i've had this blog now for six or seven years now and it feels at times that it is a tired old space yet i hold on. someone will say how much they love checking in and that i feel, is enough to keep it ticking over.
the great kate from foxs lane did post called snapshot of now - 12 photos documenting life, right here, right now. and yes kate, i do care to share - thank you! mine took me a few days but they were nice words to carry around and think about.
so, here goes!
lemons off our little tree. we've never had much success with lemons but this year the tree is full of fruit. there is nothing like an organic piece of citrus plucked right off the branch!
wasn't sure about this but grabbed it when i was in the library the other day. a bit same old but the look into the moroccan muslim community is refreshing
for these to burst into flower. we're past the shortest day and here they are, heralding the news!
having some handwork on the go. we've been so busy with our hall - painting and building shelves that there has been little time left over to start anything
a friends mother gave me two bags of this gold thread so i had a play with it but this is as far as i got. of course the 'ghan is an ongoing crocheting project
loving the green in the 'ghan, i bought a pattern from quince and co and started from the bottom up. there appears to be a massive amount of knitting as the fronts and backs are done in one piece
the new shelves and having all our books in one place. there is still a lot of sorting to be done but we are getting there!
the 'ghan wherever i go in an african basket i bought many many years ago
a duvet cover out of marimekko fabric. not for me, its a commission - not really my thing working with that much fabric but when he said it was marimekko it swung me over to saying yes
my birkies. always. my winter clogs. with hand knit socks.
a box of vintage buttons (gifted along with the gold thread) apparently they were brought in like that and dyed to match the item of clothing. beautiful. box and buttons
chocolate chip cookies using bob's redmill all purpose flour and my much used recipe from the new york cookbook. they came out really well.
at mother nature and how she soldiers on, shortening those days before solstice. this year we were starting to lose light at four thirty. i don't know if this is any different from years past but this year it seemed earlier and defined somehow. go the earth!