Where did Summer go? Where did September go? I feel like I missed a good bit of both while being sick and staying cooped up in the house. No sooner did I begin to feel better from pneumonia and I treated myself to a "no cooking, let's eat out" night and I got a mild dose of food poisoning. No one else got it. Just me. Guess it was my punishment for not wanting to cook! Even though it was mild, it still knocked me for a loop and I was unable to cook the next night because of it! It took awhile to build my strength back up from it all but after I finally began to feel like myself again and stepped out to run some errands something was different! The seasons had changed from Summer to Autumn and the weather along with it! Our mornings are sweater cool then it warms up to Summer temps later in the afternoons.
It just isn't Autumn until I set out my Spiced Pumpkin candle along with a few others but this year I picked up a new candle to add to the collection. Blackberry Jam. Oh my gosh! If only my blog had a scratch and sniff option! Close your eyes and imagine walking into a kitchen where someone has been canning blackberry jam all day! It really makes you want to spread some fresh BB jam on a buttered muffin! I can't help but take a whiff of it each time I walk past. Whether it is lit or not!
Once I got some energy flowing again, I decided to do some blog reading and catching up. To my surprise I found that Blogger had finally gone and done the dirty deed by switching over to new format and no longer allowing those of us who fight change the option of which to use. I hung on as long as I could to the old format though. At least until Blogger made the decision for me. Once I get the hang of something cyber related (or basically anything), I don't like having it changed on me and re-learning how to use it! Oh well. C'est la vie!
I mentioned before that I was working on an oldie but goodie from my stash so I will let you in on what piece that is now. Backyard Birds by La D Da. I have changed a few colors in it and I have been hopping around with my stitching. A little border then some letters then some birds and plants, more border and so on. I can't help but wonder if I am meant to stitch this piece though since each time I begin working on it, I fall ill to one thing or another and just can't find the strength or desire to pick up the needle! One more try!
These cooler mornings have me in the mood to stitch some Autumn and Winter pieces. I mentioned in a previous post that I was waiting for a certain pattern release from Beth at Heartstring Samplery. I had only seen a sneak peek of it but was intrigued by what I saw and the theme. Once again, she did not disappoint! It is a must have and will be ordered with my last gift certificate. I hope she doesn't mind my sharing her picture of this wonderful design! It will be perfect for my Christmas/Winter wall that holds designs with verses, poems or sayings of the season.