Sunday, September 20, 2009

Autumn is here

I spent a long weekend in Henley On Thames where I attended the County Show and drank Pimms in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday we attended the annual charity car boot sale. There was so much on offer, and by late afternoon the stall holders were selling boxes of items for £1 or in some cases 50p in an attempt not to have to take anything home. I bought knitting needles, fabric, a cake stand, an old suitcase, a blue gingham table cloth, and I found this Style pattern for 50p.

This is an update of my granny squares. Julie at Oh Well suggested that I use the black colour (she also suggested hot pink for fun, and I may try that yet) and I do think it works very well.

This shop, Cure Gourmande, is in Carcassonne, it specialises in biscuits (the type that melt in your mouth), chocolate covered nuts that look like olives and dragees. I love all the products, the presentation on the shelves and the way the staff package the purchases.


I still have no laptop or computer and it looks like I will not have another until after Christmas. I will try to visit as many of you as I can when I can.

Next week our neighbours are hosting the National Ploughing Championship, an International series of events, with thousands of people attending. There are hundreds of exhibitors with crafts, music, demonstrations, competitions over three days. I hope the weather stays dry.

I hope you are enjoying Autumn, the harvest and its colours.

Big hugs


Margie

17 comments:

Deborah said...

It's so much fun to find treasures! The biscuits sound tasty. Mmmm...

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Margie! That's sale seems to be fantastic with these low prices! I like your blankets...nice colours! The French shop looks as an attack to the figure....but I love biscuits!
A nice Sunday afternoon for you!
Big hugs
Vale

P.S. Also my laptop is a bit problematic...it works...sometimes!

Vicki Lane said...

Love the granny squares -- the black edging gives a stained glass feel to them.

Condolences on your laptop -- I would be climbing the walls with out one. That's where I do my writing and research, as well as keeping track of my life. My 'brain in a box,' is how I think of it.

The French shop photo is so tantalizing!

jojo-caramel said...

I love the colors of your granny squares !!! They are wonderful !!! I should start one, one day. I'ts so beautiful ! That shop in carcassonne is very very lovely and very yummy ! i need to eat a biscuit :) PS - We will send a letter to Santa for you, He certainly will understand that you need a laptop :) Hugs :)

whitemorn said...

Your granny squares are lovely. I am doing something similar but with knitting at the moment. Very satisfying doing a little at a time. best wishes...Pam

Mana Moon Studios said...

It's so wonderful to hear from you Margie, I've missed you. I'm sorry you won't have a new computer until the holidays and I sincerely appreciate you posting when you can as I always enjoy the window into your beautiful world that you provide.

The shop is lovely and it sounds as though you had a wonderful time this weekend. I hope the weather continues to be lovely for you and you enjoy your creative time.
Hugs♥ Sharon

Coastal Sisters said...

It's getting chilly here too finally!

What a great trip you had and sounds like you got lots of wonderful treasures. I would go nuts in Cure Gourmande....I love the look of everything on the shelves.

Love to you dear one,
LuLu~*xoxo

Lulu said...

i love the granny squares, they are so beautiful...
Biscuits sound delich..
have a lovely week..

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Ooohhh that sweet shop looks lovely! And your granny squares are looking beautiful! I have my grandmother's old hand crocheted granny square blanket, and she used a dark navy as the ground... the dark yarns really make those blankets "pop"!
Have a lovely week!
Louise (aka whisperingpoppies)

ღ Fyra årstider said...

Thank you for so nice word on my blogg. You are så lovely too me.
Love Lotta

Elly said...

Oh, I like the Autumn-days! It's a cosy time of year. Although I'm a real Spring-person, I love Fall too. You found great treasures! Your granny squares are lovely. I long to learn to crochet myself. I hope I'll find the time this Autumn!

Julie M said...

Hi Margie. Sorry to hear about your laptop woes. Your weekend sounded just lovely, glad you enjoyed it. The blanket is coming along nicely, thanks for the mention!!! Vicki hit the nail on the head when she said it's like stained glass with the black (I'm sure I meant that all along!!!)

Julie x

Bonjade said...

Such a lovely store....
It looks like a candy store for creativity......
Nice day

knutsel Rein said...

Love your granny squares!

Sugar Bear said...

The granny squares look fabulous Margie! I love the color combo. I keep trying to crochet but I just can't get the hang of it!
Karla

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

I've heared a lot about you from my daughter and I really love your blog. I've got a lot of new ideas allready. I still have trouble with my English. Babs is always translating for me and writing me words on paper.

Cait O'Connor said...

Just been catching up with your blog and all its beautiful things. You are very clever.
Hope to call more often now, I have had computer problems lately.