Sunday, 19 November 2017

Home sweet home.

Yes, it feels like home.   Not the farmer with his dear self in it, but I have to be realistic - he is not coming back - just the memories of him - and I find those easier away from the farm than I did while living there.   I have the bungalow more or less liveable and am getting to know folk round about - everyone is very friendly.

This morning the sun is shining brightly on to a very frosty world.   My sitting room faces due South as did the sitting room at the farm, so when the sun is shining the rooms soon warm up as good backing to the central heating.   I have a louvred blind at the window so there are shadows on these photographs and because of the restricted space  things seem at an angle - but you get the general idea.


It is a long room and there is pleny of space.   The blanket (which I made from an old sample book of tweeds) on the settee back is handy for my legs in the evening (and Tess rather likes to sleep on the bottom of it too).

If any of my US readers can remind me what the figure on the left of the mantel shelf is called I would be grateful.   I love it - bought it at Mesa Verde some years ago - but keep forgetting his name.

56 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

It looks all nice and homely as if you have lived there for ages. Just right.

Yarrow said...

What a beautiful home you have. I hope you find comfort there.x

Derek Faulkner said...

That looks really snug Pat, quite a little nest for you to come home to roost in when you've been out in the cold during the day. I'd be surprised if Tess doesn't think the same as well.

Frugal in Essex said...

I'm so pleased you've settled in to your new home.

the veg artist said...

It looks lovely, and very comfortable too. I'm sure you will find it much easier to manage. Now we can visualise you and Tess of an evening!

Simone said...

Your new home looks very established! A lovely place to cosy up when it is cold outside. x

Rob said...

The blanket looks very classy.

Heather said...

What a lovely welcoming room you have created. I can imagine you and Tess by the fire in the evenings and I do like that blanket you made from tweed samples. A very clever idea.

maryland said...


KOKOPELLI

mary in maryland

Rachel Fox said...

It looks lovely Weaver. Another phase of life... lots of love to you and all around you. x

Sue in Suffolk said...

It looks so friendly and comfortable, you have some lovely things from your travels (I'm coveting that little four legged stool!!)

Tom Stephenson said...

That looks cosy, Weave! Is the house in a terrace or is it detached?

Bovey Belle said...

That looks a nice bright sunny new home, and very comfortable. It does look like you have settled in well already and have your familiar things around you. It's good to hear that the neighbours are so friendly too.

mrsnesbitt said...

Looks lovely Pat. We have the coffee morning next Saturday, 25th so I am up to my eyes at the moment - but possibly week commencing Monday 27th? Fancy a tootle over to you. Will be in touch. Do you have the same phone number?
Dx

Sue said...

You've got yourself unpacked and organised incredibly quickly. You are going to be warm and cosy this winter.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm glad you posted pictures of your new home. Now I can imagine you and Tess there. It looks very comfy and homey already! -Jenn

Dee said...

What a lovely home, so cozy and inviting. The dancer on your mantel is Kokopelli, from the American Southwest.

Minigranny said...

Your new home looks very warm and inviting.I love that tweed blanket!

Joanne Noragon said...

It's wonderful to fit the old into the new. How many of us know Kokopelli! The old fellow is up to more than flute playing!
It's so good to see you ready to keep warm for the winter.

EM Griffith said...

What a lovely and comfortable home! You should be very happy there. And our memories help to keep us warm when cold winds are blowing.

justjill said...

Just lovely.

donna baker said...

Just beautiful Pat. You did good. Glad all that is behind you.

Wilma said...

Yes, Kokopelli who plays the flute and gets up to all kinds of mischief; sort of like you with your ukulele! It looks like you have all your favorite things gathered 'round you.

Sue said...

You have gotten things organised very quickly, it all looks lovely and cosy.

Gwil W said...

Snug as a bug in a rug. And tidy too, something quite beyond me.

jinxxxygirl said...

kOKOPELLI but i always heard he was a fertility god...?? Hugs! deb

angryparsnip said...

Your home looks so comfy and inviting.
Kokopelli is a hunch backed flute player of the Hopi People. He is from the Anasazi Indian Mythology.
He is a trickster, very mischievous. Also a minstrel the spirit of music and I think very perfect choice for you !

cheers, parsnip

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It all looks very comfortable and welcoming. Nice that your readers could supply the name of the flute-player. It reminds me very much of my friends from the Gog Magog Molly dancers!

