Hello friends! And how's your day been so far? I've just been sitting, glued to my chair, working away today, and now I'm ready for a bit of chat and a cup of tea. (Just settling myself down............ aaahhh that cuppa is lovely!)
The flowers in the photo above, I grew them! I can hardly believe something as beautiful as this bunch came from my garden! It seems like a miracle to me. All my flowers in my garden seem like a miracle to be honest. I plant the fat bulbs, with their flaky brown, onion skin like cases, and about seven months later, I get Tulips, Daffodils, Alliums! My little miracles. The Peony is a Tree Peony, and I look forward to this plant flowering, enormously. It's such a short season for Peonies, which is the only sad thing about them, because I always want their blowsy, dramatic presence in my garden all year round. My tree Peony is planted in a sheltered, sunny spot in the garden, and it's hidden from the house, so I like to cut my Peonies, and bring them indoors, to get maximum enjoyment from them.
Just turning the display round a bit, so you can see the other Peony in the bunch. Oooh! What's that?! That yellow package?! Yes, on the table below the flowers? It's the giveaway I won from Jane at applique. The first giveaway I've ever won! I was particularly ecstatic about this giveaway, because I got to go shopping in Jane's etsy shop! I could choose anything up to the value of $20! I thought Jane was very generous. Quick, lets open it up.................
Isn't it a beauty? I love the colours, and it's so well made, and the piece of fabric in the centre is so pretty, I just love it! I know I keep on saying that, but I do! I've worn it most days since I received it in the post. Shall we see what it's like on?
And now for some tea cup action! I've got one yellow tea cup like this, and the saucer to match. When I saw this cupboard full of green tea cups, saucers, and matching plates, it wasn't just the china that took my breath away with its gorgeousness, it was the cupboard itself.
This is a kitchen in a church hall, I was at the church hall a few weekends ago, for a days course in crocheting. The course was for beginners, but I went along, and ended up just doing my own thing. Denise at Primrose patch invited me, and I love these sort of events, with people getting together, I'm also fascinated with church halls, so I thought I'd go along and have a relaxing day of chatting, crocheting and good company. And it turned out to be all of those, and more, because I didn't expect the church hall to be so splendid. I found the kitchen particularly fascinating. It's a working kitchen, people cater in it for events, and everything was spotless. Spotless and ordered, and had obviously been loved and cared for, over many years.
But maybe you're curious as to the crocheting action I got that day? I have to admit, compared to the splendid cupboard, my efforts were paltry.
That's my corsage I crocheted, the great big green hairy thing on the left, of the above photo.................. not very exciting I'm afraid, (I'm going to be doing more with it when I get the chance). You see, I was too busy chatting away, and getting on extremely well with Denise, of Primrose Patch, who is a very lovely, gentle and softly spoken lady. Still, even if I didn't get much done, I did enjoy the day.
Denise even gave me these eggs from her hens, one laid by Jill, one by May. Lucinda is broody at the moment, so she's not laying! Denise was very knowledgeable about hens, which I found fascinating. The eggs are sitting in my Grandmother's egg cups, waiting to be eaten. When they were boiled, they were delicious. All the sitting, drinking cups of tea, amongst friendly people, and meeting a fellow friendly blogger, Denise. Yes, it was a good day, warm and friendly. Just my sort of way to relax. It's Market day here tomorrow, I fancy paying a quick visit, just to have a look you know! See you tomorrow, and take care. Love Vanessa xxx