Sunday, October 18, 2020

Spring is A-Buzzing


Hello lovely lovelies❣ How are you all, in your little corner of the world?? Down here spring is a-buzzing. The flowers are continuing to sashay rythmically to the slow cadence of spring. There is much loveliness to drink in. There is a cheerful jumble of  floraliciousness everywhere. The bees are a-buzzing, too. After what seems like little activity over the winter months all of a sudden these little honey creatures are flitting here, there and everywhere, busily collecting pollen and nectar from the flowers; and I suppose going back to their beehive to do what bees do, making beautiful hexagon-shaped hives, and both making and storing all that lovely honey. Gotta love a hexagon-shaped beehive❣ I am always a happy gal to think that in a small way, our little garden benefits and enhances the biodiversity of the landscape.

These last few weeks the blossom trees have been delighting me, and as the flowers finish and gently fall to the ground in the spring breeze, carpets of petals have formed; so beautiful. The deciduous trees have begun to cover the bare branches with masses of beautifully shaped, green leaves. Of late the garden is gifting me with bunch after bunch of irises, foxgloves, azaleas, granny bonnets.......and still the pretty bluebells abound. Why, one of the joys of my everyday is to pick lovely bunches to bring inside, casting cheeriness to many a corner in our home. Truly, a simple thing such a vase of flowers always sprinkles joy to my day.

I have been enjoying moments playing photographer and stylist, too, as you do.......well.....as I do. =) Delighting in the capturing of happy snaps of the garden; playing with favourite quilts, dotting them here and there among the blossoms. I know, I know; I have way, way too much time. =)





There has been much delight in the stitching and the completion of the piecing of  Lucy's quilt. Triangles have been stitched to the edges and there is now a border of hexies skipping around the polka dot border. In each corner I used leftover hexies from my Spring Blossoms' quilt and stitched them onto a hexie-filled fabric. Now 'tis time to quilt. To keep it simple and because I want to finish this quilt and get back to my flower garden quilt, I am only stitching around each large hexie. As always I am heeding to the KISS philosophy......'Keep it Simple Stupid'......in case you are wondering.  When it comes to hand quilting, it is a philosophy that works perfectly for me, as my quilting stitches are never impeccable. They seem to march across the quilt  in a sometimes rather disorderly manner. Try as I will they just will not behave.



Oh dear, there is a glut of happy snaps, are there not???? But......when spring beauty abounds it would be such a shame if I didn't capture a sense of the explosion of floraliciousness down here. I am always delighted to share with you the beauty of my li'l spring place. The blossoms that dance on the flower stage each week are fleeting and they must, must be recorded.  This is one of the reasons I pen a blog.....to record my life of simplicity, day by day......week by week.......and it seems....year by year. But, for now I am off to enjoy a little hand quilting and think upon happy things. I am going to join others all around the globe who celebrate each Sunday with a little delightful slow hand stitching. 'Tis with a joyful heart I thank you lovelies for your sweet visit. Hoping I have sprinkled a little spring, blossomy loveliness to your day❣



Until the next time...............




51 comments:

  1. I don't know what to say Kim you have left me utterly speechless with the sheer beauty of it all, your photos are heavenly I love each and every one you have brightened up my day and put a smile on my face. See you at Kathy's and have a lovely peaceful Sunday. xx

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  2. Gorgeous post Kim !!!! The flowers are beautiful and it looks like you have match fabric for every bouquet you made ;) Your hexies are lovely, as always, and your pictures colorful and beautiful ! The scenery, perfect !
    I wish you a "Springly" week ;)
    Hug
    Anna

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  3. Oh Kim... I love visiting you in the spring... I am freezing in our home atm... lol! You look warm and vibrant down under !! Have a wonderful week ahead and enjoy those sweet hexies you are quilting! Kathi

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  4. Thank you for the uplifting spring flowers, so happy and lovely. We're the opposite with the oranges, yellows and reds of autumn. Lucy's quilt is so lovely and simple quilt is perfect. Happy stitching!

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  5. I always love your floral enthusiasm. Your flower photos are so pretty. I could never bring my flowers into the house due to allergies, but I enjoy them in the garden. We are truly in autumn here, with some local areas receiving their first frost last night. Your quilts are so pretty. Enjoy your quilting.

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  6. Your hand quilting project coordinates perfectly with all of the flowers in your garden! Have a wonderful stitchy day.

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  7. Ahhh....the beauty of your world awakening in Spring is a sign of hope for us here in the Northern hemisphere....
    The purple iris are my absolute favorite, but you make each and every flower more beautiful with the ribbons, the textiles and nature surrounding. Your quilting method of slow, hand-stitching is the making of heirlooms of tomorrow. Beautiful.

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  8. Awwww Kim. I always enjoy skipping along with you in all your blossoms in your springtime! I also adore seeing your gorgeous stitching on your blossoming quilts. There’s so much beauty in your world, and I thank you for sharing with us.

