Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Little of This, a Little of That

Well, goodness!  It looks like once again, time has gotten away from me and it's been ages since I've posted.  And what have I been up to, you ask?

Well, let's see.  A little knitting. (I'm having a grand old time making Lizard Ridge blocks for a very colorful afghan.)

A little sewing of selvedges for a selvedge-and-red-scraps quilt.  I'm obsessed with selvedges, in fact.

A little sketching.

A little book making.  This book, on a reading theme, will be making its way to my Etsy shop soon.

I thought that this might be the extent of my Halloween decorating.

It's hard to get into a proper autumn mood when it's still 95 and relentlessly sunny outside.   But yesterday I had a burst of fall spirit (maybe it was the orange toes) and got out a few items.  (Did you see Babes in Toyland as a kid?  I have my very own "Forest of No Return" tree.)

  A crow came to land on the top of my vintage birdcage.
And I now have an owl under glass on my mantel.  Don't worry, there's a hidden oxygen line into the dome so he can breathe.  That gourd can just hold its breath.

And then I had to put a few sparkly pumpkins on the dining room table.  Just because.

So that's what I've been doing.  And you? I hope you are awash in crisp cool days and beautiful fall leaves.