Sunday, 31 August 2008

Season of Mists

Walking with the dog this morning I was met with mist and damp - a sure sign that Autumn is on its way. But I don't mind - I like autumn. There's none of the disappointment we get with a British summer - full of promise that never quite fulfils. Instead we know it will be misty, the leaves will turn to beautiful colours, the hedgerows will be full of fruits, there will will be bonfires - it is truely a "Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness." I can even put up with the spiders... almost!

(Picture from Google - I didn't have the camera with me this morning!)
And so with the feeling that autumn was on its way I took to the kitchen today to make an autumnal meal. Slow braised pork with fennel and shallots. The photograph does not make this look good but it smelled divine - almost good enough to make me eat meat!

But I don't, so Sam and I had a tart with red onions, butternut squash and tomatoes.

And we finished off with a seasonal apple and blackberry crumble with thick cream! I don't miss summer and salads!

Perhaps that is why when I did some embroidery on this felt made with my stash bag from Helen Suzanne...



Although it was meant to be a hot summer scene - the colours seem quite Autumnal!


17 comments:

  1. That is a really lovely embroidered scene. I love the colours of autumn - though I would have liked to see a few more summer ones first!

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  2. I'm with Dotty on both counts. Your embroidered felt is beautiful.

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  3. lovely pics - the embroidery is absolutely gorgeous, great colours. the food looks yummy - i think autumn and spring are my two favourite times of the year.

    xx

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  4. Hi!
    Today I'm creating the labels for the ATCs in the upcoming CYBER FYBER exhibition. This provided an opportunity to peek in on your blog. I've so enjoyed seeing the Halloween costumes you've made. It's brought back so many wonderful memories! Your thistle is amazing too. Love the work. Thanks for sharing and for trading with me at CYBER FYBER!
    Susan

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  5. So how do you stay so slim and elegant?

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  6. yum!!!
    When I woke up this morning (down your neck of the woods...almost) it was glorious sunshine. You must have been up FAR earlier than me ;)

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  7. I love that embroidery - actually, it reminds me of the crumble!

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  8. Autumn:check Embroidery:check Pudding/choccy/veggy: check...ticking all the boxes for me...lovely work and thank you for sharing! :)

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  9. yes I feel distinclty autumnal this morning .. September is my favourite month i think. And October. Getting ready for cosiness. x

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  10. What a lovely job you did with your embroidery.

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  11. I love your embroidered felt Gina. Gorgeous colors. Am glad you like Autumn too - it is a beautiful time of year!

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  12. Aren't you good to cook meat for the others even though you don't eat it! Your stitching is amazing - it does look hot but then it looks autumnal too! Lucy x

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  13. Love the felt and stitching they go so well together.

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  14. Beautiful embroidery, I love those colours. we went camping over the weekend, a weekend of two distinct halves, pure summer on Saturday and wet winter on Sunday! I walked around my garden this morning and judging by the amount of fallen leaves, autumn is on its way, I agree with you, it's in the air
    Kimx

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  15. The autumn pic is BEAUTIFUL Autumn is my favouite time of year too. I thought the pic was of some forest in the USA when I first saw it how magical.

    Its a pity the blog doesn't offer smell-o-vision!

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  16. I'm hearing you about the autumn, spotted my first brown leaf on the way to work today :) (And I had home picked apple and blackberry crumble for me tea, yum!)

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  17. I love your embroidered felt!

    I wish I was coming to dinner as I'm really cold and your food looks wonderfully warming!!

    I love autumn :)

    xxx

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