It's a very dark, rainy morning with an Autumn harbinger feel. It rained heavily all night and more is expected today. The cottage is cosy and I want to stay home but I have to go out later ...
Things I love - earthy colours, Autumn, leaves, berries, fine art, figures and beautiful jewellery - texture from playingwithbrushes for the flickr group Mosaic Monday
1. Misinterpret 2. PICT0118 3. Pink berries 4. The red earth
I adored your comments on my last post about the things we love about Autumn and the things we wish for in the coming season ...
Bright, golden days
To visit the sea when the crowds are gone and smell the salty tang and seagull cry
Walking in the Autumn countryside or park
Crunchy, fallen leaves
Picking fallen leaves to press and keep
Rich, unfolding colours of trees and leaves
Fading flowers and drying seed heads
Warmth and sunshine
An Indian summer
Cooler, misty mornings
The smell of damp earth
To smell Autumn in the air
Harvests from the garden
Apples and apple cider
Eating rain washed blackberries from the bushes
Using Autumn berries and apples in puddings
Afternoon tea by the fire
Snuggly throws and blankets
Pjs, fluffy slippers and socks
Hot water bottles
New dramas on TV
Warming soups and casseroles
Season of mellow fruitfulness
Last week, I had a very frustrating week of highs and lows
Saturday to Wednesday - I wore myself out sorting boxes in the attic. I was looking for something we needed urgently. The bad news - I didn't find it! The good news - I did clear out seven black sacks full of "stuff" to the charity shops
Thursday - started off badly. Another hour in the attic looking for the "thing" dodging a huge wasp that kept buzzing around me and the light bulbs. The good news - I found my embellisher! The bad news - I took my embellisher to Jo's for one of our Crow Days, but totally forgot the foot pedal for it! The good news - the foot pedal from Jo's sewing machine fitted my embellisher so I had a really enjoyable day playing and making samples which I will show on my textile blog in the next day or two. Got home from Jo's and wasted 2 more hours in the attic searching ...
Another sleepless night, so I got up and made this mosaic full of pretty girly things and added a texture from playingwithbrushes to give it a vintage feel. It's for the flickr group I belong to called "Things I Love Thursday"
Things I love Thursday - pink frilly dresses, vintage jewellery and faded roses
1. The Sun will come out tomorrow.... 2. Vintage treasure 3. No rose without a thorn 4. Shakespeare & roses... 5. The princess cobbler 6. Not twenty one 7. Sherbet punch 1800's vintage tiny button sterling earrings 8. DSCN5022 9. Sweet reflections
Friday - started off badly. The bad news - an old printer I removed from the attic on Wednesday leaked a trail of black ink all down the stairs. We didn't realise and had been walking it all through the house for a couple of days. I didn't notice because I was out all day yesterday and so "pooped" when I got home. Spent all morning scrubbing tiles and carpets
The good news - my friend came over bringing a bag full of eucalyptus leaves for me to dye with. Can't wait to try them. We walked into St. Ives and had a picnic on The Island looking out over Porthmeor beach
The beautiful textile work of Marilyn Stephens
Then we went to view the fine art textiles exhibition again, bumping into Sue Dove which was nice because I was able to chat to her about her work in the exhibition and, in particular, that delicious sketchbook of hers!
Afterwards, we went to The Millenium Gallery to see the work of artist Trevor Bell (more on that in my next post on my textile blog) - Trevor Bell at Eighty - Earth Air Fire Water Aether
More bad news - my laptop went weird. I discovered it had a trojan horse and three other serious viruses, the toolbars, sidebar and links wouldn't work. Hmmpph!
The good news - I discovered on Friday evening that my humble little blog "Love Stitching Red" is blog of the week in my local paper "The Cornishman". It had a nice write up, for which I am grateful. Thank you Cornishman newspaper ♥
Saturday/Sunday - the bad news - no blogging, no flickr, no emails, no twitter, no facebook, niente! Lappy very sick. It took my dear, beloved hubby most of the weekend to sort me out!
Meanwhile, decided to get back in the attic and search for the "thing"! ha ha! FOUND IT! Right at the back at the bottom in the very last box!
So now I am all fixed and back blogging again!
I cooked a nice Sunday roast and watched that new drama "U Be Dead" which was based on a true story and very interesting. Did you see it?
This evening I'm looking forward to the new drama "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" with Trevor Eve. I seem to be noticing Trevor Eve in so many dramas and films on telly lately. I used to love "Shoestring" in the eighties :o)
Hoping for a better week