Friday morning we walked in Peel, had coffee (but no cake this time) then popped into the charity shop on the promenade as a friend told me that they have a box of sewing patterns that have been donated. I managed to find 5 quite useful ones for the bargain price of 50p each. I also bought two king size duvet covers for £4 each which have now been thoroughly washed and will provide me with plenty of fabric for sewing projects.
In the afternoon I inspected P's handiwork around the garden and admired all the ladybirds adorning the foxgloves and the strawberry plants.
Saturday was spent cutting and sewing, then swearing, unpicking and re-sewing.
I am now just back from an energetic 2 hour Sunday morning walk around Port Erin with the girls so ready now for a cup of tea and half a rich tea biscuit.
I thought you had gone to Guernsey JayCee. Super photos. It's soft rain here on the Irish Riviera.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave. Our trip is next month, seems ages away still. Sunny here now but still breezy. Hope your rain clears away soon .Delete
Your garden looks lovely ... so many flowers and edible things !! I wouldn’t worry about missing a day or so of posts ... I can go weeks before I think of some more drivel to bore everyone with 😂🤣 I might have a go at the new blogger in a minute😱 XXXXReplyDelete
I find the new Blogger is fine, apart from the annoying Redirect Notice when you try to link to another blog from your Reading List. Adding photos etc seems to work OK anyway. Hopefully you won't find any problems xxDelete
A beautiful array of colour. Does P get as enthusiastic as you over the ladybirds?ReplyDelete
Hope the sewing goes smoothly now
Yes, it was P who came in to tell me about them all. He had counted 17 ladybirds on the foxglove before I went out but they must have gone off somewhere by the time I got there!Delete
The sewing is sitting on hold until I get my enthusiasm back.
"Missed a day" - I'm doing well if I manage not to miss a week.ReplyDelete
Your blog posts though, unlike mine, are very interesting. Perhaps I should blog less often.Delete
I like it when people say things like that. Thank you. But yours of course is interesting - those ladybirds and tomatoes for a start. I don't think I could write something every day in the sense of a "web log" i.e. diary - mine isn't really a proper blog in that sense.Delete
Do you honestly have only half a biscuit, you are good. Rich tea are my favourite biscuit but 5 is more my amount, no wonder I am nicely rounded, lolReplyDelete
I do try hard to limit myself as otherwise I have no self restraint, especially if chocolate is involved!Delete
I love that herbaceous geranium - I collect them - they are such good value and flower for so long.ReplyDelete
I agree. They grow so well and are a wonderful splash of colour.Delete
Good to have lots of ladybugs in your garden. Congrats on the long energetic walk!ReplyDelete
I needed that walk. I am getting flabby!Delete
We are hoping that the ladybirds eat all our aphids.
What are those bright pink flowers? (Beside photo of the potted tomatoes.) Good luck with the sewing - we all have days like that. What are you making? F had a Saturday or compound errors putting a frill on a petticoat with much unpicking and thread pulling. It happens.ReplyDelete
Hello Tigger, thanks for stopping by. The bright pink flowers are the geraniums that Weaver mentioned, above. They grow really well up here and seem to be quite hardy.Delete
I am making a dressing gown from one of the duvet covers. It is a satin finish fabric and seems to fray a heck of a lot. I should have done French seams but too late now. Zig zag stitch the edges and hope for the best!
Clearly Lord Peregrine is a skilled ladybird breeder. I wonder how he gets them in the mood? Dim the lights, Jim Reeves on the stereo and a bowlful of tasty chocolate coated aphids perhaps.ReplyDelete
Worked for me.Delete
He's like Charles Aznavour.Delete
Your Crocosmia or are they good old-fashioned Mombretia are way ahead of mine.ReplyDelete
They are indeed Crocosmia Lucifer, Graham. Ours have been out for the past week now. I love the splash of deep red they provide amongst the other plants.Delete
I thought they were Lucifer but they seem more orange than red in the photo. I have orange Mombretia (I still use the old name for the 'originals') and the tall red Lucifer. They are getting quite aggressive this year.Delete
Yes, for some reason the red came out more orange in the photo. My 'phone camera is not that good.Delete
Good find of those patterns and the duvet covers. Having a devil of a time getting down to any sewing even though I have a decent stash of fabrics/supplies. Sadly, my enthusiasm to start a project wanes quite quickly after my first cup of tea.ReplyDelete
Lovely garden photos--wonderful variety of plants. Haven't seen any ladybirds recently on this side of the Pond. Ungodly hot and humid (third week of 32+ temps and more forecast), so don't blame them if they are hiding somewhere cool.
Thanks Mary. I am enjoying the sewing projects but did not want to spend too much as I am still learning as I go...and making lots of mistakes!Delete
Definitely cooler over here. Only 16C and showery.
I've just bought myself a packet of Rich Tea biscuits - I love them with a cup of tea but usually buy chocolate biscuits for the OH and the grandsons...ReplyDelete
There's a lady on IG called Marcia Lois Riddington who makes the most wonderful outfits out of curtains, duvet covers and table cloths plus bought material. It almost makes me wish I could sew!
Fabulous photos of the garden. I love the pink flower with the black middle. What is it?
That pink flower is the geranium. One of my favourites.Delete
I shall look up Marcia on IG. Thanks for the tip x
Your flowers are looking so pretty. But half a biscuit? That's self-control!ReplyDelete