Hello and welcome to a new week.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
We had beautiful Autumn weather over the weekend.
Cool mornings and lovely days, although at this time of year the DES (Dept. of Environment and Sustainability) start their controlled fuel reduction burns.
These burn offs are carried out to get rid of undergrowth and reduce the intensity of bushfires.
After all the rain we've had and the growth that's taken place, whilst we may not like the smoke etc. it needs to be done.
I had plans to plug the machine in and spend Saturday sewing as my boys were away for the day, so no distractions.............
I had several ideas for various projects but when push came to shove, I couldn't find my creative mojo despite turning the house upside down looking for it..........
Perhaps it was the thought that I really should be outside on such a beautiful day and working in the garden or cleaning out the chook house.......
Anyway, I decided to whip up a few egg cosies.
Quick, easy, colourful and cute.
I was hoping the creative vibe might return if I just started on something, but no it wasn't to be .
Not to worry, I finished these three and headed outside to do the jobs I had been putting off.....
My collection of 'spotty dotty' chooks........
I wonder what colour their egg shells are?
Wouldn't you be surprised to find one of these eggs in a laying box?..........
I've noticed quite a few crocheted flower scarves in blogland recently.
I've seen some beautiful examples and was reminded of one I made some years ago.
Obviously, I had found a pattern for a crocheted flower and gone berserk whipping up dozens of them............ as I do!
Somewhere along the way I decided to sew them together and make a scarf.
I thought it was a good idea at the time......
Took me ages to sew them together, but loved the end result.
Anyway, for some reason I never wore it and put it back in the draw and there it remains.
That was 4 years ago, does that make me a trendsetter but I didn't know it at the time?
Love pink and green, throw in a bit of red too, mmm.....
The garden, is still yielding plenty of fruit and veg.
Homegrown tomatoes are just the best.
I love green beans too..............
I remember Summer dinners when I was a child.
We would be sitting around the table in a hot, little kitchen.
Mum would have the wood stove going to cook our meal and we would be having meat and 3 veg. as you did in those days.
There would be homegrown beans on the plate and as a 5 y.o. I couldn't find anything appealing about them.
Fast forward ahem!........years and I love homegrown green beans with my dinner.
You can't beat them.
I could eat just a bowl full for a meal, delicious....
The late peaches are now ripening and beautifully sweet and tasty as are the last of the blood plums.............
Beautiful Dahlias putting on a few blooms before Winter.
I love the randomness of the white in amongst them.
Each bud is like a surprise waiting to bloom.
Will it be a single or bicoloured flower?
As Saturday was such a lovely day, I thought it right that I should have a picnic in the back orchard.
I think I was really putting off the job of cleaning out the chook house......
The 'girls' were having their own little picnic there, but obviously thought I had brought out some treats for them too...........
No nothing left, it's all gone.
I did get the chook house cleaned out, fresh straw in the nesting boxes.......
It looked a treat afterwards and got the tick of approval from the girls.
Well,that's a little of what I got up to on the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings.
Thanks to those who leave a comment, it's always lovely reading them, discovering new blogs and finding out which part of the globe you hale from.
The week ahead is full of adventure yet to be had. Hopefully I will find my creative mojo somewhere.
I am still working away at my first crocheted rug, which is growing little by little.
I am taking it a little easier as I have developed a sore wrist.
Anyone else find this happens and what do you do for it?
We are on the countdown to the Yackandandah Folk Festival, which takes place in 3 weeks time
A weekend of music and fun and something we all look forward to, here in the Sweet Birdy Love household.
I hope whatever your week brings you enjoy it and have something to look forward to.
Till next time, take care.