Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Chills, Pumpkins and Um, Blondie.

Oh dear, I am feeling enfeebled again, my sore throat from two weeks ago has slowly mutated into a cough and now I seem to have a new cold developing. Blee. And ergh. So I am feeling extremely sorry for myself, which, as you can imagine, makes me a lot of fun to be around.

Iris and I went to town this morning (in more ways than one) ostensibly to buy a pumpkin for me to carve into a super-fancy lantern like these ones, or these ones (found via Fieldguided) - aren't they incredible? We actually came home with four, all different kinds and shapes, so hopefully, I will feel more like doing it tomorrow.

Today, I did manage to make a couple of Autumn garlands, a fancy name for tying pretty leaves, acorns and suchlike (which we had gathered on our morning walk) to a length of thread. But they look sweet and give the impression of falling leaves.

I also got some great blue and white stripy braces with leather ends, you know proper braces that you button onto things, I'll be sewing buttons onto everything I can tell you.

And a great 1980s book on Blondie so I'll leave you with a few of my favourite photographs, she's a real beauty in my eyes, a wonderful mix of vixen, Marilyn Monroe and punk. As ever there are a few more on my flickr.

Right, I'm off to make a big vat of restorative vegetarian chilli..

p.s. I am beside myself with excitement - I have almost 100 followers! Eep! Cough! Whoo! One more to go! So if you're a lurker, a first time reader or an occasional visitor, what are you waiting for?
Make my day!


Laura said...

Poor you, wishing that you get better soon and I love the leaf garlands. And now I'm going to be clicking on to see who your 100th follower will be?! x

TheMadHouse said...

I am a lurker (that sounds not quite right)!!! I love the garlands

anisatomic said...

i'm no longer a lurker C:

get well soon

artemis said...

Oh Nath those leaf garlands are beautiful! ... I love Blondie too, she's got great teeth! and if i could follow you twice, I would!

Get well soon x

nath said...

you lovely lovely readers.

Artemis and Laura, thanks gals, you two are the best. glad you like the leaf garlands. so easy. make some.

TMH - lurker no more, i love that you said something!

anisatomic! you sweet thing! i just tried to comment on your blog and it wouldn't let me for some reason. i love those balloons. i'm double-super-happy right now.

*sneeze* *cough* *splutter*

Fine Little Day said...

I want to be Blondie!

Autumn garland, love them :)

Hannah said...

booo, booooooo, booooooooo for your cold! but loving those garlands!

(ps havent forgotten about house swap- just waiting to talk dates with the mister still! he is super busy)


Laura said...

Woohoo! 100. See I came back to check. x

Erin said...

I think I'm 101. You have over a hundred followers! Congratulations!

Feel better soon,

heather said...

love the fall garlands!!! on my list of things i will never get around to probably


Alex said...

How pretty are your garlands - and how gorgeous is Debbie? She still looks stunning (although I'm not so wild about her dress sense these days...)

Becky said...

Oooh this post made me feel all autumnal and halloweeny. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin links. I've got some people coming for dinner tomorrow and this post had inspired me to make some wonderful seasonal decorations!

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

Firstly - Blondie is awesome.

Secondly - love your creative and super-sweet autumnal garland. Reminds me of the 'nature tables' my mum used to set up when we were small. xx

Clare said...

Hope you feel better soon. I picked up a load of leaves on my last walk and now I know what to do with them! If I could follow you twice I would... Congratulations on the landmark following.