LAVENDER'S BLUE, DILLY DILLY,
WHEN YOU ARE KING, DILLY DILLY,
I SHALL BE QUEEN.
(Old English Verse)
Phew, what a week I've had with my revitalised, oiled, speed machine - I'm exhausted ;-)
Remember the patchwork from last week? Well, I took the scraps and put them together to decorate a tote bag for the quilt to go in..
The finished bag in an arty farty shot! As you can see, I succumbed to the orange :-)
I'm glad you all persuaded me!
I'm mooching through my scraps here in order to make more lavender bags as a fundraiser for my band...the whole room smells of lavender at the moment, hence the verse at the beginning!
This was the present I couldn't show you last week, but it's safe to do so now! A little gypsy top for a lovely little girl :-) Hope she likes it!
Right, crafting over...feel free to duck out at this point...
Elizabeth (of Bleubeard fame) has often remarked on the countryside or historical pics I sometimes share, so these are for her:
Just a country lane, nothing extraordinary...except it's probably been a trackway for hundreds of years. They're often called green lanes, or hollow lanes or sometimes dark lanes. This one is Smithy's Lane, leading up to where the village blacksmiths used to be. As the track gets worn down, so the banks rise up higher each side. In a couple of weeks, this one will be filled with wild garlic and wood anemones - both signs of ancient woodland. A hollow lane in the next village follows the line of a Roman Road...it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on edge walking down there!
I love my village...it's so interesting!
Have a great week :-)