Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekend

I had a nice weekend, temperatures were in the lower to mid 80s, it was sunny but with a cool breeze and finally dry enough for Del to battle the jungle out back mow.

This weekend brought the first taste of Autumn from the farmer's market.


A nice relaxed Sunday breakfast.


And a new craft project, another crochet pillow, I love this pattern. And so does MamaCat.


My mind has been so full lately with things I need to do, want to do, should be doing and so on, I had trouble turning it off at night to get to sleep. So I started a notebook in which I write down everything just willy nilly as it comes to mind. Chores, craft projects, plans for upcoming celebrations, etc. I hope this will help empty my mind a bit and remind me of all the things I want to do.


I also raided the 'free for kindle' section on amazon again and acquired 143 books to read on my computer since I don't even own a kindle. They are all from the history section and I am looking forward to start reading them.

I hope your weekend was a good one too. Things will get back to 'normal' around here tomorrow, vacation time for Del is over and we will both go back to our regular work.

Joining with Karen

While I Was Away

I finally got that break I was planning on taking earlier. Not that there was nothing noteworthy going on around here I just did not feel like blogging. But there still was some fun to be had.

There was yarn shopping.


And birthday gifts. Books and handmade lovelies, my favorite kind of gifts, Del gave me a subscription to "Taproot" but the first issue has not yet arrived.


Birthday donuts for breakfast.


Chinese takeout and homemade pizza.


And even a little crafting took place. I made a crochet pillow using this pattern.


We will now return to our regular scheduled programming. ;-)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Around the Garden

Well, the veggies are as good as done, some tomatoes still need to get red or I need to find some good recipes for green tomatoes. The flowers are doing well, providing a spot of color and food for the hummingbirds. Some of the small sunflowers have developed secondary blooms after the main one died off.








Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

Feline Friday

Mr. Jack sleeping on the window beside me.




Thursday, August 07, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen - Blog Hop

I love food and I love cooking and I am having a lot of fun visiting all the lovely kitchens in this blog hop.

So, without further delay, here are some highlights from another week in my kitchen, which is always the busiest on weekends.

Joining Heather
 
 
From the garden
 

Blueberry Crumbcake


 Buttermilk Herb Bread


Pizza


Spareribs
 

Veggies from the garden with potato puffs
 

 

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Outside

The weather was finally cooperating and I could drag my big blanket outside for a picture.


The cosmos are really slow with blooming this year and we had enough rain for mushrooms to grow. Sigh.


At first the garden got off to a slow start and now it looks like it will come to an early end. The shift in the seasons is very noticeable already. Mind you, I am not complaining, just stating a fact. I love Fall and hope for a long and beautiful one. I just wish my remaining tomatoes would get a chance to ripen.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Pets on Quilts Show 2014

Pets and quilts, what's not to like? I have pets and I have quilts so when I found out about this I just had to take part. Here it goes.

Mama Elsa and son Leo snoozing on a snowball quilt.


Of course they also have quilts of their own.


In case this is your first visit to my blog - we have 7 cats. ;-)

Click on the picture below to see other adorable pets on quilts.

http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/pets-on-quilts-show-2014.html