Hello lovely lovelies♡ A lovely Sunday afternoon welcome to you♡ Bright and happy sunshine beaming upon me, and all is lovely. Just sitting here in the fernery content with my little world. With cup of tea in hand and all the flower pots smiling upon me, I am thankful for all those plentiful joys which spill over from my proverbial teacup. I am a bit tired though, as yesterday found My Pete, my beautiful friend, Trish, and I wandering through open gardens which participated in the annual "Longford Blooms"♡
All day meandering through gardens where Lady Spring has pulled out all the stops, was delightful; enchanting♡ Wandering along flower-lined paths, drinking in the glorious colours, textures and intoxicating scents of the flowers, was bliss. I wandered around as if in a most beautiful dream. Gardens flourishing with rose after rose, lupins, poppies, sweet peas, clematis, granny bonnets, honeysuckles, lavender, foxgloves, granny bonnets, peonies, love-in-the-mist; and so many more happy flowers♡ All dancing together in a happy troupe, in a most glorious show. Swathe after swathe of roses hugging arbors. Trails of climbing roses welcoming those who enter front doors of sweet, century old cottages; kissing all on the cheek as they step over the threshold. Pretty lace-lined windows peeking out, hidden behind exquisite gardens. Oh, the sweet little cottages with the homely, little windows.....be still my beating heart♡ There was even a dovecote complete with plump, white doves whose cooing songs delighted all who cared to listen♡ Oh, and then there were the trees. Glorious, ancient, verdant trees with long, gnarly limbs reaching high into the sky♡ A splendid day overflowing with a potpourri of gorgeousness thrilling all the senses♡
Of course, some lovely roses came home with me to live in our rose garden. =) Forget Me Not, Mary Rose, Cabelle, Wollerton Old Hall, Crown Princess; all sprinkling sweet scents everywhere♡
I have enjoyed a little embroidery this lovely Sunday. Deciding to fashion another garment, I am embroidering the bodice of another dress, or will it be a blouse....I haven't quite made up my mind?? I am using the same Style Arc pattern as the dresses I have fashioned of late, but this time I thought I might embroider flowers on the bodice. Just simple flowers; nothing complicated.....lazy daisy stitch, back stitch, french knots, long stitch........whatever other simple stitches come to mind. I will sketch each flower and leaf as I go along. You know me........nothing planned. =) I purchased a pretty floral fabric for the sleeves and skirt, and a gingham for the bodice. I have no idea as to how the embroidered bodice will look but I must say I am enjoying playing with my muddly mess of embroidered threads once again.
So, I will sit here in the fernery for a little while longer, embroider a few more flowers and think upon the joys and beauty which embrace me; for there are many♡ But first I must sketch some flowers onto the gingham to stitch. =) This evening, I might embroider a few stitches and join the other band of lovely hand stitchers, over at Kathy's place. I will be absent for a couple of weeks (yet again).....as next week, I will be enjoying a little time away with my daughter. A mother and daughter little escapade.....how fun♡ Hoping you enjoy a lovely Sunday and may this week smile upon you, blessing you with sprinkles of beauty and joy♡
Until the next time...........