Fall Bucket List Recap

October 30, 2015

Fall Bucket List // www.thelovelythings.com

Somehow fall has come and gone in a flash. Maybe because I was travelling and working like crazy these past 2 months, but despite that I actually did surprisingly well on my fall bucket list. Go me! Check out the links to see the finished projects.

Make a quilt / I haven’t started this yet, but when I was visiting my parents in September my mom and I went through her bin of leftover fabric (mostly from things she made us kids. So many memories!) and I brought bag a whole bag of material. So I’m one step closer now!

Re-learn how to knit and make something cool / I made a sock! Yes, singular. But I actually followed a pattern and YouTube’d how to do things properly instead of just making it up as I go. It was a little big, a little wonky, and I was a lot proud ;) I also made this super cozy blanket that I’m very much in love with. I’m currently working on a toque, and maybe one day I’ll make that second wonky sock to finish the pair… ;)

Knitting and Lattes // www.thelovelythings.com

Embroidery / I’ve only done one project so far (check it out HERE), but I was pretty happy with it. I’ve been pinning a bunch of other cool ideas so I’m sure I’ll do a few more through the winter.

Puzzles / This probably should’ve been on a winter list rather than a fall one because I tried to be outside more than sitting inside. But I did go to Value Village and got a bunch of them so I’m all ready to go once the snow flies!

Pumpkins / Ugh. I’m way too obsessed with them. As you may have noticed if you follow me on Instagram. Or saw this post.

Mini White Pumpkins - Simply Lovely October // www.thelovelythings.com Mini White Pumpkins - Simply Lovely October // www.thelovelythings.com

Go for a walk in the country/park/somewhere lovely / We were in Florida when autumn starting falling on Ottawa, and the week we were back was filled to the brim with work so I almost missed it all! But we drove out to the country over Thanksgiving weekend, and snuck in a beautiful, golden-leaf filled walk before it got too cold out.

Make cinnamon buns from scratch / Still on the list, but I think that’s going to be a November thing so check back for how they turn out!

I won’t ever be the first to say I’m ready, or excited, for winter but there are a few things that I do look forward to. The first snow, Christmas, Christmas baking, Christmas treats… okay mostly all the good food between now and December 25th. Oops.

What’s your favourite thing about this time of year? I’d love to read your comments below!

Fall Bucket List // www.thelovelythings.com Fall Bucket List // www.thelovelythings.com

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  • Reply Ashley November 8, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Hi Amy, (No I’m not stalking you … but the baptism might have you thinking otherwise). We’re home now and the girls are asleep… and so is my husband so I thought I’d check up on here to see what’s new. I can relate to the knitting… I have most of a baby blanket knitted in my basement and I can’t remember how the hell I did it! I had to go all fancy and it’s not just some plain old knit – but I have taken up weaving lately… loom and all and I have to say I highly recommend it!

    Also – have you ever made Smitten Kitchen’s banana bread – it’s the bomb.

    Happy fall and bring on christmas!

    • Reply amyzambonin November 8, 2015 at 4:12 am

      Haha hi! I’ve heard about this mysterious weaving. Maybe I’ll have to give it a try – it looks like it takes less yarn commitment then knitting does. Let me know if you try tackling that baby blanket again, I’d love to see it! But yes, I’m totally the same with complicated projects. Especially if something doesn’t work out with it then I usually put it aside “for later” and never pick it back up again.
      I just checked out that recipe and it looks amazing! I’ll have to give it a try… good thing I still have a freezer full of overripe bananas :)
      Thanks for checking out the blog and hopefully I’ll have some good things to share for Christmas!

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