I love how this time of year re-focuses my thoughts to life indoors. After such a busy Summer/September, it's such a nice feeling to acknowledge the slower pace of my days during October, to find that I once again have some time to potter on the home front.
I think I could be a professional potterer. Or a pootler. I am ridiculously good at it, and can very easily spend six hours at home in my own company feeling blissfully happy doing very little. Perhaps a bit of baking, tidying, laundry, light housework, reading, browsing, faffing, titvating.
The change of season brings out the cosy homebody in me, and it also makes me want to purchase candles. I've been buying these "Pintail Scented Candles" from a local shop for a couple of years now, there are dozens of flavours fragrances to choose from depending on the mood and the time of year. There are light, fresh scents for Summer and warm, spicy scents for Winter. I lit this candle after forcing myself to do some emergency cleaning, it was my reward, along with a hot cuppa tea and a relaxing spell of crochet....
....on this particular afternoon last week the house felt blinkin cold, so on a whim I dragged the Big Chair right up to the hearth and lit the fire, gosh it was all kinds of wonderful! A bit of an indulgence perhaps, seeing as there was only me and myself at home to enjoy it, but I blotted out the guilt and thoroughly enjoyed the cosy moment.
This week has been milder than last, with a welcome amount of sunshine. Our east facing bay window is often flooded with light during the mornings, I do love the sight of sunlight streaming into a room, don't you? I've been at home more than at my studio recently, I am giving in to something of a nesting instinct which requires full days of pootling here in the Attic. I am crocheting a lot at home too - my Crochet-ALong starts on 1st November, yippeeee!!!!! I'll be telling you more about that in a day or two, I'm actually working on two blankets simultaneously this year which is very exciting.
It's the season for crochet blankets to really come into their own here - although mine are used day in, day out, all year round, the blankety goings on go into overdrive round about now.
I have all my blankets downstairs at the moment, although very soon I expect they will start to disappear upstairs and be used at night on beds. It's not often they look so beautifully and neatly arranged mind you, I spent time this afternoon folding and stacking and prancing around with them, hence the super neat pile and the photographic evidence.
I'm excited about the new blankets I'm working on right now using a new colour pack which I've named Sunny. Can't wait to tell you my plans!
Back soon, my blanket-loving friends....................