Not in any "official" way - the calendar tells me Autumn won't arrive until September 23. But I don't believe it.
We've put away the blow-up pool, removed the air conditioner from the bedroom, and calked the windows in the porch.
And today, out the window, I saw this:
The leaves are turning colour already.
And it's cold outside.
Oh, this makes me miss the summer. And Italy. And France.
I was looking through my photos and my blog entries today and remembering the fun I had in both countries and all the things I was able to see.
I am a very lucky girl to have had those opportunities, and I should never forget that! Here's hoping the memories will keep me warm throughout the coming winter... and that next year I'll be travelling again!
My sewing room is more or less in order now. There are a few items strewn around the spare room that have yet to find a home, but I'll take care of that. Their home will likely be the Goodwill box.
The room seems much brighter with white woodwork. It helps that the ugly dark green curtain is gone from the window, too. I need to find another window covering, though, because when the light is on in here at night, there is no privacy.
I have a picture to hang on that blank bit of wall.
The built-in shelves are nice and neat (those were a royal pain in the butt to paint).
I'm displaying some fat quarters and half-yards of fabric. They're too pretty to store away!
The dresser holds the rest of my cotton fabric. Other fabrics as well as quilt batting and fibre-fill are stored in plastic containers opposite the desk. I threw away two-and-a-half big garbage bags of stuff - mostly bits and pieces of fabric in unusable shapes and sizes, but also anything that I didn't think was useful or important to keep. I was ruthless and unsentimental (for most of the purge).
The room is still crowded - it's very small - but at least I don't feel like the walls are closing in on me anymore.
And someday I might get around to painting those walls. Someday...