Saturday, 29 June 2013

Tea Cosy and a Family Day


Hello to you.
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend?
Here is my first attempt at a tea cosy...

I wanted to use another knitted tutorial here.
But in the end decided I wasn't confident enough to pick up the knitting needles again.
I will do sometime though.
My daughter had a 'Teacher Training Day' on Friday, so we all had a lovely family day out at Bodnant Garden. It's a National Trust property - you can have a look at more professional photos here.
Here are a few photos from our trip...

Here is the famous Laburnum Arch. Unfortunately it was just about finished but still pretty spectacular.
The rhododendrons had made a beautiful pink carpet of petals. 
Beautiful natural pond.
The house is maaassssiiivvveeee!

The lily terrace was in full bloom.
A lovely seat.
Cascading down the wall.
So tall!
Amazing old trees.
Pretty peony
Fern gully.
Beautiful rose garden, the scent was amazing.
I took so many photos but spared you most of them! Tee Hee!
I didn't come home empty handed! My lovely partner bought me a rose.
This is it in full bloom in the rose garden in Bodnant...
and here is mine freshly planted today.
Here are a few more photos from the garden today...
Pea flowers.
The mystery plant is now flowering, anyone know what it is?
One tall Foxglove.

Through the allium.
Thank you all for your lovely comments on the last post!
Hope your weekend has been good one?
This is my 50th post, it wouldn't be the same without all you lovely people.
Till next time.




  1. Your tea cozy is adorable, nice job! The gardens are so beautiful, what a nice place to spend the day. I would love to visit sometime. Your photos are really nice. Congratulations on 50 posts! I really enjoy visiting your blog. :)

  2. Congratulations on your 50th post FB - well done!
    These are lovely pics, and what a stunning place to spend a family day! My sister-in-law once sent me a photo of theLaburnum Arch - and - my friend here has a rose same as your new one - it's a beauty isn't it! I once had a camellia in similar colours, had it for years then it gave up on me! The mystery flower is very pretty - maybe you could show its pic to someone in a plant nursery to get its name! I do like how you photographed the allium!
    Have a great Sunday and week FB.
    Hugs, Joy x

    1. Thank you Joy.
      Yes it really was a lovely day out, so nice to be altogether. My partner bought me a post card of the arch in full bloom, I must make an effort to see it next year in full bloom it looks amazing.
      I kind of stumbled on the shot of the allium, I sat down next to it and saw the view through it and thought I'll snap that!
      Hope you've had a lovely weekend xx

  3. What a beautiful family day out you've had! And how nice to have a gorgeous rosé to always remember the day...Chrissie x

  4. Oh dear! It just occurred to me FB that I forgot to say how much I like your lovely pink tea cosy - I think I was struck with seeing the Laburnum Arch again and just got distracted. So sorry!
    Joy xx

    1. haha Thank you! It's a worthy distraction :) xx

  5. Lovely cosy tea cosy, what a lovely place Bodnant looks always lovely to buy a plant from the places you visit. Is your flower a scabiosa? Hope you enjoy the remainder of the weekend! :-)

    1. Yes I think it might be you know! You've solved the mystery. Thank you Eilidh :) yay x

  6. Such beautiful photos :) Your tea cosy looks lovely. I love the colour of yarn you chose!

    Have a great week :)

  7. Wow, what a lovely place. Back when I lived in Los Angeles we have a Botanical Gardens I just loved to visit all the flowers and sit to take in all the smells. It has the house they used to film Fantasy Island.

    That house does look massive.

    You did a great job on your tea cozy. Will you be making a top?

  8. Loving your photos! Your tea cosy looks really lovely too.
    M x

  9. Wow, that place looks like something out of a fairytale! Just found your blog via sew smitten, and enjoying having a look around :-) x

  10. Beautiful Rose, and what a lovely place, I'm sure you could easily lose yourself in there all day. Your tea cosy is very pretty :) xx

  11. Lovely pictures and the tea cosy looks fab! Hx


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