Friday, 25 April 2014

Friday Finds....Bluebells and Books

Joining in with Kim Klassen's Friday Finds today.
(These are actually Thursday Finds.......but I don't think anyone will notice)

 Photo altered in PSE using two layers of  Kim's texture 'Coolgrunge'.
Beautiful bluebells from my garden plus a vintage book (Dante's 'Ad Astra') gifted to me by a lovely new friend. 

I had a wonderful day yesterday with Maggi BirchenoughJulie Mackinder and a group of her friends.
We went to see the new exhibition of work by The Textile Study Group at The Beetroot Tree Gallery near where I live. We also managed coffee at the Cachepot vintage tea rooms, lunch at Anderson's delicatessen and a rummage in Peartree Yard craft emporium, That's what I call a packed day! :-)
By way of a thank you, Wendy gave me a vintage book I'd admired in Peartree Yard....its very special and I can't wait to use it in my projects.

On the subject of books......I bought Alysn Midgelow-Marsden's new book this week.....

I know Alysn as she is the co-owner of The Beetroot Tree and I have worked for her there and attended many of her workshops. This is a fabulous book ....highly recommended! You can see some examples of her work here. The lucky lady now lives in New Zealand, but she visits regularly to teach workshops over here.

Finally......have all you iPhone/iPad users out there discovered Waterlogue app yet? I love it!!!
It's good to post on Instagram too and tag your photos to the Waterlogue link there.
Here are a few of my recent creations.....forgive me if you're an Instagram friend, I know you've already seen them  ;-)

Here's the bluebell/book photo 'waterlogued'.

 My blue muscari and pansies.
A cat we spotted in the churchyard at Edensor...plus my gorgeous white muscari.
And me!......Looking at you :-)  
(Well actually I was looking to see if I'd set the timer right on my iPhone)
Love the way the app has broken up my garden into patterns.....

Time to wade through my Bloglovin feed....I'm way behind.



18 comments:

Melinda said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Love the book image- and especially love the photo of you in your garden- so whimsical! I like the waterlogue app a lot too- and brush stroke- and mextures- too many apps!

Heather said...

Beautiful images, as usual, and it sounds like the perfect day out with friends.

Amanda said...

Two great books there! And live the pic of you lol.

A Garden of Threads said...

The new app is additive:) Love mine. Have a wonderful weekend. Jen

Sarah Huizenga said...

Waterlogue is the best app.

Judy S. said...

Hello There! Somehow I've missed your recent posts and just stumbled onto this one. Hope all is well! I've never seen white muscari; I need to look for it here!

Heather said...

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. No, I don't use the angelica but I do love it's size and shape in the garden and just like growing herbs in general.

CATHY said...

Your day sounds like a perfect play day! and what a great book. I enjoyed your post!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Sounds like you had a great time it's lovely to see some British faces amongst my American friends...

Barb Brookbank said...

Oh my! I love the blue muscari and pansies! just stunning in waterlogue!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow looks very pretty and I shall go and look at that app. A girl cannot have too many apps:)

Sylvia said...

Sounds like you all had a great day, Linda !
The book looks interesting, what a special gift from your friend ...
Lovely bluebells and waterlogue images !
Have a nice week,
Sylvia

Iz said...

Beautiful images, as usual! I must treat myself to that app, looks fun x

amy of four corners design said...

the book with the flowers are the perfect combo - you captured it perfectly!

Jenny McB said...

My poor iPhone is stuffed, but I think I have room on the iPad for waterlogged.
Beautiful photos!

Maggi said...

Love your Friday find. I hadn't realised that Wendy had gifted you that book, it is gorgeous and so right for you.

Managed to pick up Alysn's book at the quilt show on Saturday as I had a £10 voucher to spend! Lots of inspiration in there.

Julie said...

That app is a bit special! We had a fabulous day, didn't we? We went on to Ikea after we left you! It was lovely to see you and spend some time together. Stitchcraft next!

Jan said...

All this beauty! That app is turning your photos into lovely changed art. Very cool.
As I am a bookaholic, I shall have to look into that book you recommend.