Friday, April 17, 2009

Autumn Exitement!


I love Autumn!  The colours of the trees are just so beautiful and inspiring.  The days have been sunny and cool and nights have been cold.  Alot of knitting has been going on here and so to some planning of future quilts.  

The arrival of a parcel from America with the Dear Jane book I ordered was received with great excitiment as well as trepidation.  The more I studied the patterns and quilt itself, led me to think "Its not so difficult".  Then to my cupboard to pick out fabrics, what a delight.  A quilt that lends itself to any type of fabric colours.
  
The fabrics that I have chosen are a mixture of reproduction fabrics and non reproductions that all seem to blend in well.  I still need to find more golds and lighter golds. This project is a milestone if completed.  I was a Dear Jane sceptic but and now seeing the attraction that so many have with it.


The garden is awash with colourful trees and foliage.  Two dogs are having a wonderful time chasing leaves blowing in the wind.  Toffee the Labrador and Little Pip posed willingly for the photos.


I have been knitting a husband jumper for some time now.  It is 8 ply wool so it is very slow going.  Its the second jumper I have ever made.  Its good to do at night in front of the television.  

This portion of jumper is half of the front.  The back is finished and is done in the darker brown colour.  The sleeves will be striped. 

I am sooo looking forward to May 2 in Campania.  It will be like a holiday which is way overdue.

I hope everybody had a nice Easter.  We stayed at home and ate Easter eggs and I cooked a nice roast on Sunday.

Happy Stitching 
Marina

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