Wednesday, 25 April 2012
There are tulips at the bottom of our garden......
Well, dear Reader, abject apologies for the non-appearance of my Guest Bloggers. A frantic phone call from them to say that the weather has been so bad they haven't yet been able to take any decent photographs, and they want so badly to show you the village. So you will have to make do with me.
It's such a dismal day, rain coming down in torrents - and I expect it is where you are, too, that I thought we need to search beyond the clouds for that silver lining they tell us is lurking there. So, we need some COLOUR !!
Mint, Muscari and Lovage
One garden element which does NOT constitute a Silver Lining, is the Rook Colony in the oak beyond our garage. Pestilential creatures! They make a dreadful, raucous racket, they drop sticks all over the garden, and they drop other stuff too, which covers the car and prevents me from hanging the washing out!! This is just one treeful - there are so many of them in the village, they have been taking over, the past few years.
The Garage Oak Rook Colony
Let's have some more colour, hey? These first few shots are of unfinished items for the craft fair.
spotty floral cushion - must trim those wisps!
close-up of broderie perse
Small cot quilt - more quilting to be done yet.
And the next few silver linings are finished items, some of which I hadn't originally intended to put on the stall, but I've had a re-think, and decided that I will after all.
Hmmm, not my best shot. Top of a small quilted sampler.
Two, naive wall quilts I designed some years ago - yes, tacking to remove!
I'm thinking this is unlikely to be finished!!!But it is cheerful.
Embroidered applique detail - Birds and Baskets Quilt
A bigger shot of the quilt. This is made with flannel, and is a real cuddler!
Well, there you have it, I hope these photos have brightened up your day a little. The rain doesn't appear to have abated one jot since breakfast-time, and I have to go out in it later driving myself to Norwich or thereabouts. However, this is actually the biggest Silver Lining of them all, as tonight I am going with a friend to Norwich Arts Centre to see BLOWZABELLA!!!!!!!!!! Fantasic band which includes my favourite melodeon player of all time -ANDY CUTTING. So it can rain all it likes - but perhaps not while we are running from the car-park! There is bound to be some dancing, and I know we'll be meeting other friends, so a real treat in store.
I do hope you are managing to find your own Silver Linings. Catch you next time.