Saturday, October 20, 2012

Indoors Once More

What a busy, beautiful summer we have had in Oregon this year! Hardly any rain from July on, until now. Which means coming indoors, lighting the fire in the woodstove, making hot soup more often and barbequing less. I always try to stay outdoors if it's not raining, thus, not much inside gets done til Autumn.
We have a HUGE maple tree in our yard. In the summer, we like to sit in the swing, around an outdoor fire, enjoying family and friends. In the fall, let's just say it is a LOT of leaves to clean up. I admit I think it's kind of awesome when stormy, rainy windy days make the mess; it's all worth it.
I've had a great summer doing things with friends and family. I've had some rough stuff to go through too.  I won't go into all the details but, like the maple in my yard, we may have lost some leaves, but we're still standing, roots dug in deep, leaning on the Lord, who wills and works His way in us. I am so appreciative of the friends who have prayed for us along the way!

I've had an amazing year working with vintage stuff, selling in my Etsy shop, and we did manage a vintage sale with the Vintage Gathering friends. I'd love to have made it to few others, just to be a shopper, but we've had too much going on around home.
I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, getting my Etsy shop stocked with so many wonderful finds I accumulated this year.
Odd things I find! This pin strip roll is awesome!
Hang it from a wall on the piece of string! Neat sewing room decor!
 I am going to be up to my elbows in bread dough a lot of November, with the Finnish cardamom bread that I sell each year. I'm doing 3 sales in Longview, Wa., and 1 in my own little tiny hometown. I'm amazed at how loyal my bread customers are, because they do come back year after year. Right before Christmas I do special orders, which are really kind of fun, sort of a wrap-up of my bread baking year. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me to be able to do this! 
Cute shabby bear!

Precious nursery dresser jars!
I sure hope the autumn season blesses you with it's abundance, with it's beauty. Bringing in the bounty of blessings to get us through the winter days. It's never too early to be thankful!

1 comment:

Victoria said...

Adorable dressing table set. I live in Southern Oregon, Ashland and it is starting to get chilly at night, time to bring the house plants in.