Sunday, 11 October 2009

Chasing away the blues...

As another evening brings the weekend to a close, I sit here at my kitchen table while my babes sleep peacefully, a glass of rich red wine in hand to send a glow to my cheeks, I reflect on the last few days. The coughs and colds have dragged us down a little and halted our usual play. Not one to miss an opportunity though I did snuggle up under the quilts with my wee ones and start to sew together my blanket...I am so loving the colors and the peaceful therapy the repetitive action this project brings to me.
Its also been a time for catching up on a few unfinished projects, including the knitted cupcakes, usually finished off with a cherry I thought a change was in order and I used the lovely personable 'Little Cotton Rabbits' free pattern for a cupcake flower, rather pleased with the results too.
There is only so much of 'staying in' my boys and I can cope with... so when the calpol had kicked in we escaped for the weekend by the beach, only we never got to the beach, we relished the gifts of Autumn and went on a little nature walk in its place.
With the trees showing off their own fireworks, the chill in the air and the beautiful light that filters through the late afternoon air, it was a perfect day for a walk through the woods. The children running through the fields and splashing in the stream...
...yes if only Autumn did not mark the end of the summer I could truly enjoy this season...


I hope your weekend was bathed in the rays of the Autumnal sun and your time was spent with loved ones...

9 comments:

silverpebble said...

I am glad the viral horridness is subsiding a little. Your blanket is deliciously colourful and very very smiley to look at - thanks for allowing us a peep. I hope the recovery continues.

periwinkle said...

your blanket is looking lovely and yes thank you,we had a lovely weekend exploring too

picperfic said...

I too am recovering from the horrid Swine Flu! Love your poetic words and creativity. That blanket is a joy to look at!

Tracy said...

So glad you're feeling better... I know that blanket had to have helped--to lift your spirits at least, with such fab, cheery colors! Hope you will be feeling better & better day by day, Suzie...be taking good care. :o) ((HUGS))

Moogsmum said...

Sorry to hear you've all been poorly. Your gorgeous blanket lookks like the perfect antidote :)

I was feeling very jaded on Monday morning and had a long drive up the M3 to contend with but the autumn colours were so stunning I couldn't help but enjoy the drive!

Hope you're all feeling much better very soon.

xxx

Amy said...

Your blanket looks so pretty and I'm glad it brings you happiness working on it. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and outing. Your writing is beautiful!!

Caroline said...

wow that blanket looks fantastic - well done you!

Sal said...

Hi there Suzie!
Hope all is well with you.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog when I was ill...very much appreciated!
Love,Sal ;-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blanket, the colours are so happy, It sounds like you had a fab weekend, with your very favourite people....