Thursday, October 9, 2014
My life has been a series of short trips in the past few weeks. I've been to a lovely cottage on Lake Michigan to visit with dear sister-friends, westbound to Chicago by train to celebrate the birthday of my creatively fun friend and back to my former city for the wedding of a special girl. Lots of fun and special times that have had me laughing and crying. The one downside was that the birthday girl and I got a bit of food poisoning and I'm currently trying to shake a bug I picked up somewhere, but I'm not complaining.
The weather has turned brisk and the colors are amazing here in Michigan. I've had a chance to see a lot of the countryside while on my trips and I can only imagine the fun the Lord had painting the fall season. Autumn is a crowning jewel that fills us up before the winter takes hold. I wish it wouldn't end.
I have worn myself out good. My quilting to do list is super long and overwhelming. In the middle of trying to prioritize and figure out a plan, I dropped everything to make a Modern Maples Quilt that I've seen popping up on Instagram. My fall is colored with leaves of pink, grey, blue, brown and cream with some slight touches of a mellow orange. I need to fill my creative void before I get back to completing quilts for others. In the evenings I knit and I am working on a cowl using the yarn I purchased from Gnome Acres. It's called "Grandma's Kitchen" and is oh so pretty and soft. I'm using an elongated seed stitch and will finish it with button holes and wooden pumpkin buttons.
I hope this finds you well and settling into fall and routine after the summer. My kids are back in college and the house is way to quiet and the kids rooms are way too clean. Hug your babies tight, they grow up literally over night. Blessings!