Sunday, 8 May 2011

A little more colorful

Wow, I've got 98 followers, thanks to you all. I feel another giveaway coming on !

I had the urge for a little more color this time, inspired by the fact that the informal Sleat gardening group came by - my turn to provide a cup of tea & a little something sweet. I was meant to be showing off my Roses end of June but my turn came faster than I thought & with help from my wonderful non  gardener DH we finally tidied away winter mess,  last summers weeds & the rest of the autumn seed heads. It didn't look too bad, & after a couple of weeks pure sunshine it rained on Thursday, proper sideways rain & I thought, fine, I know Murphey's Law  & did some wet weeding with the breeze dropped in my midge hood in amongst the first midges in my garden.  The next day I got lovely comments, "should be in Gardens Illustrated magazine" well I'll hang on to that one! :) & that considering it's a work in progress, & I mean beds not dug over or planted yet, "it looked like it had always been here" which is lovely as it has been a slow process on a shoestring the last 10 years. Blow me if the breeze didn't come back & the sun come out!


A tiny sample, cord & sketch

Color inspiration?



                                                            Primula, just going over



Allium, just flowering now, one of the last 2 left....mice? Damp?



Cornflower or somethig like it, ok, not really turquoise ;)





Multicolored pennant. The orange flowers aren't out yet but soon will be! All the usual applications - the Youngest likes my "crazy gold stitching" :) Nothing like the sketch really but it gives me somewhere to start - isn't that the idea?
I just want to eat this little thing!

19 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lovely primulas and the colors in your pennant match! Intuitive bet you didn't notice. Sideways rain, no thanks, had enough of that. Roses and wisteria and irises blooming here in California, quite remarkable. xox Corrine

ju-north said...

lOVe THE COLOURS IN THIS POST! i'VE JUST BEEN TAKING PICS OF CORNFLOWERS ALSO - THAT'S ABOUT ALL WE HAVE IN THE GARDEN - AND SOME peonies (I'm not shouting - just pressed caps lock!)

Suztats said...

Nice to see the flowers in bloom--my daffs are just flowering. Love the colourful pennant!

Jill said...

Okay - tell me to shut up if you like - alliums gradually disappear as the bulbs get weaker every year. Mine seeded themselves and every now and then a new one turns up. The blue flowers are perenniel cornflowers or common knapweed (centaurea nigra). Sorry to butt in with a bit of garden fact but I can't help it!
Whatever they're called, it is a great colour combination! Wave your pennant.

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous flowers! They certainly would be an inspiration! Love your new pennant!
happy Mother's Day!

Lynda Howells said...

isn't it great the floswers are coming out...yeeeeeeeeeehx love your stitching..so cutexxglad your followers aer increasingxxxxlynda

Heloise said...

Great colours in the pendant. Fabulous flower pictures.

Su said...

I love the colour of the cornflower against the bright green euphorbia - and the texture of the fennel behind too - just lovely.

Iz said...

This is my favourite pendant so far, I think - just love the colours.

Catharina Maria said...

I love the colors in your work , and also do i love the flowers .
Love from ♥RINI♥

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

These pennants you have been making (have scrolled through your previous posts) are just wonderful - the colours are fabulous. Have holidayed on the Isle of Skye - please don't mention midges!

Jan said...

Beautiful flowers and pendant. Glad you are getting some needed rain. We have more than enough rain here and not enough flowers. Congratulations on almost 100 followers! I'm behind you now but who's counting:=)

jan said...

Lovely colours on your pennant, it looks beautiful.

maggi21 said...

Gorgeous pennant and congratulations for all the lovely compliments for your garden.

Linda said...

LOVE the idea of your flowers providing the colour scheme.....your latest pennant is gorgeous!

Andrew Etchen said...

Love your photos Emma! Great work. I recently started my own Blog last month. you should check it out, follow me so that we can exchange comments :-)

SueM said...

Lovely work Emma today and the other entries also.

Jenevieve said...

The flowers all look gorgeous! Love the pennants too! :) x

underatopazsky said...

The pennants are really vivid and very beautiful, like extra special bunting! Love to see some close-ups...