Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wheeeeeeeee!

Sunshine!
Blue skies, fields of long grass and buttercups, welcome breezes...its been a beautiful May.
Despite the lure of the outdoors I have managed to make some new brooches.
Tomato red fell into my hands and seemed appropriate with the felt I'd made.
Radial designs must have reflected my inner sun.


Some pictures to remind me of what may have been summer!


 I treated myself to three new auriculas and I wasn't disappointed. This was the last to flower: Butterwick.
 Gorgeous.

 Proof! This was at 6pm. I haven't seen temperatures like this in my garden for a long time.


 Also in my garden..ducks.


 Followed closely by........a slightly timid schnauzer. 


 If only she'd been as reticent when she was by my friends beehives...ouch. And a double ouch when we paid the vets bill!
 More brooches.








 And little trumpeteers of summer to come.

Happy Jubilee!

25 comments:

Twiglet said...

I love the tomato red - so bold and cheery! Fab garden pics too - drizzle here today. x Jo

Miriam Weaver said...

Your garden is beautiful. Love the work as usual the red is very summer! Hope Hetty is feeling ok and no doubt you've told her to stop putting money in the vets pocket!

Annie said...

Lovely pic of the little baby birds....such promise of things to some :-) More gorgeous brooches too....Love the red too.
Hugs,
A x

sherry said...

those brooches are stunning...the colour is to die for...your work is beautiful...

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

I am new to your lovely blog. Your brooches are all very lovely and creative. Love the photos of your garden and the baby birds. Hugs Judy

Melissa said...

LOVE the new brooches...that red is gorgeous!

bea's blog said...

All so beautiful what you made!!!!
Really special.
The other pix are gorgeous, too!
Thanking you also once again for your kind mail!
~.*.~
Beatrice

Rachel said...

Maybe Hettie's learnt her lesson?

That tomato colour is really gorgeous!

Bea said...

Lovely brooches!
You master the color mixing to perfection! Love it.
Beate

Su said...

Lovely colours in your brooches! and how wonderful are those baby birds :-)

Menopausalmusing said...

Oh Hetty, I hope you are feeling better after your encounter.
A lovely post Jackie, love that Auricula!

Heather said...

Such a lovely post. Beautiful brooches again - love all the colours. Fabulous butterfly shot and I love the auricula too.
Your garden is beautiful - you'll have been glad of that shady area and I'm sorry Hetty had to find out about bees the hard way! Love the little trumpeters - perhaps they are heralding the Jubilee.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I love your circular brooches. Poor Hetty, I hope she's ok now.

Kitty said...

We are back to grey skies and rain today - are you? Wasn't the weather glorious for around 10 days? As always, I love your work - especially those red leaves. Beautiful. x

chocolatefrog said...

Fabulous colour combos! Great to see the baby birds too... nests here are too high up for me to peep, luckily for them.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Perfect combo of sunshine and creativity; obviously good for beautiful art; your brooches are fabulous!!!

Elizabeth said...

Sucha fun and delightful post!! Love the brooches- but then you know that!! your puppy is quite the character, they are never hesitant when they should be!!!! Hugs!

susan christensen said...

These brooches make me smile, such happy pieces - and the thought that it is indeed summer Somewhere is also cherring. -sus

Maggi said...

Beautiful brooches. The red is so vibrant. Hetty looks so cute following the ducks - at least they don't sting!

Els said...

YES it has been a great May month (for us here in a double way ;-) !!!!!)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning work, I just adore your leaves and flowers. Someone looks hungry there :-)
Anne x

Wabbit said...

You know I love your work. Just thought I'd stop in and remind you! ;-)) Isn't Hetty gorgeous? Big HUGS to you!

Rosie said...

Those first ones are long grass and splashes of wild red poppies for sure! Everything you make is lovely, and so is Hetty.

Elizabeth said...

realy beautifull things you make.
groeten uit nederland.
Elizabeth

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A wonderful mix of images. The flower had me look twice to make sure it was real.



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