I've been trying very hard not to hurry into the holiday season, ironic considering that I've just completed a New Year's assignment and started a 4th of July one. But personally, I'm trying not to rush into things, to savor the slow change of summer into fall. Admittedly, it's difficult for me when my magazines start arriving, full of holiday ideas. I do start to falter a little, then, and my heart rate picks up. What can I say? I'm addicted to magazines.
An arrival I'd been eagerly awaiting was Country Living, a perennial favorite of mine, knowing that one of my blog projects would be featured in the October issue. Remember the vellum moths on a lightbulb? That project inspired a Halloween craft feature based entirely on idioms and phrases (such a great concept!) that is at turns creepy and spooky, clever and whimsical. The editors and stylist did a great job and I love that my project became part of the story!
Of course the entire issue is great, which almost makes me want to start working my way through my list of Halloween ideas. But I'm going to restrain myself for at least another week. And then...well, all bets are off after that!