Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The coming of autumn and other things!

The original of the above picture can be found here

Isn't it wonderful to see autumn as we Brits call it sweeping across our countryside? Those beautiful copper tones which somehow bring back memories of a past childhood. When I was young, living in a village with my grandmother, and the nights started to draw in we used to make 'winter warmers'. These consisted of an old washed out treacle tin with holes punched in the sides and a string or wire handle around the top. Deposited in the tins was a small amount of coals from the fire, we took them outside and swung them around making wonderful pictures in the darkness of night. When the fire inside had turned to glowing embers we popped chestnuts into them using pliers or tongs to retrieve them for eating once they were roasted.There was no separation then even we girls had winter warmers, nowadays it would be considered extremely dangerous but surprisingly not one of us were ever injured. Autumn brings back so many wonderful memories.

Last night and part of this evening I visited some new blogs which really blessed me with their content and the photos included. I love reading about other peoples lives and seeing the talents they display in their creations. Take a look at my 'blogs I visit' list and please do visit with some of these ladies I can promise you a veritable feast.

Well tomorrow should see the temporary end to our postal strike, I'm so glad, I'm expecting some goodies purchased from ebay, hope they don't all come at once or dh will pass out ;o) I have ribbons from Hongkong, fabric and 2 much sort after at a reasonable price feather eiderdowns from sellers here in the UK. A fabric panel from the US which is of a scarecrow so I can stitch him together to go with my lovely round pumpkins for an autumnal display. That reminds me I have some lovely spidery fabric somewhere amongst my stash must find it out.

This is all of course if there is no backlogging of our post and parcels. Everyone has the right to strike it's a free country but what puzzles me is are they going back to even harder conditions when they have to catch up on the backlog?
We have a lovely young postman, his name is Tim, he's always smiling no matter what the weather and I know he'll be glad to get back to work so he can have his usual morning treat of a bacon sandwich at the school where dh works.

Our parcel postie is Ron who graciously puts any early morning parcels into a storage bin and a card through the letter box telling me where he's left it. This is in consideration of me, he knows I'm not good at getting around in the morning so doesn't like to disturb me. Does the post depot realise how much some of their posties do for people on their rounds I wonder?

It's almost 2am here so I think this body is ready for it's bed. I need a clear head to get some of my stitching sorted tomorrow and it's my stitch club day so I will be enjoying the company of the lovely ladies who never fail to make my day with their wonderful sense of humour.
Take care and thank you for popping in, I hope you enjoyed your visit, you're always welcome, just like my house door my blog door is always open to visitors :o)

hugs Peg


Natasha Burns said...

Hi Peg,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really enjoyed reading this post. We also call it Autumn, lol, here in the colony!
I love your story about the winter warmers.
I heard about the postal strike, hope it all doesn't come when hubby is around to see it!
Take care,
Natasha : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Peg, we love Autumn, it's our favouirte time of the year, crisp air, gorgous colours of the leaves! We are into Spring now in Aus, very mild and all the pretty bulbs are out! So it will be very hot! Jenn and Jacqui

Heidi said...

Hi dear Peg! I stopped by to see if you had done any posts lately and here you are. I hope things are going well for you and by the sounds of it, you are inspired by the season and others to do some projects.

We are having a beautiful autumn here in Holland. Isn't this such a precious and rich time of year!

Keep in touch.....

Hugs ~

Anonymous said...

Hi Peg,
Thanks for visiting my blog! It was lovely to meet you and I really enjoyed reading your blog!!
Autumn is a lovely time of year. I think Spring is my favourite time (which we are in at the moment). Although this year it is hot here in Qld already, with heaps of electrical storms going around!! I think it's going to be a long, HOT summer!
All the best,
Kathy :)

Lori said...

Hi Peg! thanks for stopping over to visit me...your story about the winter warmers was so very sweet, i loved it :)
i also read some of your posts lower down and i wanted to tell you that i am so happy that God let you keep your son, he must have something wonderful planned for him...
you have a lovely way of storytelling and i very much enjoyed my visit to you...

Peg said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments, all your blogs are wonderful to visit :o)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Peg ~
Thank you bunches for visiting my blog !
I love your reflections on Autumn ! I am a spring kind of gal but your post made me excited about Autumn too ~

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