Monday, 21 September 2009

Autumn Mists and Mellow Fruitfullness....

As I drove through the Devonshire countryside yesterday my thoughts turned to the richness of Autumn with all its majestic colours about me with the fruit trees absolutely laden with wonderfully huge scarlet and golden apples hanging on the trees. Pears too, the biggest I have ever seen. One tree reminded me of the Nursery Rhyme "I had a little nut tree nothing would it bear, but a silver nutmeg and a golden pear". The pears were shining a beautiful rustic gold in the heat of the Autumn sun. Even the Farmers were taking advantage of the good weather that had been bestowed upon them, busying themselves with the last of the haymaking. It seems they have been lucky this year with two cuts, so the animals will be well fed this year.

With these thoughts, and sights, I remembered a saying that my Dad used to say, and which I had only repeated until now, never questioning where the words came from. Today I have found out where, and this is where my title for my blog has come from. A poem "To Autumn" by the famous poet John Keats. Obviously my Dad must have learned this poem at school, since I can never remember him reading poetry otherwise.


The Winner of my Giveaway Pattern

was Kate who is from France.



My Recent Makes

This lovely biscornu was made from a pattern which was a freebie from thought that it was quite seasonal with Halloween coming up.

This is the back:

This pattern for stitchery,is from Primitive Bettys

A Little Christmas Gift Bag

Thank you to all of the lovely visitors to my blog, even if I don't reply to all the comments, I always read them and appreciate the messages that you leave.


  1. Gorgeous scenery!! I love how in England you can see for miles and miles. Your finishes are great!

  2. What lovely sights and especially those memories! Great stitching and finishing, too, by the way!!

  3. Lovely stitching and love the Christmas bag.


  4. Lovely scenery where you are Dawn. You have been really busy on the stitching front. The gift bag is gorgeous.

  5. Great pic - and love your finishes!