Yes, I just broke my foot...........my darning foot that is and I also broke three needles before that, grrrr......
It's not that I am careless, just a little too enthusiastic when inspiration hits.
Fortunately, No. 1 is in town and on a 'mercy dash' to the sewing shop to pick up a new foot for me.
Having felted some woollen jumpers last week I felt the need to make some wrist warmers. The fact that it was pretty, jolly, chilly yesterday might have had something to do with it too.
This cherry, red number would fit someone with a hand a little larger than mine, but they turned out well and I love the blue and red together.
Sometimes, the longest part of making them can be deciding how to embellish them.
Of course I had to try them out and when it was time for a hot drink out came one of my favourite Winter mugs.
In the background you can make out the clothes horse in front of the heater.
It was quite a chilly weekend so the clothes weren't going to dry outside.
My boys were away, so I had the house to myself.
Today, I have been beavering away at more wrist warmers, for a market on the 21st.
It will possibly be the last market I do in Bright until Spring as it gets very chilly up there.
Standing at your stall shivering away is not a good look and there are so many stalls, I doubt the organisers could find a venue large enough to hold it in.
Obviously, Autumn leaves feature..........
Along with hearts...........
The embellishments are yet to be sewn on and now that my machine is out of action for a little while some 'slow sewing' will be taking place.
The middle pair of wrist warmers are a slightly darker lemon than the photo shows and they are 100% Cashmere, so soft and delicate, just lovely.
Hmmm, do I really want to sell them?
With the boys away I decided to head up to Beechworth on Saturday morning to visit a Farmers Market and just soak up the Autumn colour.
It's such a lovely place and the Autumn colour is spectacular.
I love the pattern and texture of these Liquid Amber seed pods. They are actually a bright green, my little camera doesn't show this too well, but the textural beauty is very interesting.
I wouldn't like to stand on one in bare feet as they are very spikey, not nice at all.
I googled them and found out the seed pods are also called:- Space Bugs, Monkey Balls, Bommy Knockers and Cuckoo-Birs among other names.
I have actually never heard of any of these, have you?
A beautiful carpet of leaves all the way down the street, varying in colour from tree to tree.
A visit to Beechworth isn't complete without checking out the two Op shops.
In the first I found a beautiful jumper made of Shetland wool. It was quite large and a light weight, loose type of knit. The muted colours of Turquoise and a Heathery Mauve caught my eye straight away .
I picked it up, checked it out, thought about it, carried it around the shop and then hung it up again.
I felt that it would end up sitting in a cupboard and I couldn't bear to cut it up for wrist warmers even though they would be lovely in those beautiful shades.
I finished browsing and then headed off to a couple of other shops still thinking about this jumper. Eventually, I decided that I should buy it so walked back to the Op shop and of course..... you guessed it....... it was gone. Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes, but I thought I was showing amazing self control. Never mind, it's new owner will love it, I just hope I don't see someone walking around with Heathery Mauve wrist warmers made from Shetland wool.............
What I did pick up was this beautiful childrens book.
It was a Christmas present to 'Jason with love from Grandma Salmon, 25.12.1979'
I hope Jason enjoyed it as much as I do.
Love the illustrations.
More toadstool love happening and look at all those swallows.
I've never seen them in great numbers like this.
We usually have just a few flying around here and they nest in the roof vent.
Fancy feeding all these mouths.
Blue Tits, lay 8 to 15 eggs.......
Poor mum and dad they would be busy as, feeding this brood.
There's a lot of sweet birdy love going on here.
Here we are in Autumn, with lots happening in the woods..........
There's something very appealing about older style children's books.
I'm not sure what it is.
Maybe it's the fact that they were around before computers and TV took up all our time.
That you had to pick up a book to find out information, but I just love them and my collection continues to grow..........oops.
Do any of you feel the same way about books?
Maybe you can explain the attraction better.
I would certainly love to hear what you think.
So a very pleasant couple of hours was spent in Beechworth, then it was home to light the heater and do some sewing. A very enjoyable weekend in all
The boys arrived home in the wee, small hours of Sunday morning. It was nice to have them here for Mother's Day and spend some time relaxing together.
I hope you all had a good weekend and a lovely Mother's Day spent with family.
We are heading into a chilly week with rain forecast, so as soon as my new darning foot arrives, I shall be back in my regular posi at the sewing machine.
I hope whatever your week brings, you enjoy it, thankyou all for stopping to say "hi".
Till next time, take care,