There's a distinct change in the seasons as the days become noticeably shorter, even though we're enjoying more sunshine than we have for a lot of the year. The garden has been taken over by cheerful michaelmas daisies and hardy fuchsias. I bought a job lot of the latter last year for only 50p each and, after reading to plant them deeper than you'd think, to resist the frost - it worked. I don't think I lost any.
I hadn't made any cards for ages, and my anxiety problem meant that I was quite shaky putting a couple together this week, but determined not to give in. So, I did a sympathy card for a friend, and this birthday card for my sis.
I was thrilled last week, to receive a lovely gift - well, 6 actually, like lots of Christmases rolled into one! My generous friend, Faith, was changing her sitting room, and had had enough of her cottages, so gave them to me, to add to my collection.
Despite the crack down the middle, this is definitely my fave - the colours are so delicate and pretty! Along with the two teapots, cheese dish and couple of other pieces, they look great along with those I already had.
Anyway, considering I didn't know how to start, this post is longer and easier to write than I'd expected, so it has broken the ice and I hope to be joining you in Blogland much more regularly again.
Love for now,