Come Wednesday and the Autumn Equinox Autumn was officially upon us.
The following day was an early start at the office and I could not believe just how dark it was outside as I set off with head lights on.
I have always loved this season and I have always thought this is when the New Year begins.
There will be many of you sending your off spring off to school for the first time, those that will be moving up to big school and college and even scarier those that will be delivering your precious now young adult to University to begin a whole new chapter in their lives, and all you can think about is what happened to that helpless little bundle you bought home eighteen years ago. I know it doesn't seem like it when they are little but time really does go that fast and I was reminded of this only last week as the youngest turned 12 and is definitely entering pre teen mode so I will enjoy the next year before teenwolf arrives next September.
This week I have been reading Val McDermid's modernisation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey as part of the Austen Project. I've never read the Jane Austen novel to be able to compare but it seemed a good adaptation to me, although I'm not sure some of the language used by the teenagers would actually be what today's teens would say. On the other hand I have been getting lots of comments about my little giraffe bookmark that I won as part of Jo Through the Keyhole giveaway.
I have now completed the second of my Elmer Blankets and I each one will have a copy of David McKee's Elmer book to take to their new homes.
and each little blanket I make has one of these attached. Aren't they just the cutest thing to finish off your completed project.
Of course it is Yarndale weekend but unfortunately Cinders could not go to the ball this year as my big boys had something arranged for this weekend, which meant somebody had to be at home to look after the four paw boys.
So as Cinders was at home she decided to bake a cake. This one is an Apple Streusel cake and is delicious on it's own or with custard. I may save some for when the boys get back but I can't promise.
Well that's me for another week. As today is Cross stitch Sunday you know what craft I will be doing today. Yes I will be adding more stitches to my Fairy Queen and as by the time we get to my next post we will be at the end of another month (where did September go to already) I will post a photo of my progress. Not a lot this month due to other commitments and crocheting of my Elmer Blankets.
Have a great week one and all and for those who did go to Yarndale I am looking forward with envy to seeing all your lovely photographs. I shall have to make sure next year's date gets in the diary before anything else does.