Fall is Here

Fall is probably the most-loved season in Maine. People come from all around to spend a day in one of our beloved apple orchards, experience the crisp, fresh air, and of course photograph the beautiful fall foliage. If you have never had the privilege to be in Maine during peak foliage, this week is the time to make the trip! The leaves are putting on their best fall show with blazing shades of red, orange, and gold. The forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies, which just highlights these colors all the more. The photo below was taken by my father-in-law, Chris Bolduc. He takes amazing photos!

Fall colors are also coming into the sewing room this week in the form of two projects. The first is a pair of lounge pants in a gold plaid flannel. The pants were constructed last week from a pattern I had drafted specifically for the son of one of my dear friends. He likes pockets and is super tall, so these are custom designed to meet his wants and needs. This week I will be putting in the waistband, hemming, and topstitching the final details in order to get them out to the gift-giver, his mom, in plenty of time for Christmas.

The second project is something I don’t normally take on, but I could not turn down this simple, sweet request. A friend that I met through our daughters’ preschool class was looking for someone to put together some small lovey blankets made from larger receiving blankets her daughter used as a baby. She supplied me with the fabric, which is a light-weight linen custom printed with her daughter’s name on it. I will be cutting it into smaller squares and binding it with a fall cranberry-colored satin blanket binding.

This week is sure to bring in the fall season with the foliage being at peak and the fall colors making their way into my work room. Maine is a gorgeous place to be anytime, but especially this time of year. If you haven’t made it up this way, now is the time. Sooner than later, we will have more leaves on the ground than on the trees. Have a happy Thursday. I look forward to sharing photos of these two projects once completed!