Tuesday, 6 October 2015

All About Home...

 
 
 
This week is all about home. Well apart from the lovely day we had in Derbyshire, that is. Sunday was gorgeous, so I bundled my lot, moaning, into the car, and we drove out to Monsel Head. There was a cycle event happening, far too busy for me, so we only stayed a little while then went to the pub for lunch. On the way home stopped off at The Vintage Rooms in Matlock. Marvellous shop. (And I resisted buying anything!).
 
 
Autumn has got me all homely. I've made very few arrangements to go out and about this week, preferring my own company, snuggling down, reading magazines. I've been in the kitchen a lot too, making pizzas, which were delicious...and some Green Tomato and Apple Chutney. It smell delicious, I will let you know what it tastes like in a few months time! I made some chia seed chocolate moose, but it was a bit too 'grainy' for me, I like it smooth.
 
 
Last week, my hubbie and I literally lost hours of our life, trying to find some paperwork we needed. It was so frustrating, and quite unnecessary. So this week I've been sorting out and organising. I've got some cheap, black box files, and we've sorted out five drawers so far, full of old bills, documents...lots, and lots of stuff. We are on a roll, there's a blanket chest, three chest of drawers, three wardrobes and a large cupboard to do. Oh, and then there's the kitchen cupboards...phew! But boy, does it feel good. I know where every piece of paper is now. Bliss.
 
 
Another benefit of sorting out stuff is that I've found my hexie project. I've not seen this for a long, long while...in fact only the day before, I was kicking myself, wondering why I'd given it to the charity shop! Maybe I will finish it now?!
 
 
There's work to do in my studio too...hopefully I will share that over the next couple of weeks. I've finally got myself a decent sewing table so can get my sewing machine out of hiding. It's means I've got to juggle the room around a little. I've got a little heater in there too, for those cold winter days. So watch this space! Perhaps I'm nesting? Getting ready for the pitter patter of little, tiny paws?
 
 
So My Lovelies, what are you up to? What are you cooking, what WIPs have you got on the go, how are you spending you Autumn days? I'd love to hear. Right, now I've a blanket chest to sort out...
 
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
 
 
Minnie checking out the new mustard rug I purchased from IKEA, the earlier picture shows the colour off better. This will eventually go into my husbands music studio, but I'm enjoying it for now.
 
 
 
 

 

 

21 comments:

  1. Everything there sounds cozy and your baking/cooking sounds yummy! I've been sorting and tidying up the house too. I still have a bit of outdoor work to do like sorting out our garden shed again so that the patio furniture can be squashed back in for winter, and windows to clean! Now that we have finally said goodbye to summer last week I think, I'm ready for some cooler weather and tasty stews! Hexies are always a nice relaxing afternoon of hand stitching :)
    Wendy

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    1. I've got some outside stuff to do too Wendy, it's very rainy here this week, so I will wait until we get a sunny day again. I love autumn, the colours this year are amazing :) xxx

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  2. What a great post, that's the thing about Autumn you don't feel bad about being indoors baking etc, enjoy your new sewing table!x

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I'm looking forwar to doing a little sewing again :) xxx

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  3. Lovely to hear all about your organising, I do so love a spot of organising, it's so very satisfying. Hexagons are great to sew aren't they. I've done one or two little things with them lately. Very much liking the look of that pizza, it would be hugely popular here I've no doubt. Enjoy the rest of the week, CJ xx

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    1. Thanks CJ...I'm trying to clear out this blanket chest but getting easily distracted with everyone's comments! ;) xxx

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  4. I love the word 'home'. Today, for me, has been snuggles with a poorly child, scented candles, low lights and the sound of heavy rain outside. But being cosy inside is really rather lovely. I LOVE your first image. It looks so fresh and inviting. I'm rather peckish now! xxxxxx

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    1. Hope those germs depart quick sharp! Yes, cosy at home, perfect isn't it! :) xxx

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  5. Ah home, indeed! I treated myself to a day of working from home yesterday and will do so as well tomorrow. Since we just bought a new couch and some other new bits and bobs in our living room I just love sitting there and look chuffed ;-)

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  6. Hello there, just popping over for a visit from another blog. Just wanted to stop by & say your blog is beautiful & such a pleasant enjoyable read. And your Minnie reminds me of my Blackie - just lovely. Thanks so much. Julie x x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie, for popping by and for letting me know you've visited :) xxx

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  7. I just found your lovely site and I like it very much.
    I have an abandoned hexagon project in my cupboard, too.
    Sorting all that paper stuff is one thing I always do and did. I learned this lesson years ago.
    keep on doing it. it will pay off.
    Greetings from germany : ) Angela

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    1. Hello Angela, thanks for stopping by...do you think every crafter has a Hexie project hidden somewhere! ;) xxx

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  8. Wow Amanda, you have been busy, just don't knock yourself up!! I find that more and more I choose to stay pottering around at home, there is something so satisfying in sorting and tidying, just a shame it doesn't seem to stay that way :-) xx

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    1. I know...soon reverts back doesn't it!!! ;) xxx

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  9. Amanda, we are having an almost identical time of it over here in Norfolk! Jamming and chutneying, reading those same magazine titles, and yes - even searching fruitlessly for lost paperwork… the pension claim I put in was returned - did I have a P60 for 2007/ 2008? If not, how much did I earn in this month… what was the phone number of y employer (NHS, regional changes almost as often as you change the sheets! ) NIGHTMARE! but enjoying autumn nonetheless.Lovely photos, and I hope to be able to show you my summer house very soon! Lxxx

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    1. Get yourself some box files Lynne...you won't ever look back again! ;) xxx

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  10. As Laura Ingalls Wilder said, Home is the nicest word, but so is being able to find stuff! Hope that you feel better when all your paperwork is organised and in one place! xx

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    1. Amy...I know where every piece of paper is, no more frantic searching!!! ;) xxx

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