Saturday, 30 April 2011

Been Strippin' !

String Tumblers from Mary Johnson's pattern , one more for the UFO drawer :-)

Not a brilliant photo, but it's blowing a gale at the moment and it's impossible trying to keep the top flat, and the pastel colours haven't come out too well in the sunshine - but you get the idea!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Something Quilty.....

At last!

Its been a very long time since I wrote about something sewing related, in fact, it's been a long time since I did any sewing (!) so its good to be able to show a finish

Disappearing 9 Patch all done and dusted at last and just in time for its first birthday!  This brings my total of finishes for Myra's PhD Challenge to 4 out of 6.  Don't know if I'm going to get all 6 done, as I am so far behind after the last couple of weeks' layoff, but there's still another few weeks left so who knows !

I hope you're all having as glorious an Easter holiday as we are in Brittany - the wall to wall sunshine, high temperatures and cloudless blue skies have been around for almost 2 weeks now and its just so enjoyable!

This kind of weather has meant lots of chances to spend time with friends over the Easter weekend - a picnic by the river on Friday, morning coffee under a lilac tree yesterday, BBQ in the garden today and afternoon tea planned for tomorrow - another reason my quilting is lagging behind :-)

The sunshine is bringing the garden to life at full speed now, azaleas in full bloom and peonies bowing their heads from the sheer weight of the flowers !  The clematis are full of buds and a promise of things to come and any day now we'll have delphiniums! 

Don't you just love the changing of the seasons!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

First Rose

Proof indeed of our most unusually hot weather - not that I'm complaining - but we've never had roses in the garden this early in the year !

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Cherry Blosom Time

In the garden

and wild cherry along the roadside !

We are having the most glorious weather with clear blue skies and temperatures in the high 20s to low 30s.  Long may it continue, but I just hope we don't have to pay for it later on :-)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Meet my Grandson...........

 who has spent most of his weekends since quite a young age doing  this

in all kinds of weather

with many endings like this

and collecting lots of these along the way!

Now almost 16, he has been 'spotted' by a well known F1 team and has been offered a place in their stable of young drivers!  A wonderful chance for him to follow a career in motor sports, which he is passionate about, and we are so very proud of him!

Well done , Bean, and may all your dreams come true !!