You may have seen this post where, due to enforced rest I picked up some yarn and my trusty crochet hook and started making some granny squares. These have now been sewn together to make a cushion front....
I love the colours - reminds me of summer gardens. The squares are bordered by 6 rows of granny stripes to make the size right for a cushion - here is a collage I made of the four corners to show the detail:
In my original post I flirted with the idea of sewing the cushion front onto a plain, ready made cushion, but then changed my mind and started to make one large granny square for the back. I think the back needs to be much plainer, thus the decision to make only one square with a touch of green in the middle, with the rest being white. Here is my progress so far (only had an hour free to work on it this week, hoping to finish it this weekend in and amongst everything else happening)
and here we have everything together to get an idea of how the colour scheme works
I love this time of year as we get to the end of the summer and I can really start thinking about my favourite season...Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, how I love you....I know so many of you really feel sad as the summer slowly draws to an end, but for me this is a real time of excitement and anticipation. Autumn is often seen as melancholy time, when the best is now over but for me it is exactly the opposite. I love the fact that the weather gets cooler and crisp. The blueness of a sky on a beautiful autumn day is, in my opinion, the best of all blue skies. The flowers at this time of year seem to be even more vibrant, delightful dahlias, colourful chrysanthemums, astonishing asters. And as for the leaves - words fail me. I love the smell of bonfires in the air. Plenty of excuses for making delicious vegetable casseroles in the slow cooker. Halloween. Bonfire Night. Our local street fair. And yes, the fact that the evenings are shorter and we get to light the lamps and the candles earlier. All of these make Autumn my favourite season of the year.
This week I can really sense that autumn is just around the corner - quite cool in the mornings, squirrels in the park really busy squirreling away, and some autumn colour is starting to creep into my garden:
So, although the summer cushion isn't quite finished yet, I popped to our local market on Thursday and bought this little bag of goodies:
I have decided to make a set of these cushions based on each of the four seasons - and here are my autumn colours.
And, if any of you are lovers of Autumn as I am, take a look at this autumn swap, organised by the lovely Blueberry Heart. Entries close tomorrow (Sunday). As you can imagine, I put my name down as soon as I saw it!
Have a lovely weekend!