Sunday, October 24, 2021

And The Parisian Boot Goes to..........................



Hello lovely lovelies♡ How can it be that Sunday has arrived at my bright pink, front door quicker than quick, again?? It seems like only yesterday I was chatting to you. But, it's been 7 days since I was here. =) I know not where my days disappear. I suppose they hurry to the place of yesterdays, where memories gather, perhaps waiting to be remembered; or pondered upon. Usually on Mondays I guesstimate what pretties will be continued or perhaps started. Will I do 'this', will I get 'that' done during the week; seemingly  thinking upon rather grand plans of what I might achieve. Upon thinking about the coming week, I like to think there will be  oodles of stitching and creativity to show you the next Sunday, but sometimes my plans just don't come to fruition.

This week was a bit like that. Oh, a lot of slow hand stitching was enjoyed; it just looks like there was not. Another round of octagons and squares are do-si-doing around my hydrangea cobblestones path. Twenty six octagons and twenty six squares......and yes, I am counting. =) I think there are enough cobblestones laying across the width of the quilt....well, that is my thinking today. Of course, I could change my mind tomorrow. =) I am supposing I will only add to the length. Then I have to decide what other fabrics I will use to make it a queen size quilt. I have a hare-brained thought percolating, but that is for another Sunday. I know...such a tease.

I have been enjoying a little knitting, also. The left side of my jacket has grown a little. I must say I am  loving knitting this pattern. My muddly head and my knitting needles are finally in sync. Both have settled into a  groove with the pattern, which is rather nice. My friend Trish and I have been spending time together on Thursday afternoons happily clickety clacking away with needles and wool. Trish, too, is in a groove. Her jacket is coming along leaps and bounds.  I must say, she and me solve an extensive amount of the world problems each Thursday afternoon. If only the powers that be would pick up the blower (a phone, for those of you who are not in-the-know of Australian slang) and have a chat. =)

As for the flowers, Dutch Irises are beginning to flower here and there. Very soon they will be everywhere. The tall statuesque form of the bluey, purple irises are rather lovely to the eye. Lady Spring has floated by on many a breeze sprinkling flowers all around at her bidding. First there were the daffodils; then the blossom trees, bluebells, forget-me-nots, tulips, snowdrops, waratahs, magnolias, azaleas, rhododendrons, and now the snowball trees and clematis are coming into their own. I am waiting patiently for the lilac panicles to open and fill the air with the heady scents that only lilacs can gift. Oh, and all of a sudden, the glossy green of the hydrangea leaves are growing. Oh, happy day! Flower after flower, at their allotted time has put on the most deliciously abundant show. I must say though, that winds reminiscent of that nasty frigid fellow, whom I shall not name, has gusted through some days causing the flowers to be less than presentable. No matter, it's not as if I don't have a glut of flowers to make me happy♡

But , as certain as Old Man Sun rises in the east and smiles upon my garden (and me) there are always a few happy snaps of flowers. You know that......right?? After all.......it is my signature. =)

A basket of irises for you; tied with a pretty blue bow♡



Care to stroll with me in the garden, and drink in the beauty??









Oh look, there's my sweet, sweet Maisie. She loves irises, too♡

"Enough of the happy snaps", I hear you say, "what about the Parisian boot"?? The names of those of you who are not adverse to a little lace and vintage fripperies on a Christmas stocking, were gathered together in a hat and the name my husband drew out is the lovely Sarah, from the lovely blog, Quilting By The Sea♡ Sarah, if you could please email me your address, then I will post your little Parisian boot to you.  I hope it sprinkles many a smile into your day.....into your Christmas. I am quite certain the little Parisian pretty will settle in among all the gorgeous pretties you fashion♡



So, as my Sunday afternoon floats into evening, I will knit more pretty cables on my jacket. Later on I will visit Kathy's place and join in the merriment of the happy band of slow hand stitchers. It is a delightful group of ladies, and a wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening, gazing upon others' lovely makes and be inspired by each one. Another Sunday evening with thoughts of seven whole days in which to stitch or knit, perhaps design a new pretty......and most certainly stroll in the garden, capturing a plethora of happy snaps. Oh, and there is another week, another seven whole days in which to glory in the  spring beauty that embraces me. Have a beautiful week, lovely lovelies ♡May you glory in the beauty of this week, too♡

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



46 comments:

  1. Absolutely love your iris fairy dress now if only you could really make it and keep it. Your flower garden is devine and congratulations to Sarah hope she really enjoys her beautiful boot

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    1. Oh, I wish I knew your name♡ Isn't the iris fairy dress gorgeous??!! Me thinks one should have a pretty such as this hanging in one's wardrobe. Thank you so much for gifting me with your visit and sweet words. I hope Sarah enjoys her Parisian boot, too. Kim Xx

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  2. I guess with all that beautiful distraction, aany one of us would probably miss more than one week. Here in Tokyo, the seasonal flowers march out one-by-one. I would be completely distracted with all that beauty at once.
    Thanks for the lovely show.

