It's time to make things with apples here - the scent of apples from the kitchen kept reminding me whenever I left the studio this week.
My little sampler, made a few years ago to welcome autumn, is standing on the dresser in the dining room and I remembered it too has little apples on it in the form of shiny red beads.
We've got eating apples and cooking apples, though I often cook with eating apples too - especially when they are not in perfect condition and have to be cut up carefully - much better to peel and chop them and put them in chutney!
The big green cooking apples are perfect in the crumbles I love to make (and eat) and I've put some in the freezer to have as weekend treats later in the season.
And there are still some to eat just as they are - an apple (or two) a day.
I hope you have had a good week. And a big welcome to all the lovely new visitors to my blog this week! x