Autumn Blessings





I received this wonderful pay it forward gift from Wendy in the mail recently. I just love the colors in the design and the expert finishing. Thank you again, Wendy! Such a lovely and unexpected treat to brighten up my autumn.

The fall colors have been absolutely gorgeous here in Philadelphia the past few weeks. I snapped these pictures of the beautiful hill across from our apartment complex this morning. I fear that all the rain we are getting this evening may knock a lot of leaves off the trees. Such swiftly fading splendor.

And lastly is a picture of my sweet and silly Philo, who loves to squeeze himself into a wee basket on our table.

We are traveling to some dear friends' home in Ohio for Thanksgiving. They live on an apple orchard-- we are looking forward to lovely walks outside among the trees and lots of apple cider! I hope your Thanksgiving is bountiful and blessed.

17 comments:

Jen said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the picture of your kitten. What a pretty coat color. Happy Thanksgiving.

Barbara said...

You've got such a handsome kitty!! I'm a sucker for orange stripy cats. :)

The pictures of that glorious autumn landscape are just stunning. Have a lovely time in Ohio for Thanksgiving!!

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel!

What a beautiful Autumn gift you received. You must really enjoy looking at it.

Aren't the colors of Autumn gorgeous? Mother Nature is an artist like no other.

And, what can I say about Philo? He is just adorable. Oh I love kitties! Give him a Thanksgiving hug from me, and have fun in Ohio.

Wendy said...

Autumn is such a lovely time of year. And your kitty looks very comfortably squeezed into his little basket!

Sylvie said...

Beautiful pictures (I especially like the one of Philo)

Tanya said...

Hi Rachel,
What lovely pictures!!! Hope your Thanksgiving is a great one ~ sure envy that apple orchard. Have fun.

Tanya

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The pictures are so pretty. I so miss Autumn. Here it is going to be 80 tomorrow, still in the 60s at night. Just to warm to feel like fall. Enjoy time in the orchard and the remainder of your fall no matter how fleeting.

Cathy B said...

Nice PIF from Wendy - I like the colors in it too.

Beautiful fall pictures - all the leaves are gone from our trees! We've had snow flurries the past two days!

Have a nice weekend!

jane said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hazel said...

Awww what a lovely gift and gorgeous photos. xx

Wawanna said...

Absolutely impressive and such neat stitching. Oh how I miss the trees! Your kitty kat is darling, they do funny things don't they.

Yuko said...

Your Blessed Be is really lovely!
I love your finishing, fabrics are very suit well for the design!
Congratulations!

Renee said...

You seem very busy at this Christmas time, as you didn't post anything recently.
In France we have a proverb saying “No news = Good news”, but it’s not always true. I just spend a week-end “off” at home after two weeks in hospital. Tomorrow I have an apointment with a new surgeon, who have to decide if I can bear a very hard surgery. The problem is that the state of my limbs doesn’t allow a long surgery. So the problem is without end... My bones are ill and cannot be cured without surgery...
I could cross stitch in the hospital when I was not too tired and when there was enough light. But what a pity not to be able to iron the items and put them in a finishing presentation!

So our Christmas will be a quiet (hopeful not to painful) in hospital for me, and for my family, it's a joy that the children do their best to create a festive atmosphere at home yet.Blandine, our daughter, made a wonderful crown of greenery, under my sister’s teaching, to decorate our home at this festive season. It has 4 candles. We lit up the first one this morning for the 1st Advent Sunday.. We also found some typical Alsatian gingerbreads. My sister and many friends are very keen to help my family and are bound in prayer for me. That’s one among other blessings under heaven.
I'm very sorry not to be able to exchange little gifts with my blogger friends this year, but I must accept it.
God bless you richly.

Teresa said...

I really like fall pictures and fall stitching. My cat also has a favorite basket. She usually sleeps in it if she isn't snuggled next to me. Your cat looks so sweet. I am sorry I haven't commented sooner. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Take care
Teresa

Barb said...

The pictures are beautiful. You were lucky to get the bright colors. We didn't get them this year. Love that picture of your cat. It's a pretty kitten. I love cats. Great Gift you received too.

lena-lou said...

Great pictures :)

Merry Christmas to you xx

AnneS said...

Just wanted to drop by and wish you all the best for the festive season - hope that 2008 brings you joy, love and happiness, and everything that your heart desires :D