Sunday, 28 September 2014

A real sun day Sunday

Hi everybody!

I'm happy to say that we had another wonderful day, a real sun day Sunday.
I spent a lot of time outdoors, walking around, and enjoying the scenery, sunshine and the good air. 

Yesterday I bought a packet of scarf-wool at the discounter's, and knitted it while I watched TV with my feet up in the evening. It was a special wool, with all the bobbles and fancy bits already in it. I just had to cast on 80 stitches and knit 10 rows in garter stitch and cast off, and my autumn scarf was finished.

Miss Plas-Tick, who hangs in my hall, wanted to try it, too:

In the afternoon I started making some tags, and botched twice.  I painted a tag and put it face down on some newspaper to dry, and then screwed up a piece of lovely craft paper by mistake, so I combined them to a new piece. I glued the crumpled craft paper onto the botched up tag, and painted it with some metallics in blue, green and rust, adding a bit of copper embossing powder from Frantage over some stamped swirls.
I am linking to Moo Mania and More, autumnal colouring

Then I sewed it to a corrugated cardboard tag, and sewed the lace and burlap on too. I used some of my embossed, sparkly leaves and seed pods, and a butterfly as embellishments. The photos are not good, it was getting dark and I had to use flash, sorry.

The little path along the stream gets narrower and more overgrown every day:

I went down to the lake, and spent some time there, just enjoying the peace, birdsong, and the sun sparkling on the water.

Then I met some horses on a meadow. The were busy grazing - what else?

At Schloss Kalkum the trees in the park are changing colour:

This duck spent his time chasing all other males away from his harem!

And the wonderful sky this evening wowed me with the beautiful colours, and made a fitting end to a lovely day.

Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Fabulous Tag. I wish I could crumple paper like you Valerie. The colours are stunning , just like your pictures. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Wonderful tag, and your scarf is fantastic, love it . Your photos are, as always, very special. We had a special day, too....R fell off the bike and S kept being sick! Tomorrow has to be better! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Your tag is very beautiful and that scarf is great, well done to you! It looks like you're really enjoying your days, such lovely pictures!

  4. Was für geniale Wolle und wie super chick dieser Schal istl
    Das Tag is soo schön..schenk es uns doch büdde büdde nochmal zu MOO MANIA & MORE liebe Val!

    Schlaf gut und hoffentlich war der Tatort spannend..ich bin vor dem PC hängen geblieben heute abend...wie so oft!
    Bis morgen Val!

    1. Tatort war doooooooooooof! Ich hab gelinkt zu MM&M.

    2. ♥♥♥ danke!

      Gut dass ich am PC hängen geblieben bin! LOL!

  5. Your scarf looks fabulous and it's modelled beautifully :) and your crumpled tag looks like it was meant to be! Xx

  6. You are going to be so cosy wearing the new scarf, its Fab. Great tag, super colours, you would never guess you made a mistake .
    Yvonne xx

  7. You make it sound so easy but there is no way I could complete a scarf in one day ... one year possibly but not one day! The scarf is beautiful.
    I also would never have guessed you had made a mistake.

  8. oh wow you talented lady. Your scarf is beautiful and the colors.

    Your photos are dream pictures. Your places of walking are so dreamy. I would be dreaming about those places at night. I bet you could make beautiful stories with every dreamy picture you take. Like children s novels. Have you ever thought of doing that? I love coming here to look what is next on your blogs.

  9. Your tag ended up beautifully. I love the sheen on it and the butterflies antenae are lovely swirls.
    The changing leaves are so lovely as was that sky. How nice you managed to capture it. Have a lovely week ahead :o) ((hugs)) xo

  10. Dein Schal sieht wunderschön aus ... so schöne Farben! Gefällt mir sehr! Und dein herbstlicher Anhänger mit diesen schönen, liebevollen Details ist zauberhaft! Schön dieser Schmetterling aus den dunklen Blättern!
    GLG, LonettA

  11. Wow, wonderful makes! That scarve looks amazing and I love the tag!

  12. Your scarf is gorgeous and the tag is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. That's a beautiful tag, but I'm especially impressed with your knitting, since that is something I don't know how to do. I just love your photos as usual. Blessings, my friend!

