Autumn is always this way.
We realize that time’s a’wastin’, that soon we’ll be hunkering down for winter, and we try to pack a lot of living into these perfect days.
Chores abound. The perennials are being cut back. The outdoor furniture needs to be stored.
A quilt is basted, waiting to be finished this winter. The yoyos are almost, almost, sewn together and finished. Two other quilt projects wait in the wings.
The looms are momentarily naked but plans have been planned and one warp has been wound, a yummy wool for fall.
It’s time for chocolate, a new and different venture on Etsy, and, always, vintage linens.
It’s the time for spending quality hours with family snowbirds who are ready to fly away and it’s time for a little travel of our own, to enjoy autumn in New England.
Busy, busy. Happy, happy. And you?
Nice to read about your busy autumn days Kerry:)…Curious to know what the new venture is?:)
You can click on the link to Etsy and take a look! I’ll write more about it at some point, I imagine.
The cooler weather really gets my creative mind going, I am lots of knitting projects in mind 🙂
Yes, same with me–and I need to prep work for my projects now, while I have the space and the energy!
Is that the spicy bark you’d made before? If so, it’s absolutely delicious. Yay!
Yes, the same spicy bark–it’s my mom’s favorite so I needed to make it for her before her trip south!
Hope to drive into the lower Adirondacks perhaps Indian Lake area in a few weeks to catch the colors. I always like the Autumn which for me ends at Thanksgiving. However I will have a few words with Winter and hopes it will behave this year.
We’re heading off thru Vermont in a few days and hoping to see good color, too, but it may be too early. And I’m actually hoping for a winter with lots of snow that will eventually melt and refill Lake Champlain! It’s so low . . .
This New Englander wants to know where you’re traveling to in the area. 🙂 Hope it isn’t Columbus Day weekend which is in the top three busiest tourist weekends we have.
We’re going back to weaving school in western Mass., and then to Boston. I’m sure we will be caught up in the chaos surrounding autumn in NE!
OMGOODNESS I’ve called by your Etsy store WOW !!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much! You can appreciate, I think, the work involved in getting the shop this far . . . and there’s much left to do!
I know you will have great success with your shop, your work is beyond compare x
Congratulations on your new Etsy shop! Nice photo of you and Don. Your banner is so attractive. I wish you much success!
Thanks, Susan! You know better than most the work it takes to makes sales on Etsy. It’s kind of terrifying to be offering things we actually made, as opposed to vintage items!
Your items in Etsy look good enough to drool over – and then they would wipe it up 🙂 Just waiting for my ship to come in……….. Have a great time away and enjoy your autumnal colours.
Thanks for looking, Pauline! We’re looking forward to our upcoming travels–it’s such a glorious time of year here!
Supremely busy here in France although the weather has really not turned autumnal yet, we are still basking in fabulous warm sunny days only the nights and mornings are a little chilly. After months of little or no rain we have had a couple of showers and suddenly the garden and the lawn have decided it’s time to grow again, it’s almost like spring, there is so much to be done!
France sounds perfect this time of year! We’re starting to feel a real chill in the air–I like it but many folks around here just see it as one step away from harsh winter. Thanks for reading and commenting!
I’m greedily grabbing all the nice days when they appear, wondering how long I’ll be able to go without a jacket. There’s the garden to clean up, the windows to wash, and the floors to get waxed. And the car needs its pre-winter maintenance. Goodness. I’m going away next week, though, so it will all have to wait! Have a good trip and enjoy snugging in! I love the picture with the fire…
I keep doing these mental lists of all the chores and then thinking, “Oh, well–it’ll have to wait”! We are going to be some kind of busy when the traveling is behind us! Where are you going, if you don’t mind saying?
California, north of San Francisco, to visit my former college roommate. She and her husband are whisking me from the airport down to Mavericks to see those big waves and possibly some surfers on the first day…
That sounds really, really nice! Have a great trip and tell us all about it, when you get home!
Thanks, Kerry. I’ll get photos of something!
I got the feeling Boston will be on your travel itinerary. And the weavings look luscious. How clever to open that shop in good time for holiday shopping.
My goal for opening the shop was by the end of the summer–I have a terrible time with taking photos in natural light during the winter months–thanks for looking! And, yes, we’ll be in Boston for a little bit–fave city!
It’s wonderful to hear you are happy, busy or not! I am in a lull right now, doing a pretty minimal impression on just keeping the household together. Since that is easy, I’m not very active, nor very ambitious! Still, there is always plenty to do, more real people time than we often have. And today I visited a nearby “fitness center” gym to see about training. I need to rehab my knee and in fact now my whole balance, strength, and flexibility. I’ll work hard on that for several months, I think. I’m somehow on a couple of new committees and have also volunteered to quilt a bunch of my guild’s donation quilts. We have 80 tops backed up and waiting for quilting! People LOVE to make tops! Finishing, not so much! As I said, always plenty. And happy with that. 🙂
Good for you, for making your health the highest priority. I’ve been going to physical therapy, too, and love seeing the difference it’s making. Our guild sounds like yours–TONS of charity quilts and other items, always looking for volunteers.
