Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Sunday, 7 April 2013

All kinds of every thing

 I have been stitching, I have completed another 3 designs, these are from page 4, it is so much quicker to stitch just using one colour. I am stitching designs I would not normally stitch, and in the beginning I did think I would change some of these, but now I am  doing just as it was designed.
This is very different to my normal stitching, the fabric I purchased as a deal and would normally not go for this shade. My stitching is evolving which is good, I am not a fan of stitching cottages, flowers, you know the stuff my mum did.
 Yesterday was warm and sunny, so we went to Emsworth, about 30 mins drive from the house along the coast, we had lunch in a pub,  and a walk around the harbour. The best bit, we only had on our jumpers and a body warmer, not gloves or hats, we just about kept warm. This photo is from the harbour wall looking back towards the small town. It was a nice afternoon.
 Today it's warm and sunny, well not that warm but with the weather we have had this spring, it's enough to get us out int the garden. No planting yet, but a good tidy up all round.  Below the pot is looking good next to our front door and the clematis is in bud.
 Our front corner garden is doing well, I love the spiky bush, it's hardy so it grows well in this spot, right next to where I park my car. The other corner garden in the front has loads of spring flowers, so I am pleased every thing looks tidy.
I have sorted and cleaned my little green house, ready for plants, I am going to get plug plants later this week and grow them on to a size for planting out. I also have to sort my tomatoes and other plants for growing in the green house. I want to get a gooseberry bush and another raspberry cane, and I will sort the strawberry tower Su gave me for my birthday last year.  So a busy few days.

With the sunny days, I have been busy sorting inside, I have thinned out loads of craft items, I have loads of card for Josh to take to school. I am thinking if I have not used it in the last year, I'm going to get rid of it, it never surprises me how much stuff we have, I don't even think I am a hoarder.

Tonight we plan a night in together, Kev is then away for 3 days, so I plan to do loads of girly things, in real terms the time will go so quickly, but I do have a couple of meals which I love planned.

Hope you have the sunshine and can enjoy it.


  1. It's amazing how a little bit of sunshine can lift the spirits, we've had some lovely days here too and my spring bulbs have finally started to open up.
    Your plants looks great.

  2. Ok . . your jumper is an American sweater, but what is a body warmer? I have never heard that term.

    Your flowers look great. Our crocus' have been blooming for a week or two. Our daffodils (narcisus) are up to where they will be able to bloom this week, I hope. Daffy's are my #1 flowers. I am so happy that our last snowfall didn't hurt them, as the flowers were just emerging through the leaves from the ground.

  3. Your stitching is so beautiful.
    Grit from Germany

  4. Your stitching piece just grows lovelier all the time.

  5. Hello

    Just found your blog.
    Your stitching looks beautiful and your photos are lovely too.

  6. Love the piece you are stitching, and good progress being made.
    Yes the sun makes you feel so much better even if there is still a nip in the air.



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