I have finally made a start on my autumn crazy block. Autumn has been slow arriving here (more about that later) and so inspiration was a bit slow to come.
I put the fabrics together some weeks ago but don't seem to have kept a photograph. I completely missed those parallel lines until I started on the sewing but hope they will not be so obvious once stitching is complete.I have now been working on the embroidery for about a week.
Last night I finished adding leaves to the large fern like plant and worked on the ivy.
I had a great evenings stitching - I hope everyone else did.
+++++++++++We have had glorious weather all through September and October. Last weekend the weather changed and temperatures have been down to the teens and we have been lighting a fire every evening. But no frost and so the garden is still looking very green and lots of our summer flowers are still blooming and some spring flowering plants are flowering again!
The pink shamrock is flowering beautifully again and the tobacco plant that I thought was dead is also flowering.
The fuchsias in the window boxes outside my (north facing) kitchen window are still flowering beautifully as is the lobelia in pots all around the house.
This is the best autumn colour we have had in the garden.
and it has looked splendid for several weeks now.
It is not very often that I fall in love with a range of fabrics but when I saw Chrissie D's blog about a range of fabrics called Meadowlark I knew I would have to have some! They were released for sale in October and Sue from Passion4Quilting ordered some in. Here are the ones I chose.
I love the colours of these and especially the beautiful birds.
You can read Melanie's blog here.
I have no idea what I am going to do with these fabrics but I am sure inspiration will soon strike!
Hope you are all having a good weekend.