Thursday, 26 May 2011

Mainly flowers

Good evening

Am so glad the week is drawing to a close - it means my to-do list and who is where at what time & with what stuff list is starting to shrink too. I have a heap of camping gear in the hallway as big son is off with the explorers for a weekend camp. The spare room has a pile of boxes & bags with things ready for the fair on Sunday and there are enough clean shirts for my brass players for this weekends engagements too.

In fact don't tell anyone but tomorrow is a day off for me ;) My oldest friend is coming for a coffee and a natter and after that I shall be attaching myself to my sewing machine. I discovered in the back of my wardrobe 4 skirts I made for myself about 6 or 7 years ago - the style now is too long for me so I've started altering them into shorter versions which suit my lifestyle now more. One is done and the plan is to get the another 2 done tomorrow. I also found a length of fabric I bought over a year ago to make some for me with - well it is going to be a dress for me, hopefully by the end of the weekend. We have a family party next weekend and I need something new too wear!

So today there are no photos of makes - instead before the storm this afternoon I was wandering around the garden, taking pics of some of the flowers that are brightening up the borders;

 Things looked even better after the downpour, the first decent rain we've had here since February. You could almost hear the flowers cheering, see the grass going greener and the weeds growing!

One small downside - little son was supposed to go sailing with the school tonight but instead they've been racing up and down the river in speedboats - they even let the children drive. Apparently it was great fun and the sailing lessons will start after the hols when hopefully the weather will be calmer.

I hope everyone has a fab bank holiday weekend whatever you are doing.

I'll be back after the weekend with photos of ours.

xxx Vicki xxx


Scarlett Fontaine said...

We had rain too - my plants loving it! Beautiful roses, mine are looking a bit perkier in the garden now :o) Scarlett x

moonstruckcreations said...

The gardens are looking better for the rain arent they? These roses are super - I keep meaning to try some in my garden and these pictures convince me that this would be a good decision!

Enjoy your day off!


Elegancemaison said...

Your flowers look gorgeous! I wish I had a garden, though sadly I don't have green fingers. Wishing you well for your fair on Sunday - tried to Google it but no success. If only I lived a bit closer!

Penelope said...

I jumped for joy when it rained, my flowers are best pleased with the shower they had! Hope you have fun tomorrow, nothing like an old friend and a natter xox Enjoy the bank holiday too and all the memories you make x

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous photos of your flowers. Have fun making the new dress and altering your skirts. And have a lovely long weekend.
Anne xx

Betty said...

Hope you enjoy your busy weekend, look forward to reaading about your fair and the new dress. Bettyx

delia hornbook said...

The roses are beautiful. Have a lovely weekend and happy sewing, dee x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

The grass has been crying out for rain here, it looks blooming awful.
Good luck for Sunday, your makes are lovely so I am sure you will do well. Fingers crossed for decent weather xx

Bee happy said...

Your flowers are looking beautiful, I adore roses :) have a great bank holiday weekend, can't wait to see the pictures :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

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Thanks for playing along!

Serenata said...

Your flowers look lovely, doesn't the garden just look so gorgeous at this time of year? I am really enjoying all the beautiful flowers and vivid colours.

Enjoy your sewing and hope you had a great time with your friend today.

Tabiboo said...

I literally cheered last week when we had a tremendous downpour of rain - the first drop in months. It was such a welcome relief.

Have a lovely weekend,

Nina xxx

Lisa said...

Looks like you've been as busy as ever!
Beautiful roses.
Lisa x

Pomona said...

Hope you have had a good weekend - thank you for joining in my giveaway!

Pomona x