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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

in the summertime...

when the weather is hot hot hot! It's been an amazing few days of beautiful weather, but so warm I've been glad to be in the cool of our old house, or in my studio (any excuse!). Cumbria is usually a coolish place...shade is now imperative! It is blissful to be out in skirts and skimpy tops, exposing skin to the elements after the wintry jumpers and layers.

The garden is looking full and I am putting extra flowers in pots and hanging baskets, a little at a time...and my husband has been doing a major overhaul of the veggie patch...so it's full steam ahead with summer...for now!

I've had notification from the fabbydo people who have provided the Networked Blog gadget thingimibob, all these years for free, and sadly they are withdrawing this service. So all you lovely folk who follow me by this means sadly will no longer be able to do this. SO thank you dear followers...and I hope you will still be able to read this in some way!!I have added on 2 new widget gadgets so you can subscribe by other means or sign up for email notifications...so perhaps that will assist! See the bottom of my side bar for those.

In the midst of new flowers, seedheads are also appearing, probably hastened by the heat...I so love honesty flowers in all their different stages don't you?

And how about these delicate poppies, so fragile and generous with their beauty! 

I am so grateful for all this loveliness and the fresh air and birds singing...it's truly glorious...but meanwhile I am stitching and creating thankfully and joyfully as it's really all coming along nicely now...happiness all  round! Paper and stitch is so satisfying, one of the wonders of soluble fabrics and papers. You can create such delicate ephemeral structures. and yes I have been handstitching again...

so have a delightful summery week, enjoy whatever you're doing!


  1. it seems they are making it harder to blog these days...anyway I am glad you are enjoying the flowers and managing some stitching xxx

  2. thanks Lyn, it's all change! but I'm still here....and so are you!