The First Day of Autumn!

It’s here.  It’s here.  I love autumn, and I am thankful to have reached this special time of year when we become gatherers.  We gather the last of summer’s plenty and store it up for the leaner months of winter.  We gather friends in our homes for cider and hot chocolate and pumpkin pie.  If you’re like me, you gather books and yarn and old issues of magazines with just the right recipes.  Before we know it, many of us will be gathering gifts to bless the people we love during the Christmas season.  But before I get ahead of myself, let me share this little fall poem from Emily Dickinson (c.1858)…

The morns are meeker than they were — 

The nuts are getting brown —

 The berry’s cheek is plumper —

 The Rose is out of town.

The Maple wears a gayer scarf —

 The field a scarlet gown —

 Lest I should be old fashioned

 I’ll put a trinket on.

~~

 So let’s put on our trinkets and celebrate!  I will be wearing a homemade necklace that was featured in one of my March posts.  To me, its vintage earring for a focal point embodies the word “trinket!”

I look foward to sharing this season with you.

THE BIG REVEAL!!!  Drum roll please…

The winner of the Warm as Pie designs sample pack is

Shelley!

And because my five-year-old SO enjoyed picking names out of the little tin tub that I used for this drawing, I decided to give away a mini-pack, too.  The winner is

Marilyn!

Congratulations, ladies.  And thanks to everyone who commented.

2 thoughts on “The First Day of Autumn!

  1. Such lovely posts the last bit. I’m just catching up on blog reading after a little break. I look forward to seeing more of your cards and how are those duvets for the boys coming?

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