I have taken this picture of a Red Admiral this week. There have been quite a few of them in the garden, feeding on the last fruits left on the plum tree. Eventually one of them settled on the fence to sun himself. Isn't he beautiful?
I have also stitched together all the main blocks of the Tail Feathers quilt.
I am now working on the border, which is made out of 24 log cabin mini blocks, with 4 stitcheries, one in each corner.
We are slowly getting ready for the autumn and the winter. The boiler has been serviced this week and we have filled the tank with heating oil, ready for the central heating to be switched on. The coal also arrived and logs are stacked, both ready for our multi fuel stove, which can keep all of downstairs warm and cosy, when there is no need for having to heat the rest of the house. The days are still beautiful and sunny, but the warmth has gone out of them and the night are getting colder, so the change of the quilt was required.
We are still making most of the weather, with regular trips to the forest.
We have not been picking as many edible mushrooms this week, but this morning's find was enough for our breakfast and to fill up a tray for drying. It is still relatively early, we normally pick well into a late October,
so there is hope yet.
I have also made another bird for the Textile group's Christmas project.
The postman was really good to me this week.
Two new books from Amazon.
Fabric and Tilda stitchery from Tikki.
Moda fabric from Puddleducks.
Aurifil quilting thread from The Tabbycat.
And an Australian magazine and Tilda fabric from Coast & Country Crafts & Quilts.
I should have enough faric to choose from to start my "Scandinavian Christmas Hearts" BOM!
And to finnish the week, Workbox magazine arrived this morning.