  14. Start to finish, it looked like a beautiful day! I love your scarf! I have made a few similar ones but only in solid colors--yours really says Autumn!

  15. Your scarf is sooo beautiful! Lovely fall tag and glad you enjoyed your picturesque walk.

  16. Wow,dein schal sieht wunderschön aus,und dein herbstag ist klasse mit den dunkelen Blättern,auch schöne Bilder wieder aus der Natur,ich finds immer schön bei dir.
    schönen Nachmittag wünsch ich dir,hier scheint schön die Sonne.

    GLG Jeannette

  17. Love your crumpled tag Valerie and your scarf is gorgeous. Have a great week, Annette x

  18. Wow, what a beautiful scarf! Love your tag, great autumn colours! Looks like you had a wonderful walk this morning, lovely day here too (although it's not as scenic as where you are). hugs :)

  19. Valerie, your scarf with the fall colors is fabulous. I love all of the balls and texture of the yarn you used. It has been a long time since I did any knitting. I taught our daughter and she knits all the time making hats and gloves and other fun items.

    No one can make tags like you do. I am waiting for the rain to stop and the sun to come back out so I can collect some leaves to paint and make pretty for art projects. Yours turned out so well and make terrific elements for projects. You have inspired me to give it a try. Thanks for the new photos which start my morning off with a smile.

  20. Beautiful sacrf, love the ruffled effect! Beautiful tag too, gorgeous background with your beautiful leaves too. Big hugs, ~Diane

  21. Dir ist ja wirklich schon ziemlich herbstlich zumute, auch deine Tags sind schon richtig Herbst.
    Aber die warmen, schönen Tage sind sicherlich bald vorbei - und dann
    braucht man tatsächlich wieder einen Schal. Er ist wirklich witzig!
    Schönen Abend von Ulrike

  22. The scarf is stunning Valerie with wonderful textures.

    Love the tag it looks so different with the background you created

    Fabulous photographs and yet another path that takes us with you on your walk

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie x

  23. Lovely scarf and cute colours, Valerie! I love the tag with that great background and beautiful autumnal colours. Wonderful photos too!
    Hugs, Mar

  24. What fascinating yarn, I wonder if it was difficult to work with, great result.
    Love the little narrow path and the pink castle again, and the duck, hello duck.

  25. Da hast du dir einen schönen Schal in Herbstfarben gestrickt. Ich bin ja eher der Socken-Stricker... diese Schals übernimmt meine Freundin für mich ;)
    Dein Tag ist klasse :) Wir hatten die letzten Tage auch super Wetter, herrlich warm und sonnig.

  26. Your third piece is really quite a treasure. Wonderful texture with gorgeous autumn colors! The colors in your "blotched" piece are wonderful - so rich. You found some beautiful yarn to make quite a fashion statement this fall.
    I always love your walks. This is what you call short and sweet!
    Sandy xx

  27. Love that scarf Valerie, it's ages since I did any knitting. Your tag looks fab too (can's see the botched bit lol) and I always like your Autumn leaves xx

  28. your scarf is beautiful
    that sounds like something i would like to do this evening
    sketch as i watch a good show;-)

    your walk and photos of it are so lovely and inviting Valerie

  29. Hi Valerie, love your fall scarf and the pretty color. Your tags are incredible for something that you though you botched up. Your work is always special and I don't think you can do anything botched. Love the walking pics too.

  30. That is a pretty fancy scarf. Love all the bobs and bits. What you can find for yarn today is marvelous. xox

  31. Der selbstgestrickte Schal ist ja der Hammer.
    Das Tag - wie immer - wunderschön und Deine Fotos sind ein Traum.

  32. Love the scarf and your tag is awesome - photos as always beautiful



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