although the shift is still slight it's been feeling a bit cooler around here. crisp mornings growing into warm sunny days which then fade into cool evenings containing the slowing chirps of crickets. the shorter days reveal flowers fading as they uncover their finished summer's work of creating seeds. i almost mourn to see my favorite season pass into autumn but i must confess to feeling the need to rest more myself. this year i intend to embrace these changes as they happen . . .
please tell me what beauty you are seeing as your world changes around you.
i'm managing to get around to visiting other blogs a bit more often which is fun and always inspirational. i've even entered a giveaway for a sweet felt cushion created by Cathy at Big Lake Quilter. there are actually three to choose from and they are so very cute~!!~ i think that this giveaway ends on friday so if you happen to be interested in winning don't wait too long.
i have been keeping up with my 15 minutes of sewing time for each day as well as the TAST challenge (just barely) but have failed miserably on the sketchbook challenge.
i'm way behind on the showing of lots of creative bits and pieces but for today i've chosen the two most recent postcards that i've made.
this one is for my daughter. i was so busy with so many different things this year that i failed to make her a birthday postcard. i've promised to make her one for each month of the coming year instead and this is her september card.
recent gifts include:
- frequent visits from my daughter
- enjoying a novel in the afternoon sun
- picking tomatoes and preserving them for winter days yet to come
- listening to the birds as they flock noisily in to peck the seeds from the middle of sunflowers planted especially for them
- seeing a cottontail jump across my path on an early morning walk ~ hippity hoppity and into the sagebrush