get cooler Autumns days soon. Sending you a great big hug.

Blessings,
♥Ana

Laura said...

I was gone all weekend so I just saw your post and I am dying to know what pattern you are knitting. It is beautiful!!!! I love your watercolor, it is amazing!! A studio, I want to hear all about it!! I'm so excited for you!!!

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