Sunday, 14 July 2013

Blooming marvellous...

The Great British Summer has caused an explosion of blossoms at my house!

There are the blooms in the garden...



 
There are foodie flowers on the breakfast plates...
 
And there are the best blossoms of all – crafty flowers! The sun has curtailed finishing my WIPs, but I’m not complaining, oh no! But I shall show you my progress...
I am embroidering another tree, this one a bit bigger and full of pink blossom.



 
I’ll tell you all the details once I’m finished...
And I simply couldn’t stand another day without a new crochet project!

 
Sandra from Cherry Heart has just released her Blossom Bag pattern, and I snapped it up quicker than you can say “too many WIPs!” (And there is no such thing!) You can read about it here.
And like the embroidery, I promise to tell you more about this project in the next few days, including my new inspiration for colour selection...
Another hot day here – Little Flower tends to wilt a bit in the midday heat, so we’re all going to the cinema after lunch for her first proper cinema outing!
I wonder if there’s enough light from the screen to crochet a few more blossoms?
Chrissie x

24 comments:

  1. I love your little embroidery tree, so gorgeous and the colours you've chosen from your blossoms are lovely!

    S x

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I must say, the crocheting is a doddle because the pattern is so wonderfully clear and easy to understand! :)

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  2. Beautiful flowers and makes
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. The roses in the first photo are picture perfect. Love your stitched tree. Your New crochet project looks very pretty x

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  4. Well now I'm intrigued by your lovely embroidery tree but what beautiful colours you have for your bag - I look forward to seeing it complete ;) A cinema trip sounds just about right in this heat - enjoy x Jane

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  5. Oh my your flowers in the garden are looking beautiful! I love the sweet breakfast pancakes, what a clever mummy you are and I wouldn't mind one right now. Your embroidery tree is looking wonderful and I can't wait to see it finished. My doodle stitching has arrived now I just need and extra couple of hours in the day. Enjoy the cinema, what are you seeing? and no such thing as crocheting whilst watching a proper flick, enjoy the popcorn instead!! That beautiful bag in the making can wait!! Have fun :-) xo

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    1. Oh Hannapat, I was too lazy for pancakes today - that's simply toast cut out with a cookie cutter! But the kids wolf it down when I make it fun...we saw 'Monsters University' because Little Flower adores Monsters Inc - we had a fab time and film was funny. I can't wait to see what you get up to with 'Doodle Stitching'!!! Cx

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    2. Well you had me fooled! My kids have also expressed the urge to watch monsters university, so we will make sure to take them over the hols. Pleased you enjoyed it xoxo

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  6. Beautiful pics and your little blossoming tree is looking great, as is your new crochet project, Chrissie! Love your colour choices!
    Joy xo

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  7. Lots of pretties here indeed.........your sweet embroidered blossoming tree is lovely.
    Kim x

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  8. Simply beautiful - all of it! I do love the colours you've chosen for your bag, and breakfast in your house looks really yummy :-)
    Hope you had fun at the movies,
    xx

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    1. Ah, the power of a cookie cutter, Gilly! Makes toast so much more appealing! Cx

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  9. beautiful blossom tree and beautiful colours for your bag.....looking forward to seeing that one finished, alison

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  10. I saw that blossom handbag and thought it was beautiful but I have too much on the go at the moment. I always think the summer holidays will give me more time but in reality I know I will have less in fact. Looking forward to seeing that handbag finished, don't keep us waiting. Jo x

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  11. Lovely flowers, sweet embroidery.....fantastic crochet, your one talented lady! :) x

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  12. Gorgeous flowers! Your embroidery looks really pretty and your new crochet project - I really love it and the colours are beautiful.
    M x

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  13. You cannot have enough flowers in any way, shape or form in my opinion! I love the colours in your new crochet project. Have a good week XX

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    1. Thank you Suzanne and thanks for visiting! I agree with you - no such thing as too many blooms! Cx

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  14. Love ALL the flowers in this post! Your garden is looking so beautiful and colourful. The new embroidery and crochet look lovely :)
    Have a great week!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen! I never thought the pale pink roses would make it - for a few years it was tiny and rather unhappy. Lots of TLC, plus some decent seasons, finally have sorted it, and I'm being repaid with gigantic blossoms, hooray! Cxx

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  15. Beautiful blooms everywhere what a lovely post ~ Sarah x

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  16. Love this post - your blog, like all other aspects of your life is clearly flourishing :-) xx

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  17. hello you! :o)
    I hope the cinema trip was a hit .... the first one is momentous indeed.
    Ooooooh love love love your crochet , so pretty as is your garden, i can smell the rose from here!
    love jooles xxx

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