Bittersweet October

Fall Leaves


Bittersweet October. 

The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of

summer and winter. 


~Carol Bishop Hipps





This time I was inspired by the following saying: Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower! Albert Camus


This outfit is the flower dance from my September newsletter.

 Click on the image to see more.


In this newsletter I decided to use the quotes about fall and leaves. Click on the leaves to see the link.


October Party


October gave a party;

The leaves by hundreds came -

The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,

And leaves of every name.

The Sunshine spread a carpet,

And everything was grand,

Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.


~George Cooper,

"October's Party"




Napkin Ring

One of those crocheted leaves made a wonderful napkin ring which can also be used with silver.










Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  ~George Eliot




Napkin Rings

Napkin rings not only take  a small amount of yarn to complete, but they are really simple projects and can be completed quickly. They make a nice last minute gift idea.


Spades take up leaves

No better than spoons,

And bags full of leaves

Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise

Of rustling all day

Like rabbit and deer

Running away.


Robert Frost Gathering Leaves.

Hair Accessory and Ring

One of the easiest and fastest projects-

a hair piece and a ring.






No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace

As I have seen in one autumnal face.

                                                            ~John Donne


Oak Leaf Hair-pin

This Oak Leaf Hair-pin requires very little yarn and can be completed in no time.


"The sweet calm sunshine of October, now

    Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold

The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough

    drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold."

-   William Cullen Bryant



Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. 

                            ~Elizabeth Lawrence





There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!

                                                      Percy Bysshe Shelley

Two-Leaf Hair Piece

Two crocheted leaves can make a warm and very "autumnal" hair piece.



"You ought to know that October

is the first Spring month." 

-  Karel Capek



Spring and Autumn


Every season hath its pleasures;

Spring may boast her flowery prime,

Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures

Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.


Thomas Moore Spring and Autumn.





Every leaf speaks

bliss to me,

Fluttering from the autumn tree.


Emily Bronte



When nature is aglow

"Just before the death of flowers,

And before they are buried in snow,

There comes a festival season

When nature is all aglow."


                    Author Unknown



The leaves fall...


"The leaves fall patiently

Nothing remembers or grieves

The river takes to the sea

The yellow drift of leaves."

-   Sara Teasdale



Smile ....



Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.

William Cullen Bryant    


Words and Phrases: Indian Summer

Everybody likes this summer-like weather in the fall.


In North America it's known as Indian Summer

In Latvia

this period is called "Atvasara" which translates to "re-summer" or "return/repeat/flashback of summer".

In Spain

it is sometimes called liitle summer of the quince (which is a beautiful small tree).

 In Portugal

it is celebrated with Magostos (Magusto in Portuguese, from Magnus Ustus, Big Fire in reference to the magical nature of fire).


In Germany and Austria it is called "Altweibersommer".


 In Russia, it is called Women's Summer/Babye Leto (Бабье лето), in Poland - Babie Lato and in Croatia  Bablje ljeto. In Bulgaria, the phenomenon is sometimes called "Gypsy Summer" (Bulgarian: циганско лято, tsigansko lyato)



"It was a rare kind of autumn day that you only find in North America  Over there they call it "Indian summer"

( L'ete Indien lyrics)


Click the picture to hear the song The Indian Summer - L'Ete Indien by Joe Dassin

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