October Photo Challenge

On the first Tuesday of the month Wild Daffodil holds a linky party with her photo challenge. The theme for this month is Tree, I should be able to find a few images for this one as I love trees! It always amazes me when you think of the history an old tree has witnessed.

My first photo is of a miniature cherry tree I have in a pot in the garden, it always looks so delicate when it’s in flower, dainty little blooms! At the moment it’s leaves are just starting to turn to their autumn colours.

I love the sight of bluebell woods, they have an almost ethereal feel to them. It was only when I walked the Dales Way at Bluebell time that I realised just how strong the scent is.

This is a little embroidery I did years ago of a bluebell wood, and I mean years ago – probably about 25 years!! It was a Rowandean kit, it’s nice to see they are still producing beautiful kits, I bought one at the Festival of Quilts!

I avoided the Christmas Tree photos, but I couldn’t resist this cake I made a couple of years ago. I have a book of Christmas cakes and every year my children chose which cake we would have, some were more successful than others and like this one have been repeated a few times. The trees are made with icing runouts, the fiddly bit is getting the central tree to stand up and stay together!

This is a bit of detail from my Anderson Farm quilt, the whole quilt is pictured further down but I rather liked the blossom on this one.

Bolton Abbey is a beautiful place to visit, lots of walks through the woods and along the riverbank. This photo was taken a couple of years ago just as the leaves were turning.

I love looking at trees, their shape, their texture, movement…so an arboretum is my idea of heaven! Thorp Perrow is a lovely arboretum near Bedale in the Yorkshire Dales. Whatever the time of year there is always something beautiful to see.

My Anderson Farm quilt had several trees on it, I think there are seven in total, including the big oak at the top.

Anderson’s Farm

This photo is detail from a little cross-stitch I did a couple of years back, I think it was called the Old School House.

Another embroidery, this was for a Travelling Sketchbook on trees, as I was stitching it in May I chose to do a branch of cherry blossom.

Finally an orange tree from my Flower Lattice, the oranges were made by wrapping silk ribbon around beads.

Please follow the link at the top of the post to see all the trees everyone else has shared.



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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2 Responses to October Photo Challenge

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your embroidered trees are my favorites. What fun to have a book about Christmas cakes, a fine family tradition.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kate says:

    I love your embroidered tress, and the quilt. Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

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