"It was Autumn, and incessant
Piped the quails from shocks and sheaves
And, like living coals, the apples
Burned among the withering leaves."
~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~~
Although the garden is still full of color, I know it won’t be long before I must wish it farewell until next year. I try to take it all in ~ the fading colors, the thinning, still stately, patch of bee balm ~ the fragrance of mint and marigolds and thyme mingling with the earthy smell of fallen leaves. The cornstalks are on the porch, mums brighten the hanging baskets, and the rocking chair awaits my company some sunny autumn afternoon...
The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.
~~ Helen Hunt Jackson ~~
Pattern Overstock Sale!
I have ended my distributorship agreement with Norden which has left me with an overstock of certain patterns and not enough room to store them. What does this mean for you? Clearance prices on my overstock inventory! Nineteen pattern titles listed on a SPECIAL section of my web site for only $4.00 each. And shipping is included! This special pricing is for mailed patterns only (not e-patterns). ***Note: Please make sure you are making your purchase from my SPECIAL section to get the discounted price. Prices are not adjusted on my regular pages.***
Shop Owners – you can continue to purchase my patterns wholesale through Hoffman Distributing or through me directly. When you purchase wholesale through me, I pick up the shipping cost!!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Early Work Mercantile
Life has been so hectic lately that I did not have time to make any finished goods this month. However, you will find some wonderful, EARLY goods on my EWM page ~ including an antique crazy quilt make-do pincushion and two lovely antique samplers with good autumn colors. Please have a peek!
Until next month, my friends, I wish you many pleasant hours!
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"Adorn thyself with grace & truth."
~~Old Sampler Verse~~