“Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
I find I am becoming fonder of November as I grow older. It is a pleasant month ~ the gardening season over, the beds have been cleared and are ready for their first blanket of snow, the bushes are trimmed back and the grasses left standing for winter interest. The humble plainness of November gives the senses time to rest in preparation for the coming holidays. The mornings are frosty and the cold, clear nights are laced with the perfume of wood smoke. Sweaters are brought out of drawers and a good scarf keeps the neck cozy and warm. Cornstalks still grace the porch but sitting outside for a spell, even on a sunny afternoon, finds a lap blanket most welcome. Yes, there are plentiful joys to be found in November…
"The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."
~ Elizabeth Coatsworth ~
Early Work Mercantile
Join us this month on EWM as we celebrate our "Log Cabin Christmas/Winter" event! Never quite ready for Christmas on the first of November, this month I am offering tiny old wood and wire signs with homey, comforting words ~ grateful, thanksgiving, blessed, family ~ to name just a few. I'm also offering a truly wonderful antique marking sampler that allegedly survived Hurricane Katrina. Please take a peek!
New Pattern Coming Soon
I am almost, but not quite, ready to offer a new pattern. Watch for a newsletter in the coming days…
Until next month, my friends, I wish you a blessed and happy November!
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"O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness."
~ William Shakespeare ~