Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Dyeing and stuff

my latest lot of dyed doilies and linens, loving the colours.... I have made some thingies from this batch but can't show you yet, top secret stuff........



my lavender, I know I post every year about it, but truly each year it gets bigger and more spectacular looking.... hating to have to leave this bush behind!



harvested in my vintage enamel bowl, quite French looking don't you think??!!!



short and sweet post this time, a small miracle really, I always have so much to go on about!!!

anyway, am off to play with a power tool.... electric hedge trimmer.........

take care
Rachaelxo


p.s. Christmas is still much the same as my last post.... no that's not true, I got the tree and decorations out of the attic on Saturday..... they are still sitting up against the wall unopened......

17 comments:

Lori said...

Rachael, your bowl full of lavender looks gorgeous!!!

Katrina Chambers said...

It's a crazy time of year, I know! Loving that Lavender. Yes it takes years to get a bush like that :)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I have about 12 or so three different varieties of Lavender along our chook run....It is a spectacular looking hedge and smells wonderful...Your harvest looks so pretty in the bowl.

LiLi M. said...

Ah wish I could smell your blog!

Sugar Bear said...

Hi Rachael,
The lavender looks wonderful! I can only imagine how yummy it smells.
Karla

Fete et Fleur said...

There is nothing more refreshing than the smell of fresh cut lavender! Your making me miss summer.

Nancy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Ahhhh lavender!! I love it! I am already longing for spring and summer Rachael!
GORGEOUS doilies too, those colors are perfect together!!!
Love ya sweetie,
Amy

bluemuf said...

Rachael, The lavender looks lovely in your bowl. I can only imagine the beautiful scent.

Hugs Karen

Jillian said...

Oooh that does look nice. I am so envious of your nice weather right now! :-)

Janean said...

we grew lavender in Georgia...i miss it! lovely...

Amy said...

I am loving the cushions! Yes I am a BIG lavender fan too :-)

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Rachael! I am so jealous! I have never been able to get lavender to grow in my yard here. I had it in my yard when I lived north of here and it thrived but it does not like the soil in this yard. Lucky you! I'll bet it smells heavenly!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Yes, the decorating can be overwhelming. But your lavender is absolutely divine! Can you take a tiny piece to transplant with you? I took a small piece of a Christmas cactus when my grandma died and still have it (although it is a house plant). I just love having it. A nice memory...

Blessings
Kitty

Alison Gibbs said...

Rachael love the lavender in the bowl. I finally got my christmas tree up yesterday!!
Alison

SherryRoseBella said...

I love your lavender! I can smell it now!!

the*pink*princess said...

OOOh,i do love your lavender,that is one ompressive bush!!! Until recently i had a very very shady garden,but we have just cut down some trees and voila!!!Sunny spots! So will plant some lovely lavender and daisys when i get back from holidays!!! I think the simpler the flower,the nicer the bunch!

Have a great christmas!!

Lesley : )

Monica said...

Lovely lavender I am sure it smells devine!
Hope we see your tree up and decorated soon :)