A Return to An Old Path and A New Beginning
What better time of the year than Halloween season to debut a new blog! I don't know what it is about Halloween, or how you feel about it but I have loved it since I can remember. Filled with memories of costumes; witches and ghosts, bats and vampires everywhere, and lots and lots of CANDY!!! I suppose with Halloween riding in on the coat tails of fall, my favorite season of the year (in case you hadn't already guessed), with its fleetingly warm sunny afternoons kissed with just a hint of coolness floating on breezes preceeding the rains and foretelling of the sleepy time of winter that resides just around the corner. The air is filled with the first smoke of wood fires and the golden yellows, crisp browns and blazing reds of the falling leaves that create the earthy scents that fill our nostrils as we walk through the remnants of the tree's summer bounty, which are stilled on a new earthbound bed every now and then rustled by a breeze or animal looking for the last remnants of summer's treats.
Getting back to this new beginning it starts as most new beginnings, a little unsure and shaky... leaving behind a comfort zone is never easy but recently the pull of the winds of change have been strong - presenting a new chapter to explore and a return to some old friends - writing and the love of fiber arts. The message couldn't have been any clearer as it floated into my studio window several weeks ago glinting in the late afternoon sunlight asking me to return, that I was missed so. Guiltily I looked over at my beloved Bernina sewing machine who quietly sat in her case awaiting my return and at the half finished writing projects and partially finished dolls who blinked at me in the hopes that what they were feeling was true, I was coming back! "Oh Joy", one of my more complete dolls exclaimed, "she IS coming back to us". So, the adventure begins... this is a place you are always welcome to drop by, yes, unannounced, just come by when you feel the need to slow down a bit and breathe in the sweet slowness of life of a country cottage... we will be here waiting!