I just washed all my summer quilts and put them away for the season. I brought out the thicker and heavier winter quilts and put them on the beds.
I love patchwork quilts and have a couple of heirloom ones actually made out of the scraps of old family clothes. My mom can point to a fabric and say," oh, that was a dress of mine when I was little," or, "that was my mother's apron."
I have quite a collection, but it's getting harder to find cotton patchwork quilts anymore. A lot are now cheap and thin polyester. You need the cotton batting to make the quilt heavy which is what I absolutely love about winter quilts. It was a thing before weighted blankets became all the rage.
I've also brought out the candles for the house. I light them in the evenings now that it's dark by 7 PM. My favorites this time of year are ones that smell like apples and the ones that smell like cinnamon and other spices. I have a collection of candles, too, but I keep burning them up!
Does anybody else have any changing of the season rituals or routines? I know some people like to go camping in the cooler autumn weather. Some people like to have evening bonfires. Some people shrink wrap their boats. My husband washes our vehicles. I know not why because we don't have a garage to store them in.
I think it's interesting human behavior that we seem to have so many changing of season routines. I mean, some people even pack up the house and move south for the winter! Hello snowbirds!
Summer officially ends this Wednesday. (In the northern hemisphere.) Do you have any change of season activities?