Thursday, 8 October 2020

Halloween Colours, Poetry, Tiny Yellow Triangles, A Show to Watch


Dylan Thomas

                                       Especially when the October wind

                                       with frosty fingers punishes my hair,

                                       Caught by the crabbing sun I walk on fire

                                      And cast a shadow crab upon the land

No shadow crab cast that day. Hubby and Murphy enjoy one of our daily walks in cloudy weather. Someone asked and yes, we walk no matter the weather. We have all the gear.

Suddenly it seems, all our trails are leafy ones. 

And wild autumn New England asters are everywhere! From this meadow area, our trail leads through those trees to the left of the white birch branch, an area peppered with the lilac coloured flowers.


And our hardy perennial, purple asters in the back yard...last year's photo but ditto for this year. 
|Wearing their Halloween colours, these two Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars are doing their seasonal walkabout in search of milkweed and they won't have far to go because there's lots around here.

The Wooly Bear Caterpillar also sporting oranges and black. I keep finding them on stone walkways and have to move them to foliage. 

Soothing myself with watching for the umpteenth time this version of Pride and Prejudice on BritBox. I don't think the Bennet sisters were ever better portrayed than in this particular series. Jennifer won a BAFTA TV Best Actress award for her role as Lizzie. 



And also loving the Jane Austen fabric line from Riley Blake Designs. Did you know Jane was a quilter? This is a great short video of Jane's hand stitched coverlet and an introduction to the reproduction fabrics to recreate it. 

Finding comfort in this itty bitty thing... clean sheets. I know it is too small to talk about but I am ridiculously happy getting into a bed with clean sheets. 

Also enjoying a little machine stitching this week. Lots of Tiny Triangle blocks.

Sewed more of the yellows together. 
 Since this is October's colour at So Scrappy, I'm happy to coordinate with that link up for once. In this photo contrasting with some of the blues though the lighting in the sewing room doesn't do them justice.
I've learned something new recently about myself. I am missing the gardening for the mind/thought soothing effect it had on me. I guess it is true that you cannot worry while working in a garden. Probably it helped me stay light and positive throughout the worse days of the quarantine and for that I'm thankful. 

 Check out all the things folks are liking at Not Afraid of Color. Also linking with Quilt FabricationFloral Friday FotoIt's A Small Town LifeConfessions of a Fabric AddictSkywatch FridayViewing Nature With EileenThe Jesh Studio and My Corner of the World.

 



23 comments :

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Lots of pretty purples mixed with your fall colors there, Jocelyn! We walk in every weather, too. Those are very interesting caterpillars! I love how your triangle corner blocks are going together, too - they are fun with all their scrappiness!

grammajudyb said...

Oh, what colorful caterpillars! We have black ones, but not orange and black! I like your tiny triangle quilt. It’s going to be so pretty. We don’t walk outdoors in the icy weather. I’m hoping we can walk at our Rec Center when the weather gets treacherous. It’s much more fun, to be outside!

LA Paylor said...

being in nature is healing... we walk every day in every weather too. The pics of caterpillars is simply amazing... those tufts are a miracle of design. Betcha some clothing designer could take inspiration from those... I wouldn't mind a coat of those tufts!Do you ever bring any potted flowers inside for the winter? I wondered if it would work. LeeAnna

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

I agree on so many things. I miss that peace while gardening. I greatly appreciate clean sheets and actually look forward to them the first nite. Probably because making the bed is a back killer for me even more since I added the new mattress topper! It’s the little things. Those lavender and purple flowers are so pretty. No wonder you walk everyday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to look at that Jane A. fabric. We just watched Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson....one of our favorites! And I love your outside Fall scenes! It's SO beautiful with the leaves on the ground. Enjoy your day! It's in the 80s here...our low was 72...not very Fall like! lol

Libby in TN said...

You know the weather is predicted by wooly worms. I can never remember what the width of the color bands means, though!

Jenny said...

I loved that version of Pride and Predijuce too, after all, Colin Firth was a magnificent Mr Darcy, swoon!
Thanks for the link to Jane Austins quilt fabrics. And your walk through your property looks wonderful, lovely trees everywhere and the path carpeted with fallen leaves.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love your nature photos. They're always beautiful. Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth is my all time favorite! I have a quilt book featuring Jane Austen quilts but I'm not sure if they're authentic or just inspired by her. I love the quilts in that book.

piecefulwendy said...

What a lovely walking area you have! That version of Pride & Prejudice is hands down, the best. And Colin Firth is THE Mr. Darcy. Oh yes - clean sheets, especially when they've been hung on the line in the fresh air!

PaintedThread said...

What a fantastic set of outdoor photos. So pretty. I really like your diamond blocks.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those leaf strewn paths look just wonderful.

Nana said...

Such lovely caterpillars, I have never seen this kind myself before.

Nana

Linda said...

You are blessed to have such a beautiful place to walk! Yes on the clean sheets, such a good feeling. I love the colors and design of your Tiny Triangles. I am missing gardening too. Didn't do much before we moved and it was heart-wrenching to hear that the new owners are going to put a swimming pool where my garden was. The butterflies will miss the zinnias. :( But I am already planning my garden here, and it is exciting.

Daisy Debs said...

How wonderful Autumn is ! All the beautiful glowing colours . I thought those caterpillars were something you had crafted ! lol !

Yvonne said...

In times like this, being outdoors is the best way to keep your sanity. I love the beautiful trees you seem to be surrounded with.

Veronica Lee said...

I enjoyed your nature photos. Those are very interesting caterpillars!

Deb A said...

I used to love the crunch of the fall leaves when I lived up north. Clean sheets - reminds me I need to throw mine in the wash today! Love your corner triangle project - great color combo of yellow and blue.

betty-NZ said...

Wow! Your autumn colors are awesome!! I love the little critters dressed for the season :)

I'm happy to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I just do not have a good day without my walk, although your scenery is much prettier than South Texas - Can you believe it was 103 yesterday! Today hotter - where is Fall? I hope we do not have a hot winter. Hugs

Susan said...

Can't resist a walk to see the fall colors!

Rain said...

I can relate to the soothing feeling of gardening! Bless you for moving those caterpillars when you see them on the pathways!

Rose said...

I just have to say that going to bed on clean sheets is just one of the greatest simple pleasures. If they have been dried outside, it is even better.

I love your quilt...

Powell River Books said...

When I got home to Canadain July after six months of self isolation in the States I cleaned up my containers and float garden. Then we started going out in our ocean boat for short trips so I let gardening go. Then I fell and broke my little finger. Now I can't garden until it heals and all of my work has been replaced with beds of volunteer allysum and mint gone wild. My only consolation is it Will be easier to pull in the spring and for now it is something green to look at. - Margy