Tag Archive: nature

summer trip 2017 // 4 + desktop wallpapers from the lake

Well, October clearly slipped away, I knew it would be busy though. Here comes a batch of my favorite photos …

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summer trip 2017 // 3

Hello everyone ! Happy autumn, and happy October as well !I hope you are all doing fine. It’s been a busy cou…

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summer trip 2017 // 3

Hello everyone ! Happy autumn, and happy October as well !I hope you are all doing fine. It’s been a busy cou…

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Ongoing Inspiration + Some New Handmade Mugs

It’s really hard to stop taking photos of the sunflowers at this time of year. Every day the weather is different, the flowers have changed, new insects have moved in, the light shifts and changes, fog has setttled in, the air clears. All these things …

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Free Project – Timber! Reading Pillow

Free Project – Timber! Reading Pillow

PATTERN DETAILS As featured on One Thimble’s blog, the Timber! Reading Pillow was designed with little imaginations and modern style in mind. Friendly cubs and chirping birds invite your little one to explore the great outdoors — even while snuggling under a quilt! This pillow is the perfect companion for your Timber! Quilt. It’s complete […]

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Free Kids Printable Fall Tree Coloring Page

Fall Tree Coloring PageGrab some crayons, print out this fall tree coloring page  and get creative with this fun autumn activity sheet. This fall coloring page is also a fun activity sheet to use for counting or color matching. Fall Tree Coloring Page Use crayons or markers, paint and even glitter to decorate this pretty tree. We colored…

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Free Project – Leaf Glass Charm

Description A unique way to decorate for Thanksgiving. The paper you choose for the project will make or break it, so find something stunning! The project file will create one leaf. Cut as many as you need for your own project. Download Now

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Free Quilt pattern – GO! Dragonflies and Daisies Table Topper

Free Quilt pattern – GO! Dragonflies and Daisies Table Topper

Fall is finally here and it is time to decorate with warmer colors. This elegant fabric collection and sweet shapes from the GO! Qube Specialty Set-Serendipity by Edyta Sitar are combined to create this elegant topper. The fabrics are from the Dance of the Dragonfly Collection from Benartex which has beautiful, delicate gold details running […]

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Free Project – Little Clay Owls

Free Project – Little Clay Owls

Make some sweet little owl figures with some simple clay sculpting.  Use them for play, to decorate a fairy garden, or just so sit on a shelf. Click below, select Blog and type Little Clay Owls in the search field Click Here

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Free Embroidery Design – Single Rose

Free Embroidery Design – Single Rose

PATTERN DETAILS This machine embroidery design from artist Suzan Lind is called “Single Rose”. It’s a beautiful design that will add fun and freshness to your project! Stitch Count This design contains 2,277 stitches Design Size Height: 3.85 Inches Width: 1.02 Inches Design Formats Included .PEC, .PES, .PCS, .

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Free Hand Embroidery – Scissor Keep and Leaf Tutorial

PATTERN DETAILS Your free pattern includes step by step leaf stitch tutorial and pattern sheet, plus instructions to make a scissor keep with your completed stitchery! Download nOw

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Free Project – Rainbow Heart Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Free Project – Rainbow Heart Free Cross Stitch Pattern

PATTERN DETAILS A sweet little rainbow heart, perfect for children or beginner adults. Canvas size of 4″ x 4″ (designed to fit inside a 4″ hoop) on 14 count Aida, requires 7 colours. You will receive 2 PDF files: one with colour symbols, one with black & white symbols. Download Now

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winged visitors

Happy July everyone, and happy 4th of July to my American visitors ! Summer holidays have begun, my eldest turned 15 on June 24th, and took his very first exams on the 29th & 30th. I hope your summer (or winter) holidays are underway as well !

My buddleias have been hosting a bunch of winged visitors, and I wanted to share some photos of them here. I hope you’ll like them.

I love how their wings seem to have been painted or drawn with pastels … The one above is an Iphiclides podalirius (aka a scarce swallowtail or Flambé en français), with a worn out tail.

And this one is a Leminitis reducta (aka Southern white admiral or Sylvain azuré en français) Aren’t they both gorgeous ?!

