Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Wednesday Snippets ;-)

Welcome to the Teigngrace headquarters of the RSPB ..LOL! ;-)
It must be a very good year for Woodpeckers... as they frequent the garden almost every other minute!
I don't think I have ever seem them visiting as often as this...especially very early in the morning. I've spotted mum, dad and young'n at various times...a joy to watch, especially when they adopt that famous 'Woodpecker pose', on the upright of the bird feeder.
We also get the Green Woodpecker, daily, poking about on the lawn.

You can't beat it, it's such a delight and best of all it's free to watch with no subscription whatsoever (and no chance of the tv company going bust!) !

And in between the Woodpeckers, all sorts of other birdlife fly in, to feed.
I sat about three feet away from this little darling and what a pose...!

Now, as you know, I'm a bit of a nosey devil when it comes to gardens!
Yesterday, I was in my sister's garden, taking my camera for a walk!

Talking of all things pretty, I was the only bidder on these little vintage Irish Linen beauties recently...
They have such pretty little scenes embroidered on to them.

I'm quite taken with them!
The jury is out on what I'll do with them!

Meanwhile, I have a date at a country fair next weekend,with Amanda, and I've made a few little bits to add to my stock..lavender sachets from some vintage scraps...pinnies from left over remnants.

And now..I have to dash as I am going to the recycling centre with a friend...where we will, I am sure, oooh and ahhh over piles of junk and things of that sort !
What fun !
Have a good day ;-)


LissyLou said...

Love the pinnies!

Josie said...

great photo's of the birds and the garden looks lovely.
Josie x

Guenievre said...

Super !!!
Les sachets de lavande sont charmants ! J'aime beuacoup les tissus (fabrics)utilis├ęs !

Simone said...

I don't think I have ever seen a woodpecker in the real! I do love watching the birds and listening to them. Your sister has a wonderful garden - I bet that lawn takes some maintainance! You were lucky to get such pretty embroidered linen. I bet they took hours to make. Your pinnies look lovely by the way.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Sal

I too love looking at people's gardens, some as so inspiring! I love it when people open their own gardens to the public. Pretty flowers in your sister's garden.
Isabelle x

Hen said...

Lucky you, Sal, how fab you can get that close to take photos of the birds. Mr HH will be very jealous!
Good luck at the country fair.
Hen x

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, Just wanted to wish you & Amanda 'all the fun of the fair' at the weekend ... love the pinnies!
Lesley X

Bobbie Lynn said...

Lovely post. All kinds of things to see. Thanks! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. : )

cocoa and blankets said...

Hi Sal, love the hankies, too good for blowing your nose on...the birds are wonderful...I have lots of different feeding things hanging up but I think Alfie scares them H

Felicity said...

gosh Sal you have made loads of pretty bits, i wish i was better at sewing!
i love birds in the garden, we've got a hedgehog too, and your sisters flowers are really cottage garden pretty, this is the first year our lupin survived, on to the fox gloves now!
i hope you have fun at the fair!!
felicity xx

Josie-Mary said...

Hope you had a good day at the 'dump'!!! Didn't Mr S go with you??? I know how much he likes it!
How come the woodpeckers didn't come out when I was there?? Do you think they were waiting for me to go???
Love the garden :)

Ticking stripes said...

Oh Sal - your scraps are to die for, your pictures put me into sensory overload. Just love your blog! (Sorry if that sounds overly gushy!)

Cal said...

Hi Sal
I love the Irish linens. Beautiful. Would you like to have some fun? I have been tagged to name 6 unimportant things I love, in a post. The rules are -
1. Pick 6 unimportant things, mention & link to the person who tagged you.
2. Tag 6 of your favourite bloggers (don't forget to comment on their blog to tell them they've been tagged)
Have fun
Cal :>

Florence and Mary said...

What lovely aprons!

Victoria xx

Professor Yaffle said...

Love the Woodpecker
It is one of this year's young, as can be recognised by the full red crest, covering the whole of the top of the head.
I would venture that it is a female too, as the beak is open. lol ;o)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sal - I have this mental image of you, sitting at your sewing machine (what make is it by the way?) sewing all things pink, the window wide open, the scent of flowers coming in and the chirrup of birds in the background.
We have family of woodpeckers too and also a family of yellow hammers.
Your header never fails to please me - you change it so often and it is always cheery.