Monday, September 10, 2012

Pretty Red Pear

 I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the fall apples.  Honey Crisp are my favorite and it isn't quite time for them.  I bought one red pear instead.  One, because I wasn't sure if they are good this time of year.  They are VERY good.  Beautiful, too!

 I'm almost finished with the big shift.  This project has taken me way too long.  
 Is all your stuff old?  Mine is.

 Lisa (Pen, Ink, and Maybe Some Paint) and I have been exchanging our art for a year now.  She keeps all the stuff I send her in a notebook and I do the same.  I'll show you my notebook (the inside) sometime soon.  Now that my room is semi-sorted, I'll get busy and send a pile of stuff to Lisa.  
 A little pile of inspiration that hangs on the wall.
 Lisa's work.
 Beatrix in the stacks.
 Beloved Willows at the ready.
 Sorry, GK.  I did not throw out all my diet books.  They are part of my history.  Not pretty, but definitely a part of me.
As you can see, there is a bit more straightening and rearranging to be done, but I've come a long way.  
It's library day today, so I'll take each class down the long halls to the haven of books! 

Have you noticed that leaves are starting to fall?  I bought some apple cider at the grocery store.  It tastes like a fall festival.
Time speeds by, doesn't it?  Let's dig our heels in and go slow.  Do you want to?


Thistle Cove Farm said...

whut? you mean not going slow is an option?
time is the only thing that is speedy around here.
I'm slow as molasses!
love the books...where's the comfy chair to curl up in and read, read, read?

A garden just outside Venice said...

Everything is turning into green here, but no falling leaves at the moment!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
Have a nice week :)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I especially like time to go slowly in autumn, my favorite season.

Your work is inspiring--I need to straighten up my study and clean out the closet. What a mess! It's so nice to have things in order.

I'm reading Happy at Home by Gretchin Rubin, the sequel to The Happiness Project. It's inspiring me, too. Fall is such a good time for order and loveliness!


TexWisGirl said...

it does speed by - WAY too fast. that is a pretty pear! glad it was delicious! i might have to look for a pear today.

M.K. said...

Thank you, thank you, for posting pics of your new creative space!! It's so lovely. I esp. love the bigger shot of the sewing machine and your table/desk. LOVE the wallpaper and border :) This looks great, Pom. I really need to have my sewing machine out and OPEN, so I will use it! And we're in week 3 of school, and Julia and I have yet to paint together - sigh. Today is the First Cool Day - yippee!!
I agree about the Honey Crisps. Best apple ever!! I can't wait until the mountain apples get shipped out here to the coast, and we can bit into a few.

Sara said...

Hello Pom Pom! That beautiful red pear looks marvelous with your black and white gingham background. Don't think I've ever seen a red pear but I'll keep my eye out now...

Yes, I too am eagerly looking forward to fall. No sign of it here'll be several weeks, maybe a couple of months, till the leaves begin to turn here if I'm not mistaken.

Your room looks like it will be just the right thing for you. I hope you are enjoying getting it ready...that can be half the fun sometimes!

Gumbo Lily said...

Good job fixing up the Pom Pom Room! It looks great. That pear looks yummy, and like you, I'd love some fresh apples. We're turning the apples we get into sauce and butter.

Nana Go-Go said...

Love the red pear,the wallpaper, the border, your craft room and your new header and background!Fruit and veg very sparse over here because of all the rain we've had - normally by this time up to my ears in jam making with plums,gooseberries,raspberries et al but the cupboard will be like Old Mother Hubbard's this year!Absolutely love that saying by Miss Potter, it's so true. Thank you so much for popping over to mine and leaving your sweet comment. Have a nice week my friend.x

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Always dreaming of making time slow down. Love the tidy up & collection of crafty goodness in those books, love Posie

Lisa Richards said...

It's so much fun to see my little painting on your wall! You know what I really love? That you tape things to the wall with Scotch tape! That's something I would do! I love your cheerful, colorful space. Be filled with joy as you relax there!

Betty said...

Your pear looks too pretty to eat! don't think I ever had one that red. Your new room makeover looks cosy and ready for lots of creative goings on, reading of books, sharpening of pencils, old things are good, they have history and feel comforting.

The Provincial Homemaker said...

What a gorgeous russet coloured pear. Glad it tasted as good as it looks. Good work on the room move too. What a cosy space you have to look forward to.

wayside wanderer said...

Your pear looks perfect! I bought some golden ones and then took them to art for the students to draw. They came a home a little worse for the wear. We ate them, but ..... :(

We have had a cool front come in here in Tx, but it is still plenty warm. The light is changing though, the direction and the feel of it. I want to keep up my summer slowness but our new school year won't let me.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Your crafting haven looks like heaven. I am making apple dumplings this week for friends. Yum.

Happy@Home said...

Now that looks like a very happy room. I'd love to look through all of your books.
I'm in favor of slowing things down now. We are having a delightfully cool week with no humidity. Love it.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I love your room..from top to bottom..the inspiration just flows from it
The old school picture is priceless...the drawings, oh how I wish I could
The room has a book shelf and my books tell the different seasons of my life...I cherish some of those old seasons...pregnancy books, parenting books (well still doing that) diet, spiritually..etc. my bookshelf is me

Great post..I would love to create there...enjoy!!

Susan B said...

I am also looking forward to fall!! I love apple cider too. Yum! Your pear looks pretty as well as delicious. Your room looks like a fun place to be. I hope it provides much inspiration! :)

theshepherdshouse said...

What a wonderful room filled with inspiration! Lovely! Yes, I want to go slow too.


Farm Girl said...

I am so glad that it is Friday. Your room looks so nice. I have stacks of diet books too. :)
I love all of your inspirations and I love all of the art that you have. It looks like a haven kind of room to me.
I hope this has been a nice week for you.
Bye for now,
I am going to the grocery store I am going to look for red pears.

Anonymous said...

Impressive publish! STICK WITH IT!

Melanie said...

I loooove apples too and I have never ever seen a red pear ? I have never seen one over here in Australia. I love your sketch of the cottage and I am loving your new header !! Beautiful !!! xxx

libbyquilter said...

just this morning i was reading about slowing down and enjoying the details of our lives.
i am digging my heels in~!

the photos of the red pear are so pretty. love that you shot one of the pear with a bite taken out of it.

and cider does sound like it would hit the spot. i'll have to buy some next time i'm out shopping.