Having a day off, pottering in the garden and cooking beef in red wine today. I have a big thing for red at the moment. I brought home red heather to brighten the borders, then filled my tubs with winter pansies. Indoors my red rugs, cushions and blankets are out and my lemon trees have come inside to keep warm and cosy.
Ambercat posed today for me, she has new neighbour cats x 3 so there has been a lot of getting to know you. The view from my kitchen window today - I am very lucky to look out there and see woods, birds (robin and woodpecker this morning).
I love these jars - they make the most mundane things look interesting - lentils, chilli powder - reds again! I am more likely to use these things if I can actually see them too!
I often request new publications from the library as it saves pennies, but treated myself to this book for keeps, it has a full size pattern inside so was a good investment. I was interested in the kimono robe. I haven't sewn for ages - something to keep fingers busy in the evenings.
I am waiting for my burda tracing tissue to arrive (so I can re-use the original for it's other patterns without cutting into it), then the fun part is buying the material, right?
Oldest boy left for University so I have kept busy going for walks. I took Scrappy the borrowed dog on a route following the River Mole, he was pleased to find there were rabbits to chase everywhere we looked! This is the stepping stone path to cross the river. No conkers found yet - am I too late or too early?! There are plenty of acorns and there were cob nuts, blackberries have finished... so it should be conkers next methinks.
Thanks for stopping by today - Betty