"All that we behold is full of blessings.”
~ William Wordsworth ~
Last year, the last day of October was fine with mild temperatures and filtered sunshine that lit the leaves still clinging to the maple tree as well as those scattered in a golden blanket on the ground. Not so this year. This year, on the last day of October, we have had a most extraordinary snowstorm. It snowed steadily throughout the day, flocking everything with a thick coat of white – frosting the tall field grasses and goldenrod and asters and flowers still blooming in the garden and leaving the lilac and hydrangea splayed in graceful arcs, as though they are bowing down before Mother Nature herself. It looks far more like Christmas than All Hallows Eve. But I must say, it is beautiful and quite fitting, since this month on Early Work Mercantile we celebrate our annual “Yuletide Gatherings” event. Please take a peek at my EWM page where my offerings include finishes of two of my most popular Christmas cross stitch designs!
And don’t forget to visit the other artists on EWM, too! You’re sure to find something to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Flea Market Finds Donation Event
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who purchased items from my recent Flea Market Finds update. As you know, many of the items I listed were from my friend’s primitive collection and select listings were made where 20% of the proceeds would be donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society, an organization near and dear to her heart. As a result of your purchases, I was able to make a donation of $120.00 to the WI Humane Society! So, on behalf of Bonnie and myself ~ THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Your support of my designs and business, as well as your friendship, means the world to me. Until next time, my friends, I wish you much happiness!