But before I show you my September circles I have a request. Does anyone out there have a small square of fabric featuring an Australian Shepherd or Sheltie mix dog that they would be willing to part with? I'd love to find a piece to use for one of the final circles for this quilt - to celebrate Olie, our 13-1/2 year old Aussie mix. He's been a fixture in our lives for so many years now, it just seems fitting that he should have his own circle in this quilt! And, as you can see, he's quite the handsome (and chubby) boy.
OK, getting back to September:
September's circles in all their haphazardly arranged glory
The first light frost has come and gone, the canner has been packed away for the season, and I'm looking forward to getting back in the sewing room on a more regular basis again. A very good thing too since there are two baby quilt tops and several receiving blankets needing quilting/hemming before the first weekend in November - yikes! Though, we still have 30 to 40 more butternut and acorn squash to carry down to the basement shelves for winter use, and the gardens need to be cleaned up before the snow flies. And then there are the raspberries - we must have chosen the latest varieties EVER, as they are still blooming and finally ripening now!