Saturday, 4 June 2011

Hexie Heaven!

Bertha's garden continues to amaze us with so many jewels now the Roses have joined the party. Every day brings a new marvel! Thank-you all so much for all the wonderful flower stories. We enjoyed reading them all so much! In the end we just couldn't choose one so we popped you all into a salad bowl (I know, we're still unpacking and things are very disorganised!) and out came Kitsch and Curious Elsie who chose the Iris. My grandma's name, perfect! So as soon as I have an address the book will be on it's way. But there are more book treats to come! The lovely folk over at Ryland, Peters and Small have sent me two delicious books from their current catalogue to share with you and I'll be doing that very soon!
 
Indoors there has been a new addition to my hex garden! The first is on the right which we used in our old home. Then the lovely orange one somehow arrived here and then I was very fortunate to purchase the tinky, tiny blue hex from the very talented Viv over at Hens Teeth. I would never, ever have the patience required to make one of these quilts. All the more reason to treasure the ones that find their way onto our sofa! Perfect for snuggle time!
 Half term finally got underway this week and of course there have been visits to our favourite wild places. Somewhere in this picture there is a little boy and a nesting Avocet. Each one watched the other closely for over an hour. I sat in the sunshine and watched the two. Bliss.
 The beautiful boy was delighted to see star fish washed in on the tide, sadly they were unlikely to be washed away again, but he was amazed nonetheless to be able to pick one up out of the water and study it closely.
 We have visited the animal sanctuary over which he was quite proprietorial owing to fundraising activity at school. Am I the only one who cannot meet a donkey without being transported back to beach holidays, sand castles and Devonshire ice-creams?
 Sadly I suspect this lovely lady could see in my eyes that I was thinking 'bacon buttie'. Not at all P.C. given my surroundings!
 And in the garden the boy has added works of creativity to his own collection. This one a gift from Bertha's family next door....
 And a tiny little beauty so soft I would just love to shrink down to size and snuggle in for a cosy sleep!
Back soon and thank-you all so much for stopping by when I have been so hopelessly absent! t.xx

25 comments:

Kitsch and Curious Elsie said...

Oooh! How exciting! I won!
Thank you so much - I'm absolutely delighted!

Sounds like you had a grand half term. The photo of the bacon - sorry, lovely piggy is just brilliant!

Posie Patchwork said...

I'm new to hexagons & they are ADDICTIVE!! Love Posie

Frances said...

I enjoyed this catch up from you, and wish that I might someday be able to hold a starfish in my hands. That's a photo to save.

I love the concept of hex quilting, and have been accumulating a collection of sources of equipment that might make making such a quilt possible.

When might time provide its part of the equation? No idea. Meanwhile, thanks for keeping me inspired.

xo

KC'sCourt! said...

Love those quilts.
Looks like you had a really wonderful half term
Julie xxxx

Serenata said...

Lovely to catch up with all your news and beautiful and colourful posts. So great that your son has such a love of nature.

found and sewn said...

great photos. beautiful flowers

Sally said...

Love your colourful blog! Those hexie quilts are fantastic. I started one a few months ago and am ashamed to say its been abandoned half finished until some time in the future...
xx

vintagerockchick said...

Beautiful quilts! We've been lucky with the sunshine, but still blown about by the Norfolk winds. My late afternoon walk on Holkham beach was very breezy!

Planet Penny said...

What a baleful look from the porker! He must be a mind reader! Penny x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T, thanks for dropping-by today, sorry I've been off the radar for a while. Your kind words were such a boost.

Glad you are enjoying your new garden with your BB and have made some gorgeous discoveries...hasn't the beautiful summer weather been great for the garden?!

Enjoy feathering your nest! ;-))
Niki xx

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gill said...

I would so love to see an avocet - lucky boy!!

Jackie said...

I love those quilts. I too don't think I would have the patience to make one but do so love quilts.

Lottie said...

Wonderful joyous photos

delia hornbook said...

awww hello i have just popped over from the lovely lemonde kitty's blog and i am so glad i did. What a beautiful blog you have and so bright and fun. I love those hexagon quilts great colours. I started my first hexagon quilt last September i am doing it all by hand even the quilting which is where i am with it now. Have a lovely weekend and i will pop back soon, take lots of care, dee x ps i love your kitchen.

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What a breath of fresh air your blog is. Such a different life from my city life, so beautiful. I feel like a went on a little trip, thank you!

Barbara said...

)This is actually THE cutest blog background I've seen in ages!)
The quilts are lovely and what fun to visit wild places and enjoy them as much as your son! There's something about a bird's nest that I just love! I remember one in a tree outside my window when I was a kid and we watched the Robin mother feeding the little ones.
Thanks for stopping by! And I'll be back.

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