Ooops - back to topic.
I love banners. Would have never thought of it myself, but love all the banners through out blog land. Over a month ago I bought burlap to make a fall banner. That is as far as it got. So tonight I broke out the stencils I used for the J's anniversary banner and painted my burlap. That looked - well - blah, very blah. So I took leftover material from the pumpkins and put it behind the burlap, stitched it to some jute and voila
Love it!! I probably need to go back and stitch the burlap to the material to help it lay down better - but it will do for now. And it makes the living room seem so much more fallish!
Oh - and don't you just love my fall mantle? Oh that's right - I have no mantle. And no real way to put one on the fireplace. Youngest daughter and I have pondered that quite a bit. It did not dawn on me how much I would miss a mantle when we bought the house.