You can feel the change in the Seasons now .... Cooler mornings and evenings. I love how the leaves change colours and I really missed seeing the change of seasons whilst we were living up north. These leaves are from the trees at work - such a range of colours that I couldn't resist taking a photo.
Our vegie garden is almost spent with a few late Rockmelons left to pick this week or next. I pulled the tomatoes and plums (both bought cheaply a couple of months ago - our tomatoes were full fruit fly this year) out of the freezer to get the jam and relish made up. We should have enough now for the year although I still have more tomatoes in the freezer if I need to make up more (otherwise tomato soup).
On the crafting front and April's OPAM as well as finishing the summer t-shirt I showed you at the start of April, I've managed to get a nice pile of dishcloths made up. Daughter Stacey and her husband John have put an order in for more as they have only used the dishcloths I make for a good number of years now as well as the kitchen towels (an order is in for a couple of those as well). I have 7 dishcloths ready for them to cover the week, and a couple of new ones for me as well. I've almost got the kitchen towels finished but not quite so can't count them in my April finishes lol. I had hoped to have the jumper finished knitting but I'm quite slowed down on the sleeves and keep getting distracted by other things so it's been put to the side many times during the month.
I went to Benalla to the Spinners group there last week and decided it was time to pick up that 2nd pair of socks again that I had started. I'd wanted to do the heel in the yellow as well, but after getting advise from Jill, who initially helped me get my first pair of socks made - I found it couldn't be easily done with the particular pattern I'm currently using - so now I'll get on and get them finished!
I already had an idea for where I wanted it to sit as being a smaller one we figured it would only heat up so much of the house - I wanted it in the dining/ living area so that the kitchen also gets warmed and my craft room which is off the living room might also get some of the heat! Pete got the job of checking to see if the reality of where I wanted it to go would actually work!
And yes, it does mean gathering wood, but we have a friend an hour from here that has huge amounts of wood that he has given us access to ...... in his words " we have a wood supply for the rest of our lives" - how lovely is that! I don't mind the gathering and lifting of wood into the utter and trailer as its one of the things - those "chores" that as well as enjoying doing with hubby, also helps to keep me fitter!
Meantime, I've been keeping up the momentum of walking and trying to get into more of a habit with it again! It's a lovely time of year to be out walking