Craft Storage solved!

In a corner of the little back bedroom that I used as my room, at my Grandmother's house at Wigan stood a solid white painted bookcase which was home to her very small collection of books.
She said that Grandad Hill had made it long ago after the war when furniture was hard to come by. It's nothing special to look at but it is so well made it will outlast me  I'm sure!
When she died  I gave it a home here in the summerhouse but when we were in Scarborough not long ago I saw one in a lovely craft shop being used to display some beautiful things and it got me thinking that I could put mine to much better use. So now all the lovely bits and pieces that I buy on my travels and all my craft and sewing and knitting books have a lovely new home up on our landing.
It makes me think of that lovely shop whenever I see it! I think maybe I am a frustrated craft shop owner.

I can feel a change in the weather, a distinct coolness, a first sign of  autumn and Paul, the gardener, said it will be earlier this year. However the  garden is putting on a pretty show and the Sedum has been attracting the butterflies. One little Tortoiseshell butterfly, which I think maybe one of the ones my good friend Pat successfully released this week, was seen on it the other day.

The Gladioli are adding a bright splash as others flowers are fading after doing so well.
Ollie follows me if I venture into the garden but keeps a discreet distance usually hiding behind a bush so that the other cats can't see him , which of course they can but Ollie thinks he's clever which of course he's not !
We  went out on the boat a couple of weekends back and as usual I wandered off along the tow path to see what I could spy. The hedgerows were ripe with berries of all descriptions and the afternoon sun  brought out the dragonflies and butterflies as seen above. The Peacock landed on the canal on some lilies and then the gatekeeper on the flowers on the towpath .
A beautiful late summer afternoon rainbow over our house!

a splash of colour in a shady area
 I have been keeping busy doing quite a lot of scrapbooking of our U.S.A holiday last year and will be posting a few photos soon on that here but September is looking like a busy month, so crafts will have to wait a bit until the more mellow days of Autumn!


  1. Hi Yvonne ... what lovely photos you have on your blog.
    Your garden flowers are so pretty.
    Only yesterday my little dog was chasing a butterfly outside in the garden - one of those gorgeous brown / orange ones but it landed safely out of reach & was happily basking in the warmth of the sun - a rare sight for the end of October !
    LOVE your photos of the Lakes too .. I'm just going to have a look around your blog now, only just found it !
    Love Angie xxx


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