September Greetings!

“Autumn tiptoes in on Summer’s heels and taps her on the shoulder.  “Boo,” she whispers, and all at once the earth is laughing in a thousand shades of calico and shimmering in hoarfrost.”

~ M.K. Moulton ~


And here we are….standing on September’s hospitable doorstep!  It seems just a few days ago I wrote about my reluctance to let summer go.  Has one whole month truly passed?  Indeed.  But these are the most delicious days of the year.  The garden is still producing an abundance of tomatoes.  Cicadas still sing in the trees; crickets sing in the grass. The faded blooms of the black-eyed susans enchant us with their splendid decay.  Our homes are filled with comforting scents of apple crisp, zucchini bread, and homemade soup.  And the porch beckons us to sit a spell and enjoy the warm afternoon sunshine.  This month I promise to take just a little time for myself – to let my mind wander and my fancies take root as I rock back and forth on the porch in the September sunshine…

Welcome, old friend September!

“I believe that the nicest and sweetest of days are not those in which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 

~ L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Avonlea” ~

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

~ E. Lawrence ~

Mrs. Maguire Returns!

Introducing a new cross stitch pattern featuring one of my favorite characters ~ Mrs. Maguire!  This new design features our old friend sitting in her garden, Halloween hat tied beneath her chin, admiring a glowing jack-o-lantern.   I have fashioned it into a little bag (can you ever have enough?) that is trimmed ‘round the top with a bit of scalloped wool. “Mrs. Maguire ~ Almost Halloween” is available in mailed and instant download formats.  You'll find convenient links under "Featured" (below).


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  • After purchasing an instant download from my web site, you will find your e-pattern under My Account > Downloads.  
  • Free patterns are available by going to the item page and clicking on the link in the item description.  No need to put them in your cart or create an account.  Happy stitching!


Until next time, my friends, I wish you all the blessings this delicious month has to offer!

 As Ever,




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