"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

14 October 2014

Taking it all in...

     The movement into Fall is surely happening around here now.  Cooler days and nights, spits of rain here and there, Fall color showing itself all throughout the yard and neighborhood.  Simple little things that just make each passing day more pleasant.  Summer flowers that were giving up are giving their one last show of color after a rain shower.  The last remaining treats from the garden are being looked upon as real treasures, just hoping they all ripen before the first frost.  Even the bugs are trying to get in their last few days before they disappear till next year, making evening light look all sparkly and magical somehow.  There have been get togethers with friends to make edible treats.  The first few days afterwards the creations were treated with TLC.  One is all but a memory while another is still being looked upon as a masterpiece.  The house is filled with a few decorations here and there.  Trying the minimalist thing this year while still having a few favorites sitting about.  The smells of our favorite sugared pecan candles fill the air inside.  I just can't get enough of that smell.  Crisps of all sorts have been baked.  Pear and apple.  They both taste so similar that we can't decide on a favorite.  Soups make for yummy dinners, although one person said he has had his fill this past week.  Maybe a few casserole are in order just so protests don't start around here.  Interesting books found at the library has sparked conversations with my Mom on the phone.  Just more of trying to get down recipes from the past and remembering from my visits to Germany as a child and her memories from growing up there.  Those conversations are beyond wonderful.  Flannel sheets have been placed on all the beds with everyones delight.  They make sleeping so much more wonderful with all the warmth and softness they have to share.  Then there is the stealing of bits of time here and there through out the day to work on projects which make this time of year all the more fabulous.  Taking it all in and enjoying it.  That is what it is all about.  Plain and simple.

     I'm so glad you are here Fall.  




02 October 2014

Coming to life...

     An idea I've had in my head for a long time, finally coming to life.  I've got at least 3 other projects going at the same time but I couldn't wait any longer to create this.  I was too impatient.



25 September 2014


     It seems as if Fall is finally ready to be present in our area.  Today is so nice and comfortable compared to the last few days. I quietly protested about being finished with Summer by finally refusing to water any of the flower pots any longer last week.  The poor flowers are dry and crispy, looking pretty shameful.  Luckily they were sitting behind the fence where no one could see them.  The garden area has been cleared of any plants that just aren't producing any more.  And all the Summer flowers have been removed from the flower beds to provide room for all the Mum bushes through out the yard.  Even when the last few days got warm enough to turn the A/C on, I refused.  Except for a couple of hours before bed last night.  I will put my foot down and not turn it on for the rest of the year.  So not doing it till next year.  I mean it.

     I am making more time for creating things again.  Whether it be quilting, knitting, crochet or even cooking, I am enjoying all the creating here lately.  I may have put a bit more on my plate again but I'm okay with it.  I'm not panicking about it.  Two quilt tops have been finished for Christmas gifts.  I started on a sweater for my sweetie.  He checks everyday to see how far I have gotten with it.  It's funny to see the smile on his face each time and the nod of approval.  A poor neglected afghan was pulled out of hibernation so it can be worked on during the early, quiet morning hours.  Even the girls have gotten more in the mood for creating.  Someone bought herself a most adorable crochet book of animals and quickly went to making the most adorable horse for her little sister.  I couldn't help but give her hugs for that.  It was beyond sweet.

     Now I'm patiently waiting for the forecasted rain and temps into the upper 60's throughout the whole weekend.  There are plans for baking, soup making and working on projects in progress.  All while sitting back enjoying the cool breezes, listening to the rain, drinking hot tea and putting on an extra blanket on the bed at night.  It all sounds absolutely wonderful to me.  Now I'm just chomping at the bit just waiting for it all to happen.