Wednesday 14 November 2018

WOW: Lavender Blues

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
I've been gardening this last week and will continue on with that today. I just feel that it's too nice to be inside sewing whilst the gentle sun is shining and the warm wind is blowing. Mostly, this time of year I'm just confused, seasonally speaking. This year my plants are confused too. In my mind I'm hardwired to think it's autumn with all the cosy visions that inspires. In reality, in my part of the world, it's actually spring.. which keeps taking me by surprise. My plants are all in a tizz too. It's been very warm and then very cool with bursts of rain. All the plants are confused and growing, then not growing and then shedding - all out of 'season'. 

This is the second time this year my lavender has gone crazy. I had to cut it down again because it was becoming straggly. Although I had already cut it down once this year. I collect, dry and then turn my lavender into sachets for the household by stitching handfuls into cotton bags. I have so much scrap material that it's never an issue to zip 50 or so up in an afternoon. I put them everywhere I have a cupboard and it usually keeps all the pesky insects away. 
I missed my lavender routine last year and my wardrobe was attacked by moths, so I'm not making that same mistake again. I love the aroma too. Nothing beats natural, fresh dried lavender wafting through the house each time I open a door. This creature is a lizard. Actually I think it's a gecko. I found him under a pot plant and put him back soon after this pic. What a cutey. I usually avoid outdoor critters but for some reason the mini lizards don't bother me.

Today I'm planting some herbs. I can never get enough fresh sprigs of herbs in just about everything. Even tea. And a fresh planting today means I'll be enjoying a whole new bounty right after Christmas. After that I'll be heading indoors for my usual pre-Christmas quilting binge as I have some quiet days ahead at home..

What's Your WOW? 


  1. I have a question about your Red December pattern. I was wondering about the yardage required. How much red fabric is required? I love your quilts!

  2. Your gecko is such a cutie, Esther! I think he wants to be featured in your next garden themed applique quilt...

  3. Oh I wish it were spring here. Unfortunately we went from summer to winter this year. Snow on the ground with a snow storm moving in tonight. Thank you for the linky party. Denise@fortheloveofgeese


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