Its Monday again. October is just racing by. I look so forward to it and I wish I could somehow lasso it and keep it from flying by. I hope you had a lovely weekend. I hope my Canadian friends all had a lovely Thanksgiving. It must be wonderful to have Thanksgiving in October. We have all of that Christmas stuff looming in the background of our November holiday. I think it would be so much easier to just have Thanksgiving for its self. Even in November it is one of my favorite holidays.
I sold a second rug this weekend. I am once again thrilled. In awe too. You know when I would have a baby and I would be in the hospital, and I would think, I guess I am really a mother now. Have you ever seen that sign that says. " Who are all of these children and why are they calling me Mom?" That is me. Now that I have sold a second rug, I find myself asking, " Am I really a rug hooker?"
We have a cool down on Wednesday. It really is a beautiful time of year and so nice for it to be so cool and opening the windows and the doors is so nice. It is nice to not hear the constant drone of the air conditioners.
I have wool soaking so I can dye wool for a new rug I drew out this weekend. I have to wait until Peter leaves in the morning before I start with the dye. I think it is a nice smell and it doesn't bother me, but the men in the house think it is horrible. It always makes me chuckle. I think it is the vinegar smell.
Emilie came over the other day. She knows my fall wreaths have seen better days. She came in with a bag full of silk flowers she got one of my grapevine wreaths and just as fast as could be, she made this wreath. She looked at me sideways and said, " Do you have any burlap for a bow." She knew I was going to razz her unmercifully. Which I did. She has never liked burlap. Ever. I have lots of the kind I use for rug hooking but I also had old burlap feed sacks I bought at the feed store. I cut those up into strips and she made the bow. I am so glad she has made it to the dark side... using burlap for bows.
I was just amazed. They have her designing flowers now at work. I am so thankful she can do this. She would have done all of the rest of my doors for me. I might have her do Christmas wreaths . My Christmas wreaths are so sad. She had some left over flowers and I put them in a jar, and it looked like some flowers I stuck in a jar, she added a single stem and turned it into a flower arrangement. It was awesome.
I am so glad my that I am surrounded by these people who cause me to get out of my comfort zone. I would maybe live in a cave somewhere if left to myself.
Have a lovely Monday,
I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in
paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them,
and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not
Isaiah 42: 16
My verse this morning.