Here and Now | April

Autumn is gradually coming in;  I’ve had my first soft-leaf-shuffle while out on a morning walk.  I do like a good leaf shuffle;  they need to be at least ankle deep leaves and, after carefully checking there’s no-one else about, I really swish my feet through them watching the leaves scatter and tumble, all their colours roiling around.  Takes me back to childhood – bliss!  Some mornings I’m having to wear my sleeveless zip jacket as it’s a bit nippy and other mornings it feels just like a Summer morning.  We’ve had some very cool nights, great for sleeping, but also some warm ones.  The days have been typical beautiful Autumnal days, but with a few hot ones thrown in – most unusual for Melbourne in April.  And the leaves are stunning at the moment, especially set against brilliant blue skies, and the dappled light of early evening Love the way the sun is shining through all the leaves in the above pic, with the network of dark branches and all the colours of Autumn in the foliage.

And talking of early evening, the sun is setting so much sooner now, particularly as Daylight Savings has ended.  With the days drawing in more quickly, I’m picking The Golfer up in the almost dark these days.We were out and about today and The Golfer asked if I’d like to stop in at Tim’s Bookshop – no need to ask twice!  These will be my “readings” for the next little while.  Garry Disher is an author I’ve read before (he sets his books in Melbourne/Victoria – always a treat to read about your home town/state), but the other two are new authors to me.  Shall let you know what I think.

With the promise of cooler nights, I’ve hunted out a quilt top that I finished some time ago, and with other friends starting to piece their “Dogwood” blocks, decided I need to get this finished before they do theirs.  The race is on!

 Loving // the joy of hand quilting

Eating // lots of soft food at the moment after a trip to the dentist – not my favourite place to be!

Drinking // on warmer days lots of water, on the cooler ones, lots of herbal tea

Feeling //relieved to be rid of the pain in my mouth!

Making // stitching up a table runner kit I bought (and started) a little while ago and it includes some embroidery so that will be fun.

Thinking //of all the quilting I can do in Winter……….

Dreaming // of a visit to Urunga, then a day trip up to see Sarah and maybe attend her next knitting workshop………one can dream!

Joining in with Sarah at Say Little Hen.

Meredithe x

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12 Responses to Here and Now | April

  1. So much Autumn beauty!! It’s so beautiful, thank you for sharing 🙂
    Trips to the dentist are never fun, I hope you’re feeling better soon.
    I’d love to see you are one of my workshops Meredithe! x

  2. Imagine me cheering you on in the “race”!

  3. Mirjam Hesseling says:

    In Australia the autumn is coming in. I’m glad spring started here. We have a lot of tulips and daffodils and some Blossom in our Garden. I love this season so much!🤗

  4. Pam Stahl says:

    That block and your quilting is beautiful!!

  5. frayedattheedge says:

    While you are moving into Autumn, we should be moving into Spring …… but winter is being very stubborn about leaving! I feel your pain …… I need to go to the dentist!!

  6. Kyle says:

    Autumn is probsbly my favorite season, but spring is on its way here. Cool and warm days as well.

  7. I’ve been meaning to book into the dentist for a while now, better hop to it now I have been reminded again. I love your quilting, one day I hope I can learn to make beautiful things too x

  8. Alison says:

    Just been to Melbourne for the quilt show. Loved the beautiful weather, the parks and trees etc.
    Back to a cold snap here in NZ!

  9. Meg says:

    Leaf shuffling sounds like great fun indeed. The plane trees just on the other side of one of our fences are showing first signs of their leaves turning. They are so crackly and crunchy underfoot and great for raking up and storing for the compost too. I love the bright colours in your patchwork block, so very pretty. Meg:)

  10. Ezgi says:

    Hello 🙂
    It is so nice to see Autmn Photos. Now in Turkey is spring 🙂
    Have a wonderful day 🙂

  11. Laura says:

    Walks with my daughters involve more scrunching and jumping – there is something to be said for crunching the autumn leaves. Will have to introduce them to the enjoyment that comes from tossing them up in the air over top of each other soon. Hope your mouth is on the mend.

  12. Autumn colours are always so lovely, aren’t they? Compensation for the shorter darker days to come. Enjoy the weather and hope you feel better soon!

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