Good Morning dear bloggy people :o)
I hope this post finds you all fine n dandy this Sunday morning :o)
Autumns here at last! I love the crisp, cool, frosty mornings, but again this weekend is an extemely strange, warm morning for late October.
Just take a look at the contents of these photos for October in East Dorset..
Ok, ok, only joking! ;o)
The above photo is from last year, but i just thought I'd remind you all of the gorgeous snow we had last December before we go on...;o)
Now, the one below is real! Taken this week in my garden..
It's my native hazel bush that I've grown from a nut..
See it's dying leaves..just a few left..?
Well, look closer, and you'll also see on the bush at the same time
some new buds, and catkins! -Along with the dying leaves!
What's going on? These catkins aren't supposed to appear before next spring. Does this mean we will have no buds next spring? As the frost will soon kill them off.. :o(
And also in my garden last week..
Look, my forsythia with it's autumnal leaves, and it's January flowers!!
Forsythia flowers normally appear in January *before* the leaves come on the branches, but as my leaves are curently dying, so my flowers are appearing!
I also have strawberries coming out now..
These type of strawberries are usually out in July/August.
But my dahlias are just pretties..
and they can come out until November apparently if the frosts aren't too bad :o)
Remember my half finished hand warmers from my last post? Well, I finished them,
and have crocheted 3 more pairs since then, but unfortunately I haven't photographed them.
I've been busy making more bits for my Etsy shop too.
*Pin wheel brooches*
*Christmas cake picks* I've made all sorts of these..snowflakes, butterflies etc..
*Pentagon christmas crochet bunting*
And *zip brooches and hair grips*
Although I have to say I've been somewhat of a 'slacker' (as Jennie would say;o))
in the listing of products in my shop.
I mean I *still* haven't listed the makes I made during the summer holidays!
And in a couple of weeks my eldest daughter is going for a short stay in Kings College hospital London, so I'm not sure whether to list now, or now wait until we come out!
Honestly, sometimes I do make life hard for myself :o)
I also haven't forgotten my recipe from my last post for the quiche/tart.
I've taken some lovely photos for it, and I shall get the recipe up on a 'stand alone' page as soon as I have time.
This weekend has been all about tidying. As I'm staying at the hospital with my daughter I need to get everything ship shape at home so that hubby and the other two children don't have to do much whilst I'm gone.
And I have some custom bunting to make for a 40th birthday too, which needs to be done before I go. But I'll tell you more about that in a few weeks.
Well, anyway, that's it for me today.
I have loads to write about, as I haven't had the heart to blog these past couple of weeks ..I don't know why. I mean I've been about, just didn't feel much like posting. And I think sometimes when blogger is going wrong and you can't comment and stuff, it all gets a bit frustrating! Maybe I just give up too easily lol. Do you ever get like that?
Well, have a lovely Sunday everyone. And if your children are off school this week for half term like mine are, have a gorgeous autumny time won't you?
Take care all of you,
Love Donna xx