Friday, August 6, 2010

Down memory lane…

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I can rarely walk past a bunch of Gerberas without thinking of my Granddad Knox. He would painstakingly grow them from seed. I have fond memories of him pottering about in his glass house made from old windows of all shapes, sizes and colours! 

I have been pottering in my garden this week, after being inspired by this book…

common_ground_cover Just click on the book for more info

Just here and there and slowly it is starting to take shape.  I have created a new garden just under the kitchen window for my herbs, boy have I missed my herb garden! And I have planted my half barrel with the White Gardenia I was given as a housewarming gift, surrounded by a pretty pink Lobelia…

Before…

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More garden pictures to come…

Today I finished a small project, a gorgeous little stitchery…

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I decided to make mine a little bigger, and made a small cushion…

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For a free pattern visit Jenny here   http://elefantz.blogspot.com/2010/06/little-bird-free-stitchery-design-for.html

I also made some gluten free shortbread, I am pleased with the way they turned out and they tasted pretty good too. DS2 was very happy with me! But I will have to hide them from the rest of the family.

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2 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Hi Michelle, your stitchery is gorgeous, very sweet. Looking forward to following your blog

georgie said...

Hi Michelle,
How's the farm?keeping busy.Love the bird embroidery.I'm thinking of giving Hamish his quilt for xmas.
love and hugs Georgie xx