Helloooooooo!!!! Oooooo 'tis so good to be back in the Attic!!
I have missed you all, and am very glad to be home....that's not to say we didn't enjoy a most wonderful holiday by the sea, because ohhh yes we did. But coming home has it's own sweet happiness, despite the fact that the dirty laundry pile is humungous and that every room in the house looks like....like....hmm well not sure quite what it looks like, but it's not a good look. It's Untidiness on a grand scale. But no matter, I'm not stressing over it, and like I say, my overwhelming feeling is one of Gladness-To-Be-Home.
So....August is now behind us, and here we are tiptoeing gently and softly into the mellow month of September. The tail end of Summer, the tentative steps towards Autumn. I've just been re-reading my post from this same time last year, and how kind of reassuring it is to find that I am feeling pretty much in the same state of mind this year. I do kind of like this change in the seasons, but am always reluctant to embrace it at first. I find myself clinging on to the possibility that September could still be classed as a Summer month and that we don't need to really seriously face Autumn until October comes knocking.
One thing I do adore about this time of year is the change in the light. It can be sooo heart achingly beautiful. This morning was just such a time :: I bobbed up to the Attic quite early (6.45am) to see what sort of clouds/weather we were starting the day with and the view almost took my breath away...well not so much the view as the light and the colours....just beautiful. And fleeting :: the golden glow has all gone now, but the day looks like it's going to be warm and bright, if a little cloudy. Quite pleasantly Septemberish I'd say.
So September is here and I need to get used to the idea I guess. School will start back next week, so this week new school shoes will need to be purchased (can you hear me inwardly groaning?) and name labels will need to be sewn into new, bigger, stiffer school uniform (more groaning). But we are also going to enjoy the last days of freedom and playtime with friends during this week, with some trips to the park and general fun and laziness I think.
Very unusually, I actually turned the pages on my three calendars yesterday, a whole day early. I was kind of desperate to get a feel for the month ahead, to try and get my mind to focus on the business of September and stop hankering for more of August. Can't say I was that inspired by the Bossy calendar mind you (image above)...bit too brown and fuddy-duddy for me. Don't think I'll be doing loose covers or roman blinds either, sorry.
I am thinking more along the lines of beginning a bright, patchwork quilt to throw over the second sofa in our living room, which does happen to be a kind of boring pale brown not dissimilar to the colours in the above picture. Oatmeal I think it was officially called when we chose it. Yes, I can see it now...lots of bright and cheery colourful square patches which I can sit and hand-stitch in front of the fire. Talking of which, we did actually light our fire for the first time at the weekend (we had a real sudden cold snap on Saturday/Sunday), and I admit that I enjoyed it enormously. So yeah..ok..maybe I could be persuaded to create a kind of loose cover, if you could call a quilt that, but no no no, definitely not in Autumnal Browns.
The beautiful, beautiful Ideal Homes calendar is as stunning as ever, I do truly love these images each and every month. Golden light, long shadows, dewy grass and mellow fruits. Mmmmmmmm.
I spent a little while yesterday pottering in my back yard, deadheading the dead flowers and chatting to the living flowers. My pots have really filled out during the two months since they were planted and the colours are more glorious then ever.
And speaking of glorious colour....just feast your eyes on my new yarn!!!
This yarn has a wonderful Story behind it, and a new project already underway with it...more will be revealed in due course.
Sorry? Teasing you?? Who me???? Hahaha, well you may just be right about that.
I'm hoping over the remainder of this week to share some of my Northumberland holiday pictures with you all, if that's OK? I uploaded them to the computer yesterday and got quite giddy just looking at the images :: beaches and rockpools, harbours and castles, dahlias and butterflies. Oh, I do so enjoy writing my post-holiday-posts, I hope you won't mind coming along with me.
So until then, hoping you really enjoy the first day of September which ever corner of the world you are in....see you tomorrow...
ps, did I mention I'm glad to be back?? :o) xx