Saturday, 27 July 2013

More sunsets and Mermaids

Sunset au naturelle

Through rose tinted glasses




And upside down

Mermaid number two
The mermaids were very difficult to capture due to the angle of the sun, hence one being upside down but no improvement really, somebody had obviously been having fun on the beach, I like the frondy tail.
Its raining now so I expect they have swam away, the plants will be happier now.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Peacocks on Buddleias

My favourite buddleia

Peacock butterfly

Bees on the lavender


Day Lily

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Peacocks on buddleias,
 bees on the lavender, roses in bloom,
and day lilies to dye with,
bright orange nasturtiums,
 and loganberries to eat,
 these are a few of my favourite things.

Ok it doesn't quite work, but then I never have been a poet. I have been picking lavender each day, not the one in the picture but a paler highly scented one that came with the garden, it makes fantastic dried lavender for scented sachets.
The next post may have a bit about stitching but still no weaving is being done.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013


Here is a new subject from me, not one of my favourite activities. I am making a nut and lentil loaf which states 40z of walnuts, grated, have you ever tried grating a walnut suffice to say they are now finely chopped.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Not weaving but stitching

Pixie or Gnome
 Three times lucky, three blogs one after another.
I still don't seem to be able to settle down to weaving, but I am still stitching. I don't know whether you will be able to make out what I can see in these solar dyed pieces. I will post again when I have finished stitching them, hopefully all will then be revealed.
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Sunset 7th July

Last night's sunset not so spectacular but much warmer, this was about 9pm I think, we had been paddling in the sea, such a beautiful warm evening. And Murray won at Wimbledon, a perfect end to a perfect day.

Sunset 15th May

I forgot to post these, just found them on my camera