Friday, 2 September 2016

Five on Friday



Happy September and happy Five on Friday! It's back with Amy from 'Love made My Home'.

Without any ado, here are my five this Friday.

1. My latest cross stitch finish.

   Have you ever x stitched on burlap?  It's so easy and the small pattern becomes bigger so this little fob pattern has become the right size on the burlap for a pouch.  A lovely autumn pumpkin and primitive crow!

Here is hanging from a peg shelf - it would look great filled with dried autumn branches and leaves, don't you think?


2. Instead of a hanging basket at our front door, hubby found this sweet bicycle planter and I filled it with red geraniums.  Loving this!


3. For the first time I have harvest gold growing in my garden and it just sings happiness! Love it!


The insects love this flower too and its vivid colour brightness up a dark corner of the garden.


4.The butterflies have come back as the buddleia has bloomed.  This makes me happy!


Hope you have found some happiness here and I'm happy that you've come to visit!

Many thanks to Amy for hosting 

You can join in the party by going to LOVE MADE MY HOME HERE.


Have a happy weekend!

29 comments:

  1. EXTRA-BIBLICAL TEACHING? BY STEVE FINNELL

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  2. So much happiness to be found at your lovely place, Christine. I adore visiting your place! Your little hanging burlap bag is so pretty hanging there. It would look lovely with some lovely Autumn flowers in it. Pretty flowers and such a sweet butterfly sitting atop the Buddleia. The bike flower planter is so very cool. What a fantastic idea!

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  3. I am loving the bicycle planter!

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  4. That bicycle planter is very unique and looks awesome hanging there. I've never thought about cross stitching on burlap. What a great idea

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  5. Playing catch up...love the bicycle planter. Have a beautiful day Christine.

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  6. Love Five on Friday !!!!
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  7. That bicycle planter belongs on platform 9 3/4's in Harry Potter Land! Brilliant!! xx

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  8. A fun five! I especially like that burlap bag - it's a creative start to some fall decorating.

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  9. Love your burlap stitchery, love all of your gorgeous photo's. Hugs, Lecia

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  10. What a great idea to stitch on burlap, that would be a good way for someone new to start cross stitching and is lovely for your pouch too! The flower basket is a lot of fun too isn't it! Thank you for joining in, have a great weekend! xx

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  11. I adore your stitching, and especially the Autumn ones. The orange-ish flower is one that we enjoyed in our yard many years ago. I love it! Wishing you a joyful weekend.

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  12. No other nation can produce gardens and flowers like the Brits. I don't have a green thumb, but I'm certainly green with envy of your talents.

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  13. The flowers and butterflies...wow! Love the bicycle planter, too!

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  14. I love that bicycle planter so pretty as is your lovely butter flies and flowers.
    I have tried to do counted cross stitch on burlap. I love how yours looks, I need to try it again. We did it when I was a girl in school and it still in my mind remains my favorite skill of all time. Have a nice weekend.

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  15. Your cross stitched burlap bag would be lovely with fall flowers, lovely.
    I love your sweet words about your garden "it songs happiness" flower gardens certainly do that. I so enjoy walking around my home and taking in the beauty of the flowers in my window boxes.
    Love the bike wall hanging, very unique.

    Have a beautiful weekend~~

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  16. Your cross stitched burlap bag would be lovely with fall flowers, lovely.
    I love your sweet words about your garden "it songs happiness" flower gardens certainly do that. I so enjoy walking around my home and taking in the beauty of the flowers in my window boxes.
    Love the bike wall hanging, very unique.

    Have a beautiful weekend~~

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  17. I love the little crow and pumpkin here, the colours are perfect for autumn, as well as all of your bright flowers! - Tasha

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  18. I so love every photograph of yours, dear, darling Kim, thank you for sharing them with us in this stunning post of yours !

    Sending blessings on your evening and on the start of your new week ahead,

    with utmost thankfulness

    Xx Dany

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  19. Great capture of the crocosimia (spelling?!?) and I love the bike planter what joy!

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  20. That burlap pouch looks so very cute ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  21. I have not tried stitching on burlap, but I love the look, some dried branches would look great in there. your hubby found a fun planter :) the flowers are lovely and extra special when they draw the pretty butterflies

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  22. So nice to meet you christine! and thank you for dropping by my blog. Will look forward to getting to know you better and am now following you too. Love your little cross stitch bag, and am inspired to try out some cross stitch. Has been a long time since I have done that! Have a wonderful weekend

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  23. What a lovely burlap bag. Your cross-stitched design is adorable! I agree that some dried flowers need to be popped in there to complete the effect. I tried knitting with jute twine yesterday. It worked, and the effect was very rustic, but I think my fingers were starting to blister :[
    That bicycle planter is wonderful!
    Have a great weekend.
    Wendy

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  24. you and your hubby are very creative to use that bicycle as a flower pot loved it so much ,golden blooms are also joy to eyes

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  25. Hi Christine..I love your cross-stitched burlap pouch and the bicycle planter is a fun thing! Buddleia bushes are wonderful for bringing in the butterflies to the garden. Ours was yellow but I prefer the purple like yours. Blessings, Trish

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  26. Lovely that you have butterflies visiting your garden! I always love when they stop by my flowers. Nice job on your burlap cross-stitch project. I've only done one cross-stitch project in my life. I started it when I was 5 years old and finally finished it when I was in my teens. It was a little cat about the size of my hand, and words that said "Cats are Purr-fect." I don't quite think I'm up for spending another decade on a cross-stitch project. :D I am sooo bad at sewing and stitching! Your bicycle planter and the geraniums look awesome! And I love the color of the Harvest Gold.

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  27. The bicycle planter is so cute and unique!

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  28. Que lindo tudo por aqui, bordado, flores...beijos, chica

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