I love living in an area with such distinct seasons, and after the busy-ness of summertime and harvest I look forward to wintertime because that means...crafting time. The last couple weeks I've been pulling out projects that I've been "meaning to get to" (do you have a stack of those too?). Now I've got a needle felted sweater on the go in the living room; a felted sweater patchwork quilt being put together in the sewing room (not to mention bits of felted sweater all over the kitchen because I'm doing the cutting in there); balled up knitting projects in my purse, on my bedside table, in an apple crate by the couch, and in a picnic basket by the bookshelves (must not mention the other partly done knitting projects shoved in boxes - ahem).
And...I love it. There is just something wonderful about this time of year for me when we can Slow Down and enjoy our hobbies. Yesterday we dug the last of our carrots and beets from the garden in town (and I collected all the rest of my dry pole beans to save for seeds - I've been saving these seeds for at least 10 years now and I love the beans I get from them). I've got three big buckets of carrots to store and that truly is IT for this year's garden. Completely Done.
So, once the carrots are stored and the salve (link to details of making simple calendula salve or to see how E makes salve you can click here) is made then I will focus (I will! I really will!) on one project at at time and work on getting them done. First up I want to finish the patchwork quilt so we can use it to keep us cozy on the couch on cold nights. I also love hearing about projects others have on the go (and am in need of gift ideas) in case anyone has any links they want to share. ;-)