WoW what a windy ol' week it's been! Up here in the Northern Lake District it has been howling and whirling and all of those lovely brown, red and orange leaves have been flying about, not really having chance to show themselves off in their beautiful autumny gloriousness.
But... this week I've been out for a lovely Autumn walk with J looking for inspiration for my Autumn wreath.
Then the taking of woodland autumny goodness pictures and finding of inspirational objects!
Found some fabulous little funghi arranged like a miniature city perched on the side of a cliff!
The light was fantastic and the colours just beautiful. It makes me feel so warm and happy.
It was a little wet, but there were plenty of leaves to play in.
Rusty, red, rose hips, ripe and ready to fed those happy, little, hungry birds through the winter. When I was a girl, my brother and I would happily pick rosehips for my Mum's wine making exploits! We would get scratched and dirty but had loads of fun picking from the hedgerows and if we were lucky we would have handfuls of blackberries too, if the birds hadn't eaten them. The horrid bit was the itchy powder inside, which of course always appealed to my mischevious younger brother! he would split open the hips and do nasty awful things to get the powder on you. Little brothers!
They do look beautifully tempting don't they?
Gloriously statuesque and architectural!
It has been so incredibly wet!
Elderberries, gorgeously purply, black waving around in the autumn sunlight!
And here is my lovely collection of beautiful autumn treasures...
Super cute little acorns all smart and attentive with their little hats on.
An abundance of leaves, different shapes, sizes and colours so varied - a painter's pallette.
So after a long lovely autumn walk, J and I settled down to a lovely hot chocolate (I also had my porridge) and I got on with some wool winding so that I could start my leaves, flowers and acorns for my Autumn wreath project! So I'm all ready... with my new wool bowl and my favourite Emma Bridgewater mug and a few bits and pieces from my stash.
I've been using one of my favourite little books, 100 Flowers to knit and crochet, you can get it here. There are so many lovely little flowers, leaves and even acorns!!! Autumn Wreath blog post will be coming soon, but here's a sneaky preview at some of the little bits and pieces I've got finished so far... Look aren't they adorable?
I'm so incredibly pleased with the way these little leaves and acorns have turned out. Enjoy your autumn adventures and happy hooking!!