Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Month....August....

Well it seems August is almost gone, in fact I woke today and felt sad I had missed blogging before the end of the month. I was happy when I sat down at the computer to see I was wrong!  It seems that summer has slipped away quickly this year (again) and I've had little time to blog, although things have been relatively quiet this year.  

I've been harvesting the garden, enjoying the flowers and of course indulging in my sewing machine obsession.  My latest find, is by far my best bargain both in price and performance.  This machine sewing (Singer 27, sorry no photo) sews like a dream and on it's first day home I treadled away and whipped up a little runner for it.

Although I have another treadle machine, which works, I've never actually made anything on one before.  I never could quite master the treadle action and my bum ankle last year did nothing to help.  However, this machine is a dream to treadle and I'm hoping it could be considered a form of exercise?  Anyway, this machine is quickly becoming by far my favorite!

In addition to harvesting hoards of tomatoes from the garden (and Big J making delicious spaghetti sauce), this year we've managed our first pumpkins!  I know they are a bit early to pick, but the vine got some blight and died, so we've got three in already.  I'm so excited, but I don't hold much hope they will last till Halloween for pumpkin carving.

As the summer has whizzed by, we've made a few runs down the big city to visit the in-laws and run Big J back and forth to the airport.  Not my favorite way to spend 6 precious weekend hours, but each trip involves me pleading with the Mister to stop for vital supplies of Orangina.  Just to lessen the pain of those hours in the car.  Until this last run I always thought it was an American drink, since it was the first drink I ever had on my first trip to the USA over 27 years ago.  Come to find out I was wrong, which would explain why my American friends looked so puzzled every time I ranted about how much I love it.  Doesn't explain why I lived so close to France for three years and never tasted a drop while I was there.  Odd.  Anyway, now I'm washing my collection of cute little Orangina bottles and deciding just how many empties I need to keep.  All of them?  ☺

Well I just wanted to swing by before the month was out and say 'hi'! I haven't abandoned this little space just yet and I'm a little cross at myself for not blogging more.

Do hope you are all keeping well!  Thank you for stopping by, must run, it's a long weekend over here and I need to make the most of every second.

Toodles...L x ♥


  1. Sounds like life everywhere at this time of year - so much to do and autumn creeping up so fast! Glad the machine works well and looking forward to seeing what other things you run up on it. That little runner is lovely. I hadn't realised that Orangina was French depsite living in France for some years either If I thought about it at all I guess I imagined it came from Italy! So I have learned something new today.

  2. I keep all my orangina bottles! It's sort of becoming a bit of a space hazard! But they're so pretty! :)

  3. Those pumpkins look delicious, ours were eaten before they even grew a leaf!

  4. Lovely little runner is the 27 biggar or smaller than the 28k I can't remember? I must get mine out and appreciate it agsin :)

    1. The 27 is bigger than the 28. Thank you for your lovely comment on the runner.

  5. Beatuirful sewing machine. Who knows on day I'm going to buy one myself. :-)


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