We've just come home to find this gorgeous gladiolus flower! I thought I had moved the corms to a different part of the garden and since then they haven't done so well. But this was the one that got away (or stayed where it was!) :)
We've spent a lovely few days away in Devon with Chris' family.
Terrible weather but lots of wonderful crafting :)
I tried out silk painting for the first time. I really enjoyed it but didn't get on so well with the gutta (the waterproof outline) so I made a simple tie dye scarf. Here's a glimpse!
I still need to iron it under paper to seal the paint (and remove the creases!) I need lots more practice but it's definitely a craft I would like to try again.
Whilst away we managed to fit in a spot of shopping and found a couple of second hand/vintage shops along the way. I'm so pleased with a couple of gorgeous retro 70s duvet covers....here's a peek...
I love the colours.........
and I love the huge flowers!
Here they are freshly washed, hanging on the line.....
They'd brighten up anyone's day, wouldn't they?
I also took the opportunity to make a couple of patchwork blocks for my holiday quilt. I knew they would have to be simple blocks to cut and piece as I wouldn't have too much spare time.
So I chose to make the Neck Tie block....spotty tie with a checked shirt?!
And I also made the Whirlwind block as I'm sure there was a whirlwind outside our bedroom window for most of the holiday!
So now I have five blocks for my holiday quilt :) A few more to go yet but I'm so enjoying choosing and making the blocks!
I'd just like to say thank you to you for reading (and hopefully following) my blog. I love receiving your lovely comments :)