Friday, 15 July 2016

Five on Friday This Week

Hello young bloggers whoever you are
I hope your troubles are few
All my good wishes go with you tonight
I'm a blogger like you



Ha ha hello! Where did that song come from!

Thanks for calling in again for Five on Friday. As always over on Amy's blog there are all the links for you to follow to see what else is happening in blogland this week.  Many thanks Amy.

After a busy couple of weeks with my special visitors, carnivals, trips and other bits and bobs, my five show what's been happening this week.

One - In the Garden

The weather has been hanging over us yet again, to go out or not to go out? Having got out, whether to go back in quickly before the rain belts down.  The garden is looking green and full with plants that are much taller than they should be, flowers somewhat squashed but colourful nonetheless.


Vegetables - tasty beans, mint and basil, tomatoes still mainly flowers but a few tiddly green fruits, flowers on the potatoes, chillies plentiful on those planted in the autumn but this year's plants still small.





Two - Hollyhocks and Poppies

I couldn't resist a trip to Wokingham to see the hollyhocks and poppies around the town. Aren't they pretty.




Three - Off to the Farm

Look at the black clouds by the raspberries! Only a quick dash round the fields collecting fruit and vegetables this week.



Four - Cross-stitch

When I was tidying up my sewing cupboard, all rolled up at the back I found this cross stitch of the house which I started many years ago but left unfinished.  I fished out my bag of embroidery silk and added the roof and now I'm working on the finer details. Still quite a bit to do.



Five - Craft Stall Makes

My pile of material off cuts is gradually decreasing as I've been making a few items to give away.  Here's a few batty owls.



Some Christmas stockings, which aren't finished.


That's what I've been up to, how have you been?

Have a good week.

Cheerio

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous things you've been making. I'm currently knitting dishcloths (proper cotton dishcloths!) that will be given away at Christmas.

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    1. That's a good idea, at least they aren't too big! Jumpers would-be a nightmare!

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  2. We did a Strawberry picking dash on Sunday afternoon in an effort to avoid the rain and get home for the tennis. Your garden looks like it is bursting with colour and I love your cross stitch, you are so organised on the Christmas front! Have a lovely weekend xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa. It's such fun picking the fruit. I don't buy too much so I can go back and pick some more next time! I'm surprised the rain hadn't damaged them but they were glorious. Have a good weekend x

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  3. Wow you have been busy and your garden snaps are delightful. I keep meaning to get out my Christmas crafting too but no chance life is so busy and rushing past, arghhhhh

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    1. I think I'll have to put the Christmas bits out of sight, it's far too early to think about it now. The material just said Christmas stockings, so that was that!

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  4. I love it when you find an unfinished project and you get busy with it again. Yes everything in the garden is getting too tall , I agree, particularly my veggies. Love hollyhocks. Aren't they gorgeous. B x

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    1. I'd forgotten all about it. Our house has changed a bit from when I started it so that was funny but I'm not going to unpick it! Ha ha

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  5. Love the poppies and hollyhocks and also your batty owls. Your garden produce looks lovely and it is certainly a case of dashing in and out between raindrops:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. The poppies were an unexpected find next to the library, quite a few different coloured ones but all so papery thin. It's still a bit rainy although yesterday was baking! Not used to it!

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  6. One way or another you've had a very busy week, love your mosaics!

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    1. You can do most of these things whilst watching the tv!! Ha ha thanks

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  7. Your crafty creations look wonderful. The cross stitch is coming along nicely. I think that's my next project - I have an unfinished piece I finally (after a bunch of years) want to get done. Your flower pictures are really beautiful.

    Have a lovely weekend

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    1. Thanks Sharon. You won't have time for cross stitch on your holiday but maybe you'll find a pattern to take back home. Have fun

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  8. Your mosaics are so lovely Karen - have a great weekend!

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  9. Wonderful creations, the stockings look amazing already.

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  10. I have a couple of unfinished projects waiting for me to become motivated again and I like the mosaic of flowers from your garden. Sweet little owls to bring someone joy!

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    1. Thanks Judith. I usually like to press on with things until they're finished. I'd completely forgotten about the house, I must have been put off by the thought of doing the roof!

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  11. Your cross stitch is so lovely! I hope that you can get it finished and framed soon. The flowers are beautiful aren't they and your sewing makes, especially the owls are lovely too! You have been very busy this week. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy, it's nice to have something on the go. My pile of material actually fits in the drawer now so it must be nearly time to order some more wool! Have fun.

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  12. You are making some lovely things ... love the cross stitch. Beautiful flowers and veggies. You must be taking vitamins --- busy busy busy! Have a great week.

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    1. I've just been watching the tennis while I see! Cheating really!! Thanks for your comment :-)

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  13. Our Hollyhock photos nearly match :) Your flowers are profuse...lovely! I admire your cross stitching, too. I have not tried any in many years...but keep a little project at hand just in case I dare to start it one day. Thanks for sharing your creative efforts and I hope you have happy days in the week ahead!

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    1. Thanks very much Gracie. Hollyhocks are so wonderful and these were growing in a dusty old yard. It looked like the packet of seeds had just been flung in and up popped these fabulous plants!

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  14. I'm visiting from Amy's Five on Friday. I live in the countryside of Oregon, USA. I live in a 100 year old farmhouse and raise chickens and our son, DIL and 2 grandsons live with us. Great photos you posted! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. How wonderful to have a 100 year old house and your family living with you. Our three grown up children have all moved away now. Thanks for calling in. :-)

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  15. Wonderful flowers and produce and those skies - they really illustrate our summer this year. I love your cross stitch house and look forward to seeing it completed.

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    1. When you get those black skies when the sun's out everything looks so beautiful. Many thanks

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  16. Love your crafty items, great way to use your remnants up. Lovely post of all the beautiful flowers. That's one thing I would love to do is take the kids to pick fruit from a farm. Leah x

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    1. Thanks Leah, there's nothing quite like picking your fruit and vegetables - apart from eating them of course!

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  17. I'm having a devil of a time trying to grow hollyhocks. But your photo has inspired me. I shall try again next year. My grandmother had no trouble at all, and when I was a little girl, the blossoms became ballerinas. Guess we've all done that, right?

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    1. What a lovely thought. I can't seem to grow them either. Good luck with yours.

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  18. Beautiful garden...lovely flowers and veggies. You will have berries soon! I love the little owls and the cross-stitch.

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    1. Hopefully, it's been a bit slow but is definitely picking up now. Many thanks.

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  19. It looks like you have a bountiful garden as well as a beautiful one. Hope there's much more good - or at least semi-decent weather to enjoy it in. have a fabulous week.

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    1. It's been too hot this week! Never satisfied are we!

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