21/04/2017 § 2 Comments
Amaryllis, bluebells, tulips, apple blossom, cherry blossom – it’s all happening!
I ventured to Bath to snatch a couple of hours of ‘me time’ and to break up my recent journey to Wales. The weather was wonderful and the clip clop of hooves as the horse-drawn taxi trotted by, made my visit even more special – I so love Bath.
The amaryllis – a surprise from my daughter, to welcome me back home – arrived in a massive box and the fat buds opened into the most magnificent blooms.
Apple blossom & bluebells – well, need I say more – sheer perfection.
And cushions – I’m on a cushion-making mission at the moment with some fairly large fairs looming this month and next. I even treated myself to a new (but very old) sewing machine yesterday – one that loves doing freehand embroidery – so there’ll be some more cushion posts shortly.
The weather has been awesome. A long dry spell for about a month has meant that the water butts I installed last year are in use most days for watering the seedlings in the greenhouse. Ah Spring – such magic!
Enjoy everything, wherever you are.
22/04/2016 § 7 Comments
I’ve finished 2 quilts this week – Daisy was inspired by a Liberty print I treated myself to a week or so ago whilst visiting London. I journeyed on the train and had a wonderful day – met J2 for lunch then went shopping (think fabrics & yarn, Berwick Street and Liberty’s plus a jaunt down Carnaby Street) – then a quick supper with daughter C when she finished work before trekking up to the Royal Albert Hall for the ClassicFM Live concert.
I so enjoyed it – amazing musicians and altogether an unforgettable day and a not-to-be forgotten display of flowers outside Liberty’s …
My seat in the front row had 2 bags full of fabric & yarn stuffed underneath it and I always try to have some beautiful blooms on my kitchen table these days …
So here’s the quilt called Daisy and that exquisite Liberty print …
My jaunt to Carnaby Street meant that I could visit one of my favourite shops – Pylones – home came Fairy (a washing-up liquid fairy) who lives by the kitchen sink and Demelsa (a hugely amusing cheese grater) who lives just along the worktop by the cooking utensils …
In other kitchen news (I’m still waiting for a full kitchen Ta-Dah but the decorator won’t be here till next month) so it’ll have to wait, but look what I found in a local charity shop …
How could I resist her? Isn’t she wonderful – retro kitsch foxy face.
Back to quilts and the 2nd one that’s been finished …
It spoke of New England colours, stars and stripes so I added a vivid scarlet starry border and called it
Star Spangled Banner!
Now Spring is definitely here and the garden is springing into life quite literally. Yesterday, in warm sunshine I marched up and down the garden behind the lawn mower hopefully working off a few calories in the process. I’m so pleased with the result – as seen from my studio today, in the rain!
What do you have planned for the weekend? Enjoy yourselves whatever the weather.
PS – linking up with Finish it up Friday
PPS – I almost forgot to show you … the bluebells are in bloom – it MUST be SPRING!
you can’t imagine how magical it is to step amongst thousands of bells – and the scent on a sunny morning is indescribable.