Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The day in flowers :)

Day one of the new year,
and no resolutions have been made
'cos I'm not convinced
that resolutions matter.
For me it's more about
and planning,
and a bit of dreaming,
about where the new year will take you
(if you let it).
I made this little needle case
for a friend for Christmas.
I am so pleased with the colours
and of course
every needle case
needs to be decorated 
with one of Barb's
 truly gorgeous

... and
it wouldn't be quite right,
without some very very pretty
vintage lace...

it's been a blissfully
quiet and relaxing day at home today.
Sadly the sun has not really
made much of an appearance,
but I did manage a little garden time
before the rain started again!!
These had self-seeded in my little vegetable patch
and I just couldn't bear to pull them out ...

So with camera in hand
of course I had to have a wander round
and here's what I found ...

So there you are -
that's the day in flowers :)
Now I have a little idea I want to play with -
involving a needle,
some linen,
and my favourite shade of blue :)
Happy New Year!
Jenny :)


Elizabeth said...

Live the flowers in your garden, the colours superb. The hydrangeas remind me of my late Great Aunties garden in North East Valley Dunedin. Good for you not making any new year resolutions, I never actually give them a thought. Been a funny old day up here and the sun really decided to come out at about 4pm.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Wishing you health, happiness and joy for 2014 Jen.
Thank you for your inspiration in 2013!

I'm in Auckland and we've had showers on and off all day - I managed to spend a little time in my garden too - there is a lot of dead heading to be done!


Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Happy New Year and all the best for 2014. Your flower photos are just stunning.

Leeanne said...

Great to see another post from you, they are always lovely!
I couldn't have pulled those poppies out either.
I look forward to seeing what your stitching idea uncovers.....happy creating!