Sunday, 4 May 2014

A Bits and Pieces kind of week

I don't suppose many of you remember the 60's so well but there was a group called the Dave Clark Five who had a hit with a song called "Bits and Pieces" in 1964. It has been a really enjoyable week with lots going on but not much accomplished on the crafting front- just bits and pieces!

I thought I'd start today with some photos of the garden taken about 9am this morning.

I had a stroll around just soaking up the early morning sun and birdsong. Days like this are too infrequent.
Then it was off to the Farmers Market for some bread, croissants and the most amazing apricot custard tarts for dinner tonight. I also needed some greens and found this beautiful fresh chard on one of the stalls.

 The colour of the stems is amazing and contrasts so vividly with the shiny dark green leaves.

Finally, the bit and pieces I achieved this week. It's not much as we had two house viewings and I needed to declutter and clean.

The first photo is a few Maybelle flowers in cotton. I think I may make a lot more and make a spring garland for the kitchen. I'm practising my crochet as next weekend I am off up to Skipton in Yorkshire to learn how to make a Bower bird with Lucy of Attic24 fame. I am so excited!!

I've just cut the binding for Hugo's quilt in Garden pin dot by Michael Miller.

So that's it. Not much accomplished but a lovely week watching a friend's daughter get married, afternoon tea with another friend and lunch out with my quilting group.

The decks are free now to cut more triangles for Vivi's quilt.

Have a wonderful May Day Bank Holiday tomorrow.


I wonder if those few flowers qualify me to link up with Wool on Sundays. I'll give it a go! Check out the other lovely things on Janine's blog, Rainbow Hare Quilts.


  1. I don't remember the 60's (I was born in '89), but I remember the song. I love your crochet flowers, they would make a beautiful garland for your kitchen.

  2. Cute crochet flowers have a great time at the class, it sounds like fun.

  3. Of course the flowers qualify! They are lovely :) Your garden is also looking beautiful and the chard stems are amazing! I hope you have a great time making the bower bird :)

  4. looks like you're flying with your crochet now - those flowers are lovely! Beautiful blooms in the garden too and the colour of that chard is incredible. Something I need to start growing I think!

  5. The 60s had the BEST music! How can any compare?
    Love your garden.


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