Hello lovely lovelies♡ I'm sitting here in the little fernery, peaceful and contented, among the happy flowers. I am completely knackered after a rather exhausting, though wonderful day. With pretty teacup in hand, and my Hydrangea Cobblestones quilt nearby, I wonder at the silent conversation between the flowers. I wonder what secrets, what conspiratorial whispers are shared in the secret language of flowers. Each flower blooms in their own exquisite way, not competing with the flower beside it; just content with it's own loveliness. The flowers seem to love this little hot house; both by day, where the sunbeams shine through the windows; and by night, where the flowers sometimes bask under the glow of candlelight. They are such happy blooms; in this quaint little building. I am sitting here in my pyjamas. Aren't they fab?? Covered with hexies in a grandmother flower pattern. Now, if anyone should have jarmies with a smattering of colourful hexies, it should be me. =) Why, me thinks every self-respecting, hexie obsessive, should have a pair. They are rather wild, though. =) So comfy, too.
I have enjoyed the best day. A Sunday spent wandering around other peoples' gardens with two of my favourite people..... Pete (of course) and my beautiful friend, Trish. It is that time of the year where all the grand old houses and gardens swing open the gates to the flower-loving public, showing what their green thumbs have perfected throughout the year.
Meandering along flower-lined paths with flowers nodding; swaying in the gentle breeze and smiling at us as we strolled along. We three, smiling too, as it was one of those perfect days where Old Man Sun and Lady Spring combined and pulled out all stops to gift one of those 'tis-good-to-be-alive' kinda days. Oh, the colours. Oh, the scents. Heady, intoxicating fragrances wafting through the air. Garden after garden overspilling with floralicious delight, wherever the eyes roamed. Cottage gardens flourishing with lupins, granny bonnets, clematis, peonies, lavender, poppies, foxgloves, sweet peas.....so, so many blossoms to drink in. So, so many flowers to ooh and aah over. Oh, I forgot the roses. Oh my goodness gracious me, garden after garden revealed the most exquisite roses. Roses...some the size of dinner plates. Amazing! It is not often one sees so many roses in myriad of colours, all at once. Truly, it was a joyous sight to behold.
A little stitching has been done on my Hydrangea Cobblestones quilt this week. All the octagons and squares have now been stitched and the edges have been evened. I finished the edges early this morning before I left. Now I have to stitch a border all the way around. I am thinking I might add appliqued octagon-shaped hydrangeas, skipping all the way around. That could work. =)
'Tis very late here, downunder. I will blow out the candles in the little fernery and take myself off to bed. My oh-so-comfy bed is looking very tempting tonight. I will snuggle under my A Stroll Through Pete's Garden quilt and dream sweet dreams of magical gardens....of secret gardens where enchanting flowers grow. May you find beauty in the everyday of your week♡ May your light shine bright in your little world♡
Until the next time.......
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