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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Colour


Yesterday turned into a blaze of colour. First I picked up these amazing squash in the supermarket. Beautiful - and they'll make good soup. A dash into Matalan for a duvet then turned up these rather lovely Marimekko style tea towels at £1 each.



I've already used a bit of the red and orange one in my quilt. I was stitching last night as I watched the Great British Bake Off final. Frances was a worthy winner, but I felt myself rooting for Ruby because I disliked the vitriol she has attracted on some social media. There is far too much of that about at the moment. More people should take up craft: it has a very soothing effect if you're angry :)



Hope you have enjoyed today's shot of colour.



And one more of my Chinese lanterns ....


16 comments:

  1. As I drive past Matalan on my way home from work, I shall be popping in!
    The colours in your past three posts have all been beautiful. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous.
    M x

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  2. Hi, yes, it's not a shop I usually frequent and I must admit I was rather surprised at some of the nice things I saw in the home dept!

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    1. And thanks for your lovely comments too!

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  3. Wow! Wonderful choice of colours here. Yes, it was a good end to the Bake Off. I thought the 3 finalists were very hard to choose between although only Frances's wedding cake seemed to come off properly.

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  4. These colors are amazing . . . I have never made squash soup, I do hope you post photos and a recipe. I've been trying to incorporate one or two new recipes into our weekly menu. Keeping meal time exciting :)
    Have a wonderful and colorful day,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. ~ Hello...I have just bought the pumpkin squashes too, poorly for some home made soup and perhaps a pumpkin post...LOVE your earlier post on the Autumnal books.....Delightful! hugs Maria x

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  6. Hello, lovely autumnal colours in this post. I have bought some of the little squashes too but was going to make 'spider decorations' for Halloween rather than soup!!

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    1. Well that's very creative Anne! They are cute, I prefer them to the big ones.

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  7. The pumpkins look like little jewels.

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  8. Loving the colours too! Going to pop into Matalan today ...

    I wanted Ruby to win, I just liked he from the beginning, and she was very competent too! She's only 21 and I don't think people realise the effect their nastiness can have, especially on one so young! She didn't deserve any of it, I think she was genuinely modest and lacked the confidence gained with experience.

    Have a lovely day

    Love Claire xxx

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    1. Hi Claire, I think you're right. It's often said that people who are aggressive on social media would not dream of saying the same words to a person's face, and I think it's true. They forget that there is a real human being at the end of their insults! I rather liked Ruby's self deprecating comments.

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  9. Such a beautiful post full of those autumn colours, I love the new tea towels
    Thea x

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  10. What an absolutely beautiful Blog you have. Simply lovely x Julie x

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  11. Thank you! What a nice way to start the weekend :)

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  12. Loving the colours.. so autumnal. I also love your quilt.. I am definitely going to have to have a go at making myself one, after I've looked at a few tutorials that is :o)

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Not sure if I said this before on the blog, but I had to use a children's book about sewing to help me because I can't follow complicated instructions. Don't know why, I just can't do it. I am also safe with squares because it's just a case of going in straight lines, and I must say I love, love making this quilt so far! My advice is to go for it...

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