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mercredi 3 septembre 2014

A Postcard, a Win and a Day Out

There is a new postcard on my hanger


This delightful card from Susan.


My own little Angel. When I wrote to Susan to thank her I was delighted to hear from her that she had won a category at the Harrogate Quilt show last weekend. Best Themed Piece on the theme Vintage Charm. If you click on the link above you will see Susan with her winning piece. Not only that but she was an overall runner up. I am so pleased for her - congratulations Susan. And thank you so much for my card.

Yesterday we had a day out to the coast - well, not exactly the coast, the Gironde Estuary. We went to a new to us bird reserve. We had a beautiful day - clear sunny skies and a breeze to stop us getting too hot. We were nearly 3 hours walking round the reserve and saw plenty of migrating birds as we went round. We had a fleeting glance of a kingfisher and saw 3 purple herons flying over.

This family of swans landed on one of the lakes.




All around the reserve we saw this plant growing amongst the grass and reeds.


A new plant to us - it is American Pokeweed. I have to say that the French name, Raisin d'Amerique is much more attractive!
Our guide told us that it is in the area because it was once used to colour wine although I have not been able to verify this. It is toxic however, but the birds love it and feed on the berries.

On the sewing front, amongst other things, I have put together my little hexagons into this.


It is almost 12" at it's widest. I do love the back - the colours of the flowers seem to stand out better.


Next I am going to do all the plain swatches and use them to make the border.

Meanwhile, I have some postcards to finish and my crazy pouch which just needs a few beads.

Hope you are all having a good week.

6 commentaires:

Sheila a dit…

Wonderful card and congrats to her for her accomplishment . I will check out her blog . Your little postcard tree is rather a cute idea .what a lovely day out and the swans are spectacular :-)

Mary Ann a dit…

That is such a sweet card...lucky you:)

Judy a dit…

What a great card!! That looks like a wonderful place to hike with plenty of things to look at. You do such lovely work-I'm really liking the hexie piece that you're working on.
Enjoy your week,
Judy

Bouts Choisis a dit…

How lovely to have your own angel! Such a pretty one too!
I hope none of the wine I've consumed had any of that particular ingredient added! Lynne.

Bouts Choisis a dit…

How lovely to have your own angel! Such a pretty one too!
I hope none of the wine I've consumed had any of that particular ingredient added! Lynne.

Susan a dit…

Hi Lin thank you. I am so glad your card arrived safely. She looks fab on you Postcard tree. I have emailed Shelia to join her swap thanks for letting me know about it. X:)