Monday, 11 May 2015

Flowers blooming everywhere

It's a relief to know that I'm not alone in my same colour peg obsession, I suppose we all have something that we like done in a certain way and that we are not happy with unless it's just so.   I'm happy, (I think), to say that I have also trained  past on my clothes hanging ritual to my husband, I can now happily ask him to hang out the washing confident that It will be done exactly how I would do it...who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks ;-)

I was having a clear out last week and came across this tapestry that I started sometime last year.  I hadn't got very far before packing it away, but I managed to get the rest of the darker red and a chunk on the left hand side done at the weekend.

It's not very large and will be a bolster pillow when finished.  Unfortunately I've lost the picture that came with the kit so can't show you what It should be like when finished.
I'm not even sure that I will be able to find a place for it any more when it's finished, but I still quite like the design, although I don't really like dragging the wool through the mesh, it sort of puts my teeth on edge if you know what I mean, perhaps that's why I put it away, I can't remember.  But, If I only spend one night a week working on it it will eventually get finished, right?

I also finished the seasonal SAL that I stitched along with some of the Needlecraft Haveners.  I didn't join in with the Spring one because I couldn't get my mojo going, but I've finished the Summer one, and It's all ready for the reveal, unfortunately all I can give is a sneak preview of the frame for now.  
It looks right at home on my granny's cabinet though :-) 

Speaking of Summer, where is ours?? The weather took a backward turn last week, we had a few days of rain and wind, it also went quite cool again and we ended up putting the heating on again.....not good.
The combination of rain and sunshine has been good for the garden though, we have a new colour addition, a lovely lilac rhododendron.

 The weather has been good for my hostas too

 You either love them or hate them, but I look forward to them every year

 The Pieris has changed colour yet again, it's now a yellow / gold  colour.

My 3 tier planter and baskets are planted up now, fingers crossed they will survive this changing weather.

That's all for now


Barb said...

Our weather must be very similar to yours. We have the same plants going right now. I like the hostas too. In fact, I want to get more. Love the Rhodie photos.

Anonymous said...

I love how you tied a bit of lace around the jar of flowers! So cute.


If I had hostas, the slugs would have a great meal all day long.

Angela said...

The tapestry looks lovely as do the flowers in your garden.

Vickie said...

Oh a beautiful post. So glad you will continue on with the floral bolster pillow. It is pretty.

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Wow, I love the colours of your tapestry. And the rhododendron is beautiful!!! I hope the weather will be better too, it's the same here in Holland. Time for summer!!!

Bye, Carolien x

Gill - That British Woman said...

it's gone cold with us. I am glad I haven't planted out the annuals yet, as we still have a chance of frost until the 24th.

Mylene said...

Oh i love your hosta's, so beautiful! Pity i can't have them around as we have lots of slugs!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your tapestry looks good, as does your garden.

Julie said...

Your tapestry would look right at home on your new patio set.... its growing nicely.
Love your fressias, they are my favourite flower.

Maggee said...

I also love the tapestry pillow you are working on! Great colors! I have one pot full of hostas, but hopefully by next year I will have more (my daughter needs to thin hers!)... Have never seen a Pieris plant... cool looking! Hugs!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Thanks Maggie for your comment about increasing stitches. Fingers crossed I figured it out right then. The booklet I was following though was from the Daily Mail in the UK. I will run it by my knitting group next week. I didn't attend this week, as I am sick and didn't want to pass it onto everyone else.