Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bluebells and Wisteria

Every time I walk up the steps and path to my front door I am struck by the beauty of this garden. It is so incredibly lush, the rose bushes are loaded with buds and old-fashioned ''grannies bonnets'' are bursting into flower. Bluebells just seem to go on forever.
There are masses of pretty little pink flowers about to open - not sure what they are but they are gorgeous! And the sweet sweet perfume of the wisteria at the front door floats through the house on a warm day. It's heavenly.
I've done a little gardening since I last wrote, and now have tomato plants growing in the glasshouse - there is absolutely nothing like the taste of a homegrown tomato! And we have little lettuce plants settled into their garden bed, alongside the herbs. The strawberry patch is also looking very very good - I can almost taste the strawberries now!
Been busy with guests, too. Australians, Americans, English and Kiwis!

Was very excited to get the first block of Vero's Mystery Quilt in the mail last week - I can show you my block now as the patterns have been posted out so I won't be spoiling the surprise for any of the girls doing it. This is such a different project for me as I have not made anything with country colours for ages and I had forgotten how lovely they are to work with. I have dug deep into the stash for bits for this quilt, and have even found fabric from way back in the beginning days of Needle 'n Thread. I am going to enjoy every step of the way with this quilt - and part of that is because you have absolutely no idea what is going to turn up each month.
I have also finished the stitchery for a beautiful Carb-apple Hill design - this is called Summer Sampler and will be made into a long cushion. Maybe I will have the cushion made by the time I do my next blog!
It is nice to get back to my stitching - just doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that - catching up on the Gingham Girls, finishing the quilting on my Days in Provence quilt, and even a little cross-stitch. I've been tempted by some new things but am trying very very hard to finish some projects. So far it's working!
Oh, that is, except for a certain quilt kit I have ordered - well, it was impossible to resist!
Happy stitching!


Deb said...

Jenny it must be nice to be able to work at your own pace and not be pressured by having to have samples for the shop etc. Your new home is to die for and the gardne is looking gorgeous. Those little pink flowers look like a hyacinth of some sort don't they and I totally agree with you, there is no taste in the world like a homegrown tomato, they take so different.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely to see those pictures of your garden with the beautiful and soft smelling flowers.
Your projects are getting along very nicely! Great "Summer" stitchery. Love the way you did the letters.
Have a lovely weekend (O:

Shiree said...

how nice to feel so relaxed about life huh!

Carina said...

Verry nice those pictures. I'm from holland en i have also a wisteria you can see on my blog i hope you can open it