Friday, 23 August 2013

This Week


Hello!  I don't know if it's due to the weather cooling slightly but I suddenly felt like making a start on having a good old sort out.  Many bags have been filled with assorted stuff for the charity shop and I got ruthless with all the crafty bits and bobs that I know I'll never use.  Blankets and linens have been aired and tidied.  You have to be in the right mood for this, I find, but it is very satisfying.

I unearthed this bag of baby clothes, but can't bear to part with them.  All the other stuff went long ago, but these bring back lovely memories.  I came close to cutting some of the dresses up to make a quilt a few years ago, but changed my mind.  After a wash to freshen them up I've put them away for safe keeping again!  



The kitchen table is starting to disappear under boxes and bags of youngest daughter's stuff as she prepares to go back to Uni next week.  She's had M.E for a few years and reluctantly decided to take last year out and stay at home.  She's itching to get back after being stuck here with only us wrinklys to talk to!


The garden's putting on a final show of colour as everything starts to go to seed and fade away.





The apple and plum trees are laden with ripening fruit and I'm looking forward to lots of crumbles.



I hope everyone received their poppy seeds last week.  Let me know if they haven't arrived.  Maryvonne, can you let me know your address if you read this thank you.

Hope you have a good long weekend
xxx

34 comments:

  1. Yes thank you, my seeds arrived and have been sown in a seed tray in my greenhouse, looking forward to my poppies. :)
    Best wishes to your daughter as she returns to uni!
    Your garden as always is looking lovely!
    V x

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  2. I missed the poppy seeds last week as I was away :( Your garden is one of the prettiest in blogland! I have kept some tiny dresses from my two daughters' baby days and I know I'll never part with them! I have just decided to have a sort out too....must be the time of year! Sending all good wishes to your daughter for the coming year at uni.
    Helen x

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  3. Oh boy you are sure going to miss her, I miss my oldest so much, he is so full of life and laughter, my youngest is very, very quiet. Love the pretty little dresses and the beautifully stacked blankets.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. We picked lots of plums today which is quite late for us to start harvesting plums.

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  5. I've got blanket envy....wow, what a collection! :) x

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  6. Hi.Debbie did message you the other day to say thank you so.much for the seeds can't wait to see how they grow. Thanks every so.love the pics on.here and baby clothes so cute, the blankets are gorgeous.
    Have a awesome weekend xxxx

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  7. What gorgeous baby clothes! You're so right to keep them. I did too! Brave you to sort out all that stuff to give away! Your flowers are looking lovely and your plums too!

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  8. Oh no, I missed a post and the poppy seeds! Well done on collecting them before the storms set in again. I am beginning to prepare for my autumn clean and start washing the cosy throws etc before the weather changes properly. I love autumn!

    The baby clothes look so sweet. I have a couple of boxes in the loft full of my two's old baby grows and booties. I will have to have a little look at the weekend and relive those times.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Chel x

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  9. Beautiful flower photos, Debbie. :o)

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  10. Nice set of photos,I feel a good sort out coming on too this weekend,your blankets look amazing....

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  11. So right to keep some baby clothes as a sweet memory, I still have some too and my daughters are already 41 and 39. Your garden shows colourful and sunny with all these lovely cottage garden plants.

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  12. I read this post as I was taking a break from clearing out the airing cupboard - great minds think alike! What is it about the winding down of summer that prompts us to clear out, organise...a nesting instinct to prepare for the coming autumn? Your blankets are beautiful, and I couldn't part with those sweet baby clothes, either! Enjoy the garden changes, and keep taking those stunning photos! Chrissie x

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  13. Which wonderful blankets - I can not give such cuties away!
    Your garden looks beautiful.

    Sigrun

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  14. Hola, happy to found a lovely and beautiful world like yours!!
    abrazos

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  17. Thank you for the seeds - yes they arrived safely. Your photos of your garden are beautiful as usual and you blankets and quilts are wonderful. The baby clothes look brand new!! I have a mountain of school artwork and exercise books from the children that I need to find a home for - I am sentimental about things like that :-) x

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  18. what a lovely collection of quilts and blankets Debbie, yes good idea to keep the baby clothes - I would have done the same in your position. Hope you're having an enjoyable weekend, xo

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  19. I only kept 2 outfits of baby clothes each, the longer you keep them the more difficult they are to remove. Your garden is looking beautiful, what a shame I missed your poppy seeds. How is your house going the house will feel strange without your daughter, I hope she has a good year at Uni.
    Sarah x

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  20. I know I emailed you, but thank you again for the poppy seeds.

    I just love your colourful collection of quilts and blankets :)

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  21. I also kept a few baby clothes and get them out from time to time, bringing back lots of memories when I do. Your garden is lovely and I love your fabric stash.
    Patricia x

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  22. Wonderful to hear your daughter is returning to Uni, I wish her all the very best. Oh how I wish I had a pile of linens and blankets like your's! I'm green with envy Debbie. Did somebody say crumble? Mmmmm, yes please xx

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  23. I've been having a good clear out this week too. Several bags filled for the charity shops. Best of luck for your daughter this year.

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  24. Oh my... those piles of linens! They look so dreamy...

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  25. I seem to permanently have a black bin bag in the hall waiting to go to the charity shops - but however much stuff gets thrown out there always seems to be more doesn't there. I can understand you wanting to keep those darling little clothes, maybe they'll come in handy for a grand-daughter one day! Your garden is looking as lovely as ever - what a glorious row of hollyhocks, mine are all leaning and have gone all long and straggly.

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  26. I keep thinking I must have a sort out too! Lovely flower photos, do you know what the pink coloured one with the yellow middle is? I have them in my garden too.

    http://thisdaytodaylife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, they're Japanese Anemones. They are very invasive unfortunately, we just let them take over one border! I'm not sure if the white ones are the same as I'd love to get some of them next time. xx

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    2. Thank you, mine is pink coloured too and must have been here for years! It didn't get cut back last autumn so it looks quite bad at the moment!

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  27. I love the first photo of the linen. I wish my cupboard looked like that rather than shoving it all in! Your garden still looks lovely. Thank you for the seeds. I am so looking forward to growing them next year. x

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  28. Your last blooms of Summer is very lovely. I especially love you Hollyhocks and Apple Tree. I could not part with those lovely baby clothes either. Such wonderful photos. Hugs Judy

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  29. What gorgeous pictures - I could gaze at that pile of blankets and quilts for an age and, as for those dear little dresses ...

    I do hope your daughter gets on well back at Uni; I can imagine you'll miss her terribly.

    Heather x

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  30. your pile of blankets and linens is so beautiful!

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  31. Hi Debbie
    What a beautiful , beautiful blog you have - I have INSTANTLY added it to my Blog list ! I discovered you though Helen Phillips Blog post .Such gorgeous crochet, in colours and neatness - just lovely.
    I completely understood you wanting to sort a little as the Summer draws in - I have three daughters, two of whom have either just or are just about to fly the nest. What a mixture of emotions it brings doesn't it ? And yes, boxes of stuff everywhere..
    Kate x
    justpootling.blogspot.co.uk
    Looking forward to more Serendipity Patch posts

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  32. I love your blog and enjoy each and every picture you post. I love looking at your beautiful flowers and gardens.

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