Hello there, how are you all?
Things have been a little quiet on the blogging front, but not on the sewing scene.
I had two market stalls last weekend so leading up to them, I was busy sewing up the proverbial storm.......
My 'new' sewing basket made an excellent display stand for some pincushions.
The markets were a lot better this month which was reassuring after the last two duds.
I whipped up quite a few Blanket Bunnies and Moonbeam Babies thinking they would last me quite a while................not so.
The little 'white' flecks on the Moonbeam Babies are stars, sewn with metallic, silver thread.
The writing 'Wish upon a star.....' is sewn in 'glowy' thread which glows softly in the dark.
The little egg cup which has tipped over in the photo was one that No.1 hand painted when he was very young. I used it to prop up the egg cosy.
My great auntie Ellie owned the little brown case, she kept her piano music in it and I've had it sitting in the cupboard for some time.
Not sure why I kept it, but it's certainly come in handy now.
Let's take a 'turn around the garden' shall we?
My late planted Poppies, have started to bloom.
Their beautiful, bright petals are so delicate........so far only orange Poppies have bloomed, I hope I get a variety of colours.
They are quite a splash of colour out in the garden.
Ah, Lilac.........I absolutely love it and this variety is dark purple with a white border.
The Irises are blooming, putting on a wonderful display........
You can see those little maroon leaves of the Forest Pansy tree, are a good match for the Iris.
Lots of sweet,
shaped leaves, which will increase in size over the coming weeks.
As you can imagine the Wisteria is a mass of purple and the perfume is heavenly.
Our trellis is completely covered with this and I have to walk under it several times a day to feed the chooks, get to the vegie garden and potting shed so I am certainly enjoying this display.
Racemes of flowers hang down from the trellis, creating a floral curtain..........
A well placed garden bench, provides the perfect spot for a relaxing cuppa.
I decided to have a little play today and came up with this 'Wibbly Wobbly' town tea cosy. I would have finished it only I misjudged the measurement of the lining fabric and after sewing it on I then had to unpick it...........the whole three rows. grrr!!
Oh well, you have those sort of moments......don't you?
Well, the weather has started to warm up quite a bit and a drop of rain would be nice or I will have to start watering the garden soon.........
Monday, No.1 and I spent outside mowing and raking and turning the green stuff into something resembling lawn.
It was a beautiful day and we were certainly happy to count our blessings as we enjoyed the beauty of the countryside.........
I'm off to a local craft night tomorrow night.
It's being run by the local community centre, gold coin donation and bring along a project you are working on.
I thought I might pop along and see what's going on, should be interesting.
Not sure what I will take, probably some crochet, so I can sit and chat as I hook.
Speaking of crochet, have you seen Jules wonderful blanket over at Little Woollie.......
She had her 'Ta Dah' moment this week, when she finally finished her beautiful blanket. She's been posting regular updates about it's progress and I think you will love the colour and design of it.
Pop over and have a look for yourselves.
Well, that's it for me, Tigger is here on the couch sleeping as cats do and I'm about to do the same.
Thankyou for coming over for a visit and sorry, I've been away for so long.
Till next time, take care,