Friday, 7 June 2013













It's been a beautiful, sunny week this week and the garden has bloomed!  Lilac and blue mostly at the moment.  The wysteria has been stunning, covering the seating area and sitting there smells wonderful. Alliums have popped up everywhere, the lilac is almost over, but the ceonothus is just a haze of blue and covered in bees.

I brought the blue inside too with these gorgeous cornflowers.

It's book group tonight and this months book was The Red House,  I wasn't too impressed, it was nowhere near as good as his last book. Anybody else read it?

This weekend I have the task of turning all those heads and legs into more doll garlands, which are a big hit and I have lots of orders for them, but I think I need to make something else next week before the novelty completely wears off!

Have a lovely weekend everybody x

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  1. I have been making lots of bibs this week and definitely need a change too! Have a lovely weekend. Juliex

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  2. Look forward to seeing them! Julie x

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  3. Beautiful seating area and the flowers are looking wonderful xx

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  4. It's my little bit of peace, I'll often sit there and have a coffee, even in the winter, although Harry (the dog!) often pops up there to join me! Jx

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  5. Gorgeous flowers! I haven't read that book but did read his last one which I liked.
    M x

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    1. I'm afraid I can't really recommend it - we all gave it about 6 out of 10 tonight Jx

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  6. Love that deep cornflower blue. You have a good weekend too. Jx

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    1. I often say I'm not a fan of blue flowers, but when I think of bluebells, cornflowers and forget me nots, that's not really the case! Jx

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  7. Beautiful pics! I also love all those heads and legs just as they are - very funny! I haven't read The Red House (not sure I'll bother either after your review) Our book group just finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and loved it. Helen

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  8. I read that Helen and really enjoyed it, we read the 100 year old man who climbed out of the window a couple of months ago and that was quite similar but really, really funny x

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  9. Your garden has lots of pretty flowers at the moment.

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  10. Thank you! It's coming up to my favourite time in the garden when the roses will be out Jx

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  11. so pretty but where has the sun gone??

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  12. I know, last week was beautiful, then we hit the weekend and it seemed more like autumn! Jx

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  13. Lovely garden photos and I like seeing all those little heads and legs ready for sewing - that makes me sound a bit odd! But I do like neat little piles of work, it soothes my hectic head, I think. Beth/thelinencat x

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  14. I know what you mean, I am working in chaos at the moment and can't keep up with the garden and it's not calming Jx

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  15. What a beautiful garden you have :)

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  16. Thanks Annie - you will see the photos are close ups of anything pretty I live in a modern house with a relatively small garden - I'll have to put some photos up of the whole thing, you may change your mind then! Jx

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