Saturday, October 19, 2013


The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams.
Marie Curie
My home has lovely fragrances through out the rooms at present, all week I have been picking bunches of Daphne burkwoodii, this is my favourite Daphne and I have two large bushes  that allow me to pick many bunches to share with friends  giving me great pleasure. And I have a large bunch on the table near my chair sharing its sweet scent with me as I stitch.

I have also picked  for myself a bunch of lilac this year it has been badly beaten by the heavy winds and rain of the past week but that has not taken its sweet fragrance

 This time of the year has so many rewards and I am also enjoying a vase of Lily of the valley that I picked yesterday, as its fragrance is much softer I have put it in my bedroom and what a delight to enjoy when I enter the room.

This weekend is International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and my plans are to finish the last of the four Latvian coasters I have been stitching, mount a piece of embroidery for myself...... it has been waiting for quite a while and to do some more stitching on Strawberries so faire, that's after I have done some frogging on that piece, it is so maddening  to find one is one stitch out!!!!!

Progress report at the end of the weekend. happy stitching to all other Hermits for the weekend.


cucki said...

So beautiful❤️❤️
Happy stitching my dear friend
Hugs x

gracie said...

Beautiful flowers...having fresh flowers in the home is special all the time especially when they are from your own garden.

Rowyn said...

Ooh, I love the scent of Daphne. I didn't realise there were different varieties. I love Spring, but it always seems it is over too soon. We have a tree in our backyard which blossoms each year - it only takes about 3 weeks going from bare, to blossoms to greenery.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Vickie said...

Lovely, lovely flowers from the garden. Have a productive weekend Lee.

Evelyne said...

Lovely flowers!
I like the fragrance of the lilly of the valley so delicate!

Have a nice Sunday, Evelyne

Anonymous said...

your flowers are dream-like. it must be such a delight to stitch at your place.
happy hermitting :)

Catherine said...

Love spring flowers!!! Perhaps I should travel the world ~ going continually where it is spring!!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful flowers and all from your garden. Very lovely arrangements you made. I can almost smell their sweet fragrances here:) love Annette

Karoline said...

Gorgeous flowers, I wish I could smell them.

Enjoy your stitching