I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunshine and Shadows: November


I love November, always have. It's such an exciting month...the countdown to the festive season begins, the weather changes, the leaves begin to turn.

I love November's weather. The days can be balmy, a final day or two for shorts, a t-shirt, and a beach chair. Or it can be sharp and crisp and cool. The wind almost always blows hard, sending clouds scudding across the sky...light, then dark. Grey, yet golden...

Join me for a beachwalk on this lovely early November day?











Below, my inspiration for today's post: traditional Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilts. The juxtaposition of the light and dark fabrics is intended to create the illusion of sunlight falling across a dark surface. Wonderful autumn colors too.
This is a classic example:

But this is my favorite! Wonderful colors, the khaki and violet, the turquoise center. It is going on my ''someday'' list!



gone to the beach....

quilt photos from Google Images, all other photos by me, at the beach.