Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Late Summer Sun

Well, the weather continues to do that British thing of being gloriously sunny one minute and dismal the next,  but I managed to grab some pictures in the garden yesterday evening when the last of the sun seemed to make everything glow!

This Comma butterfly was soaking up the warmth.


The berries on the Spindle tree looked like jewels



The Cornus bush is a mass of red leaves and twigs at the moment


And the ruby chard is as beautiful as any flower!


The sweet peas have been glorious, but I haven't cut any for a while, so they won't last much longer, but  it's always nice to let them go mad at the end of the season!


Back indoors,  I've been glued to my sewing machine and have attached the binding to the two latest quilts.  Hand sewing to the back might have to wait though, as I've just somehow agreed to do a stall at a local craft fair in November!  Guess that means I need to get on and make some stuff!


xxx

23 comments:

  1. I've seen lots of butterflies today, they must be having their last play before it gets too cold! Those quilts are lovely, bliss! Ada :)

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  2. Gorgeous shots Debbie! Real autumnal - loving that chard, such a beautiful colour!
    Victoria xx

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  3. Beautiful colours! I love the first two shots and the lighting! Such a glorious time of the year!

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  4. Love the quilt and the butterfly and the sweet peas and everything! :oD

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  5. Gorgeous photos, especially the sweetpeas...I do the same, let them run riot just at the end :) Your quilt is so pretty. Good luck with your makes for the fair!
    Helen x

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  6. Lovely Autumn colours Debbie especially the Chard I think the late sunshine brought out a few more butterflies it has been a poor year for them

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  7. Your quilts are just lovely.

    Liz

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  8. Beautiful photos! Just found your blog today and I can't wait for your next post!

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  10. Those quilts are just simply lovely, can't wait to see a complete reveal
    Love the garden pics, always enjoy seeing whats in your garden
    Karen x

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  11. The gardens are definitely winding down now aren't they - I just want to keep taking photos of my Rudbeckia which are still looking lovely and giving some welcome colour. Love your pictures of the sun shining through the leaves and your quilts are to die for. Good luck with your craft stall.

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  12. Beautiful photographs and I love your quilting too.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  13. Your photos are beautiful, such lovely Autumn colours and the quilt is stunning.

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  14. Must admit I get fed up off cutting the flowers from sweet peas so they don't last a long as they should.

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  15. Stunningly beautiful pics as always! LOVE the butterfly especially, and oh to be able to get my sweetpeas to flower like that. I've struggled with them for 2 years now, so perhaps I should just give up and rather just admire yours from a distance!
    xx

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  16. Beautiful pictures.
    Thanks for sharing them with us,
    Meredith

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  17. I loved you pictures of autumn in your garden especially the sunshine on the ruby chard, beautiful.I don't remember a year when I have been picking sweet peas in October.
    Sarah x

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  18. I love your sweet peas :) And your quilt is so pretty. Nicely done!

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  19. Hello wonderful blog lady! I have come here via Madelief and I feel as happy as a pig in mud with all this beauty indoors and outdoors portrayed here. Seeing your Spindle tree reminds me of my Flower Fairy reading days when I was little. Thank you for sharing these gems with us.

    Stephanie, your most recent follower.

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  20. Some lovely autumnal colour in your garden, great photos!
    Your latest quilts are looking so pretty! Sounds like you have a busy time ahead!
    Gill xx

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  21. Some wonderful photos here and such lovely colours! I've arrived at yours via gillyflower. x

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  22. Fabulous photos, the Spindle tree is amazing for its berries

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  23. Your photos are always so stunning. Good luck with your stall, make sure you take photos to share with us!!

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