Autumn sun

A break from rain rain rain (there is a reason these Tuscan mountains are green…), with lunch on the terrace, time playing outside for all the family, and gardening. We finally planted those bulbs, although the weather people are threatening frost for Wednesday. Today was a day off school for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or her Immaculate Conception, or something. Whatever the reason, we were all pleased for a break from school and work routines to enjoy the gorgeous weather.

IMG_0998.JPG Our mad chickens have finished moulting, and have finally stopped looking embarrassed about loosing feathers all over the garden, and are now looking happily ruffled again, though inevitably rather muddy. The days are so short that only one brave one is still laying. Oh dear, I will actually have to buy eggs. Not the same as fresh ones. In the afternoon, with chicken coops and guinea pig cage cleaned out, I even had time to get back to my sewing. It was bliss! My good friend Ms L gave me the sweetest little sewing pouch last week when I made a mad dash back to Switzerland for a workshop. I started sewing on the way home, fired up. It probably doesn’t help my long list of unfinished projects, but it was so lovely to have such sweet fabric to play with. I have no idea what this will turn into. I’m just enjoying the process for once.


IMG_0927.JPG I’ll link this up to the Monday monday morningMorning Star Count. A great virtual group of creative people. Happy sewing! JJ

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Academic and quilter
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3 Responses to Autumn sun

  1. thelittlestthistle says:

    Random days off are always nice!

  2. Allison says:

    I love that sewing pouch!! Beautiful colors in your hexies! I love reading your posts…they always make me smile!

  3. Dittany says:

    How lovely, to sew just for the pleasure of it with no end in view! I enjoyed reading about your mad chickens too.

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