I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, but I did take a slight vacation from blogging and to a lesser extent stitching. As the days start to get shorter, I feel myself having the need to start getting everything ready for winter although that need is not as necessary as it was when I lived in New Hampshire as we don't have much of a winter here in central Virginia (of course now that I've said that...) A sure sign that the season is changing is the number of young that are being brought into the bird feeders now. I've seen two cardinals and a wren coming in with their parents, along with the crows and finches and last evening a mother raccoon and two cubs. I'm not as excited about the raccoon family, but the sighting explains the amount of feed we're going through. Another sure sign is the hummingbird invasion has started. I counted as best as I could with the things whizzing around 15 of them the other day. They are so busy chasing each other away from the feeders that I doubt they have time to feed.
So what have I missed since my last post? Well, first IHSW but I can't go back and participate so will have to give that one a miss.
Then I missed posting my TUSAL, now that one I can show you:
Not a lot new in there, but the color mix is very pretty.
Next I missed the August WIPocalypse. Another one I can fix. I know you're very surprised to see this one aren't you? 67 done, 32 to go.
And one I haven't missed! My August ornament: