Friday morning (pre-crafting) was spent cleaning and rearranging the front porch; I don't have much out there as it is a downtown front porch sitting eight steps up from the sidewalk...plenty of foot traffic and lots of vehicle noise...AND big potential for theft (my American flag and pole two summers ago). I have a very heavy wrought iron bench there...one of those old ones with a pattern of leaves on it...I 'trash picked' a little chair that almost matches it and moved it to the porch, too. A little sweeping and cob-web removal, and it's finished. If someone would steal the wrought iron, I can be assured they would hurt themselves doing so.
I noticed that the hydrangea was ready for another harvest...this time the floral heads are coppery rose and green, and have an almost papery texture. This is a great time to harvest hydrangea for preservation. I clipped off a box full of heads and have them in a single layer to dry naturally. I'd like to do an arrangement like the one in the tin pictured above. A few autumn leaves and some hydrangea...so simple and pretty.