I always find the first of September so bittersweet. As much as I love all that is Autumn, it is difficult to say goodbye to those carefree Summer days. Jess starts college in a couple days and it was great to meet up with her for orientation at the college. It was a beautiful day in the Adirondacks. The drive up was picture perfect and the changing leaves just starting. Thirty years ago, I stood on that campus along with my Dad, both of us completing our degree. I know he smiles down on Jess.
This morning I awoke to the smell of tomatoes simmering on the stove and coffee brewing. It's that time of year again as garden goodies ripen fast and furious.
My day began with a few finishing touches on Wee Folk and a lot of patience as the computer is still limping along; at least for another week or so.It took awhile, but there are 4 new friends on Olde Primitive Peddler. Kirsten, above is inspired by Kirsten Dunst in her role as Marie Antoinette. I loved her wedding gown and also the scene where she has tea with her brother. Voila!
There is also Kit, inspired by the character in the novel, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond". I love her flax hair, and didn't have the heart to put it up in a bun....
I love exploring and growing with the mice and I am content that I haven't settled into one distinct style with them.
There are also 2 offerings of my new, North Woods Crow. This one is "Meara", Irish for merry. Merry- making she is with her own wee Jack O'Lantern.
And her more serious minded sister, Morgan....who is gathering the harvest.
And last, but not least on Simply Primitives, I have a new Fall design from my local shows, "Edna Nettles Shoe". It is a good size wall pocket and you can change out the Sweet Annie with your favorite dried arrangement. There are only 2 available for my online customers~ many of the new designs will be for my local shows only.
September may be young in it's first day, but oh has it been busy!