Bea said...

Your new place looks very lovely & homely.

A Heron's View said...

You look to be very settled in your beautiful new home, am amazed at how quickly you have achieved
the homely look so congratulations to you.

Jules said...

It looks lovely and cosy. It's so good you're settled before the Winter months. X

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that the memories of the farmer are still with you and that they are happy ones.
As everyone has said you sitting room looks lovely, cosy and full of your favourite things.
Rugs are lovely in snuggle under aren't they! A wonderful idea to make a rug out of tweed samples.
Slowly you will put down new roots and before you know it will be spring and there will be the excitement of
looking to see what's coming up in the garden. I hope you've got some snowdrops.
Have you got your bird feeders up somewhere where you can watch them? Sue

Barbara said...

I'm so glad you shared pictures!
It all looks so homey and welcoming. I can imagine that you and Tess will be quite comfortable here.

Jennifer said...

I have a little statue of Kokopelli sitting on my windowsill as I type this! :) I like your new home. Thanks for sharing pictures of it!

Bonnie said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your lovely new home! It looks so warm and inviting - I can just see you and Tess settled in on the couch in the evenings. I am so happy that you are feeling at home and comfortable. You are amazing to get settled in so quickly!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Lovely to see your new home looking so warm and home-like with favorite things about, and your rug for cool evenings.
May you enjoy living here!

Robin Mac said...

So glad to know you are feeling at home now - it takes a while to sort yourself out and get familiar belongings in just the right place. Your b ungalow sounds like a very comfortable home.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you to Mary and Debs for Kokopelli. And we can certainly forget the fertility bit.
Tom - it is a detached bungalow.
Yes Denise the phone number is unchanged.
Reading through to the end of the comments I see that many of you have commented on Kokopelli - so thankyou to you all. He is obviously a very well known figure.

Thanks to you all for your kind comments.

Jane said...

It looks a warm and cosy home for both you and Tess. I am sure that the memories of 'the farmer' will be forever with you but in a new home . It looks full of many memories and treasures...

Unknown said...

Fabulous! Very comfortable and cozy.
Debbie

Iris said...

Very nice! As others have said, it looks well established and cosy. One is not able to tell that you just moved in. No chaos of boxes and bubble wrap .... I really like the tweed blanket and what a clever idea it was to make it from material samples!

L Northcott said...

The figure is the shape shifter Kokopeli. Not sure of the spelling. Regards Linda Northcott
, Australia

Virginia said...

Goodness, you have done well - your rooms look as if you've been there for ages! And it does look as if your furniture was made for it - it's a great space. Having morning sun brightens the day too. You were saying in a previous blog that you'd ad to learn to use the appliances - how's that gas stove going? Fingers crossed it is falling into line and being cooperative?

Loren said...

Delightful, reflects what a wonderful life you must have had.

RITA LOEHR said...

Lovely, very cozy and peaceful. You have gotten so much done. Well done!

Ruth said...

All that waiting to make the move is in the past! How relieved you must be. What a beautiful cozy room, just in time to relax and let winter have its way. Wishing you and Tess all the very best, and good luck with the gas stove!

Lisa said...

It's good to hear you're settling in - beautiful place! Thank you for sharing.

Librarian said...

It looks cosy and warm, very inviting to spend time there, looking at your travel mementos and hearing some of their stories!
Best of all I like the tweed blanket. Such a great idea to use up an old sample book!

Elizabeth said...

So thrilled to see photos of your lovely new sitting room.
Looks very cosy and comfortable and so good to have a south view.
My sister in law has a Kokopelli - seems he is a very popular popular chap!
Glad the neighbors are welcoming -
I should think you will be an asset to the community!

Jayview said...

I’d just like to add my best wishes for your homemaking in the new place.
Jean

Coppa's girl said...

It looks so comfy and cosy - wishing you and Tess every happiness there.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you to you all for the comments. Nice to hear from you after all this time Loren.

Theresa Y said...

Just Beautiful. Its looks so cozy and inviting. I hope you'll be very happy here.

thousandflower said...

It looks lovely.

Granny Sue said...

What a warm, comfortable space you've created. Kokopelli looks right at home too. I love the wall color, would never have thought to use that shade but it's perfect.

Billie said...

Your new home is cheerful and comfortable. How very pretty! I know you and Tess will be content. Thanks for sharing.