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Friday, September 13, 2013

In My Zone

I love Fall, it shines in all I do. As the days get cooler and shorter, I wrap up and embrace them. Candles burn many days; a part of living the Grateful Life I have been given. I am thankful for all that I have and put my thanks and energy forward, sending those grateful energies to friends and fur babies that need them. All while working away. 

I look out of the picture windows and enjoy the chattering of the Hedgerow Sparrows that flit about and gossip early in the mornings. The morning train wails and the smell of the changing leaves floats in on morning breezes, mixing with coffee brewing....

I love this zone that I am in...the path I have taken and the path that it is leading. It has been a fruitful year and so many wonderful opportunities. I know the year is coming to an end and I need to think about my work next year.  There is still so much to do, but I can't help but be excited. It's going to have to wait a bit though, because I am busy enjoying where I am today.

Friday, September 6, 2013


This morning was a very chilly one in Upstate NY. The kind of morning that makes you want to linger under the warm quilts and ask...is it Saturday?.....

Many of you know my little Mousel, Josie. She runs the Wee Doll House, here on Curry Road. She's been busy, night and day, pulling out Fall decorations to decorate with....Bobo the cat takes naps beside the house during the day, but lately at night, she sleeps with us. Apparently, Josie is making quite the rucus!  This morning, I awoke to find the pot belly stove set up for the season and Josie in a hat and shawl. 

Generally, Josie is known on my Face Book page for her photo-bombing expertise. It is never dull here at the Wee Cottage...no, not at all. No matter how busy the days are here, there are plenty of shenanigans to keep me smiling. It's so nice to have smiles and laughter as you work, so I'll take the shenanigans and enjoy them. Life is too short, not to have fun while you work.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Say Hello To September


I always find the first of September so bittersweet. As much as I love all that is Autumn, it is difficult to say goodbye to those carefree Summer days. Jess starts college in a couple days and it was great to meet up with her for orientation at the college. It was a beautiful day in the Adirondacks. The drive up was picture perfect and the changing leaves just starting. Thirty years ago, I stood on that campus along with my Dad, both of us completing our degree. I know he smiles down on Jess.

This morning I awoke to the smell of tomatoes simmering on the stove and coffee brewing. It's that time of year again as garden goodies ripen fast and furious.

My day began with a few finishing touches on Wee Folk and a lot of patience as the computer is still limping along; at least for another week or so.It took awhile, but there are 4 new friends on Olde Primitive Peddler. Kirsten, above is inspired by Kirsten Dunst in her role as Marie Antoinette. I loved her wedding gown and also the scene where she has tea with her brother. Voila!

There is also Kit, inspired by the character in the novel, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond". I love her flax hair, and didn't have the heart to put it up in a bun....

I love exploring and growing with the mice and I am content that I haven't settled into one distinct style with them.

There are also 2 offerings of my new, North Woods Crow. This one is "Meara", Irish for merry. Merry- making she is with her own wee Jack O'Lantern.

And her more serious minded sister, Morgan....who is gathering the harvest.

And last, but not least on Simply Primitives, I have a new Fall design from my local shows, "Edna Nettles Shoe". It is a good size wall pocket and you can change out the Sweet Annie with your favorite dried arrangement. There are only 2 available for my online customers~ many of the new designs will be for my local shows only.

September may be young in it's first day, but oh has it been busy!