~In jeder Sprache wohnen andere Augen.~

mardi 5 avril 2016

Colours!



There are so many pictures of spring in blogland but we need it!

Come on in for a stroll around EG's daffodil land:

bunches of all different daffodils in the orchard 

down by the stream a sea of flowers brightening up from far

people even stop their cars to make pictures














all along the stream, there are now daffodils







plenty of hellebores in the main garden



really black


Corydalis - need more of them





















Leucojum - the later tall variety - aestyvum gravetye giant



Fritillaria 'Elwesii' - had forgotten that I had one and remembered our snowdrop trip and meeting Sir Elwes


all our spring bulbs end up in the garden after they have had their time in pots

he loves daffs 

so far, the magnolias will stay nice as there is no frost forecast for the next days



all hands on now outside - this pathway will be re-layed soon


Until next time :-)


vendredi 1 avril 2016

Wonderful Workshop

Here are, as promised, 'some' pictures of that fabulous workshop at Hope & Elvis I was so privileged to participate in, again!

Christine Kelly, our awesome artist and teacher has already posted some impressions on her blog:
Gentlework 

As last year (I blogged about here), such a weekend needs for me a lot of preparation in beforehand. In total it represents some 800 km (500 miles) one way up to Nottinghamshire and in order to have only 2 nights to spend in a B&B, I did the journey up North on Friday and back on Sunday. The road was good this time, no disruptions, jams or bad weather and no waiting time for the ferries. 
However, I hope that, if one day Christine decides to do a workshop again, or if there is something really tempting to go to Louise's Hope & Elvis, I want to be re-located to the UK by then ;-).

Saturday was an entire day of relaxation and enjoyment. I was again impressed that a lot of participants come also from far, the lovely lady I sat next to on Sunday morning came up from East Sussex. 

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Entering the workshop, there is so much to discover! 







As always, every one of Christines artwork is beautifully displayed






Pictures of the 'treasure table'


the table with all the treasures to choose from inspires so well



Christine even brings her typewriter in case one would chose this option instead of stitching the words
In Hope & Elvis' workshop is also a lot of choice for free use
and plenty of creative examples of former workshops decorate the walls




I loved the bags from like-minded ladies



this made me smile








Louise has also a 'shop' and if I had not always the reminder 'upcoming removal across the channel', I would have bought some items


Christine explaining where she gets her inspirations from



cute table decoration 




lovely lady in action


when a dress has a hidden pocket...
....then it is hers :-)




every item on the bunting is an artwork in itself


gentle colours










the tea-died tags give this keepsake such a stunning addition





one of my most prefered piece of art Christine has made


her birds have always a unique expression











there was again a fantastic lunch served




ginger cake - so yummee!


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These following pictures are the works of each participant - gorgeous creations, don't you find?
























 I am sure that every lady who attended the course was absolutely equally captured by Christines gentle spirit.

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More pictures of former workshops :











I loved the embroidered buttons on this cardigan










The legendary toilet of Hope & Elvis must not be forgotten to be mentioned :-))))





 Thank you so much, dear ladies for your warm welcome and for a fantastic weekend spent in your company! Also thanks to all the other nice ladies who attended. You all add to my huge desire to make the UK my forever home.