Wake me up when September ends…

I can’t believe September is over already, it went so fast.  However, October promises to be a big month.  First, I am really excited to be up here in New Hampshire during the fall foliage season.  The colors are already stunning and the peak is just around the corner.  This also means a lot of visitors to the area which makes things vibrant. 

It is also county fair season up here and the farmers’ market are brimming with fresh produce.  Add to this a series of good old fashioned country estate auctions coming up next week, and I will have plenty to do an report about here.  So stay tuned.

At the end of the month, I am off for my annual fall vacation.  After visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina two years in a row, I am off to Italy – Umbria via Roma – for a week and another week in London to get me Anglophile fix to get me through the winter.  Of course, complete reports on my travels and “finds” will be posted right here.

This ain’t your gramma’s embroidery

My recent post about the needlepoint flasks and other products from Smathers & Branson led to a discussion about the somewhat lost art of needlepoint.  I thought the back story of the Smathers & Branson founders was interesting – they discovered needlepoint after their college girlfriends made them something. This was not in 1880, it was within the past decade.  Anyway, we thought we would explore the possibility of doing our own needle work, which led to the discovery of Sublime Stitching.  The Sublime Stitching website is fun and you may be inspired to take up the needle as well.  After all, you have to love a business whose tagline is: “this ain’t your gramma’s embroidery.”

Wherever you are, and whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a good one and “find” at least one thing that makes your day a little brighter.