"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
When I took Karen's Ruane's class, "Ledgers ~ A Study in Colors, it wasn't difficult to choose the colors that would fill the pages of my little book. They would be the colors of October.
The mahoganies and browns are so Octoberish ~ so perfect for color studies, I think. And, of course the blues of those gorgeous October skies are not to be forgotten. The simple little page overlay, under which there are more stitches, needs a fastening of sorts ~ perhaps tied with a silk bow in this so lovely mahogany.
There are creamy puffs and oh-so-many French knots on this page, all in the colors of October..
Sewing on paper can be a bit tedious. There's much more to be done here.
Millie and I are enjoying the cooler weather for our daily walks. It's always a difficult transition for me when I must put away my short pants and pull on those ever so cumbersome long ones. Just look closely at those brown legs of mine, with a bit of white showing just above my shoes. I think they are October legs.
There's now the rustle of leaves with every step, so the woodland creatures are alerted that someone is passing through. That's probably a good thing for Millie delights in a merry chase through the woods.
The pond is always a stopping point for us, where Millie takes her daily bath. I have given that some thought, for Thoreau often bathed in Walden Pond. He wrote, "I got up early and bathed in the pond; that was a religious exercise, and one of the best things I did."
Yesterday, there was a chill in the air that just wouldn't seem to go away as the day wore on. I finally went out and scrounged up bits and pieces of dead wood and built the first fire of the season in the stove. I. MADE. FIRE. Building a fire all on my own always gives me such a satisfactory feeling. I really want to dance! I am always reminded of this scene in Tom Hank's "Cast Away."
Oh, and look, there's poor little Wilson. Bless his little heart!
Until next time, this is Mary, out here in the woods enjoying what is left of October. I hope you are too!