Monday, September 6, 2021

September Tyme

 My heart is sad for so many who are suffering with these violent weather patterns. It’s only a matter of time until all of us face climate changes personally. The earth is crying. 

What makes me content, makes my heart hopeful, is doing what I love to do and spending time with those I love. I’ve been able to do both the last few days. A blessing…

Our son, his partner and my daughter are visiting!! This is the first time I’ve met the partner and he is a delight. Hopefully a keeper too. Hubby and I took them to wonderful St. Andrews by the Sea yesterday.

Son, partner and our daughter 


Daughter and I making duck lips

The day was much enjoyed with an antiques fair, a walk thru the extensive Kingsbrae Gardens, and dinner at the old Algonquin Inn. 

A rainy Labour Day has kept us indoors so I made a hearty burger soup and a pumpkin bread then turned out my first small practice batch of candles.

  I combined a fire scent with apples and pumpkin so I’ll call these Cyder by the Fire. I’ll let them cure for 2 weeks before I sample one. ‘Twas Fun! 
My dad used to make candles with paraffin wax. His were unscented but he made them with multiple colours and used flexible molds of strange shapes so popular in the 70s.

Hoping you too can find things that bring you joy and comfort too 


8 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Well there you are Cutie!! I have never seen a photo of you before and it is so nice to put a face to the words. What beautiful children you've grown! So glad you had time together...it sounds like it was wonderful. You candles look and sound delightful as well....please let us know your verdict when you do sample them. I bet they will be the perfect autumn scent. ~Robin~

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Too kind! And the kids are here for several more days.Yay. I bet the candles will smell good but I see today that the surface isn’t pretty. Ah well. Beginner!

WoolenSails said...

It sounds like the perfect day and nothing is better than time with family.
The candles look beautiful, I can imagine how good they smell, nothing better than handmade.

Debbie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Family time is the best. Happy you could all spend time together.

acorn hollow said...

Your daughter looks so much like you. Sounds wonderful to have family.
the scented candle sounds perfect for fall
Cathy

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Debbie, I’m pretty happy with the candles, tho they need to cure 2 weeks before testing. I made a second batch that smell of pumpkins and bonfires!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Us too! What a blessing. I notice my hubby isn’t in these pics but he was there too.

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

That’s what everyone says. She’s a spitfire!