Better late than never, they say, but I can’t believe it’s Friday and I haven’t managed to post all week. Higgins and I have just got back from our walk, and the rain has started so I can sit down without guilt while he sleeps off the exercise (and the obligatory bath, well he is very low slung!)Emma over at Silver Pebble feels just like me about winter, but has come up with a ‘cunning plan’ to keep the Winter Blues away. She has invited fellow bloggers to post a blast of colour at the beginning of each month between now and Spring to keep our spirits up which is right up my street (although anyone who has been visiting Planet Penny for a while now will know I don’t really need an excuse to get colourful !)
I need a bit of cheering up now though. We’ve had a tiring, noisy but ultimately great weekend with family and now they’ve all gone home. The little boys, one four, one nearly five and one six year old very nearly ran Higgins’ legs off and he had so much fun. Although he was puzzled, very puzzled about the blue stripy human puppy which every one wanted to cuddle. It made exciting squeaky noises and was, allegedly, very nearly as cute as Higgins but wasn’t allowed to play.
Tim has gone back to work for two weeks and it’s just me, Higgins and Henry. There’s been a lot of sleeping but lately he’s been looking at me saying, “I’m BORED!”
So, November colour…Well, there’s been a lot of orange about…
There’s been sunshine too…and pink… I found a strangely speckled dahlia…
What do you think? I like my flowers to be a true clear colour on the whole, but I don’t want to sneer at it’s brave attempt to carry on flowering.
But orange? I am generally heard to say,’I don’t like orange, but…’
I’d run a mile from any clothing in orange, it would make me extremely miserable. But a blue bowl full of clementines, now that would make me happy. Nasturtiums? I love them. Pot Marigolds. Pumpkins. Autumn leaves. Terracotta tiles. I’m sure you can add to the list. And the book that is making me happy at the moment, and adding an extra splash of colour is Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts en Provence. It’s full of orange, and I love it!
One day, I will make one!
So every time the mud outside gets too much I shall escape to the sun and Provence and dream…
Back in the studio, someone else is getting a colour fix, but he’d better not eat those cushions!
I shall be back next week with my latest colourful cushion, another fair isle which has been progressing rather slowly. Have a lovely weekend, I hope the sun shines where ever you are and if you are celebrating Guy Fawkes Night, enjoy the fireworks!