Already thoughts are turning to lighting the stove, so the coal scuttle has been filled and more coal ordered.
The log basket has been replenished and logs ordered.
Jams/pickles and preserves have been made and stored away for the coming months. Not as much as usual but enough for the two of us and a little hamper for my parents. Blackberries are plentiful at the moment so we are picking them on a daily basis and now have several bags in the freezer for delicious Autumnal puddings. Any picked over the weekend I intend to make jam.
I have been busy making a few wreaths to change the décor slightly, giving a more seasonal look. I will change cushions and add layers as the season progress's.
The wreaths are made with natural twine bound over a straw wreath and embellished with flowers and leaves created out of Harris Tweed. Harris Tweed is one of my favourite mediums, I love the romance of it been woven in a weaving shed on the beautiful Western Isles. I dream of one day living there, hopefully one day soon....
The beautiful colours of the tweed are reminiscent of the flora and fauna of the Islands and create an eye catching décor addition.
The second one I made reminds of the growling sea surrounding the Isles on a typical stormy day.
More work is needed in the garden for the change of season and a wardrobe sort out is definitely required. I still have a few things on the list for searching out at the car boot sales, such as books and jigsaw puzzles but in the main I am ready.
How is your seasonal changeover going?
See you soon.