Weekend pursuits

My Dearest Lovelies,

I have spent a most pleasant weekend in gentle pursuits, of which I wish to regale you and beg you to read on.

It is of a wonder, is it not, that two score years have passed since the beautiful production of “Pride and Prejudice” graced our Sunday evening viewing. To celebrate this milestone, this delightful series is currently enriching our screens on Sundays again, albeit through those channels for which we pay a price (and suffer the beseeching of those extolling the, oft while dubious, virtues of their wares) and is still as perfect for a second times’ viewing as it was for the first. Mr Darcy is still as handsome, haughty and beloved, and Lizzie the perfect heroine.

For my part, I have taken advantage of that most modern of technologies and several episodes were awaiting my attendant viewing. As Saturday’s inclement weather of dampness and cold did not abate, it seemed prudent to spend time indoors and whilst I indulged in the ocular panorama of Pemberley, Longborne and Rosings, and listened again to the ramblings of Mr Collins, the screechings of Mrs Bennett and the enthralling by-plays of Miss Austen’s wit and prose, I practiced my stitching and amassed a pile of pretty blocks.

20151116-175601.jpgYou will observe that the pieced blocks need their middles fixed and a hot iron would not go amiss, and yet that will be done presently.

(I do fear in having immersed myself in Miss Austen’s world of her most popular novel, transposed so cleverly to the small screen, that my way and form of writing herein has been affected. I trust it does not displease you unduly, and if it does, that you will forgive this momentary lapse in normal communications.)

Sunday dawned with cerulean skies spangled with occasional fluffy white clouds and the gentlest of breezes; the most perfect of days for extracting tools from the garden shed and attending upon over grown pots in the hopes of transforming them ready for Summer days ahead. Indeed, after several hours of hard toil and labour, you will see pots are renewed

20151116-180550.jpgnew plants are housed

20151116-180618.jpga tomato along with companion planting of basil is to be encouraged to fruit in coming months

20151116-180725.jpglots of seedlings are planted, which in their green infant livery at this stage are unworthy of viewing, and most importantly, the orchid pot has been dissected, split and repotted giving four plants from what was once one dense and overgrown pot.

20151116-181244.jpgThey sit alongside those which were transported from Ma Kettle a mere few weeks ago and I trust they will flourish and bring forth blooms in a year or two hence.

I do trust this missive finds you all well and in good health, and until we corresponded again,

I remain,

Yours etc,

Meredithe x

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17 Responses to Weekend pursuits

  1. My Saturday evening was spent knitting and watching Pride and Prejudice too!

  2. Hilda says:

    Lovely musings Meredithe and lovely stitching too 🙂
    It is a fact well understood that ‘Pride and Prejudice’ must be perused from beginning to end at least once, each and every year, and thoroughly enjoyed each time!

  3. Kelly says:

    I love the little block so Much that I ordered the templates today. Beautiful.

  4. helen f says:

    Ha ha ha M!!!! Showing off with the orchids again!!! Yes you have to watch P & P every year and for a quick fix the keira knightley version!!

  5. Ann Ireland says:

    Love it. What a lovely way to spend the day. X

  6. Linda says:

    Your recent missive pleased me exceeding well. I applaud your fine stitching and am delighted to see so much improvement in your work. I trust the hot iron was well used. How fortunate you are to be enjoying clement weather once more.

  7. My felicitations on your exceedingly fine stitching, and admiration for your not inconsiderable achievements in that line!

  8. Kyle says:

    You have charmed us all with your elegant prose

  9. Callista Garman says:

    It was lovely to read your charming post. Indeed the stitching is well accomplished and the renewed garden will no doubt provide great pleasure as well as nourishment in the months to come. I look forward to further news

  10. Quilter 501 says:

    What a great reminder of a movie for me to put on the DVD for the afternoon……and I can stitch, stitch, stitch while watching the snow fall, fall, fall!

  11. Judy says:

    I am delighted beyond words. Lovely stitching.

  12. Pat Mosley says:

    Love the paper piecing!! Must get back to doing some. Can’t wait to see them in the quilt. Blessings from Texas, Pat Mosley

  13. Aileen says:

    Funny, I re watched P & P last weekend with my mum! It’s like sinking into a warm bath, so comfy and cosy. I didn’t get any EPP done, though! Lovely!

  14. Love those ‘blocks’ in the middle, very pretty and that little turquoise rose pattern on the flower at the top.

  15. I love your sewing, and envy you the orchids ……. but I jut can’t watch Colin Firth as Mr Darcy! I have been completely and totally in love with the book since I got it as a school prize when I was 13 or 14 – I don’t know how often I have read it. Mr Darcy would NEVER have dived in the lake then walked home in wet clothes – NEVER EVER!!!!!!!

  16. Andrea says:

    Very pretty pieced blocks, loved how they are framed in white, lovely stitching.
    Your garden is looks lovely, love fresh tomatoes in summer. Cheers 🙂

  17. rachaeldaisy says:

    Oh why Meredithe, this post is truely splendid!! I do declare I swoon at the mention of Mr Darcy’s name, and at the mere sight of your most beautiful blocks.

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