I managed a short walk yesterday - the first proper walk for ages. The hand of autumn is being dragged across the land, and as colours fade and bracken yellows, the seeds of Umbellifers have set.
After the turning point in my walk - I had been delayed chatting to a neighbour, and as the skies were looking a bit threatening, I turned around early and began to head back towards home. This still all looks very green and verdant.
A slightly out-of-focus photo of Scabious. It gets its name from the fact it was used to treat Scabies in the past.
More shades of autumn down along the river.
Three white flowers - an Umbellifer (my botany books are downstairs!), a white Himayalan Balsam to the right, and above the bracken you can just make out the white Bindweed flower.
Back at home, with strong gales forecast, I decided to take the plastic greenhouse down and put it away for the winter.
Today the postman brought me this book, which I had ordered via Amazon. It has all the patterns and advice I will need to get a little further with my lace-making, although I can already see where I have gone wrong on the bookmark (Lesson no. 1) which Dawn started me off with.
Finally, Wednesday is the day I go to my patchwork class, and I have started a Pineapple Log Cabin design for my lap quilt, using the beautiful machine-embroidered ladies wot sew which Dawn made for my birthday last year. I can see I have cut off a corner on the bottom one but this is just for me, so I won't complain.
I have also been working on my patchwork (hexi) shopping bag and got the hexis on both sides now, and also put bias binding on the fray-edge of the linen to stop it fraying back to the zigzag stitch I machined either side. Photos to follow.