Tuesday, 20 June 2017

My Chelsea Flower Show 2017 ~ Part 2

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the fabulous weather....

I have to be honest this is far too hot for me and my least favourite season of the year.....but it is nice to see the sunshine....when I'm not at work that is!....

This post was supposed to follow on from the first part a few weeks ago but I'm afraid life gets in the way....

Anyway here are a few more photographs that I took while on our recent visit to.... 


The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017



The filming goes on despite the hot weather....





The Queen Of Hearts




A very hot and bothered me....but very happy....
ignore that hat though (but it did it's job).....on an incredibly hot day!....



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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A Little Visitor...

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Just a short post....

We have a little visitor who passes through the garden every evening and I managed to get a quick photo....


Trying to hide behind the planter....I don't think so.....


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Monday, 12 June 2017

A Stitching Finish......

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well.

At long last I have a 'small' cross stitching finish to share.....Yeah!!!....one down....and oh so many others to complete...I am still sticking to my 'New Years Resolution' - no new starts.....Yet!!!...

I have finally completed another beaded/cross stitched Santa Christmas tree decoration to go with the other four I finished ages ago....

Father Christmas - No. 5


And here he is with his finished companions...


Sorry about the poor photography....the lighting was just awful.

I have about seven more of these little men to complete but I know there are others in this series so I may be adding a few more to my stitching list......

For now I am so proud of myself that I have...'So Far'...resisted the urge to start another project....

But now its back to stitching The Holly Fairy.....

I'm hoping that she too will be complete by the weekend.



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Sunday, 4 June 2017

FNWF - Holly Fairy Stitching

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

So Friday found me taking part with.....


Friday Night With Friends




Joining in with like minded crafter's from around the world who join together (virtually) that is.....on the first Friday of the month to do a spot of knitting, sewing, crocheting,quilting etc....whatever craft you like....

Thank you to Cheryll for hosting this fabulous get together. 

I decided to continue stitching

The Holly Fairy

(by Nora Corbett)


So here she is....almost finished.

I just have to do the back stitching and add the beads.....

Hopefully I will be able to finally complete her this week and then I can move onto something else.

 As I promised myself at the beginning of the year, I have resisted the urge to start something new...I'm trying very hard to complete projects that I have started and left unfinished on frames, on hoops and in work baskets....and yes I know I shouldn't leave them on frames and on hoops but I'm always going to pick them up tomorrow you see....until something happens or I'm busy doing something else.....


Right now I can spend a bit of time having a look at what everyone else was doing.


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Sunday, 28 May 2017

My Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Part 1...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the fabulous weather.

We arrived back from a wonderful trip to The RHS Chelsea Flower Show yesterday and what a glorious time we had. The weather behaved....actually it was far too hot but 'Hey' I'm not complaining.....

I am lucky enough to have been to the show before and I can happily say that it improves each time we go.....

Please forgive my awful photography here, I was struggling with the sunshine and the camera.....until I remembered the other camera stowed away in my rucksack.....Silly Me!.... 

Here are a few photos of the.....

The Artisan Gardens......
(my favourites).....

Gosho No Niwa No Wall, No War


The World Horse Welfare Garden


The Seedlip Garden


The Seedlip Garden ~ 
(I loved the copper colours and the planting in this garden)


The IBTC Lowestoft Broadland Boatbuilder's Garden


The Viking Cruises Garden Of Inspiration
(I love Barcelona and Antoni Guadi)


The Poetry Lover's Garden
(I stuggled with the lighting here ~ sorry)


The Walker's Wharf  Garden


And Finally 

Mr Monty Don 

(My Gardening Hero)

(who was walking by on his way to do a spot of filming for the television and was kind enough to keep stopping to pose for photographs and of course answer questions about Nigel)....

I was lucky enough to sneak up and catch this photo as he was posing for photos with other show visitors....I am too shy to ask myself and besides I think he was busy enough but very gracious to oblige so many people....A True Gentleman.....

A Gardening Gentleman



I loved all The Artisan Gardens and it was hard to narrow down a favourite but Gareth liked the The World Horse Welfare Garden best....

I plan to add a few more posts with my photographs of Chelsea over the coming weeks....


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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Whitby Goths....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

While we were away in Whitby a few weeks ago....well four weeks to be exact....we were lucky enough to experience The Whitby Goth Weekend....and I managed to take a few snaps.

It was a wonderful weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves watching them all dressed up and parading around Whitby.....they were completely happy to stop and have their photographs taken too....

Here are just a few photos....











I loved the steam punk styled outfits...such attention to detail and certainly a different trip to Whitby for us I might add....

Anyway I hope the sun continues to shine for everyone.  I am at work all day today but I did notice how well the salad veg was coming along in the greenhouse when I arrived home last night and after today I have five lovely days off work so hopefully I can start planting some of the salad crops out and sorting the hanging baskets.....lots of plans and lots to do......


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Beaded Scissor Keepers....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I made a Boo Boo.....with this......


There I was all ready for a few happy hours of cross stitching and then I realised that I mixed up all the greens on 'Santa's' gloves.....did it matter....could I leave it....Of course not.....so I spent the next few hours removing the offending 'greens' and correcting my silly mistake.....Oh the joy....NOT....!!!

I have never made this mistake before and I will make sure it doesn't happen again....believe me!!!...

On another note I keep losing my little embroidery scissors at the bottom of my craft bags or baskets, so I invested in a few scissor keepers....

The charms at the end of the beading are - 

A Flower - A Mermaid - A Pair Of  Scissors


Silly me again....yet another Boo Boo...I ordered them thinking they would arrive in kit form but they arrived made up....Bonus??? I suppose so but I was looking forward to playing with beads for a while. Never mind, they are so pretty and at least I can get on with some stitching.


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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.



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