Long time, no post, hey?
Sorry....(Or, should I say "you're welcome"? Guess it just depends on your point of view....)
Things have been a wee bit kwazy...and promise to get even more so, so I thought I would check in while the "checking" is good.
If you know me at all, you know I love Fall....and Halloween. There is just something magical about this time of year that stirs my soul as surely as the Nod winds stir the mosaic of leaves on the trees and ground.
The magic has begun in very special style this year.
The amazingly talented Kelley from With Hook and Needle has a crazy kind of gift with needle, punch, and hook....(besides, she loves cats - so what's not to love??)
When she recently started hooking a bee skep rug, I was more than a little intrigued...because I have a "thing" for bee skeps.
But, the bee skep turned into something I love even more....
And generous Kelley actually gave this wonderful rug away....
(Did I say she was generous...and maybe a wee bit crazy???)
Holy cats!!! And YIPPEEE, it was ME she gave it to!!! JOY I tell ya, pure JOY!
Arghh....I LOVE how she does crows!
Thank you ever so much Kelley!! I treasure this more than you will ever know. I have been struggling with my own hook these days, and while you may not know it, you were one of my very first inspirations when I started hooking years ago. I am hoping to tap into the magic your gift has given me.
Another magical thing about Fall for me is the vibrant and bejeweled way the leaves dress themselves for their last days. How glorious it would be to leave the earth as they do...resplendently dressed and dancing! I am sharing a few "views" from this past week as a small tribute to Fall's glory. It wasn't quite as colorful this year with the drought, and what there was won't last long given that it's been snowing (did I just SAY that??) off and on all day today.....but magic nonetheless...
The view down our road:
The view out our front door:
The view out our back door:
Our side yard:
A crow's eye view of the Wisconsin River that runs nearby:
Lastly, Lil' Crow and I will once again be traveling down this road come Monday:
Hoping (and praying) for a little Fall magic along the way.
(PS - Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends North of Nod!!)