Thursday, May 14, 2009

Prettiness Restored

I felt the need to restore some prettiness to my blog today, after that snazzy 70's post!

I've been working hard all this week and have produced lots more items for the V&H fair. Its been a bit drizzly recently, so thankfully I haven't been seduced outside too much until today. Some fresh air and a quick chat with my hens was just what I needed! (Who says working on your own from home sends you slightly round the twist?!)

The garden was in need of some rain and the flowers are looking all the better for the welcome drink...

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Our poor postie has to battle past all the aquilegias at the moment, but I'm so glad he did this morning, as I had a surprise parcel delivered...

Pretty pink wrappings and a homemade card with a tantalising glimpse of a retro kitchen...
Can you guess who it was from?
Teena sent me a belated Birthday pressie of a sweet little book and a crochet lace heart decoration. Thanks T!

The illustrations are so sweet...one to reserve for reading in the summer house, I think! ;-))
In another parcel was some c1940's fabric that I had bought from Lois, which she dispatched in record time. I intend to use this to finish the make-over in our laundry room.
Parents evening at our daughter's school tonight for us, and then just one more day left until the weekend!
I better go and finish a rose patchwork cushion cover that I started earlier...
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Niki x

17 comments:

  1. What lovely flowers and parcels. Happy crafting!

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  2. So nice to get a parcel isn't it? You have some lovely flowers too.

    Mel x xx

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  3. Such a wondeful garden!

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  4. Beautiful garden and flowers. Know what you mean about the drizzly weather. We finally got some sunshine yesterday, but back to dreary and treatening today.
    Glenda

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  5. Lucky postman! Beats barking dogs I'm sure! Glad you got your packet ok! t.xx

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  6. You have such a lovely garden! It really is pretty.
    Hugs, Susan

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  7. Your garden is so pretty.
    And how lovely of Teena.

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  8. Love the pictures, love the blog, so glad Spring is finally here....

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  9. It was a delight to join you in your garden,Niki! ;-)

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  10. Wonderful garden! So pleased that you are using the stuff from my shop for your summerhouse. You must post pics. when it's finished. Hope to see you at The V&H fair.
    Lesley X

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  11. SIMPLY WONDERFUL!!!
    Came in for a drink and look what I was blessed with! Your lovely post....just lovely!!

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  12. Your garden is beautiful!

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  13. Niki, your garden is bloomin' pink! I bet you have beautiful bouquets every day. xo, suzy

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  14. Lovely photos of the garden, really gave me a lift this morning seeing them. Hope the parents evening went well.

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  15. What a lovely birthday gift. xxx

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  16. what wonderful pictures, I thought the first one was a vintage card...your garden looks wonderful...happy belated birthday...

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  17. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Your garden is just stunning..It really should be in a magazine...
    Stephenie

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx