Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Garden Flowers and a Little Stitching

 Hello again dear blog friends.....the title of this post pretty much sums up the past week for me....
 ............lots of garden flowers being enjoyed here.....and lots of little stitchings going on...like this tiny four patch pincushion with a vintage button........
 ...........i've been playing with lots of vintage style fabrics and colours, buttons and trims, this week too.....actually lockdown has been good for me creatively and crafting has also kept me sane and focussed...as it has a lot of other creative folk out there, too, i know...........
.....here is a flower bed filled with self seeded rose campion (lychnis coronaria) in shades from pure white to deep pink.....they suddenly began growing en masse in a prairie planting style so i thought i'd just leave them to do their own thing for now.....i do love these flowers and they certainly love growing in our garden, popping up all over the place....
 ..............in front of the beehive composter which i have now emptied and begun again layering with weeds, veggie peelings, torn cardboard etc.....love how it does eventually turn to rich compost....am putting the previous compost onto the borders soon as a mulch....
 .............here are the side door roses in full bloom now............
 .............sweet little bright pink rosebuds that open to white scented roses.............
 ............another self seeded treat growing in the gravel path near the potting shed...feverfew....
 ...............the kiftsgate rose is rambling up over the arbour seat now..........
 ..............and here's a big bunch of sweet william and below a bucket of powder pink roses.....
 ..............just love june in the garden and the sunny days this past week have been beautiful ones for gardening and enjoying the flowers, birds, bees and other insects.......and newts in the pond, sunning themselves near the surface...........
............thank you for dropping by to my little crafty world dear readers....thank you for your sweet comments as well, always a pleasure to read........i hope you are keeping well and enjoying some sunny days, flowers, crafty times and other june delights too.....take care lovelies....back soon xxxxxxxxxx

12 comments:

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Lovely pin cushion. Your garden has beautiful flowers. As I am a lot at home now, I am also working a lot in the garden. I think that gardening has been blooming in the last 2 months!!

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello Helen, I enjoyed your pincushion images! And I thought it was so cool that you have so many colors of Rose Campion! So, I just ordered some of the light pink and white seeds so I can add them to my garden. Have a good week, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I just love all your pretty vintage style makes Helen!
So many pretty blooms too, your rose campion is wonderful, I do love it when flowers spring up all over ... foxgloves are brilliant at that too, you just never know where one will appear.:) How exciting having newts in your pond as well.
I have to agree June days and evenings are wonderful, it was light here this evening at 10.30pm.
Enjoy your week lovely,
V x

Lorrie said...

Such a lovely garden, Helen, full of pretty flowers. Feverfew pops up all over my garden, too, and I like the way it adds airiness and dots of white. Your pin cushion is made of pretty fabrics. Enjoy your time stitching and gardening.

Evelyne said...

Love the plants in your garden! Such a cosy please to bee!
Have a nice week. Evelyne

Little Quiltsong said...

Perfect little pincushion. Love the four square patch of it. Your roses are so lovely - I keep admiring the pretty shade of them. Ours are growing, but no blooms yet. So happy they came back after our long winter.

Sam I Am...... said...

Yes, the outdoors is beckoning and there is lots to do outside. I am trying to balance the chores and crafting. I love your sweet little pincushion. I am already planning the advent gifts my daughter and I exchange and that would be a nice one. Your flowers are so lovely! Enjoy!

butterfly said...

Lovely little pillow ,I am going to make a few of these this year for gifts .
Your garden is beautiful , I find I am spending more time in the garden just sitting watching the birds bees and butterflies , it's so good to just sit and watch nature .

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Lovely flowers.
Alas, in my tiny garden the iris took over the dianthus this year. I thought I'd see a few blooms, but weeding turns up nothing. The irises were beautiful this year, though.

Jacky H said...

I love flowers especially Iris your garden looks wonderful
I spend so much of my time in my garden watching nature .
Hopefully my flowers will grow and slug won't get them
Have a lovely week Helen.

Jo said...

I can't get enough of your pretty things. A beautiful post. Jo x

Rhona said...

Such pretty garden flowers...your garden must be the perfect place to relax....and also to find inspirations for all your lovely makes.