It's a beautiful, autumn day here today and I've been collecting conkers. Not to bash against each other in the school playground but to keep the spiders away. I don't know if this really works but it's worth a try, the spiders are massive this year!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6255510/Spiders-v-conkers-are-arachnids-really-scared-of-horse-chestnuts.html
I'd forgotten how beautiful horsechestnuts are. I'd read that, because of the weather and a disease affecting our trees that they were going to be small this year but I found some of very impressive size.
This morning though the spiders' webs were sparkling with dewdrops, like diamonds in the sunshine once the early fog cleared. If only the creatures themselves would stay in the garden.
My blog list was getting a little unmanageable and so I've tried to sort it out this morning. All the lovely Japanese-linked blogs I read are now linked to my sashiko/Japanese textiles blog: Sashiko Started It
and the quilting and other blogs that I find inspirational are listed to the right. I hope I haven't accidently deleted any blogs I enjoy. Blogs of quilting shops and other suppliers that I use are listed separately, along with those wonderful blogs full of tutorials, links and great tips - thank you for all the work that you do keeping these up.
If I've deleted you or put you in the wrong place, please shout and accept my apologies now.
Plan for the rest of the day
1. Complete and post my registration form for the Quilters' Guild AGM in Exeter next April
2. Buy some edible goodies for our anniversary meal tomorrow, 19 years, incredible, where does the time go?
4. An evening of relaxing television, Merlin, Strictly....I know, I know, but why not?
Hoping you all have a good weekend too.