Thursday, 8 October 2015

Five On Friday

It has been a week of mixed blessing, weather wise.  Horrendous rain and wind the first part of the week, settling into a bright sunny spell as the week progressed.  The colder weather and rain means indoor pursuits and a stove to sit in front of.  My first picture is the wonderful stove that is the focal point of our home on a cold Autumn day.

 
We even put the kettle on it to make tea.  Of course we couldn't have tea in a afternoon without something tasty to go with it. Therefore, my second picture is the scones for afternoon tea.  The perfect combination for a rainy Autumn day. I love baking when it is cold outside, the heat from the oven warms the kitchen and makes it homely.  The smells from the oven permeate through the house and gets the taste buds tingling.  Perfection!
 


 
Victoria has had her scan and so we now know that Wilbur is to have a baby brother, he is really excited about it.   My crochet hook has been on fire, hooking away at a baby blue blanket and a granny square throw for the nursing chair.
 
 
 
Number four is another indoor pursuit of the week and that is sewing burb cloths, bibs and bandanas for our new Grandson.  It has been great fun sorting though the fabrics and reminiscing with my dear husband about when and where they were bought and for what purpose.  Who would have thought that looking at fabric could evoke so many wonderful memories.
 




 
I have made a start, there is still a lot to be done.  The fabrics are now sorted for when the weather turns to rain once again. 
 
Finally, I thought I would share the last of the garden.  The break in the weather has meant that we have been able to get out and about once more, restocking logs and kindling.  The garden is looking a little sorry for itself and does need some extra planting to give it a little Autumn colour.  The only thing we have left is some late carrots and mixed salad leaves.
 

 
I am once again joining Amy over at Love Made My home for the weekly get together, Five on Friday.  Pop over and join in the fun.  I have just taken some painkillers for a raging toothache and intend to go back to bed and try to get some sleep.  I am at the dentist later today.  Have you got plans for the weekend?
 
See you soon.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

36 comments:

  1. Those scones look so yummy that you made. What a perfect afternoon treat to hot, soothing tea. It looks like you have been busy creating some lovely items. I love the colors of the granny square blanket you're making. I do hope you feel better with your toothache so that you can enjoy your weekend. My best to you, Pat xx

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  2. Ouch, toothache really hurts. Hope it gets sorted soon. Tony and I love to to curl up on the sofa in front of our woodburner at this time of year. I have an urge to try cooking griddle scones on top of our stove.

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  3. i love your stove and i can smell those scones all the way here on my side of the world... delicious!
    i do hope your toothache subsides and you feel better soon... in the meantime i will be sending gentle healings your way.

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  4. Hope you feel better and that the toothache goes away, a trip to the dentist's should rectify it. How lovely, a new grandson. Such gorgeous fabric and I do love that baby blue blanket.

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  5. I could cozy up to that lovely stove with a cup of tea and scone anytime!!!
    How exciting for Wilbur and your blankets and bibs will be beautiful for his new wee brother!

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  6. It all looks lovely and cosy.

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  7. Hello MM! When I clicked on Amy's page your link wasn't working.
    Look at all the cute things you have posted today! You're productive!

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  8. The perfect place to be !!! Near the stove with cookies and crochet !!!
    Have a cosy weekend !
    Anna

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  9. I love the smell of baking from the oven. I can imagine smelling your freshly baked scones! Your crochet and sewing pieces are all very pretty and neat. Oh! I hope your toothache has been solved.

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  10. baby brother!!! exciting :) May she have a healthy pregnancy. I love the stove and the scones, I wish I could come over and taste one (or two...)

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  11. There's nothing better than sitting in front of a fireplace on a cold, rainy day. The scones sound delicious, and how exciting to have another grandson on the way! :-)

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  12. Your fire burner looks so cosy, I love that you can make your tea on it too. Sweet little bibs xx

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  13. What a wonderful cosy fire and how lovely to sit near it with warm scones on a cool autumnal afternoon. I love all the things you have made for your expected new grandson. Hope your tooth can be sorted out today, toothache isn't good:)

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  14. Oh my goodness . . . you lost me with a crackling fire and warm biscuits. Looks like a little spot of heaven :)

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  15. What a wonderful list, all of my favorite things. The scones look divine and all that crochet....ahhhh love it :) Have a great weekend!