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  9. Magnificent flowers: azaleas,gladiolos,irises...Breathtaking,just fantastic they came from your gorgeous garden!Such happiness!That quilt is so sweet,my talented friend!Thank you for this adorable post.Have a lovely Sunday.

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    1. I know, how can one little garden gift so much blossomy delight???? At this time of year the garden explodes with beauty. Though I have to thank my dear husband, as he is the dreamer of this garden. Whenever he can he is in the garden quietly and slowly working away. Thank you for your beautiful visit, lovely Maristella. Hoping you enjoy a most pleasant week. Kim Xx

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  10. Wow what a fabulous post. Lots of beautiful flowers and fabrics. Thanks.

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  11. Oh my! So MUCH beauty! You are so very talented!

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  12. While I dearly love all of your posts, the spring ones bring the most joyful feelings. If only technology allowed the scents of the flowers and the sound of the birds and the bees, it would be heaven. Lucy is a lucky little girl to be receiving such a lovingly created masterpiece. Thanks, as always, for brightening my Sunday morning.
    Pat

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  13. A delightful show of pretty spring happy colors! Love the blue picket fencing that is a backdrop. The different varieties of flowers growing in your garden are all my favorites. KISS is a great philosophy and gives Spring Blossoms an organic look which is most suitable. Curious on the the photo of clouds/fog in the distance. Is it a storm approaching? Have a blessed week, dear Kim.

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  14. I always enjoy the colors and sights your blog posts provide! But I have to admit that the stormy grey sky appeals to me, too! Your hexies are wonderful!! :)

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  15. Gorgeous quilts and flowers as always Kim. I always love hearing your narratives, and seeing your beautiful pictures. I was thinking this morning with your beautiful prose you should have been an author! Thanks again for another morning of gorgeousness!

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  16. Your quilts looks so wonderful hanging outside against the garden as backdrop. Lucy's quilt--a work of beauty.
    Your gardens like your quilts are beautiful! And I absolutely love the colour of the Iris.

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  17. I think I might have to sign up to the KISS philosophy! Your garden photos are stunning. Pictures of the flowering cherry tree takes me back to my childhood....we had a huge tree in the back garden and they lined the avenue we lived on too. Happy stitching.

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  18. Lucy's quilt is just wonderful, and you have the perfect backdrop of Spring flowers there to complement it! We in the northern hemisphere have a different kind of color right now, so it is fun to see your beautiful flowers!

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  19. Tienes una gran suerte de poder vivir en un lugar tan maravilloso, privilegiado diría yo al tener tanto color y belleza a tu lado, me gustaría poder vivir en un lugar como el tuyo.
    Gracias por compartir tan preciosas fotografías, hay tanta belleza.....
    BESICOS.

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  20. Lucy's quilt is progressing so well, you have finished it off so nicely with your border. Such wonderful photos of your glorious garden, made even more pretty with your quilts enjoying the sunshine too.

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  21. Thank you for these beautiful blossoms of hope. Here in Detroit Michigan, fall is quickly bidding farewell and old man winter is slowly creeping up on us.

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    1. Oh dear, I feel so sad for you that Old Man Winter will soon be a-knocking on your door. I would imagine he unleashes his frigid bag of tricks in a devastating way on Michigan, Detroit. Hopefully you can cosy down and be warm in your home. In the meantime, I shall keep on beaming spring/summery photos up to you, shall I. Just to beam you hope that spring will once again visit you next year. KimXx

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  22. What an absolutely beautiful post! Have you and your quilts, flowers, gardens, etc. ever been featured in a magazine? You should be. Never seen anything so pretty. Going into spring, and here we are going into winter soon.

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  23. Sweet quilts and pretty blooms. Your posts always brighten a dull day!

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  24. How wonderful to have you pop up in my blog feed with these soul-caressing photos Kim! I thoroughly and wholeheartedly enjoy seeing the spring in bloom through your lenses and you never fail to present it marvelously! Your post today has been my cup of tea, full to the brim! Thank you!

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  25. Happy Snaps are the best - this is just a beautiful post, and all the lovely colors just bring happiness. LOVE your hexie quilt

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  26. Oh, my dear. Just when our yards are dying, or toasting to a golden hue, you are bursting in smiling Spring. So lovely, every photo a treat. Thanks so much for sharing the smiles of your season. Sandi

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    1. 'Tis always a pleasure, Sandi, to share a little of my spring paradise with you. Kim Xx

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  27. Your Spring photos really are spectacular. People keep saying how beautiful and Autumnal everything looks here and that is true but (in my opinion) it's not a patch on your garden! And your quilt is just beautiful. Perfect for little Lucy to treasure all her life :)

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  28. Oh Kim, how beautiful this whole blog is, it's enjoyment and it's the height of beauty, all those flowers, irises (especially the pink ones) and also your awesome quilts.
    How lucky will Lucy be to receive something sooo beautiful. It's great that we can also enjoy your exceptional handiwork.

