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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing you a bright and sunny 2010.


A few months back Julie sent me some sunflower seeds.
I planted them in my garden..... some I think ended up as a meal for a bird but not all of them.


What a clever flower.
I took this photo at 8am notice where it is facing.


this one at noon


This flower is near our front door and I can see it when I sit and stitch.
I love to watch it track the sun.


These are a few little ones that have already opened.




This is the head of the largest one which is as tall as me and still growing.


Thanks Julie.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wishing you an extra special 2010! Your sunflowers are gorgeous - you really take the most stunning photos.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Great pictures! Lisa

Trudi said...

I love sunflowers- they are so cheerful. I had some giant ones growing in my garden last year. I think they reached about 7 or 8 feet. We are finally getting some sun today after over a week of rain and grey skies- it's like the tropics out there! Happy New Year to you.

Lorrie said...

Such lovely, bright, warm photos. They cheer me up after a day of dark skies and cold rain.

Happy 2010!


jodie said...

Happy New Year Leanne. I remember that about sunflowers from the movie calendar girls - they follow the sun and are at their prime in the twilight of their life or something like that. Sounded very poetic whatever the wording.

Mrs Moog said...

What beautiful cheery photos - I just love sunflowers. Just what I needed as I sit here looking at my frost covered garden :)

I hope you have a very happy and healthy 2010.


Anonymous said...

And a wonderful 2010 to you ! Thank you for those beautiful pictures. It's such a pleasure to get some warm and sunny pictures while its snowy outside. Have a nice Sunday.

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures with us. It brings warmth here!
We are looking at 10 cm of snow that fell tonight. Very pretty too, but coooooooooold.
Have a lovely week.

Cicero Sings said...

Those sun flowers do put a happy face on the New Year. They are amazing flowers.

Happy New Year back!

--- Ruth --- RuRebo --- said...

Wonderful Sunflowers!
In my garden everything is covered with snow...
Happy New Year to all of you!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Leanne you take some stunning photos

Susan In Texas said...

Great pictures! I remember a few years ago, my husband nurtured an enormous volunteer sunflower plant in our garden bed. It grew and grew for weeks until it was over 6 feet tall, then put out a single 2 inch blossom. I laughed and laughed.

Happy New Year,

Shirley said...

Hi Leanne,
I am a rubbish photographer but hopefully will improve and there will be something reasonable to look at. The pink thimble is from Clover and comes in 3 colours but only in small, medium and large in one of 3 colours. Lucky for me my size is pink. Yeah. Love the cheerful sunflower. We are still freezing our bits off here in this icy grip.
Love Shirl.xx

Meggie said...

Love those Sunflowers! Happy 2010XX

Jean said...

Sunflowers are sooo wonderful... one year that we planted them (half a package) when the seed heads were ready... we gave them to friends and neighbors... it was a real treat to share with everyone! In more than one way!
The pictures are really nice... thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Such beautiful photos Leanne-they made me smile. Happy New Year to you!

May Kristin said...

Sunflowers! Love them!

Julie said...

Beautiful. One of mine reached 7 foot, the rest smaller but still stunning. Good luck with the seed collecting.