Good Morning, my friends! I am so grateful that you have taken a few minutes out of your day to spend them with me. And for those of you in the US, I hope you enjoy your Labor Day holiday.
I am really trying to be aware of everything that I need to be grateful for; from my family and friends to my home and my food security. I really am a very blessed woman.
And I count each of you, who make this little blog of mine a reality, as one of my many blessings! I really do love this career I’ve created and it would be impossible without each of you welcoming my musings and ramblings.
“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”Rabbi Harold Kushner
Another reason to be grateful…I woke up to 69° this morning! Pure Bliss! I am going to attempt to walk with my mom for the first time in a while as I’ve been nursing this d#*@ed broken toe for almost a month! Keep your
fingers toes crossed for me!
I’ve thrown open the windows and am reveling in the fresh air. This initial whisper of fall has my mind all in a tither! Should I bake today or should I pull out some fall decor? Oh my…so many possibilities!
I have several recipes I’ve been wanting to work on for the blog and I think today may just be the day!
For my knitting friends, there is a brand new pattern up on the blog! This Christmas stocking really does work up quickly and without exaggeration, can be made in a day…even if you do have to cook dinner and walk the dog! And I know, it is rather early to be talking Christmas stockings, but for those of you who like to plan out your projects, I thought it’d be helpful to have this in your queue.
I made a video showing the whole process from start to finish, so if you have basic knit skills, you will have success with this Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern and could easily knit up a passel (or should I say a stockpile!? 😂 I slay myself sometimes!) of stockings in no time. I’ll be knitting two more stockings for Kate’s friends at school, though they have requested brown fur cuffs, which will be lovely as well.
I recently made a double batch of this Rosemary, Fig and Nut Bread. I make it in mini-loaves, chill the loaves, slice them and toast them for ‘crackers’. A bag of these yummy crackers was sent to Kate, with a jar of plum jam, and I am enjoying nibbling on the rest. This is one of those recipes that is made frequently, as I like to have a stash in the freezer.
I have added to my list of DIY Gifts That Don’t Scream ‘DIY!‘ if you want to pop over to get started on your Christmas gift making.
And while we are talking Christmas, if your gift wrap ‘situation’ is a hot mess, you may want to tackle it before the wrapping season begins. I made this wrapping paper organizer/cart 3 years ago and am reminded of just how brilliant it is each year!
Well, my beautiful friends, I do hope your day is blissful! If you’ve been given a hint of Fall (or Spring, as the case may be), enjoy this lovely time between seasons!