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    1. Those pink irises are pretty aren't they, Loes. They are much smaller than their bigger and bolder cousins. Also, they don't seem to live long in a vase, which is a pity. They tend to like to stay out in the garden. Thank you for your beautiful and kind comments, my lovely friend. It is always a happy day when you visit. Kim Xx

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  29. spring is so beautiful in your corner of the world. heading into winter it is always so nice to see spring in the air elsewhere!! the basket of flowers, so bright with color, is really amazing!! i too like to bring flowers from outdoors inside, i derive so much pleasure from seeing them in vases!!

    the quilt is lovely as are all of your images!!

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  30. Spring flowers are so pretty! And your hexie quilt looks terrific. Have fun quilting it!

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  31. Oh Kim! Beautiful flowers and wonderful quilts! I love that picture with the mist, very atmospheric! Enjoy your lovely slow stitching! The quilts and your styling are perfection my friend!
    Keep safe,
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  32. Hi Kim wow you take the most amazing photos,well done my friend on such a beautiful post and your quilt top is so pretty ,you do such beautiful work,stay safe and take care Kim xx

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  33. Lucy's quilt is looking delightful! You must have found so much inspiration in that beautiful garden of yours. Enjoy hand quilting this sweet quilt and fill it with happiness, Kim!

    -Soma

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  34. i enjoy coming back for a second visit...seeing something that maybe i missed on my first visit!! i like that blue picket fence, with the white chair beside it. and the little detail of the lock left on it!!

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  35. Kim congratulations on a wonderful,productive garden. The flowers are breath taking. have a good week.
    Marion

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    1. Marion, it is my husband who dreams, imagines and cares for the garden. This garden is overspilling with his love. I do help....but it is mostly his hard work. I must say everything around here grows like 'Jack in the Beanstalk. It is is both the good soil and climate that causes the explosion of gorgeous blooms. This is one of the reasons we moved here; so my husband could fulfil his dream of a garden from scratch. He hasn't done too badly, has he?? =) Hope you have a beautiful week, lovely lady. KimXx

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  36. Kim there is no there word to describe your flowers:GORGEOUS. The various colors are breath taking. God Bless. Enjoy your week.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you so much, lovely Marilyn. Yes indeedy, the colours here at the moment do tend to cause one to catch their breath. The bees...the birds...the gorgeous flowers....the intoxicating scents.....just magical. Thank you for stopping by my little blossomy world. Enjoy a beautiful week, beautiful lady. KimXx

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  37. I nearly forget how gorgeous Spring can be. We had about 3" of SNOW yesterday - just a bit left now. Way too early and not expected. At least we're not getting 8" as forecast for parts of Minnesota!! Enjoy your warmth, Kim. Fabulous pictures, as always. They speak volumes.

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  38. Oh how I enjoy your posts of not only the gorgeous flowers that you have all around your garden but of your lovely quilts too, you have a wonderful way of capturing all that beauty together in your photos. To be able to bring the flowers inside to enjoy too is quite the bonus.
    Your quilt looks fabulous, love how you did borders and corners on that quilt, Gorgeous!!

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  39. What a great set of floral memories to look at next winter. Colorful flowers and beautiful quilts, a pretty potent visual feast. Hope you got to enjoy your hand stitching. Thanks for sharing the spring, we've entered the cold dreary part of Autumn, so all the bright and colorful is much appreciated.

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  40. Came to you from Di's blog... oh my, I love your photos of quilts in your spring garden! So lovely.. thanks for sharing them with us! xx

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  41. Enjoy hand quilting in your lovely garden! Such beautiful flowers, I feel like I'm there with you, surounded by your magnificient garden, and admiring your gorgeous quilt ❤️

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  42. Always a joy to visit here. I drool over your hexi quilts! While you are enjoying the lovely spring flowers, I'm enjoying the browns and golds and red of autumn here. Funny how that works! Have a blessed day.

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  43. Your garden flowers and quilts are always stunning!! You do an amazing job and put me in awe. Spring is my favorite season. What a delight it would be to stroll thru your lovely gardens!! Hexies are the best!!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. .......and it would be a delight to stroll through my garden with you beside me, lovely Jann, to chat about flowers and all things life. 'Tis such a lovely surprise to see your sweet name here. I think about you a lot. I hope you are well and taking care in these troubled times. Stay safe, beautiful lady❣ Kim Xx

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  44. Spring is certainly enchanting in your beautiful garden with your lovely, matching quilts and pretty bouquets, Kim. I am so enjoying these wonderful scenes on a very brisk and cold autumn night with the fire burning to keep us cozy. The scene of the country-side with the dark sky is so dramatic and beautiful. Enjoy this wonderful time of year and all your pretty stitchery. A hug xo Karen

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