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Stitching while the birds sing

Wrack and ruin. That’s my garden at the moment. So I was delighted when I went out after the heavy rain today and found enough roses to make this sweet little posy. Pretty over the moon I can tell you!

Green vase of garden roses. © Stephanie Boon, 2014 www.dawnchorusstudio.com

From the garden

I was so disorganised this year that even forgot to sow my beloved sweet peas that I like to scent and colour my home the whole summer long. Still, these aren’t a bad second best are they?! And they do smell heavenly as I sit here at my desk beside the open window listening to the blackbirds sing as I write and sew (the white rose with the yellow centre is a highly scented rambler called Wedding Day). It’s raining really heavily again now, with a faint rumble of thunder in the distance; I’ll be surprised if there are many blooms left by morning so I think I should make the most of these while I can!

Have you seen the Dawn Chorus Studio Facebook page recently? I’ve been trying to post much more regularly (daily if I can!) with lots of pictures of inspiring things I’ve come across from all over the world, including pictures of quilts, great patterns, colours and textures; the picture of my roses reminds me of some beautiful images of Kaffe Fassett flowers I posted the other day. Oh and if I come across any great giveaways or fabric deals I’ve been posting those too (as well as a sneak peek of something new I’m working on); come on over and and share what’s inspiring you, I’d really love to see you there and have a chat :)

Until then, back soon and happy sewing


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2 comments to Stitching while the birds sing

  • Ada

    It is so nice to have flowers from your garden in the house.The roses look beautiful. My garden is a bit in distress, because I was busy with other projects. My roses live for a day because of the extreme heat we are having at the moment. So I cut them immediately and put them in the house. They stay a bit longer. My gardenia is flowering and I put the flowers together with the roses. Lovely smell in the house!

    • I completely agree Ada, flowers from the garden brought inside are magical, especially scented ones. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have extreme heat, an even better reason to bring your lovely blooms inside if it’s too hot to enjoy them outside. The closest I have been to plants growing in extreme heat is in The Eden Project biomes! As well as the Mediterranean Biome (where there’s a display of Californian plants), there’s also the Rainforest Biome “The largest conservatory in the world!” – it’s such an awe-inspiring place to visit, and only 20 miles or so from home. Very lucky to have it on my doorstep!

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