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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Busses and Postcards

A strange combination for my title you may think but where I come from we say that you can wait a while for a bus to come along and then two arrive together!
Postcards come into this category and today I received two beautiful although completely different cards.

This beautiful card is from Annette

my swap partner in the Spring Postcard Swap organised by Sheila. Thank you Sheila.

I love the frill at the bottom and the little button that finishes off the flower. Thank you very much Annette.

The other postcard that arrived today was the one that I won from Monika of My Sweet Prairie.

I was fortunate to be able to choose from Monika's recent batch of cards and this sunset stood out for me. It is so beautiful. Thank you very much Monika.

Not much sewing to show you so I thought you would like to see a few pictures that I took in the garden this afternoon. There is so much spring colour around it was good to wander round the garden even though we had a sunless day!

This japonica seems to be even brighter than usual.

We have masses of blackthorn around the garden - good news for sloe gin this winter!

The cowslips are at their best at the moment.

As are the grape hyacinths.

These pretty primroses brighten up a wild corner.

And this is where we  have been working hard over the last couple of weeks!

The tall wigwam is for our runner beans and the shorter ones for mange-tout. The curly poles to the right are for tomatoes. In the foreground are our broad beans and just behind onions.

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Have a good week.

Lin xx


  1. Hello Lin, Very pretty ATC. Your garden looks like it is getting ready to go.. Loved seeing all those wild flowers.. Hugs Judy

  2. Hello Lin,

    Such pretty postcards. Thanks for sharing your garden it has brightened my day. So dry here and still no rain.
    Enjoy FNSI.

    Happy days.

  3. Welcome Spring! Your garden is fabulous Lin!

  4. Hi Lin the postcards are fab. I no that saying and its so true I waited two months for a postcard and then three arrived oin the same day. ;) Love all the spring flowers such lovely colours. x

  5. A very sweet atc and lucky you to have one of Monika's fabulous postcards!! Your garden and flowers are all looking so lovely. We are still under a good foot of snow.

  6. Your postcards from Annette and Monika are both beautiful , lucky you ! Your gardens are lovely too , wow so much green and pretty flowers too , we are way behind you .

  7. What a lovely garden you have, beautiful flowers, thanks for sharing. I like the two postcards, both so pretty, yet different. I keep wondering what is at the back, is it paper, or fabric????
    Have a nice weekend

  8. Your garden looks so pretty and productive. The postcards are beautiful, so much skill goes into creating the small scenes.

  9. Lucky you to receive those postcards! What an awesome garden, you must just be as happy as can be wandering around there watching things grow. Enjoy yourself :-)


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