Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Stitching on Elizabeth and Tastes of Autumn

So far October is proving to be a lovely month, although the temperatures have dropped we are still having some lovely sunny days.  I love the mid afternoon light on the garden.

And I caught my little garden friend having fun in the bird bath, this really bought a smile to my face watching him enjoying splashing about.

My intention at the beginning of the year to decorate my mantle each month fell by the wayside but I collected my Autumn decorations together and made an effort for October.

I made this last year, I was happy that it was still ok to bring out again.

The apple garland is from last year too, the white pumpkins i picked up from a florists on my travels in the Cotswolds during August, aren't they cute! the ceramic pumpkin was from TK Max and has a light in.  The pine cone was picked up by Oliver on one of our walks.

These are on my other fireplace and i've had them a few years

My £ shop pumpkin, I love him :-)
The green gourd behind him was another TK Max find

Now these little beauties below are real, I just couldn't resist them when I was shopping in Aldi last week 

I can't resist picking them up and looking at them whenever i walk past, they are just so perfect!

I have been stitching too, Elizabeth has had quite a lot of attention and the end is in sight.
She also fits in with the Autumn theme too with her colours

 Got to love her scribbley hair!
(When my eldest daughter, Jenny was little she had very curly hair and used to call it scribbley hair, hence, curly hair has always been called scribbley)

The next couple of weeks are going to be busy with 2 birthdays to celebrate, a trip to London to enjoy and a stitching meet up to look forward to, so life is good :-)

I hope October is being good to you too.

Until next time


Jo said...

Elizabeth is looking fabulous, love that scribbley hair. Eleanor's hair was really curly as a toddler too but it's as straight as a die now. Awww, how cute is that little robin having a bath, great photo. I like your autumn decorations, I'm envious of those who have a mantel to decorate, we took out our fire surround and though it gives us more space, I miss somewhere to display things. It sounds as though you've got some lovely things lined up for the next couple of weeks, I look forward to hearing all about them.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your garden loves lovely and I really like what you have put on your mantle for autumn. Nice progress on Elizabeth.

Julie said...

Mr Robin does look like he's having fun. Not a weed in sight in your garden, you have been busy outside enjoying the sunshine.
The mantle decs look great.
Lovely stitching, definitely autumnaly.

Lowcarb team member said...

I love 'scribbley' hair, and your photo's here are so nice to look at too.

A most wonderful Autumn post.

All the best Jan

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

I really love that description, scribbley hair! Lovely garden, see you are still able to dry your washing outside. I adore your white pumpkins, you have so many gorgeous bits and pieces for Autumn xx

Barb said...

What a cute photo of the bird bath! We have some words like scribbley too. They stick around long after the kids are grown. Your mantel is looking lovely!

Von said...

Your home looks so lovely with all the autumn decor up!

Vickie said...

Your home looks great inside and out. :)
Love the scribbley hair!

Tina said...

Garden looking fab,awwww cute. Robin. Mantle piece is looking lovely and autumnal.Elizabeth is coming on a treat.See you soon xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Pretty garden, love the robin having his bath.
Julie xxxxxxx

Summer said...

Such a pretty garden, and the pumpkins are so cute ♥

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Your garden is gorgeous! I love your TX Max finds and your two small real gourds. They are perfect and I understand why you look at them each time you pass. The mottled color is wonderful. Elizabeth is coming along beautifully as well.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great stitching, and I love your autumn decorations! :D

Miriam said...

Very nice mantle decoration and cross stitch!

Anna van Schurman said...

The curly hair is fantastic! It's always so interesting to see how things between the US and UK are just a little different. You have TK Maxx and ours is TJ Maxx, but the stuff seems the same. I love white pumpkins.