The gardens at the Chalice Well are an inspiration - there seems to be always something flowering there, and we hope to have that same effect in our garden at home, always nectar for insects and colour to make people glad. Here is the Well gardens in September 2017
It is still mild for mid-October though and I have more flowers in the garden than I would have expected, so we're still being visited by butterflies and dragonflies, although the bees are nearly all gone. Oh and woodlice - I have so many woodlice!
I met up with a friend for drinks at "House of Tea and Chi" in Glastonbury - great cakes! - and we looked at Halloween decks together, that was fun.
My oracle deck sorting has been going well, several have gone on to new homes and I've enjoyed using decks I hadn't had out for a while. Next week will be the wonderful "Green Man Tree Oracle" by John Matthews and Will Worthington.
Also it's the time of year when I like to be making things for Yule gifts. It takes lots of time, but I enjoy it and I hope my friends like the finished things. Last year I made wonderful paper journals using a template by Eva Deverrell, this year I'm sewing. I can't say too much about it yet - in case the intended recipients see this, but I've entered the world of Patchwork & Quilting, and I'm told it's a labyrinth I may never escape now I'm hooked! I already have a whole crate filled with wonderful sections of printed cottons - some of which are also used to make my tarot bags (see the tab at the top of page for examples and instructions for ordering) and now there is cotton wadding and see-through rulers and cutting mats - oh it's very exciting.
It's also the perfect excuse to exercise several of my vintage sewing machines - so far I've used a Husqvarna 5220, a Bernina 730 a Singer 201K and a Singer 221K (Featherweight). I have cleaned and refurbished all of the machines myself, and it's great to see them sewing so nicely.
That's all for now, apart from a mention for the lovely folks at Midsomer Quilting for being so helpful to a beginner, and for tea and cake too - and all my friends on the forum 'The Sewing Place' for their encouragement.
enjoy the season