It was a frosty morning today. Low of 25 degrees last night, and I had to bundle up in my winter coat, hat, scarf and gloves when I walked the dogs this morning. Time to put away the Halloween decorations and start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas! I’ve actually been thinking about Christmas for quite awhile, but I’ve mostly been doing thinking and not a lot of doing. Time to put things into gear! In the meantime, I need to put the garden and yard to bed, and plant some bulbs before the ground gets too hard.
I dug up my carrot crop the other day. I planted my seeds about 3-4 weeks too late, so they are all very tiny. But, they are so sweet and yummy. I roasted a bunch for dinner the other night, and will probably do it again tomorrow. I’m definitely making sure that I plant them on time next year. Hubby built a special deep square foot box for them (4′ x 4′) which is what put us behind this year. No excuses next year!
And before I start talking about Christmas….if you missed it last year, this Montessori practical life buttoning felt turkey was a huge hit with all the kids in my son’s Montessori school (age 3-6 classes) last year. Think about making one for your own little one! It was really quite easy.
When I made the second and third ones, I switched to a zig zag stitch as I went around the outside of the turkey body and the feathers, and it looked a lot better. The face is hand-embroidered.
Also, if you are really thinking ahead, I thought I would share my wool felt advent calendar that I made two years ago. I just *love* it! It was so worth all the time that it took to make each individual pocket. If you start now, you can still be done by December 1st!
The chickadee pocket is one of my favorites.