Is it just me or is anyone else wondering how we got to 5th November quite so quickly ? It seems like only yesterday that we were enjoying the most beautiful Summer and now here we are at Bonfire Night.
Autumn certainly seems to have well and truly arrived in our little corner of Wiltshire, everywhere you look there are the most amazing displays of colour...
...the view from my kitchen window just makes you want to snuggle up indoors, even our caravan is hibernating under its cover.
Not much hibernating for me though this week .
We had a very warm and cosy, autumny crochet morning at Merkins Farm.
Lots of chatter and crocheting took place .
Jayne's sofa throw is coming on a treat, cosy winter colours and lots and lots and lots of half trebles.
My current project is also nearly there, but I can't take too many pics as this is heading someone's way for Christmas... say no more.
It's been so quick to do. I am loving the stripes and you just can't beat Granny clusters.
Another little project that I've had on the go, and which was finally finished this week is a bit of a makeover on a mirror that I've had for ages but that I've never really liked the colour of.
So, out came the paint pots..... and this is what it looks like now.
I didn't really have any great plans, I just used up lots of ends of pots, all of a stoney, creamy colour and then when it was all really well dried I gave it a sand down to bring out some definition and give it a bit of texture.
I love it now and it works really well as the mirror by our back door - and on top of that it's the perfect place for my little Hare that I bought from Patchwork Chickens when I was in Skipton for Yarndale.
We have had some amazing misty mornings here this week - this is the view from over the wall at work and it has been quite stunning in the past few days.
My little camera on my phone really doesn't do it justice.
My other little discovery this week is Pompom makers - HOW have I never come across them before - soooooo much fun ! The pompom possibilities are endless !
I bought the smallest size to start off with and whilst the instructions on the packet were a little of the Ikea flat pack variety a quick Google on YouTube got me started.
Within an hour or two there were pompoms everywhere.
These pompoms already have a final destination planned but I'm thinking Christmassy colours, garlands - where will it end !!
Oh, and also this week there was just time to buy my first Christmas decoration of the year.