The official start of fall is just a few days away, and I'm already getting into the spirit. I savor the satisfying crunch of those first fallen leaves and the comforting weight of an extra quilt on the bed. The days are still bright and warm. The long rain has not yet begun.
And I'm busy. Busy turning this . . .
into this . . .
At last count, my humble backyard had produced over 100 lbs of tomatoes alone. Keeping up has been something of a challenge, but I think I am, at last, on the home stretch.
All that gardening and preserving -- and, to be honest, laying on the grass with Miss S -- has taken time away from other pursuits. Like sewing. This is what my sewing desk looked like early in the week . . .
It has since been excavated and recovered with different clutter -- the clutter of new and revived projects. That brings us to my big announcement.
I am very pleased to announce the opening of the Dapple Design Shop on Etsy. I've launched a line of hand-crafted, reusable, fabric gift bags. Please stop by to admire my first offerings and stock up on gift wrap. There's much, much more to come.