Pumpkins. Pumpkin lattes. Bonfires. Fires in general.
Fires. As a child, we had a wood burning fireplace. I grew up in the country in an all electric home. A fireplace was necessary supplemental heating. My parents partitioned off the house, keeping the kitchen and family room at 70º with the help of the fireplace, while the living room, dinning room and bedrooms were kept at 55º. Quilts. Lots and lots of quilts.
Keeping the fire going through the night every night was the goal. But during the times we lost electricity, and there were many, sometimes for days and days, keeping the fire going was vital. But that took effort. Wood. All through the day. All through the night. Not a task for the lazy.
Not sure my parents slept during those power outages. Without electricity, we only had the fire for heat. The bedroom temperatures dropped well below 55º. So, we all piled in the living room by the fire. Quilts. Lots and lots and lots of quilts. I loved those days. I loved those quilts.
Quilts. They are still useful to me today. Though not in the same way. I like the patterns. They're a great source of inspiration when designing. Don’t count anything out. You never know where you will find inspiration.