Friday, 15 April 2011

Friday Plant of the Week ...& a little quilting

The photo doesn't really do it justice to be honest, but this is one of my favourite plants.

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum x hybridum). I love the grace of their arching stems & the flowers that hang like delicate little bells. 

It is a relative of Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis), which is also about to burst flower & bring with it an amazing scent.

I ventured into the woods yesterday to see if the Bluebells were out yet. 

Still a little early; but exciting to imagine the blue carpet this lot will become in a week or two.

And this is a little sneak peek at some quilting stitches I've been trying out.  I like the mix of big handmade stitches next to the little machine-made ones.


  1. I love solomon's seal too! They are just starting to come up beside our stream - I am probably a lot further north than you!
    Your quilt looks very interesting, lovely fabrics. I have mixed machine and coloured hand quilting before and it worked really well!

  2. Hi Erica, thanks for 'following' me. I see you're in England. I've visited it three times and love it there.

    Can you leave the lily-of-the-valley in this pot over the winter? We could never do that here. Your photos are lovely.

    Cheers from Canada.


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