Ahhhh ..... the best time of the year as far as I'm concerned! The start of autumn and those lovely sunny days with blue skies. Time to get the quilts and blankies out of storage. Time to load up the Hills Hoist with them all. It is worth putting up with all the heat just to get to this stage. I am a born and bred Queenslander, but feel sure that I was meant to live in a colder climate - it will happen one day.
My favourite - with so much beautiful work in it. I wish I could claim it as my own creation, but I bought this one new at a craft fair when we were on holidays in central NSW a few years ago. The detail is just gorgeous, and as a knitter not a crocheter, I am even more in awe of it. The other crochet rugs I have acquired over the years, mainly from thrift shops.
Doonas/quilts/comforters - everyone seems to have a different name for them. For a family of 3, we certainly seem to have a few! A couple are lightweight for the start of winter, then ramping up to a heavier wool fleece one for when it really does get cool. It just doesn't get cold enough for woolen blankets here, although I have a few in storage. For us, it is just one cotton woven blanket and one quilt. What do you use where you are?
Other signs of winter - our citrus doing well, and not too far off being picked. I think that Nature has it pretty well planned that citrus ripens just when winter kicks in. Plenty of Vitamin C to ward off colds. It seems to work for us, we are rarely sick over winter (touch wood)!
I hope to have some decluttering to report next week. I am currently sorting out summer/winter clothes too, so I plan to have photographic evidence!
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday to all the mums out there. Fortunately (for us, but not for him) we don't have to drive our son way over to the other side of town to play football as usually happens on Mother's Day! He has a minor injury (a huge lump on his knee after a collision at training during the week) and won't be playing. Instead I may even get a little spoilt - who knows!
A big Thanks to the gorgeous Ali of Mud Pie for having the Diggers book giveaway. I won I won! So did Hazel and Gooseberry Jam. We all won a book each! Thanks heaps Ali.
cheers for now Wendy