Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Honeysuckle ... one of my most favourite flowers

I've been working on my quilt so much I needed a little distraction. I followed Julia's instructions to add borders to my photo using Photoshop

Thank you Julia ♥

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I'll be back with my alphabet and quilt in progress in the next post. Thank you for all your fab and interesting comments ... Carolyn ♥

36 comments:

Lisa said...

I just planted a honeysuckle in the yard for my son who also loves them...

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

The heady summer scent is so sweet and nostalgic to me :o)

Karen Turner said...

one of my favourites too

Amy Danielle said...

I love honeysuckle as well. beautiful pictures!

ju-north said...

The border looks great! Pleased you were able to follow my instructions. It's the first time I've put anything like this on my blog! You were the "guinea pig"!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

The borders frame the photo really well Carolyn - I don't have Photoshop but feel as though I should! Hope that you are 'fighting fit' now. Best wishes, Lesley

Jo said...

Beautiful photo of your honeysuckle - I can almost smell it from here! I hope the quilt is on schedule.....x

Chrissie said...

Glad the quilt is progressing well and hope you are feeling more like you old self now. Chrissie x

Jensters said...

Love the photo and border Carolyn....hope the honeysuckle is fragrant as i love there scent x cant wait to see your update on the quilt.

Jill said...

Seems to be a good year for honeysuckle - lovely capture.

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I love the scent of honeysuckle. Mmmmmmmmm.

Caroline said...

Beautiful - it captures the European countryside for me! I was delighted to be able to buy one here in KL in my local nursery and it seems to be doing well. Happy quilting!

Diane said...

Lovely photo Carolyn. I have a rampaging honeysuckle thats smells divine when we sit outside at night time. xxxx

La Dolce Vita said...

just beautiful, I cannot get these to grow at all... but yours are lovely!!

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

We have three different types in our garden including a white one! Can't take any credit for planting them as they were here when we moved in :D

Deborah said...

Exquisite!

A Time to Dance said...

I used to love Avon's Honeysuckle soap when I was a little girl...the smell is lovely...

missy k said...

Gorgeous photo.... my honeysuckle is looking distinctly sorry for itself (different variety) its got mildew. Don't know why :(

Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

Hope you've had a lovely week.

Karenx

A Time to Dance said...

Dear Carolyn, please please could you help, Pete wants to try and dye his wool, how do you make dye from the avacoado skins? love and hugs H

Tracy said...

Hi Carolyn, sounds like the Cornish weather has been good this year, I love honeysuckle too, had a big fence covered in it next to our back gate when I lived in St Day, the smell always reminds me of my childhood there.
Can't wait to see your quilt,
Sending you warm wishes from a very chilly AU

Jeana Marie said...

Oh Carolyn! I didn't realise you were posting here more than your other blog. So glad to hear your surgery went well. Wishing you a quick recovery. Your photos are especially beautiful!
xo,
Jeana

Itch2stitch.com said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. I love the scent of honeysuckle! Suie xxx

MILLY said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, glad you like my drawings. Your blog is very creative, super projects.

artymess said...

Carolyn just catching up .sorry to hear about your surgery hope you are on the mend now .........gorgeous colours in the last post ....take care of yourself.....x

artangel said...

I can't see a picture of honeysuckle without imaging that beautiful summery smell!

Hope you're recovering well and quickly after your surgery :)

Menopausal musing said...

Like I just said to someone else in their comments box: It's time Bill Gates invented "scratch and sniff" screens.......... I would love to smell that photo! :O)

brookeslay said...

Dear Carolyn i do wonder if you could tell me the name of the cook book you feature. with photos vellum etc. the one with elderberry wine and rowanjelly. please mail brooke_122@hotmail.com many thanks gorgeous blog. where can i buy your work too ?

Sophie Munns said...

Hello Carolyn,
wonderful to visit your blog.
I could not find and email address for you so am writing as I just posted something on my 'homage to the seed' blog about your work inspired by seeds. Wanted to check if this is fine with you.
best regards,
Sophie

Sally StitchyWooWoo said...

Love your blogs Carolyn.You inspired me to join the sketchbook project, now waiting for the book to arrive and so looking forward to textiling it full !!!!

Jackie said...

The best thing about honeysuckle is the scent in the evenings..it drifts up through our bedroom window on warm evenings.

Sandra Scott Textile Artist said...

I like honeysuckle too! Good luck with your quilt.

Cathy said...

Ahh honeysuckle. Lovely to catch that gorgeous scent whilst out walking. Looking forward to seeing more of the quilt.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi
I love the honeysuckle photo, your have taken such a clear image. Sadly we don't have one at the moment but the smell has so many good memories for me. We are off to Devon next week so hopefully we will have some good weather. Angela

Connie said...

Hi, hope all is going well - I love the honeysuckle and frame. I frame everything in picnik, it's so easy!
I'm waiting to see the quilt that is taking up all your time. Connie, x

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Jensters said...

Hey Carolyn hope your quilt is going well and am really looking forward to seeing it.....love the frame from Julia's blog.