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Monday, October 4, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" number 40.

Hello,

Happy Monday to you all. Late last week I called into a neighbour who had started doing embroidery and quilting about March last year. We had a great chat about what she was into doing and those crafts that didn't interest her at all. I asked her if she liked cross stitch,she was straight of to her craft room and guess what she doesn't like cross stitch so I came home with the kit in the photo above.
I was talking to her about what I do with my scraps and she went back into the craft room and came out with a big bag of scraps. I cut the stringy bits of and I have this pile of strips of material. I am sure I can use them up. There is even some "rose"prints. This made for a very happy visit.

I am very happy that the roses are in bud or bloom. There are lots of aphids but the ladybirds are out and about in the garden. Plus we have had a lot of birds so there is plenty for them all.


The double red poppies have bloomed over the weekend. This one is growing amongst the broad beans which are producing. Over the weekend I caught up with Anita at the Bookshop Cafe. You will have to ask Anita how long we were there for.
A couple of other things are "Making Me Happy" today- Ian is on holidays for two weeks. It has been quite a while since he has taken holidays. He has been up in the shed making some beer. So he is happy. Bobbie-Lynn's blog always makes me happy.You must check out the post on her beautiful garden journal. If you are in need of a smile check out the header photo on this blog. While you are there you can read about Pauline.
Happy Monday.
Bev C



14 comments:

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Oh..um...yes we were at the Book Shop Cafe...er..for quiet some time!! Love the treasures from your friend, they're a real find. Happy cross stitching. Kind regards, Anita.

Melody said...

Lucky you, nice pressies from your friend and beautiful flower photos too.

Pauline said...

Your friend sounds like my mother. Whenever I go home I have to travel lightly as my mum always loads me up with scraps of material to bring home. Goodness know what the officials would think if ever I had to open my suitcase for Customs.

I love the header at Grandmas' Briefs, too. You can't look at it and now smile, can you?

Notjustnat said...

Wow that a great pile of recycled fabric and a kit. I'm sure you will make good use of them. Lovely roses too. My first rose came out at the weekend. I hope to show it off soon - Hugs Nat

Simone de Klerk said...

Once again a happy Monday! What a lovely talk with you neighbor! I bet she was very happy to make someone happy with the embroidery and strips!
The rose is beautiful, the double poppy stunning. I have never seen something like that!
I'll check out the links now.
HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU!!!

Terriaw said...

What a happy day to discover your neighbor had a few goodies to share with you! I love the colors of those scraps she gave you. Your roses and poppies are so vibrant and beautiful! We just picked the last of our roses before the temps got cold last night. So I am happy to enjoy your lovely flowers!

Melissa said...

You are like me... Love fabric, but there is something especially fun about those scraps!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...thanks for coming over!!! My what a happy post...that poppy sure brought a smile to my face...Happy Tuesday to you, Dzintra♥x

Lynda said...

Such beautiful flowers Bev.

~Niki~ said...

just found your blog. wonderful!

Cybele's patch said...

Wow you had a happy Monday! Lucky you with such a good neighbour. Your flowers are blooming so pretty. Here we enjoy our last roses and lovely weather.
Have a happy Tuesday too!

Shiree said...

hello hello, nice to visit you, I ahven't been for a while, but so nice to see that you have been keeping busy. Wonderful treasures huh,lucky you!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
You are so sweet and thank you for your lovely comments. What a magnificent red that poppy is. The scraps there look like a pretty color combinations and I'm sure you will put it to good use. They look big enough for your applique work. Sending good wishes to you and hope your Husband has a wonderful time off. Sounds like he is already. : )

Mylene said...

Those flowers looks gorgeous!!