Here and Now | November

On one of our warmer near-end Spring days, and with the foreseeable forecast looking bright, I decided to wash and put away my hand-knitted socks (and one of The Golfer’s jumpers) for the very last time this yearNeedless to say, the pundits got it wrong and there’s been at least one more day where socks and boots were required!

The garden is looking lovely the bottle brush is bursting and the air is filled with the sounds of busy bees as they take full advantage of the bloomsbest of all I get to see it from my chairthe new daisy I bought has gone from thisto thisand the pots of dahlias and petunias are coming out toowith our lovely warm weather and deluges (you may have seen Melbourne Cup coverage with the downpour that day) and light rain (like yesterday – just gentle this time) helping their growth.

At the greengrocers the other day, I spotted some Sweet William and have put that in the jug with the Paper DaisiesOn the sewing front, I have more borders for “Taking Liberties” finished and have started on the hexagon row, now choosing backgrounds ready to cut and applique downLoving // Sewing “Taking Liberties” – just really enjoying this fabric/stitching journey

Eating // Lots of salad at the moment.  Cutting up lettuce, cabbage, celery, cucumber, red pepper and putting it into a container in the fridge, then when needed, taking out our serves and adding other (softer) veggies like mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes and a dressing.  Only half the work!

Drinking // Mineral water

Feeling //  Daunted by the approaching Christmas season – I don’t do it well.

Making // Gluten Free Sponges and succeeding!  Usually my sponges are like bricksThinking //  Of all that needs to be done before the end of the year!  (Don’t panic, don’t panic!)

Dreaming // Of that lovely time just after Christmas when we can all relax!

Joining in with Sarah for Here and Now.  What have you been up to/thinking/dreaming/making/feeling/eating/drinking/loving??  Click on the link to see what others have been up to too.

Meredithe x

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10 Responses to Here and Now | November

  1. Susie Q says:

    The bottle brush is beautiful……. and with bees….. we are headed into winter……

  2. Jenny M says:

    Your garden is looking so pretty. I can’t even think of Christmas….my mind is still on end of financial year, our accountant is due in the office soon, to go thru paperwork. I would rather be sewing!

  3. Karen says:

    Oh how heartening it is to hear someone else feel similar about the Christmas season. Your socks look so pretty hanging on the clothes horse , what a lovely colourful posting. Thanks for sharing. Karen

  4. Mirjam says:

    Oh those flowers! I can smell them. 😉 I learned a new word again, pundits. 🤗

  5. Well, at least the flowers are lovely to contemplate, even if the approaching festivities feel a bit less than festive! And the stitching is going well, and baking even better!

  6. Everything is looking so beautiful and blooming in your Here & Now! And cake…mmm…cake. I’ve not tried to bake a gluten-free sponge but past efforts for visiting friends with dietary restrictions on other gluten free baking have been rather iffy. No trouble baking treats for the dogs (hehe) with gluten-free flours, but for fluffy baking like breads, muffins, cakes, etc. the texture always seems a bit off. Well done you!

  7. Meg says:

    Your little hexagons are so colourful and pretty. It’s lovely that you are enjoying sewing so much! Mastering a gluten-free sponge, a light and fluffy sponge at that, is wonderful. I hope you’ll share the recipe and your secret! Meg:)

  8. frayedattheedge says:

    My bottle brush is just a little bit smaller than yours (ok, mine is about 15 inches tall!!)

  9. Helen f says:

    Ha ha ha M hope you have packed your “SOCKS” for the weekend – its going to be COLD!!!!

  10. Sarah says:

    Look at all those socks! I’ve yet to pack away the winter woolies, too, although I think once this rain clears I’ll safely be able to give everything a wash and fold it away.
    Aren’t the spring flowers lovely? Everything here it flowering, too, and it makes me smile every time I see them.
    I’m looking forward to some time off between Christmas & New Year, too. I feel like the world settles down after that…

    Thanks so much for joining in again, Meredithe!
    Sarah x

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