A lovely box of apples appeared on my back porch from friends yesterday! There are so many things that are good and decent about the world, and apples (and friends) are two of them. Sublime happiness is in the little things after all. Here in Oregon, we are having a spell of gorgeous fall weather that is more than mildly distracting; just stopping me in my tracks as I take it all in. I love the rich colors of autumn, they inspire me.
I’m inspired by so many things I see around me right now, including the outfit Grace waltzed into the room wearing this morning. So pretty! Do we love brown cotton knit tights? Yes we do! And I must say, that having just finished reading Winter Solstice (again) by one of my fave Scottish authors, Rosamund Pilcher, my heart is embracing old world comforts and cozy earthy colors all over again. Right now, this is all just a vision inside my head, but I’m working toward that end. I’ve actually been pretty busy working on some new projects for you, my dear stitchy friends, and not only that but more exciting news: I just received my proof copy of Blanket Statement, which I see needs a few more tweeks before I can send it out into the world. Actually holding it in my hands and seeing all the years of work in book form is so thrilling. I didn’t think it would be, but it really is. So tying up those loose ends is going to be my first priority. Second, would be that afore mentioned apple pie that I still need to bake. The pastry has been chilling since yesterday. I got that far at least.