The garden is showing signs of spring, with one freesia, snowdrops by the dozen, daffodils almost finished, grape hyacinths in deep blue, and then there were TWO…… Tulips.
It was so hard to get the right setting, with shade and bright sunshine in the next photo. The barrows have grape hyacinths, there are more tulips, with Dutch Iris in the tubs, pansies scattered amongst them.
Lots of patches of tiny violets, near the wheelbarrows.And so many lupins are shooting again.
Boris follows Ginger Boy, and is so daring, adventurous, almost to the scary level. Ginger goes past our place, through the neighbours, skirts along a narrow dangerous( in my opinion) ledge of dirt and stones, and is then 2 doors along. Boris tries to follow, but I managed to grab him, at least this time. I guess, like having a teenager in the home, I will have to ignore this and just let him find out the hard way, it is a long way down the the stream below!!! Boris is on the right, Ginger Boy in all his glorious winter fur, is on the left. This is the area we grandly call “ The Gully” really just a tallish bank, where we can leave cuttings, rubbish from shrubs and trees, to compost down, but some rampant plants do take over.
And, in case you all think I spend my days following the boys, I have managed to sew 2 borders on the Wiggle-me quilt, The final darker one still to go, and I found a wonderful tutorial for a binding with a flange, sew on the back, turn to the front, and stitch on the edge of the flange . I am not sure if the binding will be the same as the final border, with a lighter flange, or a total contrast. Any suggestions will be so appreciated.
The last border has some blue/green tonings in it, and links everything together nicely ( IMHO). ( In my humble opinion)!!!
Now all I need, thinking of John Masefield, is a huge table so I can spread it out, and baste the back and batting more easily than the kitchen floor. In the photo above, it is on the lounge carpet.Tall ship and a star, that would suit any sailor or mariner to a T.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ A happy ending does not mean everything is finished, as a new beginning is on the horizon”
Greetings from Jean