Friday, 15 June 2012

Daydream, I dreamed of you amid the flowers, for a couple of hours, such a beautiful day...

 Hello!

The current husband and I had a smashing day out at the BBC Good Food and Gardeners' World Shows
Can't say I enjoyed the Foody part, bit too corporate for me, but the Flower Pavilion in the Gardeners' World area was another thing.
Plant nirvana.
The current husband scuttled off for an hour of food and drink tasters, whilst I ooohed and arrghed my way around the plants... 






I bought some beautiful Lily bulbs, not the ones below but the Star Gazer type and I also managed to find a Gloriosa Lily bulb too. 


 This was the only show garden outside that I cared for.   Running stream through pebbles and stones with a back drop of erect sleepers.    Really lovely.   I do love running water in a garden.
A bit of celebrity watching ... Carol Klein, doing her 'piece' to camera...
and Alan signing books.
It was a lovely day and made a really nice change.
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Now, just a little note to say that I was thrilled to get a mention in July's Homes & Antiques Magazine.  
They have a very interesting article about Pinterest and at the end of the article suggest five Pinners to follow and I am one of them.
If I am ever feeling low, uninspired and in need of fix of something lovely to brighten the day, Pinterest does it for me, everytime, without fail.
Another online time stealer :)  
Here's my Pinterest boards.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Daydream in Blue by Monster

22 comments:

gillyflower said...

Lovely flowers, that looked a great show to go to.
Saw you mentioned in the Pinterest article, how exciting for you, well done!
I'm a(fairly)recent convert to Pinterest so I look forward to checking out your boards.

Jamie said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing the tour! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
jamievowell@yahoo.com

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Just look at all the beautiful flowers and the colours... radiant.
I shall check out your Pinterest with a great deal of ahhhs I'm sure.
Have a lovely weekend!
Susan x

Kirsty said...

A lovely post, thank you!

Jayne said...

Oh I do love a flower! especially a lily, my favourites. Lots of inspiration for your embroidery. It does you good to have a lovely day out too. Well done on the pinterest mention will check it out. have a lovely weekend. jayne x

Sarah B said...

Oh those flowers are stunning, but the alliums would be my pick. I got in trouble planting foxgloves as they've self seeded EVERYWHERE, including the man's sacred lawn. Whoops.

gentlework said...

I've had a look at your 'pins' and I love them! Christine x

mrs cheese said...

Oh why don't my aliums look that?
Pinterest does it for me too....am completely hooked (and of course I already follow you).
Have a great weekend
xx

The Cloth Shed said...

The foxgloves do it for me...what a fabulous display.
Julie x

Little Dotty Bird said...

Those flowers look amazing, I just LOVE foxgloves, they are all about in the lanes by our house at the moment but those different colours are stunning. I just found your blog after finding an image of yours on flickr..procrastinating as usual! Your work is absolutely gorgeous, love the envelope art! it turns out you follow a few of the blogs that I do (lovely Mrs Cheese and Flaming Nora). really glad to have found you, what a treasue! Great blog :)

Filamental said...

Lovely photographs of the flowers.
Do you think you might have digital download available at some point for the felt flowers?
My mom would love to make these.
Love your work, as usual.

Bobbie

Paula said...

Hello my darling V! Such a lovely post! Oh my! I love all those beautiful flowers, especially the foxgloves! I am so glad you had a wonderful time and brought home some pretty plants, dearest. Thank you for sharing the photos! I am so happy your boards were mentioned in the magazine! I am not one bit surprised! They are fantastic, just like you! Pinterest is such fun, and a bit addicting too! Take good care sweet friend! Love you much! xo~P

Magic Bean said...

Foxgloves, eeeek. Love em. Ax

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What fabulous foxgloves, wonderful display. Looks like a super day out :)

vintage grey said...

Stunning flowers! Such a beautiful tour, thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Heather

Fenland Textile Studio said...

I love your photos. Thanks for sharing. Angela

found and sewn said...

so many beautiful flowers x

Helen said...

Oh congratulations on your feature,
it's well deserved......
Helen xx

stephnehg@gmail.com said...

Hi, lovely to meet you at Selvege, your makes are simply glorious, hope you were able to make good use of the fabric scraps?
Stephne x

stephnehg@gmail.com said...

Or even Selvedge!

Ro Bruhn said...

What a feast for the eyes and what magnificent fox gloves. I have some growing here in Australia, but the colours are fairly pale, they do however self seed and march around the garden annually.

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

envious, what a fabulous day...