Monday, 29 October 2012

Grey days and grey hills

Well it's definitely autumn now! This weekend our clocks went back an hour, which means it was getting dark at 4.30 this afternoon. The weather has been decidedly grey too - rain, fig, clouds...

Last week I managed to finish Two Grey Hills - I've just pressed it, so here is the happy dance photo:

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Autumnal Apples

Well it's definitely apple season! We've been eating plenty of apple crumbles from our apple trees. Luckily it seems the apples on 'bountiful' are ripening before 'granny smith', which will hopefully extend the season.

It seems appropriate that this week I finished the apples block on fruit bell pull. I've now made a start on the border of the pears block. I've also taken a (late) picture of my ORT jar for the TUSAL. Most of this months orts are from the green apple leaves.

This weekends stitching plans (and all plans) have been hampered by a 3 day migraine. Joy. Thankfully I seem to be past sensitivity to bright lights and loud noises, and my eyes are functioning properly again. So as of early afternoon I've been stitching in front of the TV. Not on a TW, but progressing well with the simple, one colour background of Two Grey Hills. I'm getting ever closer to a happy dance :)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Relaxing weekend

I've just had a lovely relaxing weekend in Nottingham. Saturday we pottered around the town centre and I picked up a couple of bargains in the mid season sales.

Today we went for a lovely walk at Attenborough nature reserve, then sat in front of the Tv and watched the Grand Prix followed by a movie. I picked up 'Night', my Nottingham project, and made great progress. I drove home at 6, and I'm now getting ready for another stitch fest on front of Downton Abbey. I'll be working on TW's Fruit Bellpull, which I picked up again last week.

I hope everyone else had a lovely weekend too.