I know my header conjures up wonderful summer moments but I have noticed Fall is starting to creep into the scene lately. The leaves are started to turn on some of the bushes around here and some of the flowers are just getting plain exhausted from their wonderful summer show of brilliant color. While it has been very hot here in the Southeast I am sure a little cooler weather will be making its appearance shortly. Not only does it seem Mother Nature is getting into the Autumn mode I have been entertaining thoughts of Autumn! The other day I made an apple crisp for work and that seemed to start the ball rolling towards thinking differently. That smell of apples and cinnamon were just enough to push me gently toward the next season! I love candles with Autumn scents, apples, pumpkins, Indian corn, beautiful wreaths,the smell of woodsmoke from peoples wood burning fireplaces, beautiful colored leaves, etc. Autumn colors are so rich and glorious! I know some of you (especially people who live in Northern climes) are saying, "is she crazy with Autumn coming that means old man Winter is just around the corner!!" I can't help it-I really love that time of year!
I have rediscovered knitting, which works well for this time of year too! I go every Tuesday to a little knitting shop in Mint Hill, NC called Cottage Yarn. We bring all of our projects that we want to work on. It is very therapeutic for me after a long day at work! I looked online for some pictures to share with all of you that represent this lovely hobby of mine and here is what I found:
The wonderful art of Knitting!
I just love the colors in this yarn! Just gorgeous! I might have to contact the person on etsy.com and buy some of this gorgeous yarn!
Aren't these little black and white lambs adorable! I just love all the lovely wool yarns that are available today!
You just have to love the alpaca! They have such cute little faces. I love their yarn because some wools are scratchy and I react to the rough texture, but alpaca is very smooth and luxurious feeling! If you are allergic to wool try alpaca-it is wonderful!
I would love any of these 3 afghans keeping me warm on a chilly day or night! Sitting in my reading chair with a cup of tea and one of these beauties would be a perfect time for me!
This lovely ivory lace knitted shawl is just gorgeous! Someday I really want to learn how to knit lace. It is so gorgeous! I think this shawl is so delicate it is just gorgeous and reminds me of the weight of a spiders web.
So in conclusion, I am getting myself ready for Autumn and will probably be knitting alot more this year! Enjoy whatever season you are in at the moment! Off to have some hot tea!!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!