“I love best to have each thing in its season, doing without it at all other times.”
~~Henry David Thoreau~~
As much as I long for the gifts of my garden in the silent, white, winter months, like Thoreau, I, too, prefer to have each thing in its season. For if I had bright flowers growing outside my door every day of the year I would not have the joy of finding acorns nestled in the grass at the foot of the oak that grows in our field. Nor would I see hoar frost lacing the branches of the old crab apple tree. And I would have to forfeit the smell of leaves mouldering along the edge of the woods and rose hips brightening in the thicket. I would have to do without pumpkins and cornstalks and a hearty fire crackling on the grate. And that just wouldn’t do….
"As long as this exists…and I may live to see it, this sunshine, the cloudless skies, while this lasts, I cannot be unhappy… As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
“The Diary of a Young Girl,” Anne Frank
New Patterns Now Available!
I am excited to release three new designs in conjunction with the TNNA show in St. Charles, Missouri! One is an original design, "Be Ye Thankful," and two are reproductions of antique samplers, "Mary Ann Appleyard" and "Blanche Wagstaff ~ Xmas 1877". Available now under Featured Items (at right). Want your patterns right away? Instant downloads of these and all my patterns are available on Pattern Mart!
Early Work Mercantile Offerings
I invite you to pay a visit to my Early Work Mercantile where my August offerings include a framed bit of needle punch (design by Notforgotten Farm), a hooked rug, a black tomato pinkeep and a wonderful early 19th century sampler by Lydia McKee.
Flea Market Pages Update!
My Flea Market Pages are back with fresh picks! Take a peek. You will find the link on the left.
Until next month, my friends...
I wish you many pleasant hours!
"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely."
~~ Louisa May Alcott ~~