I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It is a long weekend for many people here in North America, as we celebrate the Labor Day holiday today.
This holiday always symbolized the final days of summer to many. When my children were young, usually school would resume immediately following the long weekend. I have wonderful memories of walking the kids to school on those cool mornings for those first days of class. Usually by the time they were done with their school day, around 3:30 in the afternoon, it was once again warm and sunny.
It is no secret that the following months are my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather and I don’t even mind the cold. It has been a busy summer and I feel as if I haven’t taken enough time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. But it was overall a productive summer season, so it was with good reason that I sacrificed.
Yesterday I needed to go out and get some propane for the barbeque. Although I had recently filled the tank, it was inadvertantly left on and completely drained. It was Sunday though and most stores around me are not open on Sunday. I needed to go to the little convenient store which is located a bit more on the back roads.
While I was driving, I noticed that the tops of the trees were beginning to turn golden. It was the first realization that autumn was definitely just around the corner. On the return drive home, I looked closer at the trees and the forest and saw that they were definitely beginning to change. I made a promise to myself to make sure to get out and take some walks and enjoy the beauty of the fall season. I promise to take some pictures.
I spent the day yesterday doing house chores, printing the patterns for the skating pond sets and preparing the next online scroll saw class. I feel good about the lessons and I have received some good feedback from many people. I also have received notes from others who intend to participate in it as soon as the weather cools down and they are able to get back to their shop. I think it is a nice thing to be able to have these classes available with no time lines for all to appreciate and benefit from whenever they can. If you want to see the lesson, the link for it is here:
It looks like I will finally be able to get back to working on my bird ornaments today. It seems that everything else has gotten in the way lately. But the house is clean, the class is posted, the skaters are almost done and most businesses are closed today so hopefully I will get a good block of time to get at them.
Happy Monday to you all. Enjoy the day whatever it brings.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"