Even more stunning, is the display in next door's front garden of divine tree peonies. I look forward to these each year and admire them four times a day, going to and from school. They do not last very long and really suffer if there's a bout of wind or rain but oh, aren't they just divine?
Turning to the paltry efforts at the HenHouse(!), the peonies are still blooming although these later flowers are a little more petite.
Even the roses are flowering.
Last week, I also picked a lovely bunch of lilac from the back garden. Such a heady scent. I love lilacs, they are so quintessentially old fashioned and English to me. Our cottage bears the same name and indeed our village is awash with lilac at the moment.
Well, all this flowery action has spurred me on to a spot of creativity. I've been trying to reign in my crafting compulsion since returning from holiday and indeed, have been quite successful and have managed to make more time for things other than sewing. (Oooh, but its been hard!) I have however, finally managed to make inroads into my alarmingly large stash of vintage embroidered cloths. And the result...
A selection of covered notebooks; patchworked pretty sections of vintage embroidery and lovely contemporary fabrics.
Let's hope the good people at the Vintage and Handmade Fair approve!