I've just been trying to hang a load of washing on the line and avoid being whipped in the face with wet pillowcases and tea towels. There's a cold wind blowing today, feels like it's blowing right off the snow and yes, there was snow up at the nearby ski resort last night.
My fingers were like ice when I had finished.
Get that, last week we were having 25-28 degs. today it got to a top of 18deg.
Autumn temps are finally kicking in.....
Well, I finally finished my Foxglove tea cosy.
After umming and aahing over fabrics to line it with, I made my choice and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
The mug belonged to my mum and came to live with me when she passed away......
The quote on the mug reads .......
Beautiful gloves to fit a fox's paw......
I think we have mail.....don't you?
One parcel in the letter box was for No.1.....
The parcel on top was for me......exciting.
This parcel has travelled thousands of miles, over vast oceans and foreign lands......
Pretty paper a Royal Mail sticker an address in Devon.
Now to carefully open and see what's inside.
Oh my, under layers of pretty, pink tissue paper there he is.
'Love-Me-Ted' from Elaine of Ted and Bunny blog
He's an antique, not sure what his exact age is.
He's being coy and not telling.....yet!
He's balding and worn from love and the passage of time.
He has vintage buttons for eyes.
Elaine has patched him with vintage fabric and beautiful hand embroidered linens.
She's added buttons and stitching and turned him from something you probably wouldn't look twice at to something that's been given another chance and I've already fallen for his charms.
He's very special, to me.
He represents everything that's good in people and the way the blogging community came together to help one of our own.
Wonderfully talented artist and blogger.
I need your help girls......
He needs a name, so all suggestions will be thoughtfully considered.
With the arrival of the cooler weather, I feel I may have to whip up a little jacket and scarf for him as he no longer has his fur coat.
I've been sock shopping this week....
That is shopping for wool to knit my very own socks.
It was one of goals I wanted to achieve this year.
I'm getting there slowly......
The wool is lovely with blues and purples in it.
It speaks to me of Scotland, Heather, blue skies and seas.....
I couldn't resist it
The book is full of patterns
And lots of photographs and instructions......
I won't be starting these for a few weeks as I want to finish off my crocheted rug first.
I know there are lots of bloggers who have knitted socks and
I have been inspired by all of you and I'm hoping that I will 'catch the bug' as well.
This little plate was one of my recent op shop finds.
Love the turquoise trim, it was only $1.00 so of course it had to come home with me.
I'm really loving these Dahlias given to me by a friend last week.
I don't usually go for flowers that are orange/yellow, but these are so vibrant and well, Autumnal (love that word).
I am really taken with them and may have to ask for a tuber or two.....
And a quick peek at the Liquid Ambers
(part of No. 1's 21st. pressie)
They are looking beautiful in gold and red, a nice contrast against the red of the Maples along the driveway.
They create quite a splash of colour against the grey/green of the surrounding gum trees.
So there you have it girls.......
A little snapshot of what's been going on here.
Thankyou for all the comments on my last post, it's always nice to have visitors and a big welcome to some new followers too.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, thanks for visiting.