Winding down through autumn, leaves falling, colours blazing, wax eyes feasting on the last of the over-ripe figs. The days are drawing in, the light has changed the shades of day to depths of wonder & intense vigor
I have had the strangest week or two. I had a filling break again (the one that always breaks when there is something wrong in the family) & my dentist couldn't see me for 8 weeks or more. Then came the pain & all my teeth seemed to be on edge. Pain & anxiety are hopelessly distracting & highly detracting from the nicer things of life. Eventually I got in to see Rob's dentist & the fix wasn't so hard after all. I've now "crossed over"... I certainly don't want to go through that performance again. And the family thing..a biggie & I think that it's just plain broken! (Rob's that is)
With a few days of very high winds, all kinds of things came to ground, other than a myriad leaves. Luca & I found these on or journey home from kindy last week. They are from an evergreen magnolia tree. I'm not quite sure if they are beginnings or endings?
Every May issue of the British Country Living magazine, with the reinvented display of bluebell woods sends me in to raptures.
I have continued making use of every last guava from our highly obliging tree & have also managed some quince & feijoa paste as well. If you'd like to see how I've made it do pop in here.
I came across this dear wee coat on Trade Me this week. Just the sweetest, warmest little coat. The seller missmollycoddle also makes fabric shoes. I don't suppose anyone has a pattern for a coat like this one floating around in the sewing room somewhere...I certainly have a blanket or two that could be put to good use?
I recently found this vintage wooden dolls cot in Connections. I crocheted the little blanket years ago when we lived in Taranaki & all you could find for inspiration was the occasional McCall's magazine. I found my very first one about to be cut up by 5 year olds in a classroom!
Pinterest, a virtual pinboard/ scrapbook site. I've had fun there this week having a wee look around & found this cute pic.
Charlie found himself a happy place in my wheelbarrow under the feijoa tree this afternoon.
When I was 17 I stayed up all night once, with my friend Stephen & we took turns reading from Winnie the Pooh, until we had read it right through with silly voices & tiddly poms.
Thanks so much for coming by. Always lovely to see you.
Oh yes, I nearly forgot. The flowers below came from a Far Far Hill blogspot...such wonderful free down loads of pretty things.