Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy 13th Halloween

I have all sorts of posts in my mind, things to talk about things to show, but today I just have to post a Happy 13th Halloween to my boy, Little J who turns a big 13 today. 
Finally a teenager.
Today was the very first Halloween without him! He flitted in briefly for cake, which he got stuck into BEFORE I had a chance to put candles on a sing happy birthday, and the flitted out again for trick or treating - without me! 
The reason for his flittiness and urgency... 
You see, I've been replaced.  
And her name is E.  
And she is very nice.  
And they went off trick or treating without me (but with adult supervision, don't worry).
What a marvelous age this 13 business is.

Happy 13th Halloween Birthday Little J!

And Happy Halloween to you too.

Toodles...L x 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

:: Autumn ::

Autumn has arrived and I am loving the changing colours of this season.  It's been wet & cold and wet & warm (crazy) and apparently snowing up on our mountain.  This year the colours are beautiful and I am enjoying the cool early nights.  Snuggling in bed and knitting a jumper that actually (fingers crossed) looks like it might work!  
Fifth times a charm, right?

I hope all is well with you and yours.

Toodles....L x 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shells & Sunflowers

Some days, more days than ever these days, life has a tendency to crack my little shell and make me feel more of a nut than ever.  But then the love of family and the wonder of nature make me feel safe again (or maybe I should say sane) in my little shell.

Little J planted this sunflower late in the season and Big J captured this beautiful scene on his way in the door and knew  that his dear old Mum was in desperate need of a smile.

Thank you to my wonderful boys and the beautiful world around me!

Toodles....L  xo

PS - This little nut is in need of a desert island far from the loonies also know as my neighbors....arrggghhhh.....

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

♥ October ♥

I know, I've been quiet again.  September has slipped by quietly with very few photos on my camera. I've been plodding along day to day, achieving very little it seems, until this weekend.  This weekend saw a flurry of activity....
  • I turned the dining room/home office/sewing room into a bomb site....and then back into an almost tidy dining room/home office/sewing room.  Almost tidy, with just a tiny bit of clutter, because it wouldn't be my house without a touch of clutter.
  • I started a new/old/new knitting project (no photo yet, don't want to jinx it).  My Paulie Cardigan was nearly finished, just down to one cuff, when I realized that unless I looked like a potato with tooth pick arms it was never going to fit.  While I do possess the potato shape body, getting rounder by the chocolate bar, what I lack is the toothpick arms.  Oh how i wish I had toothpick arms and a toothpick body to go with onward to a new project.  Fingers crossed!
  • I've been enjoying the zinnas and sweet peas from the garden, along with a zillion tomatoes.  My first successful year with sweet peas!  Yay for sweet peas, although I am sad I have no sweet pea seed pods growing so I'll have them for next year.  A marketing ploy to make me buy more seeds I am sure.
  • Loving this sweet roll top sewing box I won on eBay.  Sorry, no exciting bidding war, just my single bid.  The Mister helped me do a little fix with some wood glue and sand paper and the little top rolls like a dream
  • Enjoying the last of the summer flowers in the garden. They'll be gone any day now as the temperatures drop quickly. It is after all October and there will be snow soon.  Big J doesn't believe in snow in October and so I show him this photo.
  • Our newest edition, Sir Charlies, is settling in well....wellish really.  He cries like a baby whenever I leave, it breaks my heart.  He also escapes anytime I leave, so we've been busy building new gates and fixing fences. It's not working, he can squeeze through anything.  He's fine when anyone else leaves, just me.  He has a fetish for socks, rocks and acorns.  All of which I find rather annoying on the living room rug in the morning, but I rather see the rocks on the rug than listen to him throw them up in the air and crash down on our new wood floors.
So there we have it.  
The pumpkin month is upon us and it is almost list summer never happened.  
Why does time go by so fast these days?
I do hope all is well with you.  
Thank you for stopping by, I shall be back.
Toodles..L x