Someone in the USA has requested six of my thistle bookmarks. It is strange but whenever going back to a pattern there seems to be something you want to do to improve on it, especially a few years down the line. One of the more noticeable things I did was to tat a different tail. Here you can see one with split rings and the other with the technique Jane has just put on her blog a half double double stitch. They both look fine but I think I prefer the slimmer stem!
We have just celebrated harvest in our parishes and there were some lovely decorations, although I forgot to take pictures of the fruits, but at least have some flowers!
A basket filled with autumnal flowers
Hops decorating the porch of a church
Hops are used primarily as a flavouring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavour, although they look so pretty hanging over a porch.
If you look through the door you can just see the basket sitting there!