Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Although I do not want to wish my life away ~ these hot and humid days make me long for the cool autumn days and wind driven frosty evenings where I welcome the warmth of homemade soup and a loaf of bread taken right from the oven. I love the dusky sunlight of October ~ the smell of wood burning in the fireplace and visiting the local farm stand where I shake the hands that share their harvest with surrounding neighbors. The images of Autumn's crimson season brings out the nesting instinct in me and I want to cherish the visions of pumpkins; bouquets of twigs and mini clusters of red berries, miniature pine cones and dried pods of milkweed. I love the plaids; the local farmstands selling local maple syrup, homemade fudge, baskets of crispy red apples; wool blankets and throws; a vintage quilt; my mother's apple crisp; watching my grandchildren run around on crisp autumn leaves that have fallen to the gound; and listening to December by George Winston. It is an enchanting time of year and every year I love it just a little bit more.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Benjamin and Bhalu

Hello everyone. I apologize for not having added any updates or photos as I am creating and entering new items on my website and in my Etsy store.

Attached is a photo of Benjamin ~ after he opened the box with his "Bhalu" in it. He was a bit overwhelmed because I don't think he ever had felt a stuffed animal covered in Mohair! I truly think he thought the bear was real!! He and his brother Sammy celebrate their birthday's in June so with all the parties ~ they both get a bit overwhelmed.

Hope you enjoy this photograph of Benjamin and Bhalu and I think the eyes say it all.