Friday, 24 March 2017

Sunny Friday

Our Magnolia tree with a lovely blue sky
the blossom is late this year, and the windy days are not helping
 More Snakeshead Fritallery, 
I have these in a few pots and under my Christmas tree. 
 Seeds coming to life in my green house
here French Marigolds, but I have others coming along
 Just two of my many pots, Tulips are next to flower
Latest photo of Will, he will be 5 weeks early tomorrow morning
No craft this time, I have done some stitching, but with the lovely light nights after work, most nights I pop into our garden and greenhouse. Plus we visit Will, Su and David often, Will has decided he can roll onto his side. For just 5 weeks old he is very aware of his surroundings and getting confident, I sure both my daughters were not as advanced at the same age, we are all loving the beautiful smiles we now receive.
I am loving the spring weather, today has been breezy, but our walk at lunch time was very pleasant, and most of my choices on what to wear are now much lighter clothes, soon the jumpers will be packed away.
I am happy each evening to walk around our little garden, loads of new growth, green leaves in clumps ready for the English Bluebells to form and flower, Tulips standing tall. My Peonie has loads of new growth, and the 2 plants I have from the big plant are both growing well. Fruit plants and bushes around the plot has loads of new leaves, promise of flowers and swelling fruits to come. Loads of seedling in the greenhouse, my hope is not to buy any plants this season. My Acer is showing loads of new growth in it's new pot, I have had to put a little fence around the pot, the cats found the fine gravel too good to leave alone.
So a happy start to the weekend, I have another book to read, promise of nice weather, and two days together.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


This red shopper is finished
 Useful large front pockets
 Plenty of room inside
sorry about the blurr
 I'm pleased it looks a well balanced bag, with plenty of space.
 More cross stitch, I'm trying to do the huge blocks of colour
I loved this book, it told the story of 5 generations of the same family
 I love the Orchid flower, so interesting
My work mate loved the bag, after work she took it for a test run, a bit of supermarket shopping and it passed. I am pleased with the design, it all worked well, I did like the large size of the bag, it balanced with the longer straps. I have found another different bag on Pintrest to try, this one will be navy and green, it will be for me.
I have done alot on my cross stitching, I really want to get the big blocks of colour done, it's a badge from The Welsh Guards, hubby is an ex guard, I have promised to make him a cushion for ages. Most of the stitching is easy, I just have to be neat as any mistakes will show.
I enjoyed The House by Princess Park, it was set in Liverpool from the early 1900's, parts of the book was predictable, I'm not sure I would buy a book by the author, but I would try reading another.
I don't have much to say tonight, after work, I sat with hubby watching the news from London, the attack on Westminster, another sad day here in UK and Europe, why can't we all live together in peace. I grew up thinking we could stop war's and terror, sadly not the case.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Pottering about

My potting bench is in the greenhouse, and already in use, it has everything I need, lower shelf, storage drawers, and the top small shelf. I am really pleased with it. Some of my seeds are showing, so it's a pleasing view in here. 
 Loads of new growth every where, 
I am really happy with the progress on my fruit bushes, 
below blackcurrant, strawberries and raspberries.
 I have always loved this view, I still have a couple of plants, which I will put in the bucket, and move them around until I can find a permanent place, hubby has already put holes close to the bottom of the bucket for drainage. 
 This photo sums up today, really dull, our Magnolia tree is a bit later this year,
 but we are waiting for these buds to bloom. 
 I planted this bowl for my table last September,
 I love Snakeshead Fritallery, such perfect little flowers. 
It's been a busy weekend, my sister and her partner are now driving home, we have had loads of fun. Leanna loved shopping in Chichester on Saturday, there are such a good mix of different shops, plus it's an interesting place to be. They got to meet Will and had loads of cuddles also on Saturday. This morning we all popped to Lidl's for shopping, we came out happy, so many items for £59.00, including another 4 bottles of wine.
I have been in the garden this morning, it was nice to have my sister working with me for a while.
My sister loved the pot I created for her birthday, which now I can show you.
We have loads of plants coming back in the garden, my outside tulips are in bud, soon every where will be full of colour. I am unhappy with the rose arch I put in last year, the roses are woody at the bottom and loads of new growth on the top, so I have decided to cut it back to the base and start again, allowing it to grow on only one side, I will get another climber for the other side, at the same time I am going to add a couple more small shrubs in front in the hope they will grow and hide the bottom of the rose, that's a job for next Saturday.
I have done more stitching, the red bag is almost done, and the cardi is done, I will show photo's next time, I have not had much time for crafting and reading over the weekend, but having family to visit is always fun.


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