Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Lavender fields


Today I went to visit the Lavender Farm in Snowhill. The weather was a bit iffy but it held off long enough for us to get through the fields and the distillery barn. They usually are harvesting this week but because of the wet weather this summer it has moved out a few weeks. The owner gave a nice talk about the history of the farm, how to care for lavender and how the distiller operates.



I love the different colors of the lavender...makes me want to play in my hand dyed pink and purples! The scent was amazing. The teashop at the farm was packed with people so we went down the road to the Plough at Ford for lunch. It was a nice outing. I am such a wimp these days...just the morning really wore me out.

I worked on another table runner this weekend. I thought the inner border on the christmas runner was too narrow so I added a half inch to the red white and blue. It handles easier and lays flatter. The pattern for this came off of the Fatquarters.com website.

6 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful, but I'd be blowing my nose like mad from allergies if I were actually there. glad you're getting some sewing in.

Screen Door said...

They write songs about this, they write poems about it too. I've never seen a photo --- thanks for sharing...

Chookyblue said...

beautiful lavendar........love the table runner.......

Andrea said...

Beautiful lavender fields. I've never seen a photo either. Your table runner is great - very striking colours !

anne bebbington said...

Gorgeous lavender - and love the table runner too

Sharon said...

How gorgeous! And what's the little bit of red in the row there that I spy? And a nice little inspiration that is!