Hello lovely lovelies❣ The fondest of greetings to you❣ I hope you are well, enjoying your weekend. I have delighted in a lovely weekend; oodles of gardening, much too much drinking of tea, playing with pretty fabrics, and a little hand stitching. Here at my little place the smooth, gliding steps of the Spring Waltz is nearing an end. Summer is waiting in the wings to step and slide onto the stage, delighting all who gaze upon the beauty that summer gifts. I can feel a touch of the warm breath of summer whispering on my cheek, just a little. There is a sense of warm summer air beginning to pervade the landscape.
I cannot believe the Waltz of Spring is nearly over. Every year it is the same. Every year it floats by much too quickly. Here at my little place there is always much ado about spring. After what invariably seems like an over-long winter, spring slowly takes its place on the stage, where day after day, blooms dance in the gentle breeze. First it is the appearance of the daffodils and jonquils; then the waratahs, tulips, bluebells, camellias, cherry blossoms, azaleas, forget-me-nots, irises, granny bonnets, foxgloves, rhododendrons, lilacs.....so, so many blossoms all doing their thing....just blooming beautifully.
With just a touch of the breath of summer the first rose buds are beginning to unfurl their delicate petals, filling the air with intoxicating perfumes. Each rose different, each scent divine. There is one rose bush which has exploded into frothy, peachy pink gorgeousness. So, so very pretty.
This week I enjoyed a little more stitching of my clamshells. Not a lot, as the garden demanded that time be spent in it. Gardens at this time of year are a never ending battle. Oh, the weeds!! I stitched five more rows of clamshells onto the quilt. With every row that is added I cannot help but smile. Each clamshell dances with gorgeous colour and the prettiest of patterns. Truly, this quilt is scrappy deliciousness at its very best.
Teatime❣ Lovely friend, please join me in a cup of tea; I'll think of you, you'll think of me❣
And.....if you are so inclined, won't you join me in a little happy, Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's lovely place❣
Until the next time..........
Your roses are lovely. Gardens are very demanding but it feels so good to work outside in the warm sun. I've potted my Amaryllis bulbs and hope for some lovely indoor blooms in January and February. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Our gardens have been put to bed for the winter. I also love spring flowers...something new everyday...for now, I will just enjoy tea and my fireplace! Five rows of clamshells! That’s a lot of hand stitching. Good for you!ReplyDelete
The clam shells are perfectly stitched. Enjoy the roses!ReplyDelete
Your roses are beautiful. Enjoy the warm weather, we are heading into Winter here, though it is a nice sunny warmish day today.ReplyDelete
Oh my your clamshell is growing! Gardening is a lot of work but the rewards are just wonderful!ReplyDelete
Your clam shells are really coming along nicely. Oh, I can just smell the scent of your beautiful flowers. Right now I have a cinnamon candle burning to make the house smell like Christmas. You can never start too early with that scent in my opinion.ReplyDelete
Your pictures are lovely as usual. Just so you know: there is no such thing as too much tea!ReplyDelete
Oh so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful photos of your lovely clam shell project! Great idea to hang it from ric rac for the photos! I spied a little elf peeking around the quilt!ReplyDelete
I'm putting my garden to bed here in the UK, lots of cutting back and sweeping leaves! I shall look at your lovely garden pictures over the coming weeks and wait for spring. Your clam quilt is growing too and looking gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Love the flowers, but really like your Clam Shells.
So pretty, have a great day!
Gorgeous roses, and love seeing the progress on your clamshell quilt~ I love as always seeing your beautiful pictures and reading your lovely narrative. Brings a big smile to my face~ Happy stitching Kim!ReplyDelete
I wish I could be with you for a cup of tea, smelling those lovely roses.ReplyDelete
You did a great progress with the clamshells quilt.
Happy Stitching Kim!
Your amazing pictures made me smile! Adorable roses...Stunning quilt...How fun seeing your hubbie at the window!I also love those fabulous red flowers. What breathtaking post, "It is what I call,filling my cup" as Jann ,from "Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson" usually said.I miss Jann,her joy was contagious across the miles!Hugs,sweet Kim,best wishes!ReplyDelete
Maristella, I was only thinking of Jann this morning and thinking that I miss visiting her lovely place, and her contagious joy and positivity she beamed across the miles. I think of her often. Yes, I call my husband, my little garden gnome as he is always popping up somewhere in the garden. =) Thank you, lovely lady for your sweet visit and beautiful comments. I am so happy to fill your pretty teacup with joy. Kim XxDelete
Maristella, you can follow Jann on Facebook, Jann Chorniak Olson.!Delete
Oh yes, I can see the happy smiling face of your very own garden gnome! Such pretty clamshell and lovely roses too.ReplyDelete
Qué bonita está quedando la colcha de conchas y cuántas floressssss, preciosas flores que puedes disfrutar todos los días.... ers afortunada. Muchos BESICOS.ReplyDelete
I miss spring so much. We are going to have snow in a few days. I have been putting out Christmas things and next weekend we will be going out for a tree. I love this time of the year. Your clamshell quilt is coming along beautifully.ReplyDelete
Your roses... WOW!! They are just gorgeous. Your garden must smell like heaven. I am loving your clam shell quilt, too. Scrappy deliciousness, for sure. I had to go back and look at the photos again to see your hubby peering through the window. I was too taken by the flowers and quilt!ReplyDelete
Your roses are beautiful I had to go back, and look for your garden gnome, was too focused in the clamshells, they are stunning.ReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness. Your flowers are absolutely stunning. I love the peach color and feel so invigorated by your spring goodness. ( We are bare and cold in the north.) And your clamshells just repeat the wonderful feel. I have never attempted them and applaud you!ReplyDelete
Gosh your clamshell is looking wonderful dear Kim. I adore all those colours & fabrics!! Just stunning. Yes it seems spring goes by in the blink of an eye ... it is my favourite season so is always over way too soon. I don't enjoy summer quite so much. There is lots of weeding to be done here too my friend ... the first flush is gone & there's weeding & pruning to be done. Have a wonderful week Dear Kim. xxReplyDelete
Oh I forgot to say ... your little "clothes line" of blue ric rac hanging there ... how perfect - it made me smile so. Only Kim could have a blue ric rac clothes line in her shed !!!!ReplyDelete
Your Spring photos are always welcome here in the northern hemisphere! We are heading for winter here in the Rocky Mountains which has its own kind of beauty, but I'm already looking forward to Spring. I love those clamshells, Kim - so pretty!ReplyDelete
Oh wow your quilt is coming along beautifully, and oh my when you pair it with those gorgeous roses I have a very hard time deciding where my eye should land as it keeps jumping back and forth from the flowers to the quilt! I so agree that both Spring and Fall seemed to go by so very quickly :(ReplyDelete
Beautiful and so colorful post ! Thanks for sharing those beauties, Kim !ReplyDelete
Tea time is perfect for cold days like you have here...
