It's almost here, I can feel it: Fall, my favorite time of year. I live for cool temperature that call out for you to bundle up at home with a little Prairie Home Companion, hand knit socks and something warm to drink. The introvert in me loves the days when no one blames you for staying home curled up under a blanket because everyone else is doing the exact same thing. I've been burning through books recently (anyone who tells you that you can't have kid, do crafts, cook and read books point them my way). Radical Homemakers, Little Britches and The Art of the Commonplace were all amazing reads and I highly recommend each one. We've been listening to book Three and Four of the Dresden files at night while the hubs and I play cards (it's our version of date night)
Of course in all reality Iowa could still give us a month and a half of 90 and 100 degree weather, it's fickle like that, but I'm putting my faith in the Farmer's Almanac this year and believing in cool temperatures and an early winter (no one wants an early, long winter here except that desperately need the moisture in our fields).
Of course work goes on. I'm nearing completion of the most complex part of the pattern - the rocks behind the chairs are made up of short bursts of multiple colors so it's slow going.
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