September was a glorious month! Pleasant, sunny days followed by deliciously cool nights. The garden has benefitted from the genial weather and continues to produce an abundance of tomatoes and an occasional slender cucumber (yes, even this late in the season!). The sunflowers have finished blooming ~ their seed heads placed on the garden bench for the birds. Zinnias, marigolds, and catmint still flourish although the din of the cricket has faded to a but a few who lull us with their slow, throaty chirring. Yes, September has been a truly lovely month.
The past couple of nights, however, have been a harbinger of October’s sure arrival. A million stars shining in the clear night sky, the comforting smell of wood smoke and a moon so bright that a walk through the fields is glorious. Shadows fall thick across the path and your breath floats away in gentle plumes on the still, cold air...
Farewell, blithe September... Welcome, delicious October!
"Leaves fall; the days grow cold. The Goddess pulls her mantle of Earth around Her as You, O Great Sun God, sail toward the West to the land of eternal enchantment, wrapped in the coolness of night."
~~ Mabon Sabbat & Lore ~~
New Fancey Blackett Pattern
Newest in the Fancey Blackett series, “Tea for Two,” finds the good Miss Blackett and her chum, Mrs. Otis, taking tea in an autumn garden… A wonderfully fun stitch! Available under Featured Items as well as on Pattern Mart.
Every once in a while the desire to create a little doll (or two) is too strong to resist. My offerings on Early Work Mercantile this month include the little ladies you see here, plus a sampler pillow and some good old pumpkin velvet!
Visit Pineberry Lane on Facebook for quick posts and sneak peeks. You don’t need a Facebook account to visit Pineberry Lane's page ~ it is open to the public!
Until Next Month...
My friends, I wish you a delightful October!
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~
"Autumn arrives, array'd in splendid mein;
Vines, cluster'd full, add to the beauteous scene,
And fruit-trees cloth'd profusely laden, nod,
Compliant bowing to the fertile sod."
~~ Farmer's Almanac, 1818 ~~