August 13, 2015

I'm Not Normal

Me as a strange toddler.

I accepted the fact long ago that I am not normal, not quite like everyone else, and I'm cool with it.  Yes, that's me in the photo and my mother swears she has no idea what was going on there.  I suspect this was just one of the early signs of my un-normalcy.

This time of year as the days are getting shorter and people are thinking of football and harvests and autumn colors, I'm still in summer mode.  I have to be drug into fall kicking and screaming.  I don't know if it's my reluctance to let go of summer or just "me", but my take on autumn colors is even different than most people's.

Micro macrame by Sherri Stokey.

I've been making some pieces that seem autumnal (in my mind) with tree themed focals and greens with browns.  I found a brass tree of life button at a Renaissance Festival in Colorado this summer.  I think it looks pretty nice in a band with a combination of khaki and brown with some myrtle green and turquoise. The back really shows off the colors.

Back of micro macrame bracelet from Knot Just Macrame.

Oak leaves and an acorn are front and center on the next button.  I went a little more traditional on this one, keeping with the myrtle green (it's a sort of blue tinged green) but dropping the turquoise cord.

Oak leaves and acorn button in micro macrame.

The overall piece is a little darker without the lighter turquoise and I sort of like that.

Oak leaves and acorn button in micro macrame bracelet.

It "feels" kind of warm and cozy to me, like a snuggly sweater on a brisk evening.  

Micro macrame bracelets by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame.

I might even be convinced to like fall if it didn't mean summer was over.  I've been known to wear sandals into November, trying desperately to hang on to the very last shred of summer.  And to go back to the not normal thing?  I've also been known to do this more than once.  *sigh*

Wearing mismatched sandals.


  1. I think your take on fall colors is perfectly normal. I might be bias though because I view them the same way. Where I grew up (high desert in NW states) the fall colors are not oranges and reds, so I completely relate to your color schemes. They're beautiful!

  2. These bracelets are fabulous! My favorite color schemes, and I too have to be dragged into autumn, because I know what comes after!

  3. These bracelets are beautiful. I love the focals and the colors. I also have to be dragged into winter. Originally from Oklahoma, we had long summers and now living in Montana summer is shorter so we have to make the most of our summer.

  4. Lovely bracelet with the leaves. Fall is my favorite season.


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