This is the colour of the sky this morning
If you have time, lets have a quick potter round the garden in the spring sun
Shall we start out the front?
There's the hanging baskets that I forgot to photograph a couple of days ago
Some daffodils and little blue scillas
It is so peaceful - the only noises are the birds singing and a cockerel crowing
( he's completely lost the plot, he crows anytime of day throughout the day),
an occasional bark and every now and then you can hear the woodpecker
round the side path past the ribes, now in full flower
quick, shut your eyes as we go past the old paint flaking oil tank, and past the wheelie bins and recycling bins, and out into the back garden
At the bottom of the garden the pink hyacinths smell really strong this morning - beautiful
And I can see some muscari out now
Lots of primulas everywhere
Then along the back border which is in full sun I can see the first few daisies are now open - can't remember what this daisy plant is with the feathery foliage - anyone know?
Now back round under the arch past the sundial
Can you spot a ginger and white cat under the shrub?
She's by the pond where she likes to dip her paws.
Past the shady rockery
and over to the bench in the corner.
And this is where Bessie spent most of yesterday afternoon!
Logan just couldnt get her to get down and play, so he did a bit of plant watching
Logan's actually a bit of a star at the moment - he has now completed his Puppy Party course!
He was given a certificate, a bag of dry complete food (which I think he loves better than his usual dry complete food!) and a bright blue furry Kong called a wubba!!!
The course has been incredibly useful to us as well as great fun for socialising Logan.
Yesterday I made a Sleep Mask for my daughter - about the third one!
I have put a few spoonfuls of lavender behind the wadding and the fabric so its lavender scented, and it smells delicious when wearing it and should help her sleep.
I used a pretty floral cotton for one side and a pale lilac toile de jouy (old Laura Ashley fabric) for the other, and then made contrast elastic casing in a pretty bluebell blue and white toile type fabric
So it smells pretty too!
She is very pleased with it, thank heavens! (As she also was with a charity shop skirt I altered yesterday in readiness for a school play next week - some days I can do right!)
A couple of pieces of vintage French fabric arrived yesterday
This lovely red fabric from the 50s, a linen cotton mix with beautfiul colours, and a little softened with age. Only 99p off eBay so am quite chuffed with it, there's about 1m but only 1/2 m wide
And then this lovely vintage French ticking, very soft with age and a little faded - a bit smaller in size but still only a couple of pounds. I do find some vintage material is very expensive so am pleased with these.
Well I must get back outside - enjoy the rest of the day and have a great weekend!