September means the beginning of Autumn and (old) school year, new hobbies and courses. This is how high the temperature climbed on Sunday at noon, and it was a sunny day:
9 C, or 48 F if you prefer. It is not warm any longer, and I have worn gloves already. It is time to put away the summer clothes and start wearing comfortable sweaters that mercifully cover most of me. Yesterday I noticed the first maples that had changed colour from green to red and yellow and orange. Autumn leaves are also in these fabrics Stephanie sent me some time ago:
These fabrics I bought in the Spring for some future project.:
And here are my newest fabrics from a trip to Helsinki a few weeks ago:
Looks like I'm well prepared for different kinds of Autumn projects. Melanie is organising Craft Olympics for anyone interested, and for the first time in my life I'm being called an athlete:
The simple rules of the game are at the end of Melanie's post here. My plans are not all set yet, but I think my five crafts will be
1. Wool appliqué (my almost new craft)
2. Something knitted
3. A quilt
4. Some stitchery
5. Needle-turn appliqué as my new craft
The deadline for all projects is the end of this year, and the projects are as small or big as you like. Sneak peeks are allowed, so you can very well include secret Christmas projects in your list. Melanie has a list of all athletes on her blog. When you have completed a craft just let her know, with a link to your blog post showing the finished project, and get a thimble for your own sidebar. Once you have finished all five crafts, you can show five thimbles like the Olympic rings. Melanie tells more about the Craft Olympics in this post.
Guess how many jars of apple sauce I cooked this morning? 22. You can't even notice I have picked two buckets full of apples from the lawn. This was the beginning of apple cooking season.