Hello there my lovelies.........
Am I the only one that thinks Mondays are rolling around just a little bit too fast?
A day at home and sewing was on the agenda. I wanted to whip up a few bits and pieces for my first market of 2012, but somehow I found myself cutting into a recycled woollen blanket and before I knew it a teacosy was taking shape.
Autumn's making it's presence felt inside as well as out.......
'Delicious Autumn, my very soul is wedded to it
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive Autumns.'
Does that verse resonate with you too?
I'm happy with the finished result......now what was I meant to be making today!!
Come with me as I take a wander outside in the sunshine......
Let's feast on that beautiful blue sky, you see we nary got a look at it this past week.
It's been raining cats and dogs for the most part.
We've had 296.5mls over the last seven days.The creek's turned into a lake and there's been road closures but overall things are fine in this neck of the woods.
Unfortunately, folk in other parts of the state haven't fared so well
Umbels of Parsnip flowers........beautiful, lime green
This was the first time I had grown Parsnips......love them roasted, the smooth, nutty flavour.
Sadly, they weren't a great success. I have since found out there was too much manure in the soil which caused them to grow into some weird, munted looking thing.
Still the 'bits' I did use were very tasty.
I won't be put off and will try them again .
Once outside, I thought I would do a bit of pruning.
My poor neglected garden was looking a little sad, so half an hour with the secateurs has it looking a little neater and tidier.
The Dahlias are about to finish flowering, so this will be the last bunch I pick.
I love that white/crimson bloom......
It was a surprise buried under some of the foliage.
Tig is enjoying the dry weather, he can get outside and do what cats do best....sleep in weird and wonderful positions!!
You know I had a week of being cocooned inside while the rain beat down outside and I loved every minute of it. Hearing it on the roof at night, watching it beat against the window.......I love it all.
The boys were away for the weekend, so early Saturday evening when it was bucketing down.....I made a very important decision.
I decided to light the wood heater.....
I know, I know, it wasn't particularly cold or anything, although it was the weather for long sleeves and slippers but I needed some company and you know a fire is great for bringing a bit of life into the room.
I sat there with a milo and marshmallows and enjoyed the evening twilight......bliss.
So that's a little bit of what I have been doing......nothing too outrageous or even wildly exciting just 'doing the do'.
So what have you all been up to?
Thanks for coming over for a visit, hope you've got time to say 'hi'