This week is all about home. Well apart from the lovely day we had in Derbyshire, that is. Sunday was gorgeous, so I bundled my lot, moaning, into the car, and we drove out to Monsel Head. There was a cycle event happening, far too busy for me, so we only stayed a little while then went to the pub for lunch. On the way home stopped off at The Vintage Rooms in Matlock. Marvellous shop. (And I resisted buying anything!).
Autumn has got me all homely. I've made very few arrangements to go out and about this week, preferring my own company, snuggling down, reading magazines. I've been in the kitchen a lot too, making pizzas, which were delicious...and some Green Tomato and Apple Chutney. It smell delicious, I will let you know what it tastes like in a few months time! I made some chia seed chocolate moose, but it was a bit too 'grainy' for me, I like it smooth.
Last week, my hubbie and I literally lost hours of our life, trying to find some paperwork we needed. It was so frustrating, and quite unnecessary. So this week I've been sorting out and organising. I've got some cheap, black box files, and we've sorted out five drawers so far, full of old bills, documents...lots, and lots of stuff. We are on a roll, there's a blanket chest, three chest of drawers, three wardrobes and a large cupboard to do. Oh, and then there's the kitchen cupboards...phew! But boy, does it feel good. I know where every piece of paper is now. Bliss.
Another benefit of sorting out stuff is that I've found my hexie project. I've not seen this for a long, long while...in fact only the day before, I was kicking myself, wondering why I'd given it to the charity shop! Maybe I will finish it now?!
There's work to do in my studio too...hopefully I will share that over the next couple of weeks. I've finally got myself a decent sewing table so can get my sewing machine out of hiding. It's means I've got to juggle the room around a little. I've got a little heater in there too, for those cold winter days. So watch this space! Perhaps I'm nesting? Getting ready for the pitter patter of little, tiny paws?
So My Lovelies, what are you up to? What are you cooking, what WIPs have you got on the go, how are you spending you Autumn days? I'd love to hear. Right, now I've a blanket chest to sort out...
Amanda :) xxx
Minnie checking out the new mustard rug I purchased from IKEA, the earlier picture shows the colour off better. This will eventually go into my husbands music studio, but I'm enjoying it for now.