Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Slowing Down....

As the pace of 'life' round my home starts to slow in the lead up to Autumn I'm glad to be finding little snippets of time in my day for blogging again...
 
This week in the home schoolroom we have been embracing the joy that Autumn brings to our family - a crispness in the air that lightens our daily load and entices us to dig the earth again in preparation for our cool season vegetable growing. 
Can you believe it's only 4 days til Autumn? - this week in our  homeschooling we're focusing on the shift in Seasons and it's really nice. Autumn truly is my favorite Season of the year, how about you?
Autumn would have to be my most favourite Season of all!! I have trees that surround my farm house and come the end of March (start of April) their leaves turn a heavenly shade of gold that over the weeks progresses through the shades of reds and purples, til finally turning brown, symbolising the start of Spring - I love this process and long for it to begin as soon as the days become that little bit shorter, towards the end of February, a true sign of the changing of the Season!
I'm working on something super secret for my Autumn Yarn Club this arvo - how about you?
above : : some secret Autumn 'leaf-y' knitting 
The start of something Autumn-y.....
above : : collection of Autumn-y shades
 
And although it's still WAY too hot to be wearing layers of hand-knits, just yet, I'm finding that I'm still able to sneak little snippets of hand-knitted goodness into my everyday!!! 
Loving this little mini leaf 'cuff' too!! #knitting
With the slight change in weather the hours we are able to spend in the morning light, busying about our daily chores, is slowly extending and the littlest members of our family couldn't be happier - Summer, you have been hot and dry and cruel this year and we are well and truly ready to embrace Autumn!!!  
My littlest guys favorite part of the morning - feeding his girls!
And what better way to celebrate than with an evening revisiting a favourite book (Amanda Soule you are a constant inspiration to me as a mother - thank you!), sipping sweet tea and planning some new Autumn/Easter outfits for a freshly washed and very well loved dolly, right?!
Tonight I'm revisiting a favourite book, sipping sweet tea and planning a new outfit for a freshly washed dolly..... How about you?
And tonight I'm doing some essential March garden-bed planning and seed ordering! - I'm thinking out side the square this year and am planting a few varieties of vegetables that would normally be grown in other Seasons (I'm such a rebel)!
Tonight I'm planning my Autumn 'patch' - trying a few things outside my normal growing season for a change, wish me luck!
And lastly - I couldn't help but share a picture of this super sweet little Valentine of mine...
A sweet little necklace from the man that I love - Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!!!!
Isn't it just the most perfect little necklace, ever?!

4 comments:

  1. So nice to see you Jodie! Isn't it lovely to have the weather just slightly cooler? We are ready to embrace autumn too. Your autumn artwork is beautiful. I am going to investigate that book further, thank you for the link. Your necklace is gorgeous, how sweet. Happy days my friend x

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  2. We are trying to emerge from a brutal Winter here. I hope you have a lovely Autumn. The necklace is beautiful.

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  3. Autumn is my favourite time of year also Jodie. However the change of each season to the next is also a wonderful time. Love your leaf bracelet - would be interested in the pattern! And Tobie looks so different in every photo - maybe it's his hair!!

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  4. I'm well and truly ready for autumn and the cool weather it brings and it seems to be arriving just in time too with the evenings getting a bit crisp.
    Your valentines gift is lovely. x

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