Sunday, 18 August 2013

Some bits & pieces

Well, I made something & then I gave it away. It felt right, a neighbor & friend was 80 & inspired (finally) by her lovely garden I made a small textile piece for her the size of a CD case, a manageable size I find.

 nasturtium, lupin, lithodora

Couldn't resist a little posy too


 We took a rare opportunity to go for a kayak, just out into the sound. there's the DH way ahead


& here's me (do I look big in this?!) with Ben Sgritheall behind. The silvery water was wonderful.


 a quick visit to my garden - perennial sweet pea


honeysuckle round the mail box - the postie won't be able to get near soon


 A thistle by the front door - I'll catch it before any seeds disperse!


 & a lovely pink Grunyard Double (with half the pergola screen still missing - the clematis has grown all over the bench instead)


 I managed a few cards - past designs, I'm sure new ones will come soon



We've had searing heat, almost tropical downpours, ordinary grey days & a week of an amazing Haar type thing, the place looks so different without a mountainous background.



 Can't believe I caught this pic with a mouth wide open & the insect just about to go in. (happy to admit I couldn't see it thru the lens ;) they fledged, what must have been a second brood, a week or so ago.


A baby of a different kind, a toad I think.


 & a little bit of produce, mmmmm

Thanks for looking!


15 comments:

Connie Rose said...

You've been busy! Everything looks simply wonderful! xo

underatopazsky said...

Lovely catch up. The flower piece for the neighbour is delightful. Your garden looks amazing and I'm very envious of you kayaking off into that still water!

Maureen said...

Lovely way to finish up my evening looking at your lovely photos!

Lesley Crawford, Gaia Art said...

What a lovely birthday present! Loved looking at your photos, what luck with the great tit.

chocolatefrog said...

Textile art, nature, Skye - bits of everything I love, thank you!

Jill said...

So lovely to catch up with you, I've been out of the loop a bit lately, but good to see you're out and about.

Maggi said...

Beautiful gifts for your neighbour. I really enjoyed wandering around your garden with you, wonderful photos.

Julie said...

The flowers and the textile gift are both beautiful. I can't wait to see these beautiful views for ourselves. Your garden is a picture and the Sound looks idyllic.

Suztats said...

Lovely garden shots, and I like the photo of you out on the water. Have a great week.

Heloise said...

Lovely stitched work and beautiful photographs.

Robin Mac said...

Wonderful start to the day,looking at the gorgeous photos you have posted. Your neighbour would have loved her gift, your garden is thriving. Cheers

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos Emma......and a lovely post to read. Very envious of your kayaking expedition; looks amazing.
LOVE your textile piece....so very pretty. XX

Gillian Salmons said...

Your posts are always inspirational ! Gilli @ Tasty Textiles

Jan said...

Beautiful summer post. Edging towards autumn now. Hope you are well and enjoying life. I've enjoyed this visit.

Gillian Salmons said...

Hi Emma, thanks for stopping by my blog and good to be linked again as 'followers' after google decided to ?block? my previous blog because the cat jumped on the keyboard and obviously caused something to happen that they didn't like ;-( Gilli