Sunday, 6 June 2010

...And the Flags are just Magnificent!...

Hope you all had a nice weekend, and the sun shone his little socks off for you!
Just look at my magnificent Flag Iris growing 'great guns' in the pond - the pond is a tad overgrown and a bit 'wild' but I'm sure its good for the wildlife.

The front of the cottage - a wonderful show of Turks cap Lilly's bobbing away in the breeze. The scent is lovely and wafts into the house when I open the windows to let the warm fresh, summery air in.

Tin bath is 'up and running' - thanks to the efforts of Hubby P one evening its now in place in the greenhouse, looking like a very effective deepbed to grow all manner of lovely crops.

I planted it up with some seedling/plug lettuces given to me by a kindly friend, and a couple of sweet pepper plants. lots of seed too, but of course they are not showing yet - hopefully we will have beetroot, radish, and a few carrots - the radish are just showing today, amazingly fast germination.

These are my Tomatillo's - first time I have grown them, anyone know anything about them? I really don't know what to expect - it was a bit of a 'Oh yes - sure, I'll give them a go!' sort of a buy! They were cheap and cheerful!

This weeks project!

Sorting out my sewing corner - it was a bit of a shambles.

First of all I cleaned out my 'bits' tray - this old money/cash drawer (I lined it with the colourful felt) holds all the sewing bits and bobs - pins, scissors, tape measure etc and all the 'stuff ' a crafter collects - 'useful stuff ' - bits of ribbon, odd buttons, colourful scraps of paper - you know the sort of things. Well it had all got a bit out of hand - so a sort out was in order.
Now I found this at the car boot sale on Tuesday - don't you just love hessian - is it the smell? the texture? just something so 'rustic' about it!

Its a kind of folding screen/display board thingy, I thought it would be ideal in the wall behind my sewing machine and other 'clutter'. I could use it to pin up all the random bits and pieces that usually get heaped up on the money/cash drawer and lost.

My turning out and tidying turned up this rather lovely chart from a vintage copy of Womens Own - how great is that - just love the colours and pretty border designs.
It looks so well on the hessian.

So all is tidy again - for a while.
It my even inspire me to sew - that's if the sun goes in and I cant play out!
xxx That's all for now xxx take care xxx