"Some long, dreamy summer afternoons a few close friends sat on the porch and snapped their embroidery hoops over their handiwork or knitted, ivory needles clicking happily."
from Harvest of Yesterdays 1976
As summer drifts along, I've been drifting along with it to places near and far. Slowing down a bit I've become attuned to the graceful passing of the days.
Of course, slowing down in a cabin on a lake or walking through the woods, takes little effort. The challenge is carrying this rhythm home and weaving it into the days ahead. That's the plan anyway.
Now I'm venturing back to where I left off, ready to pick up my State Flower Quilt stitching again, to accompany the long, dreamy summer afternoons, when it gets too hot to pick berries and bake pies.
In the meantime though . . .
. . . I've got some exciting news to share: my new book will be out SEPTEMBER 1st! Here's a sneak preview of the BACK. (I'll post more about it as fall approaches.)
Also coming this fall an Etsy shop update. Think "thrift shop" treasures..old patterns, vintage stuff, fabric bits. Gathering it all together now.
For today though, for blog readers, I have a free pattern download for my PUPPY PAL, a little stuffie from my first book, Blanket Statement, that wasn't included. The pattern is similar to the LAMBKIN pattern, in fact, it's made exactly the same way. Deb made a cute one (she was my pattern tester), from the green wool blanket and added a creative twist of her own using a kid's picture book for inspiration! Check out her Copy Cat Challenge here.
(You can add a seam allowance and make it from cloth as well.)