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Spring Handwork and the Garden

We are in the full swing of Spring here in the south at the moment, such wonderful and happy days. I watch as the garden turns into a beautiful wonderland of blossoms with fruit emerging after the blossoms have fallen from the trees. Oh, I have such hopes for this garden this season, our quinces are blossoming for the first time, beautiful large white flowers… Our new fruit trees are also starting to fruit too and we are having a bumper crop of asparagus this year!
Jen has been enjoying some needle felting and has created a beautiful Lady Spring and a gnome for our nature table…
Jenna’s Lady Spring and gnome… 

I have been knitting these little pumpkins this week, they make me smile:) Here’s the free pattern.
I have always admired orchids and my Richard gifted me with one out of the blue the other day, don’t you just LOVE thoughtful surprises like this? I do:)…

Aaaaah and my Tasha Tudor books have been taken down from the shelves again, I am going to be reading through them, I find them so inspiring and precious, I definitely consider them to be treasures in my home…

Caiden has been building a wall outside under his tree house. He is waiting for the mud to set and then he will remove the planks, so sweet…

Our Petria is flowering near our water storage tank, the colour is so vibrant…

Lavender by our front door…

Irises are flowering all over the garden, once they are finished, we are going to dig them up and divide them. We usually do this every two years.

Quince blossoms, oh, how I wish for quinces this year!!! Need to look for some recipes…

My Heart Swap has arrived from lovely Lanie. Oh my goodness, I have been so blessed with kindness! I received 3 beautiful crocheted bowls, a flower brooch, button bracelet, sweets and I love the card! Everything was wrapped in a silk scarf. I love my gifts Lanie and thank you so much for taking part. I will email you soon 🙂

Our first Calendulas are flowering… and guess what….. the chickens don’t like eating them! So we will have some flowers in the front garden after all:)


More Heart Swap Love…

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to share some more of the beautiful items from The Sending Love Heart Swap:)

This is a gorgeous stained glass panel that Melissa sent to Natalie.
These beautiful wrist warmers were made by Manuela and sent to Linda.
Kristen’s beautiful felt heart…

I also wanted to share another swap that I have just joined, you can read all about it on Shannon’s beautiful blog called Rhythm and Rhyme, she is hosting a Lucky Pincushion Swap. The swap closes this weekend, so if you have a moment, do pop over there and have a look at the wonderful pincushion inspiration!


Happy Spring and Sending Love International Heart Swap Photos

Happy Spring to everyone in the southern hemisphere and happy Autumn to all in the north!
What a glorious time of year this is, the weather is warm, plants are flowering, the grass is turning green again, so refreshing, a time of renewal… We danced around our colourful Maypole yesterday to welcome in the new season…

Now for some Sending Love Heart Swap photos…

This Heart Swap has been such a wonderful and special time, I have connected with lovely people all over the world in Lithuania, Slovakia, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, USA, Italy, Greece and Russia to mention just a few of the countries…

I have been receiving photos of the swap items that have been so lovingly created and sent off and I would like to share them here in this space… If you have any photos of your swap items that you made, please feel free to send them through for me to blog about with your blog link.

I would like to make this ‘Sending Love Heart Swap’ a yearly swap, this year there were 86 participants, just amazing!
Thank you so much to everyone:)

Here are some of the wonderful treasures that have been made:

Aleta’s wonderful swap item.

Marie sent this gorgeous piece of jewellery to her swap partner.

Linda’s elegant swap items.

Judith’s lovely swap.

Kelly’s beautiful swap.

Melissa’s  amazing swap items.

Sheryl’s lovely swap.

Valery’s beautiful swap
on the sewing table • 1 sep 11

Meg’s beautiful Two Hearts Mug Rug.

Melissa’s gorgeous creations.

Thank you so much to everyone who sent photos to me:)
Have a peaceful weekend

***Sending Love Heart Swap***

Hello dear friends,
I felt it was time for another heart swap, the last one was amazing. People connected and formed friendships across the globe, sending one another such beautiful handmade treasures created from the heart… If you feel you would like to take part in this years Heart swap, please read on…

Heart Swap:
The theme of this swap is sending love all around the world. Swap partners will be paired up and will make one another a heart related (doesn’t have to be heart shaped, just something made with love…) swap item. It can be knitted, crocheted, sewn, painted etc… anything crafty will be just wonderful. If you feel you would like to add a few small items to your swap parcel, please feel free to do so, it is not a requirement though. Once swap partners have been paired up, I will email you the details.

Swap items must be sent out by the 26th of August.

If for any reason you decide not to continue with the swap once you have joined, please do let me know so  I can organise another partner for your swap partner.

If you would like to take part, please leave a comment in this post and please also email your name, address, email address and blog URL (if you have one) to

If you would like to add the swap button to your blog, just save the above picture to your photos and add it as a picture gadget in Blogger, copy the URL from this blog post and save it in the gadget.

Enjoy and have fun!

Take care

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