A Happy Gathering and Giveaway Winner


    Firstly-- thanks to all my friends who stopped by the etsy shop this weekend and partook in "An Autumn Gathering!" Your support and encouragement and sweet words were just wonderful. And if you weren't able to shop--- don't fret! There are still plenty of items in the shop to choose from for some autumn festiveness. And now, I will turn my paint brush back to creating for Christmas--- and whatever else might capture my interest!

  As for us, this weekend we stuck close to home and soaked up the gentler, autumn weather. Gray skies, misty rain and a slightly cool breeze....just what we needed after some very hot and parched weeks. 
   Sweaters and hats were pulled out of the little corners they'd been tucked away in since early spring-- and little one got to wear his adorable little gnome hat I made for him months ago--- when it seemed entirely too big. Fits perfectly now!
   On Saturday we had friends over and circled around the fire pit talking and having a good ol' time. I know many people hate to see the summer go, but I relish this transition. I start living for it the moment July hits. So I'm pretty happy to see the mums coming out-- even some pumpkins at the stores! I mean...honestly...how could anyone not like fall? ;)

   To get in the mood for some fall painting, I've had some fun going through my photos from last year's New England trip, and this one (above) caught my attention. I took it in one of the open houses at the Minute Man National Park in Concord, Mass. I believe it was in the Hartwell Tavern. The house was open to tourists that day, and a man in period dress lead us around the house--- with its low ceilings that made me feel rather tall-- showing us the beautiful sparse rooms. This quiet little corner caught my eye and i quickly snapped a photo. I imagine several generations of women and mothers once sat at that spot, snapping peas or working on their knitting-- gazing out the window and being glad to be in their snug house. 

   Ooooh, and before I forget! We have a winner for the postcard giveaway! And the winner is....
Kate! From Wonderful Life Farm!

Thanks so much , Kate! I hope you enjoy them--- and thank you to all who entered the giveaway. I will be doing some more as the holidays get closer as well!

  Anyhow....the baby is now up and I'm going to see if he'll let me sneak in a little knitting or switch out the laundry even while he is up on Mama Guard. He doesnt like for me to get too far these days. That's why I feel like I dont get much done. Well, maybe in about 5 years I'll be caught up on laundry, dishes, and getting this house all clean at one time. That's the goal, anyway ;)

Talk with you later!~
h

5 comments

  1. I am so glad you had some time to enjoy the cooler temps.

    Congrats to your winner.

    Blessings!

    Winter

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  2. I love that photo of the inside of the old tavern. The simplicity and warmth of the wood makes it seem so cozy and perfect for a restful meal. I am glad you had such a great weekend of Fall weather to enjoy. It is such a pleasure to pull out a sweater or hat and enjoy wearing it in the cool weather. This has really been a long hot and miserable Summer!!

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  3. I really love this photo!! Don't worry- there will always be dishes and laundry waiting for you so enjoy this brief time the baby is little! They grow up so fast!

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  4. Awww so glad you're getting to enjoy the Autumn weather now. Your Autumn Gathering was just gorgeous. Love cozy autumn hats and scarves and sweaters! Time for much knitting!

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  5. Heather, I just sent you an email with a link to Tumblr. I got on tonight, I saw your painting of Anne and Diana from Anne of Green Gables favorited by the creator of the series. The painting is credited to some Tumblr blog. You deserve the credit since it's your lovely painting. Wanted you to know.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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