Saturday, 16 October 2010

Blogtoberfest Day ?, Lost Turtle

I'm falling behind with Blogtoberfest!

Well the weather has turned.
Earlier this week,
the lovely
Each morning we now wake up to
grey mist.
It looks quite gloomy from inside,
yet often,
when we get outside,
it's not as bad as it looks.
But soup helps.
Especially if it's homemade
and accompanied with some home made bread.
It almost makes the gloomy weather worthwhile!
Perhaps the colder weather
is responsible for the sore throat I had yesterday.
Or maybe I'm coming out in sympathy
with my grandson.
He goes into hospital
next week to have his tonsils removed.
I hope his mum has found his turtle,
the soft toy he wants to take into hospital with him.
I'm sure she has.

Remarkably though,
despite it being so gloomy in the mornings,
some of the afternoons have eventually
turned quite sunny and warm.
The photo above
was taken earlier in the week
when I sat in the afternoon sunshine
stitching my hexagon quilt.
I'm making progress with it.
Who knows,
I may finish it yet!

Well I hope you are all enjoying a good weekend,
whatever the weather.

To see who else is taking part in Blogtoberfest,
pop on over to Tinnie Girl.
Have fun!


Sarah said...

The weather has turned here too-it has been quite cold here-but is sunny today! Photoshop elements is what I use-I don't know how different it is to photoshop. It is such fun-you can get so many effects! I worry that I will never upload an unaltered photo again-even if it is just the rounded corners!
Your soup looks yummy and sitting inside in the cosy warm making a hexagon quilt sounds very pleasant!

Tracey said...

I'm a big believer in soup helping to fix pretty much everything!

Even though it's supposed to be spring in Australia, I'm wondering why it's suddenly turned all rainy and cold ... weather can be a strange thing...

Daisy said...

I hope things go well with your grandson, Lynne.

We have the chilly mornings and sunny afternoons here now too. Great soup weather for sure. I hope you feel better soon and have a good weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

Hoping your grandson does well with his surgery. I hope your throat feels better soon too. That bread and soup looks delicious. We are having much cooler weather and wind too. Perfect weaather for warm and hearty soup. I love seeing your hexagon quilt. What a beauty it is. Sending a hug across the miles for your encouragement to John and me.

Kath said...

I hope both you and your GS get better soon! We are into our soups at the moment, but without a cooker they are tinned rather than home made. Soup is one of the best things about Autumn!

Susan said...

Hopefully the turtle turns up and I also hope your throat gets better and not worse! I think I could do with a comforter toy of my own at the moment as the dreaded lurgy appears to be making its rounds (again!).

GeorgyG design said...

I too am getting a little behind in Blogtoberfest. Things have just got so hectic of late. Hope your throat is better and your grandsons operation goes well. G

Jane said...

sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup ( ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

i hope it works on you as well.

bad penny said...

Lots of ice cream & jelly for your grandson. I enjoyed a bowl of vegetable soup yesterday - just the right thing on a chilly day

Zuzana said...

Yes, the weather is similar here and it is also getting cold.;)
The soup looks yummy!
Hope you had a nice weekend,

ADonald466 said...

Definitely lots of icecream for your grandson .... I can remember being very upset not to get some icecream when my brither got lots after having his tonsils out (well, I was only eight!!). I used to have tonsillitis every year when I was little .... but I still have my tonsils!!

HayleyK said...

Happy Blogtoberfest! I am on a mission to comment and follow all the blogs in Blogtoberfest! Maybe you could comment and follow me as well! Cheers!

bad penny said...

Just seen your comment about the gall stones. I felt sick a lot & had a pain under my ribs but I never passed a stone. My mum did - they liken the pain to having a heart attack !!! So I had the stones wipped out !

Ash said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you very much for visiting me Lynne.

Heidi said...

My dentist keeps sending me to the tonsil Doctor and when I get there he always says there fine. I have been sent to him 3 times but thank God I have never had to go through the operation. My kids were all excited about the jello and ice cream you get after the surgery.

ahhh sunlight it really does lift the spirits doesn't it and good luck to finishing your quilt and to your grandson.

Claus said...

Ahh soup!! I am in the mood for some. Tomato or carrot; they are my favorite. I think the season calls for them :o)
Good luck to you grandson! I'm sure things will be OK.
have a lovely day!

kendalee said...

One thing I do love about the weather turning chilly is the excuse it brings to eat soup, soup, soup! Love it! I hope it works its magic on your throat and that you feel better soon and your grandson too. I had my tonsils out when I was about 10 and all I remember about it was that I was allowed to eat ice-cream for breakfast, which seemed very decadent and exciting.

Good going with the quilt... great undertaking!

Alison said...

How sweet of you to drop by my blog.

I must say I do love blustery cold days. I love nothing better than to snuggle up inside and get crafting, even nicer with a bowl of soup and toast. We had minestrone, last night.

I hope all goes well for the little man.

Serenata said...

Oh I do hope your grandson will be okay and that his turtle is found! Your quilt is lovely. I have started to make hexagons as well.

I loved your parapenting photos. I did that with my husband quite a few years ago in Queenstown in New Zealand. It was an absolutely wonderful experience.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

vanessa said...

You're making great progress with your hex quilt, bet that lovely weather helps, it looks gorgeous sitting sewing in the soft rays. I hope all goes well with your grandson. Lots of love, Vanessa xxx

humel said...

Happy Blogtoberfest! That soup looks delicious :-)