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Saturday 8 November 2014

FNWF for November

It is a while since I joined in with FNWF but good to be back. Thank you Cheryl for hosting. You can see what everyone else got up to here - just click on a name and it will take you to their blog.

I have finally made a start on my autumn crazy block. Autumn has been slow arriving here (more about that later) and so inspiration was a bit slow to come.

I put the fabrics together some weeks ago but don't seem to have kept a photograph. I completely missed those parallel lines until I started on the sewing but hope they will not be so obvious once stitching is complete.I have now been working on the embroidery for about a week.

Last night I finished adding leaves to the large fern like plant and worked on the ivy.

I had a great evenings stitching - I hope everyone else did.

We have had glorious weather all through September and October. Last weekend the weather changed and temperatures have been down to the teens and we have been lighting a fire every evening. But no frost and so the garden is still looking very green and lots of our summer flowers are still blooming and some spring flowering plants are flowering again!

This morning glory is looking good in the vegetable garden.

The pink shamrock is flowering beautifully again and the tobacco plant that I thought was dead is also flowering.

The fuchsias in the window boxes outside my (north facing) kitchen window are still flowering beautifully as is the lobelia in pots all around the house.

This is the best autumn colour we have had in the garden.

and it has looked splendid for several weeks now.


It is not very often that I fall in love with a range of fabrics but when I saw Chrissie D's blog about a range of fabrics called Meadowlark I knew I would have to have some! They were released for sale in October and Sue from Passion4Quilting ordered some in. Here are the ones I chose.

I love the colours of these and especially the beautiful birds.

You can read Melanie's blog here.

I have no idea what I am going to do with these fabrics but I am sure inspiration will soon strike!

Hope you are all having a good weekend.


  1. Oooh, the fabrics you chose are beautiful!! I'm going to have to find some. Your flowers are stunning. Everything is brown here and the wind is cold, cold, cold. Old man winter is approaching quickly!! I'm glad I popped in. It reminded me that I wanted to make a few crazy quilt blocks to tuck into my 'to go' bag to try embroidering on them. Have a wonderful day!! ~karen

  2. Hi Lin as always gorgeous embriodery work. I like the fabrics and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with them. The Tempratures are dropping her in the pool but no frost as yet. Your garden looks lovely X:)

  3. your garden is looking stunning... and I love your crazy patch blocks....
    such pretty fabric too...

  4. WOW... your work is wonderful! :)

  5. Your crazy quilting is stunning , I think you have far more patience than I do ! Your flowers are incredible for this time of year , everything has been pretty much destroyed by cold weather here .

  6. Your embroidery is stunning, I can't wait to see it when it's finished :) Barb.

  7. my goodness Lin, your embroidery is simply stunning, love looking at all the detail.
    the fabrics are indeed lovely - i'm sure inspiration will come to you...

  8. I've popped over from FNwF. Your embroidery is breathtaking!

  9. You are such an amazing embroiderer Lin. Your work is gorgeous. Cheers, Tracy.

  10. I love the wavey stitch you've done - looks like buttonhole stitch, and those fabrics are gorgeous!

  11. The crazy patch quilting is so colourful, and beautiful fabrics too!! Your garden is also looking wonderful. So much colour, so much inspiration :)


  12. What lovely, lovely stitching!! I like the varied textures of the background fabrics that you chose to work with. As usual, your garden looks great and it must be so nice to wander through to see what's growing. Finding new fabric is so fun and when you find some that you love, that's even better. Enjoy!!


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