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Monday, 21 September 2015

As Summer Fades

Yesterday we had a misty morning and a rainy afternoon.  Today I ate lunch on the sunny front step.  And so the days bounce back and forth between summer and fall.

Last you heard, here, I was taking a month away from blog land to settle into a new house.  A month away became summer vacation, but that back-to-business September energy has finally caught up with me.  I'm here with a few tidbits to share.

From Home:  This fuzzy friend crashed our front-step lunch.  I'm no naturalist, but I would like to know what sort of butterfly he will become (assuming he survives Miss S's adoration).  Does anyone know?

From the Studio:  I've been adding new listings to the Etsy shop almost daily.  Getting the photos right has been tricky this time around, but at some point the listings just have to go live.  As fall creeps in, I'm enjoying the simplicity of this burlap table runner.  What do you think?

Linking to Mosaic Monday hosted by Lavender Cottage.


  1. Autumn arrives on the west coast as well, has felt like it for more than a week in Ontario. My butterfly book doesn't show a caterpillar as you've found but it could become a moth. Adorable looking critter worthy of a young girl's attention.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Cristal.

  2. Beautiful pics, and a delightful child in the collage. I'm ready for fall!

  3. I just love the burlap table runner. Welcome back. I have no idea what kind of butterfly he will be...but I do remember that they were my favorite little fuzzy caterpillars to play with.

  4. This was a fun surprise to see popping up in my reader this morning! Great photos. Love the idea of autumn and summer bouncing back and forth. I do like the simplicity of the burlap runner - perfect for fall. And your little girl is just darling!

  5. It's nice to see you back blogging as I was wondering how you were the past few weeks when you weren't around. Glad all is well and you had a great summer. What a sweet photo of your little Miss S and the caterpillar. I think the runner is really nice and the photo lovely. Blessings, Pam