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Monday Musings, September 7

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.

Christmas stocking filled with small Raggedy Ann and Andy.

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!

When I put out my fall decorations, these needle-felted acorns will figure prominently. If you’ve never needle-felted, this is a great project to begin with, as are these needle-felted pumpkins.

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!

Many Hugs,

Signature of Lynn

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!

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    1. Oh Suzanne, Thank you so much! I am just so lucky with this little job of mine! That I might put a smile on your face is all the reward I need! Have a wonderful day, my friend.



  1. This is my first time reading your blog. I found you through a knitting pattern some time ago, but just recently subscribed to your email list. So this morning I got your email notification and clicked through to check out your post. So many wonderful ideas that I will definitely be looking into. The knit Christmas stocking is lovely and your cracker recipe sounds divine! What a pleasant start to my day.

    1. Aw, thanks Ellen! I am so very glad you enjoyed my musings. I love this wee job of mine, but knowing that there are Ellens on the other end of my ramblings is the icing on the cake.

      Have a wonderful day, my friend.



  2. Good Morning Lynn,
    I think we get a hint of fall in a few days and I can hardly wait. I’m ready for cooler temperatures, they always spike my desire to be outdoors. That stocking is awesome and I’m sitting here wondering if I could learn how to knit? I’m left handed and could never seem to get the whole crochet thing… This could be the perfect hobby for my lifestyle because it doesn’t take up space and it would teach me to slow down…
    Do you have beginner tutorials or suggestions where I could get some lessons online?
    Thanks friend – love stopping by each week. Carole

    1. Hi friend!

      I have been meaning to do a basic knitting class, but obviously, it hasn’t happened yet!In the mean time, check out Very Pink Knits…she has great video instruction and she is who I would go to for beginner lessons. Not sure about the whole left-handed thing! But, it doesn’t take up much space and it’s something you can pick up and take with you anywhere!

      Have a fantastic day, my friend.



    1. Aw Gail! Thanks so much! It’s quite the opposite of me in real life…a little pretty and a whole lot of laughter!! 😂

      Have a fantastic day, my friend

  3. 🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁
    How nice to see your greeting every week. Due to the Covid 19 I am ahead with my Christmas projects. Hav some pot scrubbers to crochet tomtuck in gifts with my dishraga.
    Wishing you a sunshine kind of day.

    1. Hi Barb! I am so happy that my musings give you a smile! That is certainly my goal. And it is nice that your gift stash is the silver lining to Covid! We do need to look for those positives!

      Have a wonderful day, my friend. And happy knitting.



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