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Sunday, July 17, 2011


Yes I have been AWOL for a while. I have given myself time off from my daily blogs to do WORK, look after my new family of cats and go on courses.
So here goes with my update.

1. Didi and Holly are now well at home going outside, except in the rain over the past two days.
Holly knocking over the plant-pots while chasing frogs
 Didi sitting on one of my houseplants
DH has now made small stakes to dissuade her from making this a permanent sleeping spot. The plant dies back occasionally anyway and will recover soon.

2. My pretty pink and blue papers are now safely in new poly pockets in a new lever arch file and nowhere near my dye solutions.

3. I have completed Purple Rain 2 a felted and beaded wall hanging.

3. I have been to three exhibitions recently, I may have told you about some of them, Helen Cowan's Exhibition at Paxton House, Stitch-in-9 exhibition in Sunderland and Influences plus exhibition by It Happens at the small Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick. Oh and of course I went to Hampton Court Flower Show and two small textile and design exhibitions on the South Bank.

4. My garden has taken some time to look after as everything is growing so quickly and I am having my bi-annual Garden Party on behalf of the APTT  next Sunday 24th July so please keep all fingers, and toes, crossed for good weather. Here are just a very small sample of the 130 photos I took going round the garden the other day after coming back from London.
 Tomatoes and other veg in pots
 Clematis over the stumps of two trees
 More seedlings in the shed
 Holly investigated the shed, the wall and next door's garden
 I have a few of these chimes around the garden
 I got this one from my sister
 BIG strawberries 
Passion flower
Update on the Stone River
I think I had better stop as you will be tired of the tour. Thank you so much for visiting.


Christine said...

Those cats look right at home now!
I enjoyed my virtual tour of your garden

Lindsey said...

lovely - garden's looking great and I love the purple beaded hanging. Thanks for the shout!

Julie said...

Summertime is so busy for gardeners, lots of lovely things in your garden Sheila, thanks for the tour

Kittys looks like they have settled in really well