It's raining a lot here today so I'm catching up with jobs at home. Thanks for your kind comments re. the Echino fabric and the concert in my last post. If you're looking to buy Echino in NZ, there are helpful links in the comment section here. The concert was amazing! It was great to see Wilco (and the opening act) 'in real life' and be in the big city again. And, their set included this song from Mermaid Avenue which is one of my favourites.
Today I've been looking through my old copy of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden. It began life as her collected writings and drawings organised under the title of Nature Notes for 1906. It's divided into months with beautiful illustrations of birds, plants, wildflowers, etc. I never realised before that she drowned in the Thames, collecting chestnut buds that were a little out of her reach.
The section of autumn months in her book inspired me to get out my watercolour paints, and i made these little bird notecards to send to friends. And a little embroidered robin pin too.
Have a happy weekend.