Hello and welcome to a brand new week.......
It's sunshine and blue sky as far as the eye can see today, but there was a hint of Autumn in the air this morning as I went out to feed the girls...
All you Northern Hemisphere bloggers, I'm picturing you all snuggling down under crocheted blankets with your hands tightly wrapped around mugs of hot chocolate.....partly because I would love to be doing that, but mainly because of the cold temps and weather you've been experiencing.
I hope you are all well and have the fires stoked or the heaters on or just rugging up when out and about.
Better give a little explanation of the above pic.......
I was in need of a bookshelf for storage in the sewing room. So we picked up an 'el cheapo' one at a furniture shop when we were in town yesterday.
I pulled out my little polka dot purse and counted out all my pennies to pay for it.I like to think that I've worked for it and it's a sense of achievement to pay for the things I need.
Last night hubby and No. 1 put it together. There were screws, nails and glue involved.
I smiled to myself thinking this would be interesting......
but they assembled it without any problems, until they realised No. 1 had put the very top piece on upside down.
As there was glue involved there was no way to reverse it. It functions OK but there are holes for screws that you wouldn't normally see, pffft!!
Does it really matter?
Today I have had fun filling the shelves with bits and pieces, but unfortunately this may not be their permanent home as I intend to use the shelves for storing fabric.
Easier to see at a glance what you have rather than rummage through plastic storage bins.
As I sorted through various bags and containers I have rediscovered projects put aside long ago to move onto something else.......
The doll sitting up on the top shelf, I made about 5 years ago. I was very pleased with the way she turned out and love her outfit.
Would like to make her a companion one day.....
I've filled jars with coloured cotton, buttons and brought my sea glass collection out of the dim dark cupboard, so I can enjoy it.
Now back to the boring bit of sorting out.
It feels like one step forward, two steps back as I unearth more 'stuff'.
We're talking years of collecting here girls, so it was always going to be a big job.
Lets' just head outside for a short break in the proceedings and get some fresh air and see what's happening in the garden.
The main colour this year amongst the Zinnias seems to be orange.
Last year I think it was a deep pink/purple.
The seeds find their way into a variety of places and it's really hard to pull them out when they've put up such a struggle to grow in the gravel path and flower.....
Our pumpkin has rambled across garden beds, wending it's way between tomatoes and capsicum.
It grew from a seed in the compost, so another little experiment left to it's own devices.
There are only 3 pumpkins on it, but they are a decent size and when I saw the price of pumpkin in the supermarket yesterday, I was quite pleased that we had at least 3!!
This variety is Kent and we've found them to be lovely and flavoursome, quite sweet too.
When it's roasted, mmmm...... it's hard to stop eating it.
The mini Roma tomatoes have been the best producer this season.
Eaten straight from the garden, they are lovely and sweet.
I roasted a dish full on Saturday night and I had to walk away from the kitchen after I took them out of the oven as I couldn't stop eating them, yuuuummmyyy.
Love those little, rosy, egg shaped fruit hiding amongst the dark green depths of the tomato foliage.
Don't you just love the smell of a tomato plant when you brush past it?........it smells of Summer...
The front orchard is producing a bumper crop of pears.
They look wonderful hanging from the branches. They are a little way off being ripe but that still doesn't stop the parrots....they're not particularly choosy.
There are plenty to share, just hope they have a lovely flavour.
Last season they looked delicious but had a rather unpleasant flouriness to the texture....such a disappointment.
At least the cows and chooks enjoyed them...
Plums are ready to eat and the birds can't feast on these as they are under netting, hehe.......
I made jam with the plums a couple of years ago and I think there's still some in the pantry, but it may be time to make another batch.
Ok, break's over back to the sorting.
I'm itchin' to get stitchin' again and there's no sewing till the room's sorted, eeek!!
Hopefully,by the end of the week, things will be close to being finished.
So what have you all been up to today, or over the weekend?....
Was it a project you have been working on or just the usual?
Do tell, I would love to hear.
Thanks for dropping by to visit, lovely to hear from you all.