This past week was devoted entirely to the annual multi-day Thanksgiving happenings here at Crow's Foot Farm. Although there were fewer of us in attendance this year, the preparations remained the same. It’s always a pleasure, but I’m looking forward to getting back to normal [whatever that is].
My rug hooking studio had become a bedroom, so no hooking was done. No time for that anyway. On Saturday the guests were gone, so I got busy putting the house back to rights. I even put away the autumnal decorations and have started to bring out the more winter-y ones. My holiday decorating has become “minimalist” and I like it that way.
Next Monday is December! It is really true, that the older one gets, the faster time seems to fly. I cannot delay the passing of time, but I can remember to take time to be aware each day of the natural beauty around me, both dazzling and subtle.
As I walk out to open up the hen house each morning, I look to the east to witness the sunrise, noticing the subtle colors in the lightening sky and the shapes of the clouds. I also listen for the sounds in this rural setting - Great Horned Owls, Screech Owls, roosters, squirrels, wild turkeys, Canada geese, to name just some of them..
I will now get back to my rug hooking projects and I can’t wait to share them with you. Winter months are the perfect time to manifest creativity. I’m ready!
Below are a few of my winter-y patterns available on the Shop page of my website.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the natural wonders all around us.