It’s been unusually cold and dry here on the Oregon Coast this past week. The humidity in the house has been around 35% compared to the usual 60 and there have been patches of ice in the morning that stay frozen all day. All this cold, dry, sunny weather makes me feel like I’m back in Central Oregon. Needless to say, I’m loving it.
We hung our wreath last week, a gift sent by our parents which I was so excited to learn was handmade and from a family owned business local to the pacific northwest. We also gathered some fir boughs to make a couple of swags. We don’t usually get all festive at holiday times, but this year we’ve both been enjoying a little bit of decorating. I may even decorate the mantles with some seasonal nature findings. We have 2 of them, and they have been displaying a totally random assortment of things that haven’t been touched since we moved here (the above photo is a “before” shot, which means that hopefully there will be an “after” on it’s way). And come to think of it, there are a lot of piles of stuff that haven’t hardly been touched since we moved here. I’ve been looking forward to a few days off from sewing to focus on our house again. Seems like we have been unendingly busy catching up on all the things that got neglected with the big move and the initial projects that involved.
In sewing news, the Belle Ruche is now available in Plum Organic Cotton Twill. It will be in the shop tonight or tomorrow Wednesday. I love this fabric and this color seems perfect for winter – but I think I felt that way about summer and fall too. It really is a really nice color. Trust me.
I hope you all had wonderful weekends