Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sublime and ridiculous

The wind is having a fun time here. The garden chairs are blowing past the window.
I braved the woods with the dog we are minding for the week, and found this a little bunch of twigs joined at the base. I knew what I had to do.
 I picked three bluebells, a buttercup, some red campion and a bit of cow parsley and wove a wreath.
  I just had to. 

(And wouldn't you just know that as I walked up the road with an albeit miniscule  bunch of illicit wild flowers, I bumped into someone who is a bit of an environmentalist, who I saw last time 6 months ago when I was carrying a big bunch of holly. I haven't picked anything else from the woods in the last twelve months.She must think I do it all the time)

I hung it in different places around the house. I like this one.

So pretty.

 Not so sure about this. 
My husband arrived and I stuck it on my head and asked him to take a picture.
(Don't forget I'd been a walk in the windy wild woods and I am staring 60 in the face)
 He was having a real chuckle as he clicked.


This is why.

Beam me up Scottie.

45 comments:

Robin Olsen said...

You're adorable in your wreath and hardly look like you would be approaching 60! That last shot made me laugh.

Pam said...

lololol!!!! Too funny Jackie and you're just too cute in your gorgeous little wreath. How clever are you? Don't think I'd have thought to do that myself. But now I'll be on the lookout for things I can create with, on any of my walks! It will probably drive me batty trying to find things!!! Thanks for that! :)))))) xoxo

Pam said...

p.s. sounds like we've got the same wind bunnies here. figure if I go outside I'll get blown away!

lilylovekin said...

Say "HI" to Captain Kirk for me.

Carol said...

Hi Jackie. You have a great sense of humor! The wreaths are just too pretty not to place in lots of different places to lift your spirit!!

2011 is my 60th year....this time around.
xx, Carol

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

So treu that just the time you pick one wild thing, you run into the nature police! Still, entirely worth risking for that fabulous wreath!
Your 2nd photo has me laughing out loud! and what sharp eyes your husband has....I never notice these things in the photo till it's already published!So nice to see your smiling face - just what I expected from your sweet nature!

Pattio said...

Too Funny! You gave me a much needed giggle today. I love your wreath. You have inspired me to make one. Any tips? I live in the Pacific Northwest.

Cheers

Jan said...

I really did laugh out loud! ha ha, thanks for that. You may be staring 60 in the face but I can still see the young girl in you. Just think, Bob Dylan just turned 70! Can you believe it?

I love your little wreath, thanks for sharing and thank you for the laugh.

Heather Woollove said...

Jackie--It's lovely to see your beautiful face after reading your blog for so long!! Your husband reminds me of my dad, who used to have a tree growing out of our heads in each photo he took! XXO-

Erica said...

Oh Jackie! I love it! And good on you for letting your inner child reveal herself. The wreath is so pretty.

Jude said...

So funny!! That sort of thing always happens to me to..being caught out!!
Lovely wreath
Take care

Gill said...

I love your blog - it's so inspiring... And most important funny! How lovely to see you in that pretty wreath. Tonic for all us 50+++'s...!

Menopausal musing said...

Brilliant! Such a pretty wreath and a lovely photo of you too.

marigold jam said...

Brilliant! That wreath is so pretty such a shame it wouldn't last long but maybe thgat is part of its beauty.

Su said...

It's so delicate and pretty. Thanks for such a giggle too!

jamell1 said...

Lovely cir-let (I think) beautiful delicate little flowers and did you know that 60 is the new 40 go for it girl. Judie.

Gina said...

Great photo!

Pat said...

Brilliant, thank you for making me laugh...and the wreath is so pretty.

The Coffee Lady said...

That made me chuckle, too.

Jill said...

Lovely to see you in your beautiful wreath, queen of all she surveys!

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

You are the May Queen lol :o)
xxxx

Joei Rhode Island said...

You made me chuckle. Love the impish little smile!

Heather said...

Your twig wreath is lovely Jackie and looks as good on you as it does on the wall. I'm sure the wood wouldn't begrudge you a few wild flowers. The wind has died down here - hope it has for you too.

melbatoast68 said...

The wreath is absolutely adorable! Makes a lovely crown too! Live long and prosper :)

Gigibird said...

As I was reading this post I was thinking what a lovely wreath....and then I was thinking what a lovely Bridesmaid....
I did chuckle when you were caught out with your wild flowers...that's the kind of thing that happens to me.

vintagerockchick said...

Oh well done -y ou look like the May Princess!

karen said...

you look so pretty!!

Robin Mac said...

Oh what fun - and what a pretty wreath. Of course you had to make it! Cheers

Julie said...

Fantastic Jackie :-) I'm having a good chuckle here at your DH's great shot. Illicit or not your wreath is so lovely. When I was young we used to pick armfuls of bluebells. That's probably why we can't pick them now. ;-)

Kayla coo said...

Lovely idea and I think the flowers suit you.x

Beacee said...

It's all been said! Sounds like you had a great day - the wreath is beautiful and so suits you. x

Fiona said...

Was that your lightbulb moment? BTW I love the wreath.

maggi said...

The wreath is lovely. I nearly fell off my chair laughing at the last photo.

A time to dance said...

will you wear it on tuesday! You have lost lots of weight...love the picture...cant wait to see you....H and family

Rachel said...

Love the wreath!

Lyn said...

he he, love it, I like the idea of your neighbour thinking you plunder the woods on your walk every day! you'll have greenpeace on your doorstep!
the flowers do look good-even as a halo!
xxx

Sheep Rustler said...

It's a beautiful wreath, you look gorgeous in it, and I;m sure the aliens will appreciate it and you when you are beamed up :)

Chris Daly said...

Oh so lovely and silly. Have a wonderful weekend Jackie!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's great to finally 'see' you (and satisfy myself that I really did have a pretty good idea all along!). Sounds like you & your hubby have the same type of sense of humour!

Rachel said...

Oh, you ARE funny. I loved the last picture. The wreath is perfect, inspiration hits when we least expect it. I've been following your blog and your creations for a while now and I must say your art/craft is so very beautiful my mouth waters. The colours, shapes, intricacies of the stitchwork are exquisite. Plese don't ever stop. The new ones ae a bit of a departure and quite interesting. Thanks for brightening my day.

silverpebble said...

Your wreath is just exquisite. What could be more beautiful? Who is that woodland sprite modelling it?

Margaret Applin said...

Jackie - I have seen your work in Quilting Arts Magazine and their e-book. Tonight I went to your blog and went through as many flicker photos as I could drinking in every luscious broch and embroidery design. I just wanted to tell you how amazing I think your work is! I remember finding a book by Deborah Gonet back in 2000 or 2001 called "Contemporary Machine Embroidery" and her beautiful work on silk and velvet captivated me and her book is one I will never give away. But, after seeing your work, by far your designs and felting have forever inspired me. Thank you! www.scrapwisdomcollage.blogspot.com

WendyCarole said...

great pictures


don't worry about the 60 thing I reached it last Friday and didn't feel any different to how I felt on the Thursday. Anyway my sister told me it is the new forty!

Jacky said...

lovely wreath Jackie, how long does it last before the flowers deteriorate love your felted lily.

daisy said...

LOL'd so loudly at the last pic that I scared the whatsies out of everyone in the office!



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