Here we are at yet another Wednesday catching up with all our creative friends all round the world by linking up over at Julia's....please pop over there for details if you'd like to join in the fun.
This week we have benefited from some gorgeous Spring weather and have been enjoying making a start in our new garden to change what needs to be changed in readiness for the building work we have planned. One of the gardens has to be moved to make a patio in front of our new kitchen doors so we have been making a raised bed to take at least some of the surplus soil...
The area to the right of the steps will become the patio....well, that's the plan :-)
This little bed has really filled with the bulbs in bloom now but as you can see the weeds have taken over too so yesterday morning while the sun was shining [it really is a sun trap in our new back garden] I made this my work desk and .......
.....pulled this lot out so it now looks like this.....
....and doesn't it look better now? :-)
I can't have hyacinths in the house because the heady perfume gives me a sort of asthma attack but I love the smell and am really enjoying all the gorgeous blooms in the garden.
My indoor desk this week had another challenge for me. Some of you might recognise this waistcoat as I've shown it on here before. It belongs to a special gent that I sew for and this was a real favourite of his. I have repaired many areas several times over the years. It has special pockets in it that he could keep his mobile phone easily accessible to his good hand....he's had a stroke and relies heavily on his good side. The waistcoat has become very worn now and beyond repair so I've been asked to use the area unworn on the back to make a special cushion cover for his fav chair.
Ta da!! Here is the finished cushion cover.....It's for a surprise birthday present and I'm sure he will really love it. :-)
Don't you just love it when you know what you've done will put a huge smile on the face of someone special? :-)
That's all from me for this week. I hope you've enjoyed your visit and will leave me a little hello comment so I know you've called by. I will do my best to pay you a return visit as soon as I am able.