Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Refreshing and Relaxing

 Hello again dear blog friends.....here i am back from a nice break...i switched off my computer for a while and even my phone for a few days and feel much refreshed now.......
 ...........i had a lovely birthday during my time offline.....and this adorable little bunny was one of my favourite gifts...............beautifully designed and made by my lovely blog and instagram friend vivienne of green rabbit designs.....my bunny is a french bunny and her name is helene......she looks so sweet in these pictures and is even more sweet and tactile in real life...........
 .............all the flowers in our garden are blooming happily especially these petunias..........they liked the rain........
 .............delicious homemade scones arrived for me.............
 ...........and a specially customised red cornishware mug with the perfect words for me......
 .............lots of other lovely flowers and gifts will be appearing in my photos too, soon......
 ............things are growing in our veggie patch.......peas are ready for popping...i love to eat them straight from the pod :)......
 ............and hubby's expertise in growing tomatoes has really improved this year......we have two kinds.....and both are doing well.....
 ..............i have only done a small amount of sewing on my break as i've been knitting socks mainly..............but i did finish the quilting on my star quilt and here is the binding being attached..........more pictures of this new summer quilt coming soon....
 .............another close up of my beautiful birthday flowers......
..............thank you for dropping in to my little space here in blog land dear readers and for your kind comments.....i have quite a bit of catching up to do now..........wishing you a wonderful week and lots of flowery, happy crafty times............take care my friends.................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

12 comments:

Crafty in the Med said...

Dear helen. I'm back after 10 months away from my blog!! I am at present contacting all blogfriends on my blog list to try and catch up with all that has been going on here in blogland! I am also inviting everyone to my Fresh Start Giveaway which will be active all this month and open worldwide. I thought it would lift our spirits a little in these troubled times. I was quite relieved to see that you are still blogging because I have noticed quite a few bloggers have gone away. It is wonderful as always to pop in here and see your fresh colourful post packed with colour and that you have a new friend called Helene. She is beautiful!! lovely gifts too!! Happy belated birthday wishes Helen! Gorgeous star quilt! Keep well Amanda x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

So glad you had a relaxing break Helen!
Little Hélène looks like she has settled in well, I know there will always be a beautiful quilt for her to snuggle up in. :) Speaking of which, I love your star quilt!
I need to getting some sock knitting done too, I have so much pretty sock yarn and so many beautiful patterns that I really want to knit.
Isn't it exciting the thought of lovely homegrown tomatoes and your peas look wonderful!!
Have a lovely new week my friend,
V x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you had a nice birthday! And your new bunny is simply adorable! Enjoy your week my friend!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Sweet Helene I'm sure will be very happy at your home.. she is darling and love her little sweater! Your garden and petunias look lovely.. as does your wonderful quilt. Sounds like you had a happy birthday! Have a good week.. Marilyn

Kc'sCourt said...

Belated birthday wishes to you. Beautiful photos and another inspirational quilt.

Julie xxxxxxx

Teresa Kasner said...

It looks as if you were treated royally for your birthday. I'm glad you enjoyed your break and celebration. Welcome back home.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Little Quiltsong said...

Everything looks so pretty on the home front with your garden and flowers and lovely gifts. Such beautiful gifts - to be enjoyed over and over as you use or display them. Lovely!

Christine B said...

Beautiful post as always Helen and I am glad you had a wonderful birthday, I had a big birthday myself yesterday but due to the strange circumstances didn't get to celebrate as I would have liked. Never mind, will have to do something next year! Hélène is so delightful, such pretty colours and the flowers are gorgeous too! Enjoy the rest of your week! Christine xx

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

I took a break for a few months and am back again. Beautiful flowers for your birthday! The quilt looks great. I am planning to start knitting, but it is too hot over here in Greece at the moment. But no socks! I've done that once, and that was enough. Love the rabbit! So cute.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Birthday!
What a lovely break, to shut things off and enjoy the world around you, and a beautiful world it is.

Jacky H said...

Nice to see you back Helen after your break
It's good for the,soul to turn Off all these devices.
I love your new edition to your bunny family I bet she has settled in really well . Your garden looks so pretty
Have a lovely week Helen.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sweet Helen! Your garden is SO beautiful -- such a gorgeous variety of flowers. It looks like you're staying busy and having fun this summer -- as always, everything is stunning!