Emma Bridgewater

Summer seems to have fled!

by Helen on August 19, 2014

Today I finally disassembled the wedding rose arch – summer seems to have fled – the evenings are drawing in and it’s sooo chilly in the mornings.  But it’s still only August and I’m not ready for autumn yet!  Most of the fields have now been cut and we’re enjoying the freedom of roaming across the stubble before they’re ploughed again later in the year.  It’s fun to walk along the hedgerows ….


A fresh new perspective on “our” woods as now we can walk around the perimeter on the other side of the hedge.  And sometimes it’s fun to run and play among the enormous bales of straw – the newfies that is – and you can see how happy Ben is now his eyes are healed and his tooth is no longer there to hurt him ….

 There are autumnal flowers from my garden in my lovely mother-of-the-bride Emma Bridgewater jug ….


Poppies around the edges of the newly cut fields ….


And on my latest Pinterest board too (yes, I’ve been playing again!)


But surely summer can’t be over yet – after all it’s still warm enough for swimming!




It’s such a dreary day outside today.  It’s cold and grey and muddy … a fine rain has been falling the whole day long and the hilltops are shrouded in mist.  Even the newfies were happy to come indoors after their walk and they’re both now curled up nice and snug on their beds.  It’s the kind of day when I have to remind myself that yes, the nights are shortening, there are snowdrops in the hedgerows and spring will soon be here – the kind of day for thinking pink!  So I treated myself to a beautiful bunch of (mainly) pink flowers from the Farm Shop …

Perfect for my Emma Bridgewater vase.  And I finished the last bunny for my “Making Money Making” series starting in the February issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine ….

Rosie is trying to snaffle the set of three bunnies for her Easter decorations.  But she’s definitely not having my lovely bunny cushion made from the same template – he looks perfectly at home in my hallway ….

Lots of cheerful pinkness!!  And I also decided upon a lovely pink background for the cover of the February issue …..

It may be grey outside, but spring is definitely on the way indoors!  The February issue is published on Thursday 30th January – CLICK HERE to learn more.