lundi 30 juillet 2007
dimanche 15 juillet 2007
She came with this small little one yesterday afternoon; I couldn’t resist!
Just look at this little girl; isn’t she lovely?
She is so adorable and sweet and tiny!
Now I’m looking for a name… If you have some nice ideas; please share.
Muchu is somewhat jealous!
Two weeks ago Elvire flew out.
She was flying here and there in the garden when her real parents pushed her out of their territory.
Happily, she already could eat alone and was flying quiet well!
Some of our neighbours saw her last week; she came nearby and wanted some friendship. She seems doing well.
I walked around with one of my nephew and screamed all the way long after her; but she never came.I want to share the last pictures I took; she was so funny and friendly.
Good luck, Elvire!
samedi 14 juillet 2007
Chatting, laughing and of course embroidering….
Passiflora Edulis, my student is more advanced in her work than me ;o) just have a look on her blog!
This time we had begun stumpworking using wire to make a leaf for our passiflora.
You’ll find some pictures of the process.
First give a shape to your wire; using the pattern is a good think. Just be sure you give the shape a good size; here we’ll have to do it a litle bit biger to have enough material to give it a good shape when finished.
The quilting is gorgeous… and the back is as nice as the front!
The last faery came out very nicely and the top was done; I also begun the assembling and quilting.
I just forgot to embroider here mouth, oups!
More pictures on http://www.flickr.com/photos/boskez/
mercredi 11 juillet 2007
We have a nice big climbing rose ‘Albéric Barbier’ on the pergola together with a purple clematis and grapevines; perfume and color: all in one!
It is surrounded with other roses, ferns, Buxus and a lot of pots with all kind of flowers…
Among the roses we have:
R. Little White Pet spore from ‘Félicité et Perpétue’
R. Madame Legras de Saint Germain (no good picture from this year;o(
R. Yellow Charles Austin
R. Blush Noisette; probably my favorite (with a lot of others, hi hi… )
R. Tapis Volant
R. Seagull is climbing on a pinetree and is now that high that we can almost see part of his flowers.
Just an enchanted garden; unfortunatly we had a lot of rain this year and roses doesn’t like it at all ;o(
We will have a lot of grapes this autumn; we never saw this! The Vine is contiuously making new flowers that are polinisated into grapes and again, and again…
Growing perennials and plants that doesn’t ask too much attention as my garden is quiet big!
Here I putted some Pleioblastus Shibuyanus ' Tsuboi ' in the background.
(or Bamboo Pleioblastus variegatus 'Tsuboi')
A beautiful variegated specie, with small white-striped leaves.
It is very vigorous and has a running root system and likes to be in a lower light and doesn’t tolerate hot sun.
I also planted Alchemilla Mollis and Asperula Odorata with Geraniums and Hemerocallis.
We have had some “problems” with Nicolas’ health and mine isn’t very good aswell for the moment.
Nicolas suffers of 15% heart failure. He had ventricular fibrillation, high blood pressure and tachyarrhythmia up to 180 per minute and they had a lot of difficulties to have it coming down again; they also diagnosed a thyroid disease that could have helped this becoming. The doctors told him he has a heart that’s aged 50 and he’s only 21!!!
I’ll be glad to have 2 weeks at home from 20st of July.
I’ll use those days to go ahead with my hobbies and some WIP(ssss) ;o)
Nevertheless, I took some pictures during the period I was “absent” and now I’ll give you some news…
samedi 9 juin 2007
She also tries to speak and pronounce sounds that are very similar to those made by a parrot; very strange!
She always wants to have your attention and if you don’t pay her enough she comes and prick you with her beak or try to eat your fingers. That’s what she is doing with my husband’s fingers…