Thursday, 15 October 2015
Singing the joys of autumn
It's autumn here in the UK and that is my favourite season of the year! I love the colours - all those warm golds and oranges. I love the scents - that very distinctive, but oh so difficult to put into words, scent of shortening days, of falling leaves, of ripening fruit and almost imperceptible decay. I love the chill in the early morning air, and pulling the curtains and snuggling under a blanket in front of the fire in the evening.
John Keats' "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness".
I've begun a patchwork bag in colours to celebrate the season.
I've also just returned from a week with my lace tutor in Wales, where I spent a blissful week stitching circles...
While I was in Wales I found this piece of antique Casalguidi embroidery in an antique shop. Well I couldn't resist could I?