Hello my friends! Yes, I am drunk with sunshine (finally spring has almost morphed into summer!) and the garden is looking lovely. I have been busy with stitching 2 exchanges so no photos to show yet.
This is a quick catch up post. I had thought I would post more while I was off work but it turned out I did a lot of 'around the house' type of work - spring cleaning inside and out. As a result, I am having a giveaway next month - ha ha - yes, June is only a day or so away. Please come back next week as I need to put the 'bundle' together.
First, I want to thank Snip for this lovely award which she gave me well over a week ago. You know when you're dazzled with sunshine you just lose all sense of time!
Then I have to show some gardening shots as I have to say right now "Happiness is a Garden full of flowers".
These beautiful irises are from my MIL's garden. I got them probably 20 years ago and have given 'cuttings' to various people over the years. She is no longer with us but whenever I see these irises I am reminded of her. That's what I love about gardening - you can pass on plants to friends and they will form their own memories for the gardener. See that little pink peony in the lower right hand corner? It looks like this when opened...
What I love about this beauty, beyond the colour and the fragrance, is that it was free! It was in the same pot as another peony that we bought and this is the first year that these bloomed. What a lovely surprise!
I love these giant white poppies with purple centers.
So, how can one not be happy when surrounded by such lovely happy flowers? I really do feel very happy when I am puttering away in my garden. In the fall/winter, stitching is my solace.
While waiting for my giveaway, you can go and visit Yuko and she has some beautifully stitched goodies she is giving away.
One question I do want to ask - do you have any good books to recommend regarding traditional samplers? I would like to learn more about traditional samplers.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying some sushine as well!