The autumn winds have been blowing and blustering about as I find myself super charged to organize and redesign our living space, declutter and purge. Our upstairs that goes empty most of the days has been restructured as the new craft and homeschool space. It's still not a space that is infused with life, but I think it's a bit more inviting and certainly more pleasing to one obsessed with organizing craft and sewing supplies and yarn, too much yarn.
(The pictures above are of the unfinished school/play space, just outside on stair landing is a craft cabinet and tall chest of drawers filled with supplies. We lazured the walls with stockmar paint and glazing material. It's beautiful in the sunlight...)
This week we are finishing up by purging through the worn and torn summer clothes and bringing out our cold weather gear and all the woolens. You would not believe how excited the boys are to pull out the woolens.
We celebrate the beginning of autumn with Michaelmas in our house. Many songs and stories, and this year we sanded and beeswaxed the knight swords, dyed silk capes with calendula petals (and secretly a bit of stockmar paint to deepen the color!) and we honored the day by baking a harvest bread which included a story about St. Michael and the dragon and harvest. This might be my favorite season, welcoming fall, preparing for the season. Turning inwards, stashing away bits of sunlight and warmth and searching for the light within as the world around us grows darker.