The "Great Tidy Up before Repainting" is still underway. Yesterday was the book department.
It all descended into chaos at one point...
Some things can be thrown out!
The right hand side "bookcase" (an old singer treadle machine) was sorted fairly quickly with quilting and general sewing books.
On the left hand side, I thought about putting hand threads and beads on the bookshelf….. but soon realised that didn't work and felt wrong.
So they went onto the trolley, I wanted them off the shelves - and all those sketchbooks in the background will get a sort out tomorrow.
So what to put on the shelf?
Start at the beginning with the most important book. "Stitch Magic" so aptly named. THE book that started all of this many years ago.
Side by side with Indian and ethnic embroidery books.
It was a gloriously sunny day yesterday in complete contrast to today. I took advantage to deadhead the flowers - which seem to be having a second flourish
This garden has amazed me this year.
I've got so much to learn about plants, I've just been making it up this year.
My white garden is looking fabulously serene. The tiny Cosmos seedlings have really blossomed.
Not bad for a free packet of seeds!
In complete contrast the house border, very much under construction, is a riot of clashing colours.
My new dahlia has been named Floozie and she's settling in well.
Can anyone tell me the name of the purple flowers? They have a really unusual structure.