The leaves are flying. Turned on the heater last night for the first time since spring (I love that smell... the heater kicking on for the first time). Frost Advisory for tonight. My feet and my nose are cold. Tiger Lily has made her winter migration to her cozy basket, and her "donut" (a blanket formed in a circle).
Winter is coming. I find this time of year invigorating. I scurry around, getting things ready as if there will be a blizzard next week. There won't be, of course, but my homemaker brain responds to changes in the weather as if I were a little animal out in the woods. Gather supplies. Make the nest cozy.
My stitcher brain responds, too. Something about cold weather puts my stitching motivation into overdrive. Here's the latest installment in my Keeping Christmas Project. This is from The Joys of Christmas by The Drawn Thread. The designer calls for GAST Cucumber and Weathered Barn, but I'm using GAST Bayberry and Pomegranate for this set of six ornaments. I did the first one last year.
Of course, I had to make another Christmas-y needle minder. This is made from a glass bead from Hobby Lobby. I am about all things peppermint at this time of year.
And here are the supplies for my next Keeping Christmas Project ornament. Lots of sparkle and non-traditional Christmas colors.
I have five more projects to frame, and I have a bunch of tea box bookmarks to make, so come back and visit often to see what I'm up to. The little basket of joy is ready!