"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...
Farewell, old friend September! Welcome, dear October!
"The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down."
~~ Helen Hunt Jackson ~~
Early Work Mercantile
My offerings this month on Early Work Mercantile include little autumnal signs made of old wood and wire as well as an amazing antique sampler stitched by Danell Louisa Stutter when she was just 8 years old. It is filled with flowers and trees, birds and fences, and a very large house!
New Fancey Blackett Pattern
My newest design features the good Miss Blackett teaching her wee friend, Miss Marigold, how to make a proper witch's brew! Available under Featured Items as well as on Pattern Mart!
Until next month, my friends, I wish you many pleasant hours!