In Australia today we welcome the first day of Autumn.
This season used to be my favourite but after living in the tropics for almost nine years it is winter my heart longs to meet each year. During these long years of drought our winter has felt like a cool spring, and Autumn has been three more months of hot days before the moderate temperatures of winter arrive.
However, with the amount of rain and flooding Townsville has had over the past week or more, the earth is cooling beneath us and this bodes well for a more pleasant mid to late Autumn and a genuinely cool winter. I wore a cardigan just one day last winter, but perhaps this autumn there'll be a few cardie days to enjoy. Being a cardie-loving gal I certainly hope so.
The March block features sunflowers, their beautiful large faces joyously greeting the sun each day. The last day of summer closes and they wake to the first day of Autumn, still tall and strong and watching the sun cross the wide blue sky from dawn till dusk.
If you're stitching along you'll find the March pattern in my shop as a free download for the rest of the month.
It will become a $2 purchase on April 1st when the next block is shared.
To see the January and February blocks visit the BOM page here. They are now available as $2 purchase from my shop.
Our sweet Blossom has seen the doctor and he has decided to induce her on Monday morning if she does not go into labour before then.
From two premature birth scares at 19 weeks and 29 weeks this wee baby has decided she likes the warm comfort of mummy's womb after all.
March Stitchery Club
I haven't shown you the patterns inside the March issue of The Stitchery Club yet, so here they are.
Heartfelt words mean a great deal to me and I find myself designing with them quite often.
Whether a quote, a sentiment or one single word, they can find their way into a moment and hold you there, drawing on what the message of those words may carry into your own very precious life.
This set of six patterns with full detailed instructions for each, will be emailed to all my subscribed Club members on March 17th.
If you'd like to know more everything you need is over here at The Stitchery Club page.
Being stranded inside due to the torrential rain I spent all day pulling apart my sewing room in dry comfort (instead of my pantry). My feet and legs are aching like crazy tonight, but the effort was worth it and soon I'll show you how the room has come together. After five months living here I had realised the room did not function as well as I liked but after today it's perfect for my needs.
Tomorrow it's the pantry's turn, but right now my Italian Meatballs are ready to be served and I have bread to slice and a table to set. I'm so thankful for our dry home, a delicious meal to share, a husband who arrived home safe and sound, and a soon to be born new grandchild.
That's where my heart dwells this evening, giving thanks for the people I love and the life God has given us.
I pray your day or evening holds much to be thankful for too,