Have a lovely "springly" week !
Ahhhh. Yay for progress on your clam shells (and your battle against the weeds). Funny that you should mention waltzing... I had just dreamed of waltzing under a full moon after covid (I know it was after covid, since the dancers were maskless and I was bumbling about forgetting how to follow). :-)ReplyDelete
I love the peachy color of your roses and, yes, I spied the smiling gnome peeking through the window with your clam shells. I admire how you put together a random grouping of pretty florals. I need to do that, but probably not with clam shells. Enjoy your journey into summer. I'll look forward to more roses and then the dahlias.ReplyDelete
Strange to think of your colourful spring while outside we have had our first hard frost of the season - and oh so beautiful it was too, sparkling in the sunshine. It has been a beautiful day but has not really warmed up. I am just watching the birds tucking in to their last meal of the day as soon it will be dark. I need to go out and cover a few plants and close up the greenhouse. Enjoy your summer days. xxReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness! I would love having all those different flowers in and around my house! Honestly, I am jealous Kim. I truly am!ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing us the progress of your quilt - it will again be a masterpiece, I am sure of that! xx
How pretty your clamshells are. They look a bit fiddly to do. i have a cup of tea while reading your blog, so almost like having tea together.
Best wishes Kay c XX
Hello lovely Kay, If you are enjoying a cup of tea while reading my musings then, yes, it is almost as if you and I are enjoying a cuppa together. =) The clamshells aren't fiddly at all, really. It truly is just like playing. Thank you for the gift of your visit. Hoping you are enjoying a lovely week. Kim XxDelete
Your roses are so pretty! And so is your scrappy clam shell quilt.ReplyDelete
Nice to see your flowery post as the cold of winter seeps in. The clam shells are getting along nicely. I would find it hard adding a row at a time. Wish I could be there to pull your weeds. I don't have enough of my own and have to go to the park to find more to pull.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the beauty of roses and ever growing clamshells! I enjoyed my visit this morning to cheer myself with my cup of tea! ❤️ReplyDelete
the scrappy clam shell quilt is gorgeous. lovely colors, prints and style!! your photographs are also beautiful, cute little books and such pretty flowers!!!ReplyDelete
going through and enjoying this for a second time...i see someone peaking through the window. i missed that the first time!!Delete
Gorgeous, as always, dear Kim. I'm very fond of spring myself, though less fond of the hot summer that follows. I'm glad we are heading into winter. How nice that you've had a fun weekend, I've had one as well, being outside and taking lots of photos.ReplyDelete
Your clam shell quilt is gorgeous Kim, I´m sure that if I placed together so many different colours and patterns it would look a mess and your creations turn out sheer beauty.ReplyDelete
Kim - I didn't know there was such a thing as too much tea! Lovely roses. Spring always passes too quickly, but I for one look forward to your pictures of summer!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is such a beauty, I love to see it! Ok, wait for me, I'm coming to share a cup of tea with you ;))ReplyDelete
I simply can't imagine having that many beautiful roses in my hands at one time. Your climate must be ideal for them. I was actually surprised when you said the spring was pretty much over and thought 'wait' but how can that be? Fall is just getting underway here. Then I returned to reality and remembered that we're already entering winter. Sigh. I was rather enjoying living in denial....ReplyDelete
Your clamshell quilt adds to the wonderful beauty that surrounds you Kim.ReplyDelete
The peach roses are so beautiful. How lovely to be able to go out and pick as
many as you like. I wonder at the many varieties of roses you have.
The colors of the clam shells are amazing! I love them!ReplyDelete
I hope your summer won't be too hot. I do love your summers when I am huddled by the heater! Sending love your way! Merry Christmas! xo
Thank you for sharing your wonderful world. The images of flowers and quilt are a delight for both eye and soul. Here it is winter and gray outside. We have not got snow yet. Enjoy your flowers and color paradise!ReplyDelete
I will certainly join you in a cup of tea. The clamshell quilt looks so amazing, how could it not be with so much inspiration from your lovely garden!ReplyDelete
It's so refreshing to visit here! I visit blogs from friends on "this side of the world" and see snowy photos. Then I come here and see flowers! I am fascinated with your clam shell quilt! Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors. Have a blessed day.ReplyDelete