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.