Who ordered Autumn?Posted: September 28, 2016 Filed under: Exercise, Exhibitions, Fabric, Life, Running, Tate Modern | Tags: Exercise, Exhibitions, Life, Running, Tate Modern 29 Comments
Before I went away to America I had a load of fabric in a pile hoping to make it up for summer. Clearly that didn’t happen – and some will certainly not cross into the autumn range even if used as a layering piece. Because in my absence autumn arrived to Bewdley. Yup. Full on. Crispy mornings, leaves changing colour, the house is now feeling distinctly cool. I swear it was warmer outside today but I suppose that shows it is well insulated!
I cleared a few of the more ‘urgent’ jobs from the heap for clients last week (it isn’t that big these days which is a joy!) before having a weekend in London. This weekend was primarily a visit to Ealing to my daughter but we were also able to visit the Tate for the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition. Well worth the time – and The Management said that he saw somewhere that there are none of her pictures on display elsewhere in the UK. None. We saw some in a gallery in Chicago so I knew I was going to enjoy this . The other reason for the visit was that I have been training for Ealing half marathon – and this was the weekend. Can I just say that I had a great time, and my daughter paced me all the way round beautifully! More info on my running blog if you want it.
Anyway, as a result of all of the running I have changed shape a bit – partly back towards my original blocks so it is mainly a good thing. The other good thing is that because most of my trousers and skirts are now too big in the waist I really need to either alter them (Boo!) or make new ones (Hurrah!).
Probably time to put away the fabric I got out for summer wear and go stash diving for what I need for the cooler weather. I always enjoy doing this as I inevitably find some fabric I had completely forgotten buying!
Have you changed to sewing for the next season yet?
I’m thinking about sewing for the colder months. A few things for golf seen as my skorts are now redundant. Well done on the half marathon, and for smiling at the same time!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😃
Thanks Ali. The warm lycra from Funkifabrics is gorgeous. Just saying…..
I’ve so far resisted buying from there but have drooled over the site many times 😃
Get a coffee and settle in 😂
PS I did 5k last night, 39 minutes, but it’s a start 😃😃
Gold star to Ali!
I’m feeling shamed – 13 miles! truly impressed. Well done!
I’m always sewing for the next season; the one in which I’ll be slim and lean!
You shouldn’t feel shamed Ruth – you sew up a storm and have a full time job so you are already officially amazing. I really need to learn from you to plan ahead. 😃
I’m with you, get rid of the old and make something fresh and new. Unless it’s a piece that you absolutely love.
Quite right Rhonda. I will go through my wardrobe and identity what’s needed this weekend.
I am beyond impressed by your running! Way to go! As a reward you should go buy new clothes:)
Thank you!If I enjoyed shopping that would be a treat but I’m weird and hate shopping for clothes. I will certainly find another way to reward myself though 😉
Wow, I am so impressed with your running, good on ya luv! Last time I tried running (7km off the bat with no experience) I really enjoyed it and then was off with foot pain for 4 years!! I love the change of season and all the anticipation it brings for renewal, including the ‘to do’ list!!!
Slowly, and slow build up was what I was told. I’m really looking forward to running in the forest through autumn this year. You are so right about the ‘to do’ list though! The garden is high at the moment, followed by new warm clothes!
Oh I am so jealous of your trainer. She has paced you well and you are miles ahead of me. Maybe I’ll get inspired too and have to make clothes a size smaller next year? Congratulations on your win of going 13 miles! 🏆
I couldn’t go a full 5k last year, it is purely determination that has got me here (and the encouragement from friends). I’m sure I’m doing my bones good now – and while the re-shape is wonderful I’m more concerned about avoiding osteoporosis which my mum has, and gran had. Join a group – the encouragement is such a help 😃
That’s what I need – encouragement! (And lots of practice) Thanks!
I really like Autumn if – as it has been so far here – there are sunny days but cooler evenings that necessitate putting on a cardie once the sun goes down. It might even be possible
to get the knitting back out soon 🙂
I love your running pictures – it’s lovely (rare) to see a happy looking jogger/runner – I know I’d either be grim faced with determination or gasping for breath. Well done on your achievements and love your daughter’s running gear!
I was told once it takes fewer muscles to smile than frown so I’m actually saving energy 😉.
I love autumn, and cooler evenings are perfect for knitting. I have been reading Kate’s posts and am inspired to revisit fair isle this year. Maybe I should make some trousers that would compliment a vest top so I’m encouraged to knit it quickly.
Well done on finishing your half marathon. With a smile too! It’s great that your shape has changed to where you want it. Make new things! I’m doing a shirt tailoring course and will finish by making a jacket to fit me, rather than the size 12 standard we’re doing to learn, and I’m trying to decide which style would be must useful. I’m thinking wool though. A far as shape is concerned, I have a lot of work to do and I have no great desire to sew for the shape I am at the moment!
Thanks Anne! Where are you doing your course? Lovely shirts are wonderful, but a tailored jacket sounds great. I have wanted a hand tailored jacket for a while. Maybe this is the time?
Congratulations! I feel ashamed that I have never been able to run more that a few metres
Neither could I last year 😃
Congratulations on the half marathon…what beautiful ladies you both are!
Aww thanks Chica! We certainly had a fine time 🙂
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First, congratulations on your half-marathon– and getting to take your clothes in! Wow! And yes, fall is officially here, too– or as I call it, “Chamge Your Clothes Three Times a Day” season. My favorite season for sewing.
Thanks! I love autumn too 😃