Autumn Abounds

October 21, 2014  |  Featured Posts

This month has brought autumn with a blast to where I live. Today it’s pretty windy and the leaves are literally everywhere. These words sum it up……….

“I love the fitful gust that shakes
The casement all the day,
And from the glossy elm tree takes
The faded leaves away,
Twirling them by the window pane
With thousand others down the lane”
John Clare

Our two cats are fascinated by them twirling about outside every window.

The last two photos made me smile, I couldn’t quite think of an appropriate caption for them.

Since my last post I’ve been under the weather twice with viruses and busy in my role of caring for my mum.
I have managed some knitting, crochet and ….. wait for it…..some stitching – at last!

I’ve not finished any toys but Fred and Mabel did find a home together. I’m trying some new things out which takes a lot of time but it’s fun to do.

On the stitching front I’ve bought quite a few new designs and also quite a few older ones. I’ve made a start on two but don’t have enough to show a photo. One of them is Miss Isabelle ……… I couldn’t resist her.

The other is a Norah Corbett design which is a total change of style for me. It made me think of Jeremy the Crow from The Secret of NIMH who loves “sparklies” – I must be in the mood for some sparkle and colour and this design just drew me to it with all the beads and treasures included.

So much so that I bought this one as well………

I’ve also bought a couple of kits to make up a pin cushion and the lid insert of the new Liberty Hill box. I have the Berries and Pyn box from years ago which is the same shape and size so couldn’t resist the new one.

I’ll leave you today with a photo of Brandy who tells me that he doesn’t get nearly enough “air time” on this blog.

I hope all is well in your part of the world, take care and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Love the pictures of the squirrel, too cute. Great projects ahead for you. Handsome Brandy!

  2. Beautiful photos.
    Love all your new projects some lovely buys there.
    Brandy looks beautiful. Hugs.

  3. What wonderful projects! I agree with Brandy completely. 😉

  4. Nice to see Brandy. Yes, those two girls just take over your blog! It’s good the air time is being evened out! 😉

    It’s also nice to see that you seem to have the stitching bug again. Getting those goodies is a great way to start.

    Our cats go a bit nutty when they see a squirrel too!

  5. Good to see Brandy. Love seeing the kitties, but Brandy deserves some time too. Love your new stash. Very nice choices! Hope your mum is doing ok.

  6. What a dainty squirrel! I just discovered the designer Scattered Seeds and quite like her style. Hope you made it through the blustery weather okay and are feeling better. We are to have a storm hit tomorrow. Brandy does deserve some Facetime!

  7. It is good to see Brandy on your blog. He looks quite comfy in his dog bed.

    I love your new stash, and see a black cat theme!

    Hope you are feeling better, and that your Mum is doing OK.

  8. Great pictures you captured of the squirrel, he certainly looks a little shy in the last pic lol.
    Wonderful new stash, I hope you can remain pain free and enjoy some needle and tread time over the coming weeks. Miss Isabelle is adorable.

  9. What a lovely fall post, Ann–those are such great photos of the squirrels! The last one looks like he’s being a bit shy, but I’ve never “known” a shy squirrel 🙂

    Great looking new stash–I love anything with black cats in it and the box insert is wonderful.

    Glad to see Brandy is getting some photo time, too 🙂

  10. Your new stash is to die for, Ann. Such lovely projects that you are looking forward to. I just hope that your shoulder has calmed down and that you can plunge into stitching again. And I also hope that the viruses have finally left you alone.

    We also have a squirrel in our garden, it’s a red one and it hides hazelnuts all over the place, lol. Such beautiful pictures of the squirrel who seems to have found something delicious, too.

  11. Love the squirrel photos! You got some great new stash, enjoy stitching them.

    Hope you are feeling better now

  12. Poor Brandy, he does look a little sad, he needs to be at the top of the next blog post, please

  13. Such a lovely post. Can’t believe I missed it. Thanks for your comment on my blog regarding Misty. Xx

  14. Merry Christmas to you and your family Ann and best wishes for a wonderful 2015! Thank you too for being so kind and supportive about my work through the year x
    Susan x

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