a little colour

Our garden has transformed into a jungle while I have been going to the sea, getting caught in the rain, choosing birthday presents, visiting exhibitions, drinking cocktails, watching my boy learn to canter alongside a little knitting and quite a lot of sewing.

I would share photos with you of the green canopy that seems to have taken over this summer, where if you look closely there are mulberries, wasps banqueting on figs, juicy wild plums and their less juicy tame cousins, apples falling into the pond, hazel nuts and the walnut tree…but I haven’t taken any.

Nor have I taken photographs of the bubbles inside our two remaining beautiful Robert Welch wine glasses from our wedding as we celebrated anniversaries this week or the crayfish paper chain. But here are some sunflowers.

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The light is changing.

lutradur red cross Sew Much To Do wool blankets



Three cheers for the Red Cross jumble sale!

Waiting just inside 19 West Fen Road at 10am this morning (first Saturday of the month) were these two beautiful blankets.

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There will be hares with green stripes later today.

I use Lutrador as a stabiliser for machine embroidery; Lesley at Sew Much To Do  suggested it when I was searching for something that would help the blankets keep their shape. I love the way it slides smoothly across the machine bed as I stitch over and over in different directions making my scribbley stitching more fluid.

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Does this goat (wrong side) remind anyone else of Botticelli’s Venus….