Monday 29 June 2009

Pictures at an Exhibition

Here is a picture of the exhibition/sale yesterday. As you can see its a lovely hall. It went quite well, so we will probably do another before the end of summer.

Yesterday was reveal day for the Monthly Challenge. This month we all stitched Flowers of Olde by With my Needle. This is my version, the others are in the album here.

I played around with the design of the central flower on mine and changed the colours (I used GAST in Mountain Mist, Blueberry, SweetPea and Berry Cobbler, with a little DMC ecru) so it matched a length of William Morris print Liberty cotton I had, and made it up into a small project bag.
Jayne, the purple podded pea seed is from Mr Fothergills, do you want me to send you some?

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Sorry I've been quiet

Not much stitching to show I'm afraid, everything I'm working on is hush hush at the moment and I've been spending quite a bit of time in the garden with all the lovely weather we've been having. This is my bit of a veg garden:-

The peas are a purple flowered/podded variety called Blauwschokker, and I think its pretty enough to grow even if you didn't get peas off it. The second picture is a little corner of my "seaside garden"
Got a busy weekend coming up, we've booked a hall in Tintagel and are having an exhibition/sale of my craftwork and jewellry, and David's photos on Sunday, so I'm off now to glue more bits of seaglass and driftwood to things (hopefully not my fingers), and make up some bags.

Sunday 7 June 2009

The strangest things grow in my garden!

Take this basket for example, what I planted was a beautiful dianthus and look what is growing instead:-
Cattus maleficus-quietus

Eagle-eyed readers will spot the remnants of my poor dianthus sticking out of the side!

Meanwhile, down the side of the shed is another thing I know I never planted.
I think its an early purple orchid, its definitely some kind of wild orchid anyway.

Go on, call it a weed, I dare you!