Much as I’m relishing our Korean adventures, there’s a bit of me that’s ready to be home and getting on with Autumn projects. Meanwhile, enjoy your own holiday.
I’m always that way when on an extended trip–enjoying it but a little bit of me yearning for home.
Love your sunset , red work and yarn photos . I still have a little time yet for the porch furniture to be put away as we will be enjoying the porch for awhile yet. Have fun on your adventure!
Thanks, Deb–we haven’t been out of town for a few months–we tend to stay put during the summer. Just a little trip but fun!
As autumn should be……a fruitful time. Have fun on your travels.
And, you, heading into glorious spring. These transitions are the best seasons!
All good stuff, yes? And the cycle of our lives , one hardly ever seeming less busy than another! Enjoy your trip and all the delightful things that keep us on out toes!
A busy time for you, too, I know–and you’re working harder! But fall chores are hardly like chores at all!
I hate to say, but cutting and splitting ( and stacking) firewood is one of my all time favorite things to do…and this year, I’ve bought myself a new chainsaw. The old Stihl gets passed on to Noah! hooray!
This is great advice, I’m going to set aside a few days to enjoy fall and plans for winter nights!
I love planning and thinking about winter–I feel like a squirrel, setting aside all the things I need to keep me warm and happy while the weather is wild!
the Etsy store looks wonderful, hope you sell out! Are you taking a workshop at Vavstuga? I have a weaving student who has gone there several times, the work she brings back is stunning.
Thanks, Jean! And, yes, we went to Vavstuga in April for their basics course and are going back for one called “Nordic Classics.” We love it there!
Wow! Lots in your itinerary! 😄😃
Yes, it’s a busy time–but I like it that way!
I love the things you’ve made for your Etsy store! You and your husband must have been working so hard. I hope you have a wonderful time in NE.
We are tidying our garden though we may not get bad weather for some weeks yet and the jobs may need to be done again 😉
Thank you, Clare! No work is hard when you enjoy doing it, and we really do enjoy the weaving–I just wish I could devote more time to it!
Oh wow, your Etsy shop is looking B-E-A-UTIFUL! What an exciting new venture, I’m glad that those beautiful pieces that you make will be able to find a loving home. I totally relate to that feeling of preparing for winter, it’s a magical time. I can’t wait to see all your yo-yos sewn together! x
Thanks for taking a look at the shop, Jess–you know better than most how much works goes into these Etsy shops!
Sounds busy! Makes me feel guilty about all the work I’m not doing!
Oh, guilt doesn’t accomplish anything! Do what you enjoy . . .
Sounds like your weather has broken. I hope Taylors is cooler when we get home! I have SO much yard work to do. I know you will have so much fun on your weaving and Boston trip. Boston is one of my favorite places…
Look at you selling handwoven items! I hope it goes well. I keep thinking about opening an Etsy store but I need to decide what to sell.
Have a happy vacation. ;-D
We just got back from our time away–what a whirlwind! And, yes, we have yard work and housework–all I want to do is weave!
All the signs of a very full, very happy life.
Yes, indeed, Charlie! I wish I had a few more hours in each day!
Autumn is a busy time of year. Once the leaves fall, it will be very hectic getting them all raked.
Yes! Were facing a mountain of chores, inside and out, since we’ve been away!
I was just telling someone about your chocolates! I remember from past years how busy that keeps you.
ANd I have to say that I cannot wait to see the yoyos all sewed together.
Breathe, my friend.
I’m breathing! But being away for nearly two weeks has left me with so much to do!
How I wish I could order some of your chocolates. Those greys and pinks form a perfect combo. When it’s getting colder, and I spend more time indoors, I am planning on practising my handlettering skills (my latest addiction). Hope your new shop does well!
I hope you write about your hand lettering at some point! I went through a calligraphy stage a number of years ago and loved doing it!
What a wonderful way to experience fall. You’re like the squirrels…busy, busy. I’m off to check out our new Etsy venture. I hope you’re having a blast.
I feel like a squirrel and hope I don’t get so distracted I run out into traffic! It’s such a busy time of year!
No…that won’t do! Remember to breath and look both ways. 🙂
Your new Easy shop looks stunning – congratulations!! Do you ship to the UK, by the way? 🙂
Thanks for taking a look at the shop! Now I just need to find time to weave so I can add more items. I do ship the handwovens internationally. I sell chocolates in my other shop and those only go to the US.
Great news about the shipping – look forward to browsing and following all your new additions over time. Will treat myself at some point! 🙂 x
You live in a beautiful place to enjoy the autumn!
We do, for sure! I’m hoping for a leaf-peeping drive later today!