I just hope next summer is as good as this one is ... Slow stitching in the garden every week has been just wonderful and as I take my inspiration from what is around me it is the perfect place to be .... I have not stitched in my work room since April.
Today is another beautiful day and other than go to my dress maker and deliver some fabric covered buttons that were needed I can be here and sat in the garden with my basket of stitching for company. Oh and of course Miss Muddy who has started to come more often again. She likes to come where I am because of the shade. I loose the shade there around 4 pm and that is full sun then until the sun goes to bed and I turn on the fairy lights. So that is my day finished now for stitching and I go inside to other things.
my sunhat with me too.
Whilst sat in the early morning in my favourite spot with my warm drink I saw a little twitching of leaves in one of our borders. I wondered what it might be. In a split second I had decided if it was the mother of all arachnids I would be dropping my cup and doing a 3 second sprint to the kitchen door ... Then a happy surprise it was a baby robin! Oh my so very lovely. When I go out I take some mealy worms with me in a little bag and I was able to feed it. Then I noticed he had a stained beak and that he had been nibbling at our blackcurrant bush! it made me laugh;
I was so enthralled I forgot to take a photo and as it happened later when I came in to write to you all I had discovered I did not have my phone or camera with me anyway. Never mind Autumn this little fella was helping himself to the summer berries and staining his beak!
Thus that inspired me with the top photo that I snapped this morning at the top of this blog. Our garden really is alive with Summer this morning.
So today I have the fabrics cut out for appliqué, I have the hand dyed threads that I need and some rather gorgeous buttons and I am going outside to create. I have my journals with me ready to to take to my spot and all that is left to do is pop the kettle on and make my herbal tea.
I am hoping to achieve so much today and so without further a do I am going bid you all farewell for now and of course I will be back here on Thursday morning. Wednesday is my stitching and sketch day and sometimes it turns in to all sorts of a day....
Hope you all all have a wonderful day and the sun shines for you all wherever in the world you are reading this from.
Happy Stitching! XX