Friday 6 July 2012

Cushions and sandbags!

Well, no sandbags yet but if it carries on raining I wouldn't like to rule them out.  Just look at the state of my garden this afternoon.

I have a moat all around my lawn and was almost washed away going on to the lawn to clean up after Sorrel this morning - she wasn't very happy either.  Sorry about the clothes drier but I wasn't going back out there to make a prettier picture.

This is the other side (sneaked the photo through the living room window - I'm not daft).  Water always worse on this side.  Looks a disaster but the plants don't seem to bother and grow great guns, or is it that all the delicate plants have succumbed and I'm left with the hardy thugs?

Took advantage of the fact we can't go out by doing some sewing - we could go out but I would have to drag Sorrel for her walk as she hates, HATES the rain. I got some linen from Abakhan at Bolton yesterday as I wasn't keen on the cotton I got - too lightweight - cut out my leaves last night and away my treadle pedal went (I know they don't have treadles anymore but it is such a nice word).

Here it is, on a chair in front of a rain-streaked conservatory window - looks pretty cool to me, if I say so myself, and I have enough linen left to do around ten or 15 more - think I got carried away in the shop which sells fabric by weight and less than £11 for a kilo (yes, a kilo) of linen seemed a great bargain.

Wimbledon on TV this afternoon, not much of a tennis fan but it seems to be the only way I can see a bit of the sun this summer so I'll get out the sunglasses and suntan potion and just pretend, then get ready for Mr B coming home from work on his scooter drenched to the skin and dripping all over my kitchen floor

Have a good weekend everyone, whatever the weather.


Annie said...

Love your cushion. :-)
A x

Von said...

just lovely Ann :)
Von ♥

Sandy said...

Lovely bright project to cheer up what looks like a miserable day out. Hope the sun shines on you soon. Sandy :)

chrissie said...

Hope everywhere is dried out now Ann.

Love the cushion you made-the colours are so warm and friendly.

Hope you watched Andy Murray get into the final it was quite exciting :)

Love Chrissie xx

olive said...

Oh Ann..... I do hope the water has subsided and sandbags aren't required!!!! I absolutely love the cushion, great colours. You have hidden talents, girl. xxxx

PS will post piccys but just so busy....

Neet said...

Fab cushion Ann, you have been hiding that light under a bushel I think.
Shame about the garden but it looks such a pretty garden - with a pond!
Hugs, Neet x

hazel said...

Your cushion is beautiful Ann, I love the leaves. It's been raining here all morning and I don't think its going to stop.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann. I know there is a lot of rain but your garden looks fantastic. Beautifully green. Like I have said before I am so envious. Loooovely cushion.
Regards Florence xx

cockney blonde said...

Love the cushion Ann, x