Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday fun.......

It is amazing what coffee out at my favourite garden centre with friends (Glynis and Jean) and a large bag of daffodil bulbs will do for the mood. The coffee was great, the company fun, and the bulbs an excellent find. Jean and I were going to buy a sack and split it, and then the checkout lady told us that even bigger bags, costing the same amount, were "buy one get one free". So we did. I think I have more bulbs than I have garden. But this way, the squirrels can't possibly dig the lot up, so I win! There will be daffodils in the spring.

I need to get into the garden this weekend and dig up all the dead stuff and hack back the rest. It needs attention, but the hanging baskets still look lovely and so does the Cosmos. Such a pretty flower.

This is what my lounge looks like in autumn. Having the cream couches means it is easy to change for the seasons, just using cushion covers and candles and throws. All the little autumny people etc come from Switzerland. My sister is the master bargain hunter, and buys up things on sale and Mum has crocheted autumn blankets for both of us - you can see mine on the arm of the couch - the squares. It is beautiful. I am looking for a cream rug to put on the carpet to lighten the room. The old carpets have to go. One day. After the heating system is replaced. And the stairs. And the bathroom. And I have redecorated. And after there is no chance of workmen and boots coming into the house. In my dreams.

And this is the little table at the entrance to the house. It is so easy to tie a few twigs together with raffia, stick in a couple of leaves, and wire a little pumpkin thingy and attach it to the pile. Marge showed us how to make them a couple of years ago. She is multi-talented, as I have said many times before!

I decided to make some bread yesterday. Doesn't baking make the house smell great? This bread is wonderful and keeps for ages without going stale. Then I made butternut and broccoli soup. Perfect for a chilly autumn evening.

And there you have a report of the last 24 hours. I am now retiring to the couch to finish the bright and happy quilt.


The Bookworm said...

I love all your autumnal touches. Very cheery.

Becky said...

Ah, you made me smile. Your lounge is so lovely -- I hope to see it one day. And you will bake some of that bread for me, won't you?

Needled Mom said...

It is nice to have nondescript colors so you can decoate for the seasons. I love the autumn look.

We saw so many still beautiful gardens when we were visiting. I know the spring bulbs will be just gorgeous.

Dawn said...

We bought a lot of bulbs last week-end, too, so that the area around our new patio will be so lovely.

Your "voice" sounds much encouraged today!

Linda said...

Your home looks so warm and welcoming Linds. It sounds like such a pleasant, full day. I'm so glad. Have a good rest!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I agree with Dawn: this post is much cheerier than your last one, so I hope that means you're feeling better as well.

Love the cream covers on your lounge furniture, but with 2 cats, a careless hubby and a 2.5 year old toddler in the house, they'd have it stained up in no time. I do need to make or buy (!) covers to go on my recliner and my sofa, but I can't seem to muster up the gumption to tackle the sewing job, and money to buy ready-made covers just aren't in the budget at the present time. Someday, as you say...

Thank you for your birthday greetings for me, and happy weekend! :o)

Love and hugs,