I hope this little post finds you happy & healthy. I’m considering posting old posts (from the same time but years ago) from past blogs of mine. Would you like it ?

Be well.

xo

Sonia

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Free Project – Succulent Magnet

Bring some green to your life with these unique magnets. Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Flower Block

Free Embroidery Design – Flower Block

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Spring is Springing

Finally I’ve had a chance to take some photos and sit down to write a post here! All before spring slips away. Thank goodness. I’ve been trying to find time but life has been busy. This blog has always been a document of the life on our farm and althou…

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Daffodils and Memories

It’s May Day everyone. Happy May Day!The daffodils and narcissus are blooming here at the farm. Over the years, I have planted different kinds so now I have a nice collection of different blooms. Some have petered out but others keep multiplying. I lov…

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Spring Slowly Arriving

Spring is slowly coming to western Massachusetts. The daffodils have just begun and there are bits of little blue flowers sprinkled throughout the garden and lawn. It is a welcome sign because the winter was so long. The trees are budding and if we get…

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kiss-me-quick

That’s a pretty funny title for a post dedicated to a pretty lovely flower I have decided to include in our brand new flower bed !

“Kiss-me-quick” actually are Centranthus ruber (Valériane rouge en français), a plant that is native of the Mediterranean region, and which can grow from walls, therefore pretty much everywhere. I love their height, their structure & their color. I hope they’ll prosper in our garden !

I wish you all a delightful weekend ahead ! We’ll be voting for our new president here in France.

ox

Sonia

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a garden as a gift to yourself

A really strong & cold wind is blowing from the north on this day I turn a year older. It is really sunny…

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tropical splash of color

After an almost summery week (yes, in March !), I got inspired this past Monday to go to a nursery & get …

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instant sea urchin mini collection

A week ago, on a cold but sunny day, I’ve been to the seaside for a power walk with hubby. The beach was full of seashells, but with lots of some we usually don’t see very often (let alone in one piece !). We stumbled upon a little handful of sea urchi…

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Christmas Traditions and Christmas Creatures

The holidays are all about tradition. Whether it’s a special pie, your auntie’s fruit cake, holiday linens, or an annual trip to cut down a tree, it’s the traditions that make the holidays special. In 2009 or 2010, a new tradition began in our home, Ch…

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Free Class – Bonsai Wiring Essentials

Free Class – Bonsai Wiring Essentials

CLASS OVERVIEW Join internationally renowned bonsai artist and author Colin Lewis in his free mini-class, and learn essential wiring techniques for professional-quality bonsai. Become familiar with the variety of bonsai wires available, and discover the benefits of using annealed wire on your trees. Then, learn how to make heat-annealed copper wire at home, determine the […]

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Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Holiday Medley Skinny

Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Holiday Medley Skinny

Quick Overview Once you add item to shopping cart and checkout, you’ll be able to download your Pattern from your Account page. You can download a pattern sample to by clicking on the sample link Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Christmas

Free Embroidery Design – Christmas

Christmas Design #: 2056120 Size (in): 4.02″(w) x 4.57″(h) Size (mm): 102 x 116 Stitches: 7740 Colors: 4 Color Chart: View | Print $3.00  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Holly

Free Embroidery Design – Holly

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Christmas Tree Shaker

Free Embroidery Design – Christmas Tree Shaker

SHAKER CHRISTMAS TREE   Be the first to review this product SKU: HEF0032 HEF0032 – Shaker Christmas Tree Size 3.79(in): (w) x 5.14(h) Stitches: 3550 Colors: 2 Download Now

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to the rescue

On Sunday morning, after having breakfast, I went back to bed for a little relaxing. Hubby was away but the boys were home with me. I heard a bang, which I first thought was my youngest playing with a soft (fabric) ball, and that it had hit the bay win…

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Free Project – Fall Leaf Impression Necklace

Free Project – Fall Leaf Impression Necklace

Add some natural beauty to your fall wardrobe with this easy to make realistic leaf necklace. Just take a walk outdoors and find a leaf you like to create you own one of a kind necklace. My 4 year old was my inspiration behind this necklace. Every morning she collects leafs before getting on the […]

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