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.
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