Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Bluebells




Bluebells are one of my favorite flowers.
They take me back to my childhood. Up until I was 5 years of age, I lived in town in a fairly average street near shops and school. But my dad always had a hankering for the country and he bought a small farm down a long narrow lane with only fields surrounding us. We moved to our wee cottage in the month of May and all down the sides of the lane the bluebells were welcoming us
to our new home and a slice of paradise. That was one of the first things I did - I picked mummy a bouquet of bluebells and now my own sweet son picks me bluebells~I've them sitting on my windowsill and they help me enjoy washing up the dishes!! I also put some of this wild flower in my posy - they are extra special as they led me to the Lord in salvation - to read how I gave my heart to the Savior just click here
I re worked my bluebell pattern to make this but now I'm not sure how to display it? Any suggestions other than framing it or making a pillow?

Summer's on it's way and we are enjoying summer fruit salad - simple and sweet!

It was great having you visit and a special welcome to new friends!
Have a great week and savor every moment!

Best wishes

22 comments:

  1. Love your bluebell pictures Christine. I popped over and ready your beautiful testimony. Thanks for sharing.

    Felicia

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  2. Oh Christine, those Bluebells are gorgeous! I still haven't seen any in our neck of the woods yet.
    Your stitchery is darling and I think framed up or made into a pillow would work perfectly.
    Fruit salad looks good enough to dive into! Yum!

    Tanya

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  3. Wonderful flowers! :o) Your B for Bluebells is just awesome! I fear I have no other idea than you had regarding the finishing of the stitched... :o)

    Cathi

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  4. Good morning Christine~
    I enjoyed my visit today and thank you for sharing your story of your childhood and how special the bluebells are, they are so delicate, but especially of your giving your heart to our Savior!
    All your stitchery's are so beautiful and however you finish it off it will be special tool
    hugz and blessings,
    Sheila

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  5. The stitchery is beautiful. Maybe you could use it in a quilted wall hanging, tea towel, or a sweet spring bread basket liner.
    Bluebells remind me of my grandmother who had a green thumb for all types of flowers.

    Blessings,
    Pat

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  6. The stitchery is really nice. You should probably frame it and keep it by the kitchen sink so you can see it on a daily basis and remember that sweet memory all the time! Hope you're having a nice day!

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  7. Afternoon Sweet Friend.
    Know wonder bluebells are your fav they are beautiful.
    Yummmy salad..
    Lovely stitched tooo.
    Hugs & JOY
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  8. Oh that is lovely. Very pretty flowers. Your salad looks so yummy. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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  9. Your fruit salad looks delicious! So fresh and summer-like! I love your bluebell stitching!

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  10. Lovely flowers, those bluebells are ;)
    JoAnn

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  11. Beautiful bluebells. My mom talked about picking bluebells as a child--she was born near Stoke-On-Trent in England. The way she talked about them, I think she missed them a lot! Lovely stitching-so delicate.--Jan

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  12. What a sweet post Christine. My kids pick me dandilons. They might as well be the prettiest boquet of roses for all that matters to me is they came from my children. The fruit sald looks delish!!! Your stitchery is beautiful. I don't know how big it is, but could you fashion it into an apron for one of your prim dolls? I love your sweet testimony of an eight year old girl. That is a special age. Something happens within the conscience of a child that age. They are able to understand so much more and are able to repent. We baptize our children at that age. Now, when my 8 year old says her prayers at night, she knows she needs to repent of her sins that day. She usually says her prayers out loud to me, but will repent in her head quietly so Mamma doesn't hear about all the bad things she does. Ha ha. Very smart girl:) -Steph-

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  13. Ran across your blog and I love it!! I just read that you live in Ireland, my dad's family came from Ireland. I hope I can visit your country one of these days! It looks sooo beautiful! :)
    Kim

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  14. Bluebells are so pretty!! I love your stitchery!!

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  15. Pretty bluebells. Sweet memories you have of them. I was thinking little
    Pillow tuck or special t towel. It is very pretty. Blessings!
    Lara

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  16. so pretty and charmed...
    Thanks so much for your comment, I'm happy you love my freebie :-)
    Hugs and thanks again

    Isobel
    The Primitive Hare

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  17. Your flowers are lovely, Christine and I remember that one of the first posts of yours that I read was your testimony..
    God is so good...
    Blessings..

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  18. I love to see and smell the blue bells too. They have started to go over a little here but it's because of all the rain we have had down this way.
    Did you mention Summer :-) ?
    When you have finished with it, can you send it down here please :-)
    :-) X X X

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  19. christine, thanx so much for stopping by my blog! i love this blog land! im anxious to sit a bit and get to know you! im following you too now! enjoy your day! i love blue bells too!

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  20. I love your flower pictures and what a sweet memory for you with the bluebells. Loved reading your testimony too! Have a great weekend :)
    Kim

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  21. Love the bluebells...very pretty!Your little project is cute...maybe you could make a little patchwork around it and it could be a table topper or something...that would be different! Have a great day!!

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  22. beautiful flowers...the beauty the color the shape...amazing really!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    have a great weekend!

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