This time last week it was lashing down with rain & foggy - this week it has been 32oC today - and even now at 9pm - the sun is streaming down & we are well over 25oC ! Unprecedented for me since I came to Wales in 2007 !
I have a few yummy new things to share with you this week !
On Saturday I made an early start & set off for Art Stamps England - a stamp show about 2 hours away. It is a lovely show, not too big but every vendor has to bring different brands of stamps so you get a great variety to choose from.
Well with all that planning & organising it would have been just rude not to do some shopping, wouldn't it !!
So on my desk is some lush new stash !
New tapestry style stamps from Card-io- cute bird house & some other branches & flowers - they had some great cards on display made with these - and I asked them if I could take some photos for inspiration when I got home !
A couple of little JOFY stamps to go with my flowers & a Beach Hut from Stampasaurous (and my friends Lynda & Theresa had put in an order & asked me to get them a Lighthouse & a Garden Shed respectively !) Plus an unusually shaped tree die - don't have many shaped dies so this was a new departure for me ! And couple of background stamps - very good value for money at £3 each !
A leafy stencil (I started an Autumn project last year & am planning on actually finishing it this year !), a couple of Lavinia Stamps and seedheads (well it wouldn't be me without a seedhead would it ! )
And a lovely Indigo Blu stamp - hoping Lynda will do a Journal Page challenge with me on this one !
A seedhead embossing folder & some masks - I saw Ali Reeve demo-ing these through a die cutting machine on TV the other day - so really want to try this on my Cuttlebug !
And again from Indigo Blu - crackle glaze & some hearts the owner was demo-ing - hers looked stunning - if mine come out half as good I'll be thrilled !
Just wanted to share a couple of photos from my garden tonight ... my peony in all its splendour, two clematis, a couple of poppies Lynda gave me - and a gherkin plant - a new experiment & great fun !
And on Sunday it was fabulously sunny - so we went swimming early & then headed down to Burry Port & Ferryside - I can't express how beautiful our local beaches are when the tide is out - we have some of the longest tides in the world here - and the sandy beaches stretch for miles ! Stunning !
Those of you in the USA may know about Amelia Earhart - a pioneering American woman aviator - this first woman to fly the Atlantic solo - she landed at Burry Port in the summer of 1928 - and this buoy was where they tethered her seaplane !
Who could want seascapes more stunning than these views from Burry Port harbour ? And on the left hand side is Llansteffan Castle as seen from across the estuary at Ferryside.
Well that's all from hot & sunny West Wales ! have a great week ! Ali x