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  3. Lucky woman you are (Maisie too) to live in the middle of such beautiful flowers ! Inspirational too ! Your quilts are the proof of that !
    Have a lovely week, Kim !
    Hug
    Anna

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  4. Congratulations to Sarah! Your garden is fabulous Kim and the views are amazing, I love the sound of your Thursday afternoons there is nothing better than putting the world to rights with like minded friends, I enjoy doing the same with my knitting group but we can only meet once a month. Your knitting is so neat and your quilt is coming on a treat (see the poetry there haha) Lovely photo of Maisie I would have to frame that one. Have the best of weeks. xx

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  5. Beauty abounds this week in your world! The only blower being picked up around here is for the leaves! Have a great week. Congrats to Sarah!

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  6. The flowers are so beautiful! Here the leaves are slowly turning orange and yellow. Happy stitching!

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  7. Your garden is gorgeous…an explosion of colour! The quilt and your sweater are growing! Such a complicated cable pattern! Congratulations to Sarah!

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  8. As I said before your garden looks like the paradise for me.
    Great progress on thr knitting area. You are doing beautiful cables.
    Congrats fo Sarah for winning the giveaway.
    Happy new week, Kim.

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  9. With the leaves falling off of the trees here and frost on the ground not far off, seeing all of your pretty spring flowers made me smile. Your intricate jacket is beautiful. I love the yarn color. As usual, your quilt is gorgeous. Enjoy your stitching, knitting and your pretty spring flowers! Congratulations to Sarah!

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  10. Purples, colours I love in nature. You have such a creative way of photographing things, Kim. Just love to visit you here in your cheery, colourful place!

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  11. I sure enjoyed visiting your garden today - so pretty! Your hydrangea blue quilt is wonderful, too. Are you ready to finish it up? Congratulations to Sarah on her win!

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  12. So many beautiful flower photos... amazing sights! I love the close up shot of the bee! I try so hard to photograph bees but it's a challenge.
    The sweater cables are just wonderful... I haven't tackled cables yet and admire those who can cable!

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  13. Kim, your garden glows brightly. looking healthy and vibrant with the sights and smell only a spring garden can bring. And oh, to have so many Dutch iris that you can cut wonderful bouquets. It's so sad that they fade so quickly. Thanks for sharing the glory with us.
    Pat

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  14. Your flowers are fabulous! What a happy place to be.

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  15. Wow! Your knitting is gorgeous! I love it! Spring where you are is unbelievable! So pretty!

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  16. Oooooo can you hear me squeaking from the UK! You must be able too. Delighted to give your Lacey boot a home, thank you! 😁
    Your garden is so beautiful and I'm loving your cable knitting, the colour goes so well with your latest hydrangea project.

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  17. Your flowers and garden and photos are gorgeous as usual. Congratulations to Sarah! I was the one of the lucky winners last year of one of these gorgeous boots! Hope you have a great week!

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  18. Hi Kim, what a lovely garden tour you arranged for us all! Your quilt top looks gorgeous and your knitting is coming along well. Have a wonderful week surrounded by your beautiful flowers and stitching.

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  19. Sería encantador escucharos a tí y a Trish arreglándolo todo y tejiendo rodeadas de tanta belleza floral, eres afortunada de tener un jardín tan magnífico.
    Hoy cuando estaba preparando la cena he pensado que al ser domingo tocaba leer tu publicación y aquí estoy.... disfrutando.....
    Bonita chaqueta, bonita colcha y muy bonitos iris, mi nieta se llama Iris, preciosa flor, preciosa niña.....
    Hay que felicitar a Sara por haber sido la afortunada de tu bota parisina, estará muy contenta. BESICOS desde España.

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  20. Spring is wonderful to see in your garden, so many beautiful flowers. Your quilt is coming along well and your knitting is stunning. Congratulations to Sarah. Ha e a wonderful week in your flowery paradise.

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  21. How absolutely gorgeous your garden is in full spring bloom. Love all the beautiful colours and flowers. Creating projects in nature where you can just be...

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  22. Perhaps your week flew by as your favorite time of year has arrived and your are delighting in all the spring blossoms. Love the various Dutch Iris color ways. The knitting rows are adding up which shows progress. Enjoy the process. Congrats to dear Sarah on being the lucky recipient of your gorgeous giveaway!

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  23. Those gardens are beautiful! Your knitting looks great, as do your octagons.

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  24. Your garden is heavenly,just breathtaking! Congrats to Sarah!Beautiful knitting too. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, lovely Maristella♡ I must say it does seem like a little piece of heaven here. Hugs to you lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  25. It really is an explosion of color. Your garden is so pretty! Congratulations to Sarah and to the recipients of your beautiful quilt and sweater.

