Autumn days…

Autumn days…

 

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

To Autumn
John Keats

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I LOVE this time of the year. The pace of life seems more gentle in autumn. The leaves are slowly changing and I see them falling to the ground now in the garden. There’s somehow a sadness about the season as the leaves drop and the countryside begins to drift into its winter slumber and yet there is still so much activity and growth surrounding us.

 

Autumn …  scarves, fine rain in the lamplight, the scrunch of leaves underfoot, the gentle switch to cooler days, warming food, nurture, huddle, candlelight, cake baking, crackling fires, walks in the woods, blackberrying, bobble hats, hand knitted socks….

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We so enjoyed creating the Autumn Treasures box – a celebration of autumn in yarn.

The 100g skein that was included in the box reflects the changing colours of the season.

There were 10 x 10g mini skeins and each mini was individually wrapped and numbered.

I loved putting together the project bags.

Autumnal wreaths are the perfect embroidery. Start with a circle and fill in with your favourite things.

Translating nature into stitch is such a rewarding thing to do. Pick your subject, take your time and create something wonderful..

Autumn
I love the fitfull gusts that shakes
 The casement all the day
And from the mossy elm tree takes
 The faded leaf away
Twirling it by the window-pane
With thousand others down the lane…

John Clare

Ahh autumn…..

xx

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