Brightest warm June evening, Rossal beach; horses taken for a swim, bathe after a hot day.. Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool Tower and pier in the distance.
Fisherman taking a nap, in his comfort zone.
This old sea wall is unattractive but interesting; backdrop as cyclists pass by.
Happy in nature, happy by the sea Xx
Watching the charity race, waiting to cross the road to the promenade opposite Blackpool Tower. Lovely sunny day. Blue sky reflected in a blue sea. Top of the tower, people enjoying the sunshine, open top heritage tram passing by.
And always a surprise, Blackpool town has some of the loveliest planting in unlikely places; beautiful white Irises. Xx
An early morning walk on the road, Bodenham, Herefordshire; fields too wet and grass too long for a little one without his wellies. Lovely to see all the vegetation coming into bloom. And love pictures of old barns.
Perfect day at my gorgeous cousin's wedding at Munstone House, Herefordshire . . . The framed keepsake I made for Poppy and James. The design from the lovely Helen Philipps book; I mostly used Helen's suggested subtle thread shades, just changing a tiny pop of red for the names and hearts.
A bit of May makery - a broach for my dear friend's 70th birthday - Moon Daisy or Moon Penny, or, Oxe-eye Daisy. An idea from pintrest or instagram. I haven't found the image again so this is my take. The silk petals are frayed, a centre of golden yellow french knots, a couched pipe cleaner stem and broach pin. The back is silk covering a piece of felt, painted, stitched with running stitches.
Here are moon daisies and cornflowers from a village garden in Bodenham, Herefordshire.
Apple Store, Scorton, Preston celebrating Liz's birthday with a vintage tea and walk. Liz sporting her top I made for her. Swifts on the weather vein. Remains of black and white building, love the basket keeping the sash window open, Shadow belongs to Liz' husband Pete on the jetty by the lake.
A very happy Easter to you all. Another bunny made, this time for my great-niece Annie who is two years and four months, just the right age to have a bunny to cuddle. Bunny Ears is made from a dusky pink soft velour. I've been calling this one 'Bunny Ears', because of the pretty fabric used, for the inner ears, and for the bunny bags for collecting eggs - a few chocolate ones already inside. The small one was for Annie and then I made two more for her big sisters Winnie and Greta. . . .
Winnie and Greta also had another bag each, Greta the ocean themed one from my last post and Winnie this one. I love this panda design; its lined with spotty fabric and has a matching button from an old cardigan. So pleased when an old button is just the right item. . . . .
. . . . . . the children came with their dad, my nephew Stuart, last weekend, whilst their Mum was enjoying a much deserved Spa nearby, and were given their Easter goodies then as we were so pleased to see them and it was a very cold windy day, much too cold to be outside. . . .
. . . . . . . Today, so different, blue sky hot and sunny if a bit hazy out at sea - so an Easter visit to the beach, fishermen out, dog walkers, children playing, boats and hand-gliders. Pebbles and shells, and a mermaid's purse( the black fish egg shell in the bottom picture).
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