Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Saturday, 26 September 2015

and repeat

Carrie Rose is coming along well
 I just have the flowers to stitch along the bottom
Then it's a case of waiting for the last part in November
 Last weekend in the park, Sam and I picked up acorns
some we put on the bird table, 
because Sam told me squirrels love to eat them
and a few I have here, who knows, they might grow
 I have not done my garden pots yet,
I've got a late showing of colour
these with some winter pansies will be sorted soon
 Rather than leave my raised veg bed empty,
I have these to see how they get on. 
 The Alpine garden in the sunshine
the rain cover has helped keep it dry
and produced loads of growth. 
Something munched through the leaves on my raspberry plants, so I have cut them back, so a very poor crop this year. I am hoping to purchase another blue berry bush, one was not enough. The garden is looking scruffy at the moment, but I am allowing all the late colour to bloom, soon it will be time to cut it all back.
It's been an off week for me, I have had a bit of a tummy bug, not full on but enough to affect my days. On the plus side, I have removed the extra pounds from our  holiday. I am planning October as a month of change, we all see Stoptober on the TV, I don't smoke (never have), but in October I am stopping drinking, I only have 2 or 3 glasses per week, and I am watching what I eat, no snacks. I am also increasing my walking, I lost my pedimeter UP on holiday and have just got a Jawbone, they measure your exercise and sleep. So loads of changes for me.
At work we were told our department will stay until March of next year, but the thoughts are it will stay longer than that, so I am not thinking about anything until after Christmas.
We had to travel to Somerset on Thursday, another funeral, my younger brother died in early September, it was a shock to everyone, I not able to put into words how I feel, it's all just so sad.


  1. So sorry to hear about your brother, we don't expect younger siblings to die before us do we.

    Nice lot of bulbs you've got there, I do love Spring flowers.

  2. I'm sending hugs from this part of the world to yours. Take care.

  3. Oh poor you, I too have lost a brother...my heart goes out to you and your family. The stitching is beautiful.......the planting..well something however small...too look forward to sometime in the future. Take care...Maria xx

  4. So sorry to hear about your brother, Marlene. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Gorgeous stitching Marlene.


  6. Deepest sympathy in the los of your brother.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Sorry seems so inadequate, sending love.

  8. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Lots of hugs x

  9. Loving huggles and prayers on the loss of your brother.

  10. I'm so sorry your family have suffered another loss {{hugs}} x
    Our garden is also looking a little bedraggled, but like you we still have some autumnal colour to enjoy.
    take care, hope you feel much better this week healthwise xx



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