Sunday 5 May 2013

Sunny Sunday

I'm sitting in the garden to write my blog today - it is glorious.

Yesterday we did a lot of work at Dad's. I cleaned the bathroom after the decorator and then rubbed down all the paintwork and sugar soaped it. I also rubbed down the paintwork in Dad's bedroom and sugar soaped that too. DH stripped out the kitchen !! We were both very achy last night and I think (know) I did too much :(
Today we popped to Dobbies garden centre and I bought two new hanging baskets, a large bowl planter filled with plants, two reduced mini bowls of plants and 6 herbs to plant in my herb pot. We have their membership card (thanks to Tesco vouchers) and every month have vouchers for a free coffee so we popped to the coffee shop - I was naughty as I succumbed to a cream doughnut, I haven't had one in over a year!!   

Here's my garden with the new bowl planters at the front - we've just got Dad's water feature out ready for the summer so my little garden is looking good. The pixie clematis is very late this year but it's green flowers are just about to burst open.

New planters

My orts jar for this year is growing well -probably because I am midst gift stitching and doing the monthly Drawn Thread pieces. Anyway here's my jar for April 30th

April 30th
Following the meet up last weekend I decided to buy a frame like Julie's - I have been meaning to for a while and finally got round to it. It's a R & R Craft lap frame from Sew and So and I love it - so did the girls in my stitch club at school when I showed them on Thursday. Here it is in action with my start on May - Drawn Thread (just two nights work as I can now stitch two handed )

May Drawn Thread on my new frame
That's about it for now - have a fabulous Bank Holiday, the sun looks like being around for much of it so enjoy !!


Lesleyanne said...

Your pots looks lovely as does your orts and stitching.

Christine said...

Great stitching Clare, it looks like the frame really speeds things up. Your pots are looking fabulous too

Julie said...

Your garden is looking lovely with the new pots.
So pleased you are getting on well with the frame, i love mine.

Sally said...

Your pots look lovely Clare. I really wish I was more of a gardener. Used to love it but as I've got older I hate it! My poor Dad must have despaired of me as he was a very keen gardener.

Your frame looks good. You've made lovely progress on your DT piece.