I have been busy making a little something for a friend who had a birthday this week. She is due to move house soon and I thought this would be nice for her new home.
It is a simple little pillow of double crochet rows and stuffed with some hollowfibre filling. The border is the bobble shell edging from Lucy of Attic 24. I made an i cord strap and a little flower (from no particular pattern). I have done a little bit of embroidering on crochet and knitting before, but have oftened wondered about embroidering words. I thought I would give it a try and was pleased with how it turned out!
Here are some pictures from my garden which is starting to look a little better now that the flowers are beginning to bloom and I have been spending some time nurturing it! The lovely rhododendrons are looking wonderful and the bees love them.
I love seeing these big buds opening up a little more each day! The suspense of seeing them bloom is building! It's amazing how the simple things like this can really brighten a day!
The rhubarb is doing really well and ready for harvesting! Mmmm rhubarb and custard! Unfortunately, I am the only one in my family who likes rhubarb at the moment, so any ideas of what I could do with it would be gratefully recieved!
We are very fortunate to have this beautiful big oak tree in our garden and I love it so much. I grew up as a child with an oak tree in the garden and spent many happy hours climbing it and watching the birds and squirrels that lived in it. When we discovered this house a year and a half ago, it was the oak tree in the garden that sealed the deal for me!
I'll leave you with a picture of a familiar fluffy dandelion head that are so plentiful at this time of year! I love these and my youngest son does as well! We have lots in the area outside our garden and at the moment he can't go outside without picking one and blowing it to watch the seeds float away! He makes joyful squeals everytime! It is very sweet!
The simple pleasures are often the best! Hope you all have a lovely week everyone!