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Love in a mist

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Love in a mist (otherwise known as Nigella) is one of my very favourite flowers and it has burst into flower in my garden this week. So delicate, almost etherial, dainty and feminine. Utterly understated and so very, very pretty. It’s also delightfully undemanding and self-seeds ad infinitum. I love it when it just takes over, growing everywhere where it shouldn’t really, but always looking lovely.

Today I finally received my copy of Fat Quarter Winners by Monique Dillard. Why it should take months longer to get hold of a copy of this wonderful book in Europe than it did in the US is beyond me. The main thing though is that it’s here now. And I can report that it was worth the wait. It’s a very thin book, but the quilts contained in it are super and I’d like to jump right in and start making them right away.

I love scrap quilts best of all – and the patterns here are traditionally based, but with modern twists and are interesting enough to please the most discriminating. I think there will be a lot of patterns here that I will use and enjoy enormously. Just my kind of book. It may even be right up there with my Carrie Nelson books!

Happy sewing,

Helen

 

3 Responses to “Love in a mist”

  1. marycatharine Says:

    Looks like a great book, I’ve been looking for it locally but it hasn’t shown up yet, maybe I should just order it online.

  2. Jane Says:

    So nice to see your flower photo. I’d only ever seen these flowers in catalogs, but one year I winter sowed them and I was not disappointed. Lovely little things. Alas, we moved from that house after only one year, but I have nice memories.

  3. Stephanie Says:

    I’ve always loved ‘love in a mist’ too. I usually have some somewhere in the garden. Enjoy your new book. I love getting new books – so exciting and inspiriing!