Thursday, 8 October 2009
The Beach and the Butterfly.
Finally the sun returned and hasn't it been wonderful? Glorious, gorgeous, beautiful autumnal sunshine...bliss.
A quick much needed trip to the beach with Isabella early this morning swept away the cobwebs as the sea glimmered in the sun with these golden pampas shaking their heads against the blue.
We weren't able to walk far as the tide was fully in, but we stopped off at the quay to see it bathed in a far better light than yesterday's rain-ridden view.
Once home we popped this one surviving squash (plucked a week ago from our allotment) out onto the warmth of the clementine pot where it could bathe in the sunlight, hopefully curing to last until Hallowe'en. Can't think quite what the variety was, but Excelsor rings a bell.
I even managed to be organised enough to pack the camera and tripod before we set off this morning and was able to photograph one of the new items for my children's range. It is called the Butterfly Bag and is made from a beautiful softer-than-soft needlecord Liberty print with a cream lining.
The bag has a panel of hand embroidered flowers and a butterfly stitched to allow the wings to flap (which Isabella is so taken with that I have had to prise it out of her little mitts!). Dare I say Christmas is a-coming and it would make a lovely gift? No? Oh well, thought it was time to start mentioning it!
So, a busy and - for once - productive day here with the threat of rain ruining the fun tomorrow. Off to light the fire ready for an evening of knitting socks (yes, it goes on), drinking a glass of wine and bathing in the warmth of the flames.
Have a lovely evening x