Sunday, 22 September 2013

Welcome Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Hello everyone, here we are on the first day of Autumn, my very favourite season of all.  Last night the moon was incredible, lighting up the countryside, casting it's gleam on everything.  Truly magical.  (BTW the photo above was edited by me, but the image was from Google - my photography skills are not quite this good!)
I just cant wait to see those autumn colours over the next few weeks!  At the moment I'm looking for a scene to photograph each week to log the changing colours - some of you joined me in the Autumn Photo Challenge last year, it was so lovely to see how the colours changed week by week.  I got the idea from an American website which charts the weekly progress of autumn in New England.
So, what has been happening since I was last here in blogland?  A lot has been going on - the illness I mentioned in my last post turned into bronchitis - not very nice.  I had to continue to work throughout which was been tough.  But now on the mend and getting back into the flow, including starting a new job this week which is very exciting! 

So I must give apologies to my lovely Autumn Swap partner - hopefully will be ready to post off my parcel to you by the end of next week.

Anyway, I have been continuing with my crochet.  I found this lovely yarn, which is made in Turkey

 It reminded me so much of a pumpkin!  The silver pumpkin is part of my growing pumpkin collection, I just love 'em.
 And here is what I made - Autumn Cushion #2:
 It is such a lovely texture, very comfy and cosy
 just the thing for snuggling up with on a chilly autumn evening!
Well, must away and hang more washing out - it is a lovely, sunny, breezy early autumn day here.  Later on I am going to make a bread and butter pudding, my DH saw one on a TV cooking show last week and has been going on and on (and on and on and on) about it.  This though is an angel cake I made a couple of weeks ago having seen it made (with mixed results) on Great British Bake Off (one of my "must watch" TV shows at the moment)
It worked out quite well, the inside of the cake was delightfully light and fluffy
It didn't hang around very long - this slice was eaten seconds after I took the photo!
Have a lovely Sunday.


  1. If I took pictures of Autumn here week after week they would look the same, green, green and more green. I crave color which does not happen here we are too far south. Love the pumpkin color yarn and the plate that cake is on looks very festive.
    Hugs and glad you are feeling better,

  2. I love all the autumn colours too, and look forward to them each year! Like you, I also love pumpkins. Your cushion looks very warm and colourful, and perfect for autumn days.
    Wishing you a happy week, and I hope you find lots of lovely autumn subjects to photograph over the next few weeks :)
    Helen x

  3. Autumn came visiting with a vengeance today! Rain and wind and cold. But it's okay by me, I'm ready to "feather my nest" with oranges, pumpkins and heartwarming soups. Love your orange-y cushion!! Enjoy! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. The first day of autumn and we have a heat wave! Not deterred though I set about baking too... my Christmas cake. So, cake in the oven and a BBQ outside, how random is that?! Really looking forward to the colours changing and conker contests once again. xx

  5. Hi Helen,happy Autumn,My favourite month too. I just love your pumpkins and Your new Autumn inspired crochet cushion. Glad to hear your on the mend. That cake looks so yummy,I'm not surprised it went so quick. xxxxx

  6. So many people are saying that it's their favorite season! I love Autumn as well, It's just brilliant and I don't know where is the best place to enjoy Autumn, either here or there (here being the States), we both pull the season off so beautifully!
    I hope you have a great week,

  7. Yes the moons been amazing hasn't it, great little makes....Happy Autumn! :) x

  8. Not seen the moon, it has been quite misty here, will look out tonight! Love the Autumn colours, just starting to turn. love the colours of your cushion.

  9. I adore autumn--the colors of the leaves, the sunny skies (which will return soon), the chill in the morning, etc. Beautiful cake!
    PS: I am definitely going to enjoy both your autumn photos and crafts!

  10. Love the colour of your crochet cushion.....looks like the changing colours on the leaves at the park...

  11. So glad you are feeling better and are excited about a new job, Helen!
    Your new cushion is very pretty. Autumn is my favorite season as well :)
    Gracie xx


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