When the World Wearies
And Society ceases to Please
There is always
The Garden.
Link to French Larkspur giveaway 13:17

Well I still havent had chance to photograph all my makes - migraine and weather have been too bad, and daughter Kate has been playing Modern Warcraft until all hours (she goes to bed when I get up) since her break up with boyfriend Matt a month ago she has taken again to sleeping in my bed.
The weather here in Kent (as all over England I expect) is terrible, very gusty and torrential downpours, so I have been looking around blog land and have found  a lovely blog http://frenchlarkspur.blogspot.com/  by Tracey, and she is having a marvellous giveaway. It includes some lovely textiles with french wording on, which I love (a lot of my recent makes have English and French words on so I am going to enter Traceys giveaway- i have never entered one before) So click on French Larkspurs link and have a look! What a lovely name too, roses, larkspur, geranium and poppies, my most favourite flowers. I grow larkspur every year, most of it self seeding, some from an original sowing from my parents house back in the early 1970s.
Hopefully tomorrow I can pull Kate out of my bed and start photographing my lovely linen and gingham makes! Hope the weather isnt too bad where my blogger friends are, Betty x

Honouring all our Servicemen, past and present on Remembrance Sunday 09:05

I just wanted to post in remembrance of all our servicemen past and present who have died for our country and other countries far and wide. Coming from a long line of military men on my fathers side (his grandfather and great grandfather were career army men from 1860s to 1920 between them, and dad like most men of his age spent a good few years doing his bit, and both my grandfathers were in the trenches in the 1st World War)
I cant bear to listen to the news lately or read the papers to see how many of our young men are dying still in foreign fields. Let us hope they will all return home safe one day soon.

Kate as Belle 08:55

Goodness its been a while again, but I have been busy sewing if nothing else! My daughter Kate loves going to game expos. In May she went to one as a female warrior type with scanty costume and huge sword, but decided she wanted to go as something more pretty for the October expo. So I made her a Belle dress from Beauty and the Beast.  Kate said that hundreds of people took her photo, but we havent any of them! When she arrived and dressed in the toilets of the expo in London a girl took her photo and luckily posted it on the net, so here it is, rather blurry, here is my beautiful Belle

The picture doesnt do her any justice and she wants to do a photo shoot, but I think it is rather too cold at the moment. I suggested a shoot at Greenwich, on the steps of the Queens House would be nice, maybe when the weather warms up in the spring! I just wonder what outfit I have to make next time! Her favourite game is Call of Duty, so no doubt it will be something military!
Next post hopefully will be pics of  all my sewing I have been doing. I really have been going mad!