"All that we behold is full of blessings.”
~ William Wordsworth ~
The final day of October is fine with mild temperatures and filtered sunshine that lights the leaves still clinging to the maple tree as well as those scattered in a golden blanket on the ground. Some of the hardier perennials continue to bloom ~ catmint, sedum, thyme, lavender. Even the yarrow, in its sunny spot close behind the house, has put forth a few unusual late buds. The cornfield next door still stands in soldierly fashion but most of the farm fields have been tilled and combed and made neat until next season. It is a golden sort of day and I am grateful for every bit of it! Farewell, old friend October! Welcome, November!
“O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”
This month on Early Work Mercantile we celebrate our "An Early Christmas" event! As usual, I am not ready for Christmas on the first of November so this month I am offering two sets of tiny old wood and wire ornaments with autumnal words. I have also listed a terrific old tin carrier with a bundle of broom corn. Add a couple of candles to it and you have a simple, humble display for your table or the top of a cupboard. And last, but not least, I’m offering a lovely antique sampler. Do take a peek!
From Now Until Market…
I thought I needed to say a word or two about what I have been up to lately, as I have not offered as many new designs as I would have liked over the summer and into fall. In October 2017 I lost my job of 36 years to restructuring. A real blow, as I loved working there. In the months that followed I committed to other projects, since I had time to do them as well as design for myself. Then the unexpected ~ this past July I was given the opportunity to take a new position with the company I left last year. I didn’t hesitate! I am thrilled to be back and love my new job! The downside is I no longer have “all the time in the world” to work on my prior commitments and design for my business. So here is my game plan from now until March: fulfill the commitments I have made to others and work on my new designs for the needlework market. I hope by next spring to be back on track and offering new designs on a regular basis!
Quaint Country Ladies 2019
I am delighted that Dyeing to Stitch has asked me to partner with them for another year of Quaint Country Ladies Club projects! I had so much fun creating the designs in 2018! Once again I will be designing 4 projects ~ each featuring a quaint country lady from one of the antique samplers in my collection. Kits include pattern, threads and finishing supplies ~ fabric, ribbon, etc. Spaces are limited! Visit Dyeing to Stitch's web site for more information: http://dyeing2stitch.com/
Flea Market Finds
Lots of good things available on my Flea Market Finds pages! Looking for a Christmas gift for a vintage loving friend? Please take a peek at all my offerings!
Instant Download Reminder
Just a reminder that after purchasing an instant download, you will find your e-pattern under My Account > Downloads.
Until next month, my friends...
I wish you all the blessings this lovely month has to offer!