Our WI (Women's Institute) group are having a competition for our October meeting, simply entitled 'Autumn', so I thought I'd make a little quilt.
The background is simply quilted with blue curves, and I've outline quilted around each of the leaves and letters. The tree has free motion quilting all over it using a variegated brown thread. I bought some brown felt ric rac, which I've never seen before and which is a bit wider than the narrow ric rac.
Whilst I was online buying the brown ric rac I couldn't resist this:
It's hugely jumbo ric rac in turquoise, purple and mint green. I've no idea what I'm going to do with it, but isn't it terrific.
It's always a bit sad at this time of the year, when we start the autumn tidying; pulling up the spent vegetable plants and annuals, clearing leaves, getting tools tidied up and cleaned. We've still got loads of tomatoes in the greenhouse, as well as leeks, swede, parsnip, turnip, swiss chard and squash growing in the garden, along with the last few beetroot, carrots and spring onions. And there are a few lettuces still there too. But I'm reaching the time when I'm going to have to start buying vegetables again, and I certainly begrudge that. Next year I'm going to try and be more organised and get some more winter vegetables in to the ground in time.
DH has decided to cut down a tree - as you do, especially when there's plenty of other jobs that really ought to take precedence!
We have (or had, I should say) a large cherry tree, which is far too near the house, never produces any cherries, loses its leaves before any other tree in the garden, dropping them into the pond, and cuts out a lot of light. So we took the decision to cut it down. So yesterday Christopher cut off all the branches (dropping even more leaves into the pond of course! And spreading them all over the garden) and cut them up either for firewood or to go to the dump. Now he's planning to cut the trunk down bit by bit, which will make lovely firewood. I don't know if he's got any plans to sweep up all the fallen leaves!