Hi everyone! Thanks for all your comments last time round. It was good to hear that I’m not alone in sometimes finding it hard to get a blog post started! Seems like many of us find the same thing and I’m going to take on board the advice of ‘let the pictures do the talking’ when I’m not feeling the words flowing!
So, let’s get started on what’s been going on around here, stitching and otherwise.
First up, the latest square to be completed on A Sampler Story.
With this square mainly being motifs and people it was a fun, quick stitch. You’ll see from the picture that I’ve given you a sneak peek of the next square that I’ll be working on. Looking forward to stitching this one as it is quite a contrast to all the squares stitched previously.
Next up is BN’s Lo How a Rose. I’ve done enough now to feel that it warrants a ‘show and tell’.
It’s such a sweet piece and as Wednesday is our day for the SAL on Instagram I’m hoping to find some stitching time later today. Likely there’ll be an update picture on Instagram later today or tomorrow so feel free to check out my Instagram link if you wish.
Have any of you discovered the joys of the clearance section at garden centres? A couple of years ago, by complete chance, I realised the little gems that could be bought for a fraction of their original price which, if I brought home and gave them some TLC would repay me by thriving. I thought I’d share a couple of the ‘finds’ I’ve bought recently.
Yesterday, I bought this glorious begonia reduced by 75%!!! There is absolutely nothing wrong with it other than it seems to be past it’s ‘sell-by date’ and needs to be moved off the shelves. There were about 6 of these plants sitting in clearance and I wasn’t the only one grabbing a bargain!!
Then this sunflower plant….
Look at the new flower heads that are starting! It needed some dead leaves cut off and I plan on re-potting it, but other than that it's as good as new. I’m looking forward to the birds having a feast of sunflower seeds as autumn approaches.
Another recent purchase was this dahlia which was looking sad and bedraggled when I brought it home but it now seems to be enjoying life.
Last, but not least, not a plant from the garden centre but one that was in my parents' house which my father had no more interest in. Rather than throw it out, I brought it home. Lo and behold….
My first ever success of an African Violet flowering for a second time! I have to tell you though, I really didn’t give this plant much attention and obviously ‘neglect’ works in this case because suddenly it has burst into life again. I seem to be having a summer where my fingers are definitely ‘green’!!!
Well, that’s all for this time. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Until next time…..