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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

NOW it's autumn.....





I am ready to face up to the fact that autumn has arrived, even though our weather here is warm and I still haven't turned on the heating.  Woo hoo!

This is a photo of a tapestry that I sewed over 40 years ago!!  I loved the tapestry when I bought the kit, loved it for the two years** it took to sew and loved it enough to have it framed when it was finished.  I knew it would take a long time to sew, so I started with the dark colours and ended with the light colours.  That hint of genius meant it stayed as clean as possible.  I'm quite impressed that I managed to think like that when I was 19.

I bought this in the 1970s when brown and orange were in fashion. Styles changed and it sadly ended up in the loft where I recently rediscovered it while on a cleaning/sorting/disposal marathon. The photo isn't brilliant as I was still in the loft and the flash came on. The tapestry, along with everything else in the loft, was covered in a layer of dust.  But I was very happy as I thought it had gone missing during a house move thirteen years ago.

Coincidentally, I spent a lot of time this year decorating my walls in neutral colours and I have just thought of the perfect place for it. Today's mission is to find a pretty chain, polish the tapestry and to hang it in full view before sunset. 

STOP PRESS:
Here it is hanging on my wall.  It doesn't look straight in the photo but it really is!  I must do a photography course one day!  It was hard to hang because I wanted to line it up with a mirror and bookcase further along the wall.  It is doing a good job filling a gap that was left after culling my books and removing a bookcase.



**I noticed that I was so proud of this work of art that I signed the back of the frame in my best handwriting.  I also added the dates.  It actually took less than a year.  It just felt like two years!

5 comments:

  1. I have to admit it too Una, not happy but there it is Autumn is well and truly here, I can feel the change it's quite chilly in the mornings and evening although I haven't had to turn on the heating yet. That tapestry is a work of art I love it, I made quite a few in my early twenties but I haven't a clue where they went. It will look lovely hanging on your wall. :) xx

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  2. I love the leaf picture, and although the colors are no longer in vogue in house decorating, the colors are true to nature. Those are the colors of fall - and fall does not care what is in vogue! Hahaha. Love it.

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  3. IT looks wonderful, what a wonderful piece.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. Una, I love anything to do with autumn, and that piece is so beautiful! Those colors are back in style :) You did a great job for a young artist.

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