Well I’m a little slow sometimes & I’d had in my mind my next ‘mantle’ would be for St Pat’s Day, then it dawned on me Autumn!!! Luckily I worked it out a few days ago, so I had some thinking & making time.
I wrote that paragraph before I checked the pictures. I’m afraid my thinking, & some of my making time, was wasted because the mantle looked, bad, lol. It may have been popular with young children but wasn’t the look I was going for, so back to the drawing board. Mark 2 is an improvement but I’m not wrapt. I do like the Autumn leaf garland I made this afternoon, but it just needs………. something. I asked dh to get me some sticks, I thought a vase of bare sticks might look good. Yeah only the sticks he brought back were 4’ long & more like small trees. Even after trimming we gave up on them. So I’m treating it as a work in progress. I’m thinking some pine cones would look nice & I’ve seen some on the side of the road so I’ll get some tomorrow. I had a gorgeous big basketful but some things just couldn’t be brought as we tried to cut down from 3 truckloads to 2 when we moved down here.
The lovely owl dh gave me for our 31st anniversary last year. Dd Emma painted the cute chook.
The picture at the back is a quilt I’d love to make. I have the pattern, so maybe one day.
I enjoy Autumn for all the beautiful changing leaves but I’ve never enjoyed the fact that it’s leading to Winter. However, having already spent our first Winter in Melbourne, & finding that although it’s a lot colder than the Central Coast, having central heating makes it a lot more comfortable. Not sitting in one room huddled over a heater for months is great!!! So no more Autumn blues, I’m looking forward to lot’s of knitting & crocheting over the coming months.
If you have any suggestions to improve the mantle please let me know!!! :-)))