Tuesday, 27 May 2008

what a busy week that was...postal goodies and some flowers...

I can't believe it is over a week since I last posted...no matter how good my intentions I don't seem to manage more than 1 post a week, if that...still, I have a good excuse...it was a busy busy week.

Postal goodies came and were ooohed over...

from Marie as part of the lucy locket quilt swap I received this little beauty...



I oohed (and aahed) over the amazing stitching and will be contacting Marie for hints and tips (I dream of doing such beautiful stitches)




as well as a ball of deliciously soft cashmere mix yarn (I feel so spoiled - I love cashmere, how did you know Marie? did a little quilt fairy tell you?)

and last but not least, ooooh noooo, this delicious and delightful extra strong Lancashire tea, it comes in square teabags (it says so on the box).
No-one in the house is allowed this tea, except ME!!!

Thank you so much Marie...

I also received these two amazing photos in the Scent of Water photo swap. The theme this time was reflections...beautifully captured by Christine (for whom I have no blog address unfortunately).
Thanks Christine...

so, what else have I been up to...

why Chelsea Flower Show, of course...








all those lovely gardens inspired me to revamp our own the minute I got home...

Mr G (photographed here with his lovely helper Ms B) was simply thrilled, as I am sure you can imagine, especially when the rains began to fall

but I did make up for it with a proper afternoon tea...I even let him have a cup of Lancashire's finest...just that once...


(no sweet treats put out until tea was poured, otherwise the gannets swoop)

22 comments:

JOinTAS said...

Lovely mini quilt!

Marie said...

I'm so glad you like your quilt Annie. The cashmere yarn is my absolute favourite yarn to knit with, it's just so soft - like knitting butter :)

Hope you're managing to guard the teabags from invaders! ;)

xMx

Hells said...

What lovely photos. I've always wanted to go the the Chelsea Flower Show - I'll get there. I too am jealous of the stitching on the quilt. practice, practice, practice!!! (me not you!)
Loving the new Blog Header too.

SewToBed said...

LLOOVVEE the fairy quilt.

I've been toying with some fairy items and this has given me the inspiration to get me act into gear!!

Lovely flowers at Chelsea.

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Love the quilt! I have left a message on Marie's blog too.

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, so many beautiful flowers--are those tall ones lupines? They're gorgeous.

And I love your new banner!

Cait ni Clic et al said...

Can we have a tea party when I next come to visit?
Your tea table looked very inviting!
And as for the work going on in the back garden, I'm very impressed. Give that Mr G another cuppatea!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That mini quilt is just gorgeous! Marie has done a fantastic job! I'm so glad I organised this swap - definitely my favourite so far!

Lucy x

megan said...

lucky you that quilts very good and very sweet.
lovely chelsea flowers too - i've never been but i'd love too one day.
LOL at gannets swooping!!!

dottycookie said...

The quilt is lovely - and I am so envious of your visit to Chelsea!

Mary Beth said...

Ooh, such good stuff! I especially love your little tea at the end.

Katy said...

what a lovely little quilt! And I am also in awe of those perfect stitches.
I keep saying I'll go to Chelsea, then never getting round to it (probably because the others in this house would moan), looks like a great day out.

Lindsay said...

What a cute quilt! I'd love to go to Chelsea, did you have to apply really early for tickets? This horrible weather is spoiling our gardening endeavors too, I have only managed to plant up one bed, and the remains of an enormous plant order is rotting in their pots, can someone press the summer button now please?

juanitatortilla said...

:)
What a lovely blog entry on All Things Nice !!!

Hear from you again, next week?
:)

Ravenhill said...

That flower show looks most inspiring!

Speaking of inspiration, your doll is nearly done!!!
~Emily

Ickle Pickle said...

Gorgeous quilt :) I am so envious of you going to the Chelsea Flower Show, it's on my to go to list. I especially love your lupin photo they are one of my favourite plants.

pink-petal-designs said...

Hi, I love your mini quilt ! those gardens all look ao nice too.
Sarah x

Charlie P said...

That is one fabtastic quilt, you lucky thing!
Great photo of the happy gannets :)

Katy said...

ps....do you fancy joining in on my russian doll swap? Go on, you have nowt else to do ;)

Helen said...

Ms B looks so cute in her wellies! Hope you enjoyed the flower show. I could really do with some inspiration for my little garden at the moment.

I love the mini quilt - absolutely beautiful!

Jackie said...

Isn't it amazing how you can read blogs from all over the place for weeks and weeks and then suddenly find one you haven't seen before and you just want to read every word? You are that blog! Thanks.Love the lupin picture. My gardening..not good.

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