Monday, January 02, 2017

The One True's Log Cabin Quilt

Made mostly using vintage Japanese silks.
The idea is (as I keep saying) to use my stash. But... I had to buy extra, which is like having permission to go sick at the lolly shop (Kazari/Ziguzagu). Plus use Phillips Shirts fabric for the back.
The quilt is around 1.2-3 metres square.
The anomaly in the corner was accidental, but I'm happy to leave it.


Back, obviously. I put a facing all round to get a good edge. It's difficult otherwise to do the zig-zags neatly.

Garden January 2nd 2017

Who else do you know gets a shed for Christmas?
And some steps?
















Sunday, December 04, 2016

Garden Early December 2016

Rose Leonardo da Vinci
Robinia Frisia



Dracunculus Vulgaris

Path to the door


New Strawberry set-up

Rose Zephirine Drouhin

Arisaema Consanguineum

Plectranthus parviflorus 'Blue Spires'
Rose Abraham Darby

Pelargonium and Valerian let loose up along the back fence 

View through the apple arbour

Pierre de Ronsard rose


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Found old tyre planter

Old brake drum

Rosa Sweginzowii
Rosa Sweginzowii, our best rose (apart from the others)
A magnificent shrub.

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit, Golden Diosma...

Goldflame Spirea, orange Geum and Heuchera 'Coral Bells'

Copper Beech hedge in the making


Fernery under the old Magnolia

Lillium grown by Ruby


'Leonardo Da vinci' Rose

Species Pelargonium