Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Getting To Grips........

Seriously, where is the time going? I'm starting to get that 'edgy' feeling in my bones. I seem to get it this time very year. The onslaught of family birthdays and then Christmas. I vow to get ahead of myself every year in January. I vow to relax and not get so fidgety. It's no use. It just is the way it is. It's me. ARRRGGGHHHHHHHH.

Anyway. The past couple of months have sped by at an alarming rate. I am drowning in school appointments, school trips, school social events, and the ever increasing house maintenance. I'm not sure how people manage to look like they do all of this with such ease. Because I well and truly SUCK at it, I can tell you.

Cold brewing, and Autumn well and truly setting in, I sort of threw it all up in the air and decided that blanket finishing was in order, AND, an October Mantel was also in order.

Okay well, on the blanket front, I sewed in the last loose thread this morning, and it is officially finished! Woo hoo.  It took a while to do the border as I kept changing my mind as to what I wanted. I settled for something hopefully quite simple but effective in the end. 

OH MY WORD, total blanket love, may I just say. It got the thumbs up last night as Big Bear snuggled up to me on the sofa as I sewed in ends. Half draped over him, he proclaimed that this was indeed a rather nice blanket that I had made! Praise! It actually makes it all worthwhile. The blankets get used and abused and loved for sure.

I'll do a proper post with pics later on in the week if the light stays okay. It will be for my bed, but it may stay downstairs and sofa lounge for a while. It's quite big, so a few of us can squish under it at one time.

Now, for the October Mantel. If you have read my blog for a while, then you would know that I am no stranger to a bit of a Mantel make-over. It's my one little place where I do really rather like to faff with stuff. I usually change it here and there each month, even if only a teensy tiny bit. However, I find October difficult. It's Halloween month, and, again, if you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know I have a deep loathing for that pumpkin orange colour. My two worst colours, that pumpkin orange shade........and black. YUCK. So, October, colourwise doesn't really do it for me.

Now, I do admit, that in the last few years, I've began to tolerate other shades of orange. The palest shades of orange...and really only when teamed with pinks. But, that deep dark horrid shade of pumpkin orange, I still cannot get on board with. Sorry all you pumpkin orange lovers.

Anyway, Getting my pinterest fix, I began to see all the seasonal pics flood in, and low and behold, I saw the most delicious seasonal gatherings....and not a hint of orange in sight. 

I gathered a few white pumkins and got a couple of others that were orange (I know, I actually put a couple of orange ones in a basket to buy. I was proud of myself that I did it without vomiting), and then I got home and quickly painted them pink. ha!

Voila. An October Mantel I am actually happy with. I feel seasonal, but in my own non orange way.

Gotta love Pinterest.......and paint.....


Thursday, 8 October 2015

My View.....

I'm sat trying to crochet the edge of my blanket. 

Yippeeeeeeee....woohooo......nearly finished.

I looked up and this was my little view. 

What a bright and happy little view.

I wish I could snap shut my eyes and a picture is taken, but instead I had my trusty camera to record such a bright little happy memory.

After several days of grotty weather and torrential downpours, today is sunny and really rather lovely.

I'll just carry on, with my bright little view.....and maybe...just maybe.....I'll have a finished blanket by the end of the day.....


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Going Back......Pastels...

Okay, so after my last post, I guess I couldn't keep the pastels hidden. So here are some from the archives.....

Ahhhh, it's been so nice re-visiting some images. I've not yet had the desire to read through past postings, so it's been nice to just catch up on what I found interesting enough to photograph. It's been fun. I hope you have enjoyed the photo blasts too! 


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Going Back......

I was just looking over some old photos. Actually I was trying to make some sort of order with my folders. I got side tracked, and I thought I'd re-show some from the depths of this old blog of mine just for fun.....

A trip down memory lane. If you have been a long time reader of this blog some may be familiar to you!

It was fun to look back at the images that I took. Although I'm very much a pastels girl, it's clear from these images that I really love my brights too. Maybe I'll do a pastels one soon.