Thursday, April 30, 2009


Well what with Easter, recovering from Easter and outside tensions the time has just flown this month.
I do have a little to show though and will start by showing off the wonderful work my friends ~ with some help from me of course ~ did in my garden.

Sitting here you really feel you are protected with all the plants around.

You can hear the buzzing of the bees and the hoverflies.

I'm really looking forward to seeing it all start to grow and flower.

Did you spot Mitzi Cat? She really loves it here.

Thank you Cath and Chrissy. Come back soon so you can enjoy it too.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Roger's leave is coming to an end and I have to wave him off to work tomorrow.
Well, I won't as he goes out too early but you know what I mean.
So back to work for both of us as I start to catch up in the studio and get back on track with my projects.

The weather has been kind to us and, with the help of friends, we have rearranged the garden, seen family and generally had a relaxing time.

Today we decided to end the holiday well with a visit to Woolacombe.
I didn't go down to the beach as I didn't think I would get back up the hill, but sat on the bench(at the top of the post) looked out over the Atlantic and thought of friends and family across the pond.

The boys had a tootle around on the rocks.

I sat and watched the surfers enjoying the water, although I suspect it was a little cold despite the glorious sunshine.

The day was rounded off with a lazy couple of hours in the garden.

Cheeky Fred!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A little bit of progress.

Roger retires at the end of July.
He is using up accumulated leave and as much as I love having him home my routine has gone to pot!
I have done very little work with him home, but in his favour is the fact that we have been getting things together to do the garden this weekend. Could not have done that with out him home.
But today he is in work and out came the sewing machine ;0)

This is the continuing story of my quilted butterfly.
It now measures 1 metre square and I wonder how I let it get like that! But I think the hardest part is now over as regards it's size.

This part of it is now ready to be backed and finished and then I will work on two smaller flower quilts to hang from the bottom.
See my scribble below.

This is by far the largest piece I have done and it will practically cover the wall at the top of the stairs but I am enjoying it and have plans for a couple more large pieces.
Well as soon as I can get used to a man in my studio and a new routine.