Monday, 15 June 2009

Tra La! And The Birthday Giveaway Goes To !!!

Well ! How's your week been? I've had a lovely time!
First of all I would like to thank you all so much for your nice Birthday wishes, I had some lovely cards and pressies too! Unfortunately I was so busy with people popping in, and family to stay, I haven't taken any photos. - I feel its all been a bit of a whirlwind!
But I did get myself organised enough this morning to do the draw for the Birthday Give away!
And the Winner is Jo, of Jojo Designs! (there's a link on my sidebar).

So this little parcel of goodies will be winging its way to you as soon. I chose something flowery - a bit Country Garden-ish, I do hope its your sort of thing!
As I said we had our son and his partner down for the weekend, so we played out all weekend, and had a great time.
I picked up The National Gardens Scheme booklet the other day - they often have them in the garden centres.

This is a great scheme where ordinary people open their gardens to the public for a small fee, which goes to charity. It has raised £23 Million in the last 10 years, and supports a whole list of Charities ( I am not going to list them - but it does tell you all about it in the book).
The book gives Opening times/dates and directions to the Gardens, there are so many to choose from. We try and fit one in most weekends during the summer.
I feel its such an 'English' thing to do - they usually provide tea and cake sat in the garden - I always wear a hat! Its a bit like a garden tea party!

Here are just a couple of the photos I took at the garden we visited on Saturday.

I just loved this mass of wild cotton-y stuff growing at the side of the pond.

Of course the children played on the swing!

The Lads had energy enough for the beach (with the dog!), where-as I came back from the Open Garden with lots of plants (they often have a little stall selling their own cuttings and whatnot), so I spent the evening planting them in my own little bit of Eden!
A 'grand time' was had by all.

Thrifty finds!
I found this lovely bag a couple of weeks ago, I've just got around to washing and pressing it. The fabric is just so lovely, and the bag is quite large. I don't know what I shall use it for - but its just pretty enough to hang on the wall!

This weekend I found this dinky little basket (£2 ) - couldn't believe my luck, is in great condition. The old tatty music I thought I could use for crafty stuff, that old worn, tatty always appeals to me - maybe the secret to Hubby P's charm!!

And just to finish, an update on the bunnies - mother and babies are doing really well. She is an excellent mother, they seem to be growing really fast, they are no longer pink and hairless - they look like rabbits.

Bit of a poor photo, but I don't want to disturb them, and upset Mum. Wont be long until they are out of the nest!
xxx Take care for now xxx


  1. Don't they look cute on that swing :) Glad you had a lovely birthday, well done to Jo, great prize!!
    Twiggy x

  2. Glad you had a lovely birthday!
    the bag is long is'nt it! maybe you could shorten it and use the bottom bit in a patchwork?

  3. Can't believe it, my first giveaway win! It all looks great and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I'll email you my address.

    Glad your enjoyed your Birthday and got lots of cards and pressies.

    Jo xx

  4. I didn't realize you were doing a give away. My stash is stuffed with similar lovelies waiting to be restitched.

    Looks like you all had a super time together. Thanks for the inspiration you bring.

  5. Sorry I missed you birthday, well done Jo on winning the giveaway, it's really lovely.

    Hope you had a good one, and here's to the next!!!

    Love and blessings


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