Friday, October 18, 2013

Today is Bouquet Day



I've been waiting all week to gather this bouquet together.  Last week we made the runner in art class and I was keen to use it on the table with some fall leaves.  You can see in the last photo that the Amur Maple tree in our backyard is just starting to turn red so it was perfect timing and I was able to cut the tips of some of the branches for the bouquet.  

The leaf table runners were a really fun project.  We each made a linoleum stamp of a different leaf and then we printed them on each other's runners.  Who wants a runner with only one type of leaf - its all about variety.  And now we have a great memento of everyone in our class too.  I'm going to take some photos of the stamps and then I'll show you how we did it so you can try the project if you are interested.  We're also going to make some winter/Christmas themed stamps soon too.  Oh, and in case you are curious, my stamp is the maple leaf.  I felt strongly that we needed a maple leaf on our fall runner so I took that one on.

I took the photos of our table this morning before going to work.  The sun was just getting up and the lighting was beautiful.  Don't you love the early morning light?  Amazing, right?  And the morning light is especially gorgeous when it is shining through red leaves.  I always feel that one of the perks of fall is that the sun gets up at a time when I'm actually awake and can enjoy the sunrise.  

Do you have something fun planned for the weekend?  I'm going to lay low and get some projects done and relax a bit.


  1. The runner is beautiful! We are hoping to lay low and do some of the same this weekend.

  2. What a gorgeous bouquet, so simple, yet so impressive. I like the runner very much, and I think it makes it all the more special that others have contributed too.

  3. What a beautiful bouquet Grace! The leaves are so pretty and the whole look is so lovely! I love your bouquet days and you must have such fun creating these posts. Just think....2 weeks ago we were having breakfast and chatting and chatting and chatting! Lol! It was so fun and one of the best parts of my trip! So glad I got to meet you in real life. Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  4. Grace, I love your table runner! And who needs flowers when you have such vibrant leaves!!! The leaves are just starting to turn this year, and I can't wait for autumn color in our neighborhood. Lovely post!

  5. Oh I am so, so envious of your leaves. The real ones and the ones on your runner. I have trees in my yard but not one of them has low enough branches for me to cut anything. I wish I had the nerve to ask my neighbor if I could chop her tree! Enjoy you weekend of laying low. Sounds like a plan!

  6. A Lovely bouquet for the season and a great table runner too.
    Greetings from the Beaches of Sydney Australia where it is too hot and smoky right now.