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August Greetings!

Sarah Platt Pattern Now Available!


Sarah Platt ~ antique sampler reproduction & pinkeep pattern is now available!  Stitched in the mellow, faded colors of the late August garden. I've also taken the liberty of creating a little pinkeep using the motifs at the bottom of Sarah's sampler in honor of the humble marigold. Floss packs coming soon!

August Ramblings...

Just a few evenings ago, on our walk through the field, I heard it....the low chirring of a cricket in the tall grass. "No," I thought, "not yet!" For the song of the cricket, as Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, is one of the earliest tokens of autumn's approach. I love autumn. It is perhaps my favorite of the seasons. But I'm not ready yet! A little longer for the dear old summertime! But there is no slowing down time and as I walk through the field, the evidence is there ~ purpling grapes, new acorns clinging to the Burr Oak, grasses with lovely, brown seed heads, mists gathering in the low pockets of the rolling farmland, cicadas humming in the trees. And last night at dusk, a perfect symphony of cricket-song! So, while I am looking forward to the arrival of autumn with all its delicious enticements, I shall embrace this month and every breath of summer left in it!

 "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."

Anne Frank ~"The Diary of a Young Girl"

 EWM Offerings

Visit my Early Work Mercantile page where you will find a sweet little cross stitched hanging pinkeep based on my design “Home ~ A Diminutive Sampler”, dried yarrow bundles from this year’s harvest, and a make-do pinkeep with early brown floral fabric.


 In Closing...

Until next month, my friends, I wish you all the joys this lovely month has to offer!



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