Wednesday, 29 May 2013


A million 'thank yous' to you lovely blogging friends that have again offered your messages of support and prayer on my health ~ my biopsy results were not perfect but have definitely ruled out all the very nasty things that it might possibly have been and although I now await kidney test results, I am optimistic on the Doctors getting me through this!

What a gorgeous weekend we have just had and with the added bonus of a Bank Holiday Monday here in England it meant 3 long awaited days working in the garden . . .  for me it really is just The Best Medicine!

Like all gardens after such a long long Winter, Spring brings such beauty and colour

I love the grass and trees this time of year ~ so green and fresh

I don't actually know the name of this flower but the smell is just heavenly

My favourite part of the garden ~ a gentle slope from bottom to top and so many fragrant flowers and shrubs as you brush past them

My sewing room and the gorgeous shrubs I look out on to

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

Mr. Robin keeping watch from the Magnolia Tree for any worms as I dug the flower beds

My Mum gave me this Lilac Tree as a little sampling about 8 years ago, hers perished shortly afterwards and mine is still flourishing, it got hidden away when the team were in the garden last year landscaping and building the Garden Room but it's been rescued and treated to a new pot

DH has been painting the garden furniture and has matched the colour to the new pots exactly, so pleased with it

We've put the bench under the Apple Trees and hopefully after such a disappointing yield last year we'll be luckier and  get a good crop

Next to the bench ~ a new border ~ lavender, pinks, rosemary and choisya

And finally my rocking chair, also being lovingly restored by DH to match the bench

So any sewing I hear you ask? 
Well not a great deal I'm afraid!  I have progressed further with my HaED but the light is poor today, Yes! the rain is back so I will try and take a good photo of that for next time.
This wooden flower shape was a freebie with a recent cross stitching magazine but I didn't like the flower motif they suggested stitching on it so found this little chap to sew on instead, it came with a keyring attachment so I shall attach it to my Summer canvas bag once the good weather returns!

I'm just about to finish another small project, unusual but very cute but again I'll keep you waiting 'til next time and by then I might even manage to get it sewn up too.

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