Poem of the week.

September 27, 2010  |  Featured Posts

I hope you all had a good weekend.  I’m feeling a bit better today and actually made it out of the house this morning.  Thanks for the kind wishes.

This week’s poem is a very simple one.  I chose it after hearing my neighbour “hoovering” up fallen leaves at the weekend.  I love the colour of the autumn leaves but not the mess they make when they fall.

“Autumn Fires”

In the other gardens

And all up the vale,

From the Autumn bonfires

See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over

And all the summer flowers,

The red fire blazes,

The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!

Something bright in all!

Flowers in the summer,

Fires in the fall!

Robert Louis Stevenson.

I took the photo of the rose this morning with the moisture of last night’s rain still showing. It was the kind of autumn morning with cobwebs everywhere you looked. I don’t like spiders but I love the beauty of their webs.

(If you click on any photo you can enlarge the image.)

I managed a little more stitching on my banner at the weekend – I’ll post a photo next time.

The photo below shows a little gift fob that I mailed out this morning to the lady who bought all the silks from my destash page.  I try to include a small  gift with all the envelopes that I mail out.  It’s my way of saying thanks to the people who buy something.  It can be as simple as a pack of needles, a piece of fabric or something I’ve made.

This fob was made from a variety of beads and I chose to make it with a soft suede ribbon – I’ve noticed that some stitchers don’t like the lobster clasps because they can tarnish their scissors.

Finally for today can I say thanks to the people who have added me to their list of “blogs I visit”  – it’s always really nice to see your blog showing as a link.  I haven’t got round to adding more to my list but it’s not because I don’t visit other blogs.  I’m always unsure of the “blogging etiquette” and unwritten code of what’s okay and what’s not.

Thanks for dropping in today.  Please pop in for a visit again soon.


1 Comment


  1. Your cobweb pictures are lovely! And you made a great little fob.

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