Autumn is my favourite season.  As I drove to class on Saturday morning the light through the pinoakes was breath taking and I couldn’t resist a shuffle through the leaves!  Every one of those leaves was asking to be stitched.  I will be teaching oak trees at Koala Conventions in July in Brisbane.  I have just finished a extra little autumn embroidery for a surprise (I will tell you about that later) but thought you might like to see the results:


Autumn is a fleeting season in Australia and can be over in the blink of an eye.  It is important to appreciate every second of it and not let them slip away.  Only a few trees change colour and it is certainly a pale reflection of a northern hemisphere fall.  I was lucky to be in Rhode Island 18 months ago in the middle of fall and if my few pinoakes say stitch me - what inspiration there is  these photos!




I am missing America and all my American friends - did I mention I will be back at ‘Sewing at the Beach’ in Myrtle Beach in January next year!

8 Comments so far

  1. M H Thompson on May 24th, 2010

    Well, so now I know where I will be in January. LOL
    So glad to here you are coming back to visit the US.

  2. RobinH on May 25th, 2010

    Yippee.. now when are you coming to SAGA???

  3. Sue on June 10th, 2010

    pretty, might be tempted to stump again

  4. Rosemary McFarlane on June 30th, 2010

    Hi Jan,
    You clever girl you - the Oak Spray is wonderful. Totally agree with your comments on Autumn - the inner child comes to the fore in wanting to scuff the leaves!
    Cheers, Rosemary

  5. Madame Purl on July 7th, 2010

    Gorgeous. Will you write up the instructions? I would love to do this.

  6. Bealie on July 14th, 2010

    Hi Kiddo,
    Long time no see, wishing you all the best for your birthday today.


  7. Rachel on July 15th, 2010

    This is really effective - Autumn is a fantastic season for colour, isn’t it!

  8. Anne on July 22nd, 2010

    Faantastic delicate work! How I wish you were in the UK!