Remember, remember …

04/11/2012 § 15 Comments

It’s almost the 5th of November and fireworks have been going off and lighting up the night sky.  Our collies are very good and although they threaten to bark, we encourage them to come to sit next to us by the sofa and that seems to do the trick.  Belle isn’t a nervous type at all and Misty is fine as long as she’s close to us!  The weather’s turned and it’s freezing cold – today’s Retro market in Winchester was called off because the torrential rain had led to some flooding.  A far cry from our last brilliant morning in Cornwall yesterday when a rainbow appeared over the headland …

Back home and we’re ready to celebrate on the 5th November – it’s my birthday!!!
If you’re not sure about the history of Guy Fawkes then there’s a bit more info here – Gunpowder, treason and plot!

It seemed a shame to waste my very early start (and return from the abandoned fair this morning), I’ve had a lovely time unpacking little treasures that I acquired on holiday last week – here’s my favourite find …


A lovely old butter dish!

More unpacking followed, as a package had been delivered while we were away – recognise the design?

Gypsy Rose crochet blanket on a mousemat, when she was a work in progress – hence the crochet hook!

And some calendars that I’ve had printed for the family – here’s what I hope we’ll all be sharing in a year’s time …

Rose Quilt calendar picture for November 2013, on Rose Quilt!

I also caught up on a bit more sewing, now that my sewing room is once more fully stocked with new fabrics and the sewing machine safely installed on the desk by the window, after her trip to Cornwall!

A winter woodland scene …



The fires are alight to keep us warm, the collies are cuddled up and Flora has a deep bed of meadow hay in her henhouse, to keep her warm in the night.

Enjoy Bonfire Night and pop over to Wendy’s Handmade Monday to see what everyone else is up to.

Have a lovely week – Alton fair next Saturday!

Adaliza x


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§ 15 Responses to Remember, remember …

  • The weather was a bit like that here today although took a bit to really get going. At least the fair was called off and the rain didn’t happen half way through which is probably what would have happened here! I love your calendar. Such an excellent idea.


  • Alison says:

    Glad to hear your dogs don’t mind the fireworks. Our poor dog gets terrified. I think your calendars lovely and what a great idea for a mousemat. Your cushions are really sweet, perfect for winter.
    Ali x


  • CatkinJane says:

    Its frustrating when you have to change your plans but it sounds like you managed to make a good day from it – lovely winter woodland scene 🙂


  • Judy says:

    Happy birthday and I love the winter scene. It is beautiful.


  • Wendy says:

    Oh, I love the red deer cushion – just lovely!


  • Ginny says:

    Your deer cushion is really lovely!


  • What a brilliant idea to make a calendar and mousemat featuring your makes.Beautiful cushion and the butter dish is very unusual.


  • Joanne Bala says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY……..always enjoy reading your posts.


  • Caroline says:

    That rainbow is stunning. So pleased your dawgies are okay with fire works, Shiloh is also fine but they can get so frightened.

    Your retro finds are fantastic and the reindeer pillow beautiful


  • adaliza says:

    Thank you, thank you – lovely to see that message this morning. Himself has got me 2 cards apparently, but he told me when I woke up that I’d have to wait till this evening as the ones he’s bought say Happy Christmas! At least that’s saved him searching for a card for me on Christmas Eve, but he’ll probably have forgotten where he’s put them by then!


  • There is something so serene about that woodland scene, beautiful.


  • Happy birthday


  • t1ckledp1nk says:

    The butter dish is wonderful, I love it. And your cushions too, I love the red, so bold.


  • t1ckledp1nk says:

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!! xxxxx


  • adaliza says:

    Thank you everyone for such lovely birthday wishes. I had a super day, a really super day! Off to embark on the next year of fun …!


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