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  26. Thank you for taking us around your garden which is looking so beautiful and the iris' are amazing, such a gorgeous colour. I love the knitting, you cant beat a cable. Congratulations to Sarah on winning your beautiful boot. Enjoy your week. xx

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  27. Hi Kim
    How lovely to stroll through you beautiful garden.the flowers are amazing. Your knitting is certainly making progress. Look forward to seeing the finished jumper.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes Kay. Xx

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    1. So happy you enjoyed your little stroll through the garden, Kay. Thank you for your sweet visit. I look forward to seeing my jacket finished, too, though I suppose it will be a while yet. Hopefully, I will be wearing my woolly pretty when winter visits here once more. Have a great week, lovely Kay. Kim Xx

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  28. Oh Kim isn't it something how we make plans for the week and sometimes it all comes together and most pf the time we are met with many new things popping up that keeps us from our plans, well I guess that is what keeps life interesting.
    How wonderful to have a friend come over weekly to chat with and discuss life's many challenges, as well as be creative.
    The stroll through your garden was absolutely wonderful, to see all those lovely blooming flowers, your Iris even look a little different than ours, and much deeper in color. Your quilt looks fantastic, I would be happy with that :) Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  29. Oh Kim....so much beauty on your property! You must want to be outside all day drinking on the loveliness! Your pond is even brimming with flowers! How you must love this. Congratulations to the winner of your stocking! I’d be remiss in not mentioning your gorgeous quilt that’s enjoying the sunshine, too 😊

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  30. So much bloom! Flowers, flowers everywhere! Your garden is a real Paradise, Kim :)
    Congrats to Sarah!

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  31. What a beautiful treat to stroll through your gardens! Our gardens are starting their wintry sleep, all except my little lilac bush. It decided to bloom again. What a surprise! I really envy how you have bursts of color here and there, especially around your pond. I can imagine your daily walks are so enjoyable. Your jacket and quilt are both coming along nicely. I love the color of your jacket and I’ll be interested to see how you finish your beautiful quilt. Wishing you a lovely week, dear Kim! Z

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  32. Kim - how positively delightful to see your garden exploding with such color and variety! I am sure you are enjoying every new bloom. Your cobblestone quilt and knitting fit in beautifully, and who wouldn't love to have such a photo studio at hand?

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  33. Oh how thoroughly I enjoy taking a peak into that flowery world of yours!!! I would love to be there and soak in all those smells and let my eyes freely roam and fill up!

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  34. Congratulations to Sarah!
    Your garden looks so spectacular. Beauty everywhere
    you look. What a treat for the eyes.
    Your sweater looks fabulous so far. What a beauty it will be when
    finished, Kim!

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  35. Your garden is just glorious, Kim and your hydrangea quilt is just as stunning. Such a busy week you have had. I look forward to hearing how you wrap up the month in your next post. Happy quilting and knitting.

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  36. Your garden has to be another heaven on earth. It's no wonder you are able to fashion such beauty with your needle, fabrics and threads when you have that much inspiration surrounding you. As I sit here this morning the world around me is dull and drab - at least what I can see from my window. Elsewhere in town there are some colourful trees still but the ones I see here are mostly fallen already. The dreaded winter is nearly upon us.

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  37. I so much enjoyed your lovely spring pictures, thank you!
    I like your knitting, it is coming along nicely, and I am so glad your are putting the world to right on Thursday afternoons; lets be honest - someone needs to! We need more of those Thursday afternoons everywhere! xx

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  38. I am always happy to take a stroll in your garden. You know how much I love irises, such beauty. You quilt embodies the little blue flowers and hydrangeas. Gorgeous knitting! You inspire me to start the pullover my husband requested. Happy knitting and stitching!

    -Soma

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  39. How Kim! Gorgeous flowers in your garden! And I ADORE your quilt with hexagons and blue poppies! Your knitting is great too, lovely gray color. Hugs, my dear friend.

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  40. Congratulations to lucky Sarah! Thank you for sharing beautiful photos from your flowering garden through spring, autumn and winter. Your hortesia quilt is so beautiful, and so are your knitting. Have a wonderful day!

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  41. Thank you for the sweet stroll through your lovely garden, Kim! The flowers are so beautiful and wonderful to see as we slide into winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Your quilt is just as lovely as the garden and the knitting is amazing. So nice to have a friend to share an afternoon of needlework, too. The Paris boot is so sweet and congrats to the lucky winner. It will hold lots of treats! Sending hugs xo K

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  42. The days go by quickly, it's true. We have already fallen leaves from the trees, the cold is approaching, and you have such a spring beauty in your blog. Lovely garden, lovely blanket.

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