Good Morning, Glories!
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.F. Scott Fitzgerald
Oh, how I needed this crisper air and these cooler temperatures! The changing seasons always recharge me, but this year it seems that I really needed the recharge. I feel I am coming out of the slump that plagued me these past several months and have a renewed energy for projects and activity.
One of my favorite projects this year was these test tube vases that we made for our daughter’s new apartment. We really jumped in with both feet and decided we would figure it out as we went along. My grandmother had a word for that…’hoodly fudly.’ Anyway, I tickled to report that the vases turned out so great!
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My brother, who has been in online retail for most of his career, just warned me that merchants are expecting shipping times this holiday to slow dramatically. He suggested we plan for 3-4 weeks for packages to arrive…plan accordingly!
I am just smitten with these felt wreaths.
Let’s talk about handmade gifts. If you are making gifts for friends, neighbors and family this year, it is time to start making a plan. Make a list of everyone you would like to present with your handiwork and what you plan to give them. Here are some suggestions:
- These lavender drawer sachets are easy and fun to make and can be personalized with the recipient’s hair color.
- Of course, a hand-knit washcloth is always an appreciated gift, especially when paired with a bar of soap. If you go the knit gift route, make sure to nab the printable gift tags.
- A microwaveable, lavender and buckwheat-filled neck wrap is suitable for men and women. My husband uses his regularly.
- For the foodie on your list, consider Vanilla or Rosemary Fleur-De-Sel or Mulling Spices with a Mulling Spice Ball.
- Another great gift for someone who appreciates food gifts would be these versatile Spiced Pickled Cranberries or Mulled Wine Jelly.
- What about leather cord keepers for all those pesky charging cables?
While I won’t be making it, I already sent the link to this circular knitting needle case to my husband for a gift idea. I do enjoy working with Circular Knitting Needles, but man, are they messy to store. Excited to get mine organized.
I made this hearty beef soup 2 weeks ago and we have enjoyed it twice, it is perfect for these cooler nights. I make alot of it and then store it in the freezer.
We are this 👌🏼 close to being done with that outdoor table that we thought was teak but isn’t. If I work on it a couple of hours each day this week, it’ll be done by the weekend. Which reminds me of how important it is to break our larger tasks down into smaller, bite-sized pieces. And not for nothing, when I write ‘work on table for 1 hour’ on my to-do list, I get the satisfaction of crossing it off each day versus ‘finish table’.
In closing, I want to thank each of you for ‘tuning in’ for our weekly musings. You make this wee job of mine possible.