Saturday, 30 May 2009

Show and Tell Monday

The past few days have been beautiful, warm yet with a breeze to make it more comfortable. Thought I would take you for a walk around our garden, perhaps you would like to partake in tea and cakes under the roses on the terrace.

The roses are coming thick and fast and my linen cupboard is now full of rose petals drying, which I am going to try to turn into pot pourri. The smell is beautiful every time I open the door, will keep you informed as to whether it works or not. Next will be the lavender, never done this before but it seems such a shame to waste these fragrant blooms, when they can be turned into something just as delightful.

With all the lovely weather managed to get one project done, a set of 8 mini cards depicting 'Ladies in Lace' with a lace printed background, embellished with a paper rose. Planning to use the same pictures, this time printed onto fabric, to produce a wall hanging/quilt in the theme of a noticeboard.

I was set a task by Tracey of Sunrise Cards, she wanted a case to hold both her mobile and glasses, to hook onto a belt loop or actual belt. Posted off on Friday and I know she was happy with the finished item. Love it when an order has been made, delivered and the recipient is happy.


  1. Love the tour...the poppies are amazing...wonderful lush looking colors!

  2. Oh my! What a lovely home you have! And I am with Dutchy, those poppies are gorgeous!!! Your cards are so pretty, Carol...such patience to make them...

  3. Thanks for sharing the photos! Your home and garden is very beautiful! The new cards are pretty!

    Have a great week!

    Pei Li

  4. Caroline

    Your lawn and gardens are amazing, Oh how I yearn for grass that green. I love your arbor too, it's beautiful.


  5. Those pics are lovely. I esp like the flowers.

  6. beautiful pics, caroline. love that wonder you want to have your breakfast under the rose trellis. so pretty.

    you have been very busy with your creations. beautiful!


  7. Your gardens are beautiful! the roses are gorgeous. Doesn't it smell heavenly drying all the petals? I love doing it!
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  8. Caroline your yard and house are beautiful! Oh how I would love to come and visit with you, have some tea and do some sewing together. What fun that would be.
    Love those cards too!
    bunny hugs,

  9. I'll be right over! But living in the south... I drink sweet tea or swamp water. (Swamp water is ice tea with lemonade!) I'm not sure I'd know what to do with hot tea. But I'll drink anything to sit under those beautiful roses and enjoy your lovely garden. Pink Hugs, Tedi


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