Friday, 2 September 2011

Today, September is the new July! ;-)



It might well be September but here in our garden, today, the flowers are behaving

in a July kind of fashion!

They show no sign of fading or slowing down but maybe that's because

I'm a big one for dead - heading!!

This summer, I've loved the garden and my vote for best flower

has to go to:




Gazanias... galore!



They have been beautiful. I'm drying the dead heads and saving the seed!

Hot on their heels ... all the rest!




I have loved the pretty mauve of the Antirrhinums,

which I grew from seed.



And even in the parts of the garden which are more 'leafy' than 'flowery',

the beauty still shines through.





Have a lovely weekend everyone.....hopefully the sun will shine for you all!

;-) x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

What lovely work , Helen!! ;-)


This morning, after I'd taught my lessons,

I had a 'drawer tidying session'!!



I didn't get very far because I stumbled across some books

which I'd kept...some little treasures!!



My daughter, Helen's first writing books!







I came across a few more interesting things too...maybe for next time!

;-)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Onions and fabrics... and vintage things... in a teacup.


Yesterday, we made our way down to Cornwall, to a little place called St Agnes.



'Vintage in a Teacup' was taking place in the church hall,

which had this lovely mural on one wall:



There were some gorgeous stalls there.






I spotted this little bit of 50s Alfred Meakin on one stall.

And...



My stall was next to, 'Dig for Victory'!




I have to say that my fabrics have never before been exhibited next to onions,

spuds, kale, cooking apples, cucumbers

and rhubarb....so there's a first time for everything!



And jolly fine onions they were too...I brought some home!

I love to see stringed onions!



I also spotted Tubby Trex...a huge favourite of mine when I was little!

(And another fave, Milly Molly Mandy, nearby!)





We had a lovely day and the people were exceedingly friendly...in particular

the tea room waiters and waitress!



A big 'well done' to the organisers of this event, Siobhan and Tina.

'Vintage' has certainly hit Cornwall!

Hope everyone is having a lovely bank holiday weekend!

;-)