Well as the title suggests, yes we went nuts over some nuts on the weekend. Sunday was our annual chestnut picking day and picnic. It's a fun day for everyone! We picked quite a lot of chestnuts and I am going to try and freeze some whole and make some chestnut puree to freeze as well, both sweetened and unsweetened. These will be great to use through the winter and even into next summer. We had a great family picnic with both my parents and then went apple picking after lunch. Aurelia was very excited and helped pick lots of apples and now is really happy to eat the apple as it is. This is the best news, as now I don't have to peel and slice them into little pieces.
The other night we had a slight drama, which I must add was very scary. Aurelia ran into the lounge room and then tripped on the corner of the rug. She hit the side of her forehead really hard onto the corner of the coffee table. A lump appeared almost instantly and was about the size of half a golf ball. We watched her for the following few hours and I checked a few times in the night, but she was fine apart from a cracking bruise.
Amelie cut her first tooth yesterday. She is only 5 months old, but already has a tooth, but then I think Aurelia was the same. She has been testing that little tooth out occasionally when I give her a feed, just to make sure that I am still paying attention.
Finally for a little bit of stitching, it's been very humid here and I find I sweat a lot and can't stitch as much as I would like. I have been working really hard on Joan's RR for the Little House Needleworks RR. I have put it together using a few different charts and I am about halfway through (the picture is a little earlier on and more stitching has been added to it).
Yesterday a parcel arrived from Sonda containing the travelling pattern she had offered on her blog. The design is "My Needle and My Floss" by Waxing Moon. I have already ordered all the threads I need to stitch this, so I can't wait to get a start. Sonda also sent a great scissor fob that she made. It's in beautiful earthy colours which have to be my favourite colours. Thank you Sonda for this wonderful fob and for the opportunity to participate in the travelling pattern.
I have also joined a new SAL called the Totally Useless SAL. Basically you create an ort jar that you share on your blog every new moon. You can put any stitching related scrap into it and make a sort of feature out of it. This takes no extra effort as this is all part of your everyday stitching. Should be fun, so keep an eye out in the next week or so for the first official photo. Here is yesterday's effort.