Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods…
~~ William Wordsworth ~~
The last day of October greets us with a gentle, steady rain. The gusty winds, which stripped the leaves off many of the trees, have settled down and the rain falls straight and soft on a thick, gold carpet. October was a genial month despite a few frosts and a freeze. Some things still flourish, like a patch of oregano I found growing among the tall grasses in the field and a late blooming black-eyed susan that grows in a sheltered corner close alongside the house. There are even a few crickets who still sing when the autumn sun is warm. I am grateful for every bit of it, for I know, before long, they, too, will be gone for another year.
O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~~ William Shakespeare ~~
Since I am writing this on the last day of October, I thought I would offer you a Halloween “treat”! The chart for this tiny Halloween Witchie is my gift to you. Simply right click on the chart to save it to your device. Also available on Pattern Mart!
Flea Market Goods Update!
My Flea Market Goods pages have been updated with lots of good things ~ ironstone, tinware, vintage wool, and much more! Many items are heavy and it can be hard to calculate accurate shipping, especially when multiple items are in an order. Therefore, shipping overcharges in excess of $2 will be refunded once your order is packed and ready to ship.
I have spent much of my time this month working on cleaning up the garden and getting things ready for an update on my Flea Market Goods pages. So, while I don’t have handmade goods to offer on Early Work Mercantile, in the spirit of our “Log Cabin Christmas” celebration, I am offering a wonderful, primitive, large, early wood bowl with a terrific make-do mend. Fill it with grasses and dried gourds for Thanksgiving, then add some greens come Christmas. Only one!
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