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  16. Oh congratulations, a little brother how wonderful! I love the fabric and the bibs and blanket you have made are lovely, he is a lucky chap already. So envious of your fire, it looks so cozy xx

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  17. How lovely tea and scones on a rainy afternoon all cosy in front of the stove. I bet you are thrilled at the thought of having a new baby grandson that's wonderful news and a great excuse to crochet and sew, the fabric is lovely. I hope that all went well at the dentist teeth are nothing but a bother, have a great weekend :) x

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  18. I hope that your toothache is all sorted without too much pain or trouble, not nice you poor thing! Take care of yourself. Your crochet hook must have been on fire to make that blanket so quickly, I don't know how you do it!!! Enjoy your time beside the fire to keep you warm and cosy. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend - pain free! xx

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  19. Oh...how perfectly lovely is that stove on a chilly autumn day!
    Wishing I could join you for some tea and scones. : )
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. You've been hard at work. Love all the baby things. Is there anything sweeter?
    xx Beca

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  21. So sorry about your toothache! I hope the dentist appointment went well. You are a very talented grandma and I love seeing all the sweet baby gifts you are making. Thanks for sharing photos of your pretty and practical stove fire, and yummy looking scones as well. I raked leaves yesterday and may rake some more this weekend, but hope to spend some time at church and home by my hearth stitching also. xx

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  22. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on the new baby boy! Love the blue blanket! Oh.. fresh carrots are so tender. I want to plant some next summer. I hope you get your tooth fixed up and no more pain for you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. Sorry to hear your have toothache hope the dentist goes well for you. I would love to have an open fire or a log burner one day I keep telling myself for now I have pretend one. Your scones look lovely I haven't made those for a while must put those on my to do list for next week. Wonderful news your having a grandson :-) enjoy your making, dee :-) x

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  24. I think your home sounds like a wonderful place to be on any day but especially a rainy one. Congrats on a new little boy entering your family, such exciting news and so much to look forward to.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  25. I love the post! Have a wonderful weekend:)

    Www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  26. You have been busy making lots of lovely things for a new grandson. Sitting by the fire with tea and scones is my way to pass a chilly afternoon. Have a good weekend.

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  27. I get such a cozy feeling looking at your photos and reading your words. That fire is so beautiful and those baked goodies look so delicious!!! Have a fantastic weekend!!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  28. Your post has got all my favourite things in! A cosy fire, scones although I prefer cheese ones, crochet, sewing and gardening! Thank you. Have a good weekend. :-)

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  29. Your post has got all my favourite things in! A cosy fire, scones although I prefer cheese ones, crochet, sewing and gardening! Thank you. Have a good weekend. :-)

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  30. What's better than warm fresh scones in front of the fire on a cold autumn or winter day? Makes me wish D had swept the chimney - it's been cold enough that we've wished a few times that we could have the fire on, but the chimney guard fell off last year, with the result that we had crows nisting up there and the chimney really needs to be swept before we can use the fireplace. :( Maybe D will get round to it this week...

    Gorgeous crafting too, and I love the baby blanket!

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  31. Oh dear, I hope your tooth is fixed by now. What lovely photos of autumn cosiness, and crafty productivity! Seeing your scones has made me hungry now! Take care.

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  32. Oh the dentist...I'm done now as my bridge was done last week! Am getting used to it and feeling more normal at chewing now. We had a good time out on Friday for our anniversary at an air and space museum about 40 min drive from here. Wore ourselves out with walking and reading then eating a delicious dinner. Next day took off with friends from church on a bus to another museum in Hood River, again an air museum. Good weather for most of it, started raining while we were inside and on our trip home we got some heavy rain. I hit the pillow last night and asleep in 10 min! Good slow afternoon now. Your bakery items look so delicious I'd just enjoy eating! You're sure busy with all your stitchery! I should get busy too as we have another grandbaby on the way as well next May! Have a blessed week!

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  33. Your Five on Friday link didn't work so I am late checking in with you. Love the wonderful baby items you have been busy making. And those scones! My mouth is watering!!! Beautiful crocheted blanket. I love that soft color. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  34. Is there anything nicer than an afternoon of tea, cake and crafting? Especially when it rains.
    Amalia
    xo

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  35. Beautiful photos and everything looks so lovely and heartwarming! I absolutely love tea! Black tea, orange tea, green tea, herbal tea, I have always enjoyed a good cup of tea. :)

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  36. The fire looks so cozy :) and I can see baby is going to be spoiled! Lots of lovely things for him!

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