Hello dear friends & readers
How has your week been??
Have you accomplished much??
One of the great things about blogging is that I have learnt to take lots of photographs along the way
so that often when you feel like you have achieved very little ...
the photos can tell a different story
|When I place a vase of rosemary in the room & light the fire the fragrance goes right through the house
I thought I would share with you some snaps of my week :-)
Autumn for me means loads & loads of leaves to rake up & put back on the gardens to rot down
visitors that come often comment to me
"oh I do envy you your trees"
& while this is lovely, they are all deciduous
& make for alot of work when autumn arrives
I put the smaller ones on the garden & I burn the larger leafed ones like the paulownia
I tell myself it is good exercise . . . ??!! hmmm...
Like a squirrel, I gather walnuts & dry in the sun on big cane trays
Our tree this year is prolific - once upon a time, I used to mow them all up - (yes I am ashamed to admit to this)
I have harvested the last of my pumpkin crop
though prior to this, I have given quite a few away
Remember last year when we had some large trees removed & mulched . . .
I am still slowly wheelbarrowing the mulch around my gardens - it is a slow process (I am slow, that is)
one huge pile done, 3 more to go !!!
I like to put it on really thickly as it soon sinks down
We have had some lovely late autumn days
where the sun has been really pleasant & I have tried to sit out on the deck enjoying it before winter hits us
& we bunker down
my favourite lunch ... grilled cheese on toast - while sitting in the sun stuffing rabbit & cat bottoms!!!!!
And on the sewing front . . .
my dear friend Shirley very kindly lent me her pattern for the sweetest little pincushion angel which I just adored
It is a Woodberry Designs pattern by Kerryanne English ... I made the 1st one the same as Shirley's in very neutral linens with cream trims, doiley etc
She seemed to take ages to make 1st time around
but then I had another go & it felt much quicker
I made the 2nd angel in pink rosey fabrics with more whiter trims & doiley
I just love them - they are very tilda-ish in style, & they have a little pocket in the back, which is optional
but great for holding scissors & sewing supplies
Also I have completed another wool blanket bunting
like the one I made for my friend Donna's birthday last month
instead of "Studio" this one says "Home"
I am very partial to the pastel vintage colours & just love sitting blanket stitching around them by the fire in the evenings
This is taken on my ironing board - it is the words "Vintage", done in paisley, waiting to be finished & stitched together -
this weekends project maybe??
I hope you have all had an enjoyable week whatever you may or may not have accomplished ... always remember this little verse ...
|poster from my friend Sally - gets read all throughout my day :-) ... thanks Sal
Thankyou all SO much for stopping by & I hope your weekend brings you only good things :-)
cheerio from my little part of the world