Wednesday, 9 June 2010

postcard no 16

Today was the turn of Beate Knappe (blogroll) from Dusseldorf, Germany. This whole thing was her fantastic idea for celebrating her 60th birthday & I saw it mentioned on Corrine's blog - Dosfishes - & I decided to take it on.

Her card is delicious, a mouthwatering dish of color usin paint & stitches. Wonderful.

I am so excited, thank you very much -  Vielen Dank!



I had a fabulous time at Gardening Scotland, but to be honest found it a bit overwhelming, so much so I didn't even see Marion's stall, Embroidered Originals! I must have gotten too used to the open spaces up here, or something! Another thing, there were absolutely no roses, not one in sight & I had planned to buy some for our brand new pergola at the back of the house & was even clutching early birthday money in my hot little hand! So I bought a wisteria (might not have enough shelter from the sou'westerlies yet but you've got to take a chance sometimes) a hydrangea, a solanum, a few clematis, a jasmin & a campanula. I planted 2 of them the next day & my D nearly fell off his perch! They normally linger in their pots for months, get in the way & the middlest once said about not a little collection of plants 'what are you going to do with all these?' Well, quite.

I'm getting there! The pic is of the few around the 2 I planted & the wisteria (blogger isn't allowing the 2nd pic, oh well!). Have you noticed a slight color theme going on?!




It was great having a meal cooked by the eldest  the night before, being joined by his lovely gf &  flatmate & friend & the 2 of them kindly walked me back half way across Edinbro to my B&B. Tiring but great fun. Just at the moment it's sunny with a breeze to blow the midges away. I might even do some planting before supper.

10 comments:

Marion said...

Glad you enjoyed Gardening Scotland. Were you in the Craft Marquee? I thought there were some good stalls this year. Hubby was informed that you might be stopping by but he said he hadn't seen you. I thought it was because he'd had his nose stuck in the newspaper lol, but now I know why.

Julie said...

How lovely to have a piece of Beate's art! I hope your plants do well. I love wisterias but had to dig ours up as it got too big :o( I shall look forward to seeing progress photos in future :o)

dosfishes said...

A bit of purpley blue, I love that color too! Beate's card is a wonderful chaos of paint and stitch, whirling at breakneck speed just like her these days, yum! I can't believe how much she accomplishes, makes us all look like we are doing everything in slow motion.

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Emma, lovely postcard today, all this stitching is making me want to have a try too, lol ju x

Heloise said...

Fantastic card! Beautiful coloured flowers.

Jill said...

Love that freestyle stitching - must keep practising, and the flowers look great.

Joyce at Calico Paint said...

What is it about blue flowers that is so appealing? I love 'em all. And I am thoroughly enjoying seeing your postcards each day. So many beautiful things!

Sue M said...

What a lovely card you received Emma, I am enjoying seeing them all, so thanks for pouuing them up. Like cornichmist said - I am becoming inspired to try fabrics and stitching on paper too. I am posting my card to you today.

Ro Bruhn said...

This is so inspiring to see all of these wonderful cards Emma, they are all so different.

Linda said...

Hi Emma....like minds eh? My garden is mainly blue and purple.....and soon all the lavender will be out!
Love the wild postcard from Beate....