We always hope in the fall that we will have weather that allows us to sit outdoors on the porch for awhile. This year we had two afternoons where the skies cleared and the sun came out. Not everyone brings hand work but those of us who covet nice weather in the fall and know the days are numbered do.
After dinner on our last evening we have show and tell. This year we had everything from reworked family heirloom quilts to challenges to door hangings to Christmas trees to rugs. Me? During stitching time I sit in the corner in my chair with feet propped up hand quilting whatever quilt is currently waiting. I am within one and a half squares of finishing the crow quilt that is hanging over the railing in the first picture.
This year we are trying something a little different for a sharing project. We were to bring a piece of pottery, a dish, a cup, a whatever that means something to us. We put it in a brown paper bag and sealed it. Then we chose a bag and revealed the piece within and read the note that we included telling why the piece meant something to us or why we chose it.
So now we keep in touch and about four weeks before our spring retreat we will start getting and sending emails that say simply: "Retreat, retreat, retreat!"