Is that it for the summer?

Is that it for the summer?

We’ve had a marvellous summer, weather wise, but it does seem to have come to rather an abrupt end. It was distinctly chilly this morning as I chose my fleecy dressing gown over my brushed cotton one to tramp down the stairs to feed the cat and empty the dishwasher. Always me??????

I was out cycling with Mr Jones on Saturday and there was a distinct layer of leaves scattered about the tracks.

It is no longer safe to leave the house without a cardi and the flipflops have been flung to the back of the wardrobe.

My mind is turning to casseroles of both the meat and sausage variety. We are choosing soup over salad for lunch.

It’s August!

I even gave in on Sunday and made a pie.

Steak and Ale Pie

Steak and Ale Pie – A little rustic!

 

Well, three pies actually, one for now and two for the freezer. Far too much trouble to go to just for one pie.

I don’t usually give into pies until well into September.

I feel I’m nesting for winter. Adding an extra layer of fat with some comfort baking.

And Freya made muffins.

Blueberry and apple muffins

Blueberry and apple muffins

I’m holding out for an Indian summer but it’s too cold for salads.

Love,Lucie x

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I’m hoping it warms up a bit next week. The weather forecast suggested it might. But yes I am wearing my woollen socks and I’ve not even finished my cotton pair. Very abrupt change as you say.

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  2. That pie looks yummy. My hubby has just got our log burner all laid with logs and coal and ready to light.

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  3. Love this time of year. Yum yum!

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  4. Lol, jumper (albeit a thinnish one) and socks for gardening is not normal attire for August!!! 🙂 😉

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  5. It does seem a very short Summer, but at least we’ve had one. I don’t mind a premature Autumn. It’s my favourite season so full of changing colours 🙂

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  6. Mmmm pie looks lovely!

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  7. It’s the same here in Germany this year. Cardigans and woolly socks are a must already!

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  8. Nothing wrong with a layer of fat 😉 LOL! And I’ve seen your photo in the sewing post! As my husband says ‘I’ve seen more fat on a greasy chip’! (He has been known to call me Tubs…!) Your baking looks just fabulous. Those cheesy scones mmmmmm – my favourite. I don’t make them for that very reason! But it is shockingly cold! X

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  9. The pie looks amazing – I started making a lightweight summer top and now I am wondering if there is any point in finishing it. Planning to sew jersey and denim as soon as possible!

    louise

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    • My newly sewn summer tops are now layered with cardigans and jackets so not all is lost. I need just to crack sleeves; I’m hoping they are not too tricky, and then on to jersey which I’ve never sewn before.

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  10. I am still waiting for summer to start properly here so I’m not listening to your complaints!!

    You are going to love sewing with jersey. Have you got yourself a rotary cutter and big cutting mat? It’s much easier to cut out knit fabrics like that, you tend to pull the fabric out of shape if you use scissors. I

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    • Yes I have the mat and rotary cutter. One of the best things I ever bought for my sewing. And I have some really cheap jersey to have a practice on.
      Now if work just didn’t keep taking up my day……..

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  11. We went camping jus as it got cold….typical.

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