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Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Well, I found the missing camera finally…..where was it? Behind the chair in my sewing corner, where it ordinarily lives and where I had looked oooh at least three times. I don’t know if the fairies have been up to a bit of naughtiness, but I’m just glad to have it back. It wasn’t quite as bad as the lost handbag feeling, but not far off.

So here’s what I have to show you:


Two more Fireworks blocks in Rouenneries Deux by French General…big blocks with lots of bits…73 pieces per block by my calculation. They take a while! I now have seven, but need at least 16 and am starting to wonder if the fabric will stretch that far! The one on the right above is possibly my favourite so far.


Two blocks for Christine  in Germany for the Sew Euro-bee-an bee…..she’s making a quilt to go with her orange sofa!



Two hanging baskets.

they each contain…

  • Lobularia ‘Snow Princess’
  • Glechoma hederacea
  • A hanging petunia with small flowers
  • A petunia Surfinia – that is the one with the big purple flowers.

Years ago I used to buy hanging baskets, but they are the easiest thing to plant up yourself and are great value all summer long. This year I invested in these lovely wicker baskets, to replace my rather dilapidated metal ones.


And here is the lovely mother’s day gift my husband picked out for me at the garden centre yesterday. (Ladies, let me tell you, it’s worth dragging your husband to a garden centre on the Saturday before mother’s day – and not just to lug the heavy stuff!).

As my son has now come home from 4 days away camping with the scouts the rain has now stopped – there is an awful lot of muddy laundry to be dealt with. I’ve had to seriously fight the urge to rescue said son all weekend, who despite the deplorable weather seems to have had a great time. I guess he’s not such a little boy any more 😉

Have a lovely evening and a good start to the week.




11 Responses to “There’s funny stuff going on here……”

  1. Charla Says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! I miss our coffees. I think your Fireworks blocks are fabulous. I would like to try them sometime. I also am falling for your French General and will buy some next time I can. I finished the top of my Kaffee Fassett Jelly Roll quilt. Brianna now admits she likes it. I’m looking for the backing so I can finish it. I would like to have it longarm quilted. Any suggestions of where and who? I have two names in CH and wonder if you have ever used them. Have a good week.

  2. Gillian Says:

    Happy Mother’s Day 🙂 Those firework blocks are amazing and I also really like the HST’s. The hanging baskets look good too. I haven’t done mine yet – but I did plant out some little violets as shady ground cover – and I gave the lawn a much needed treatment – just before the rain arrived. I’m definitely a fair weather gardener!

  3. Katy Says:

    Silly woman, little boys love mud, they never grow out of it 😉 The blocks look good, glad you found the camera!

  4. Flying Blind Says:

    I can now have my “bugger’ back as you’ve found your camera!!

  5. Marit Says:

    Wow, you’ve been all about the hst’s! Love the firework blocks! And your beautiful flowers:)

  6. grapes and hearts Says:

    Thank you very much, Helen, i’m looking forward to the postman ;o) Love the blocks you made for me!

  7. diane stanley Says:

    Happy Mother’s Day. It looks like it was a good weekend for you.

  8. Annabella Says:

    I love your blocks for Christine – glad you have the camera back. Naughty fairies!

  9. Julie Says:

    I always find beauty on your blog, Helen. Thank you….

  10. Elisabeth Says:

    Lovely blocks, both your Fireworks and Christine’s HSTs. I now have another reason for not cleaning the house: I might lose my camera and that wouldn’t do, would it?
    It seems your mojo has come back too.

  11. Gertie Says:

    I have a metric tonne of Rouenneries Deux if you want me to bring along some bits to FQR. Or happy to pop some in the post to you. It works really well with the Fireworks pattern doesn’t it – might add that one to my enormous to do list…