I was going to cook fruit and freeze it, do some sort of 'domestic goddess' type of activity but all that went out the window when I saw Kirsty's wonderful work over at sixtyonea.
Her lovely duck picture inspired me to plug in the machine and sew a picture of my own.
It's just on a scrap of recycled blanket and will end up in my scrap bag, but I had to 'get it out' before I moved on to things of a domestic nature.........
Do you ever have those moments where you have to have that fix of sewing, crochet, painting or whatever it may be, before you can do the more mundane chores?
I loooove vintage childrens books.
These are two I have kept from my childhood.
The text and pictures, have so much appeal, they make me smile and I love flicking through them looking for inspiration.
As well as chooks, chickens, I love ducks.
Love watching them, waddling around, quacking away and doing all those ducky things........
Does that make me slightly quackers?
I bought No.1 son this book as a pressie for sleeping through the night.
He was 3 years old...............
Yes, a very poor sleeper, but he's now making up for it, typical teenager......
Farmer Duck has to take over all the farm chores as the farmer is just too lazy.
Poor Farmer Duck, is worked into the ground.
The other farm animals take pity on him and lead a revolt, kicking the farmer off his property and taking over the jobs themselves.
A happy ending to Farmer Ducks woes.
Jemima is one of my favourite ducks, despite the fact she is slightly silly.
I actually bought this egg cup as a pressie for a friends daughter.
I thought it was so sweet I had to buy one for myself.
Sorry, about the blurry pic.
In fact, being a coolish sort of day, it might be the perfect time to use it............
I can imagine half a dozen beautiful white ducks swimming on the dam.
Somehow, I think that's as close as I will get to having my own.
Right that's sorted now I can move on.
Perhaps now, I will be able to get those apples stewed.....
It's officially the first day of Autumn here and it's a cooler day with fluffy clouds scudding across the sky.
I hope your week is going well, you may not have seen the end of the ducky inspiration yet.
You know what I'm like....
Till next time, take care, thanks for all your lovely comments, always nice to hear from you.