It's a rare rainy day here. We've had a lot this year, but we always get a few in late September, almost on cue. The temperatures drop, my thoughts turn to green chili stew or baked goodies, and it feels a bit like nature's two minute warning to haul out the quilts and sweaters. It's just a rehearsal for the final act, of course. The heat will return again before summer is officially over, and even into fall.
So I scramble to light a few candles for a Nordic mood for as long as it lasts. It makes for great theater because we are almost as far from that climate as is possible!
But the scenes are fresh in my mind. I just got my copy of French Finesse by Jeanne d' Arc Living, and there's no stopping me now. . . .
Time to get lost in a few fanciful pages.
Besides the candles, I actually have brought out a few yarns and wools of a cooler season to take off the chill.
A cable knit pillow cover keeps things cozy.
But I also wanted to show you this luscious oatmeal-colored throw that I hauled home from the thrift store over the summer. It's the sort of thing that you might have tossed out yourself! Haha! Made of pure wool, it has been shrunk in the wash, probably by accident. But the result is that it has been "felted." A technique that is done overtly with old wool knits these days for precisely that effect in order to use in craft projects. It makes for the snuggest weave possible. Just ask my cat!
A beautiful deep brown trim finishes it off.
I adore these beautiful moody soft days of autumn. . . .
Did somebody mention baked goods? Is that why Danish pastry is called Danish? It must be because of how they have truly mastered the wonderful taste and the gorgeous technique of layered textures. . . . Yummmm!
Are you getting cozy too?
I hope you have a fun fall weekend ahead!
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