Okay, I have completely fallen off the organised wagon.  I’m just one big scatterbrain this week – I’m besotted with my applique, running errands for tomorrow’s feast (including getting lost and completely drenched in Kensington whilst picking up the goose), and soaking up this school holiday time at home with Abigail.  And, after so much glorious sunshine recently, today has been such fierce weather, that you can well believe St. Michael is battling that dragon in the very stormy clouds above us.

So just quick photos today … Sunday’s bees – they were so peaceful, yet hardworking and delightful that after reading this, I’m tempted to look into backyard beekeeping.  The hum was amazing – it was as if the whole tree was vibrating with busyness (and I have a whole new appreciation for those magicians who photograph the natural world) …

[ out he comes ]

[ and off he goes to find the next flower … they were so methodical, checking all the flowers, one by one ]

[ on his way in ]

[ hmmm … have I checked this one yet? ]

[ yum! yum! ]

And some more of Michael – I’ve been working hard at him this evening and he’s now finished for tomorrow, but the light is so ghastly, we shall make do with these in progress shots ’til tomorrow …

Good night dear folk!  I’m off to bed.


st. michael and the bees

8 thoughts on “st. michael and the bees

  • September 29, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Lily…the photos aren’t ghastly at all and your work is simply exquisite!! Your stitching looks like it could illustrate a stitchery book….so beautifully executed. Everything you do with your hands just seems to come out looking so perfect!

  • September 29, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Your embroidery is so lovely! I especially am in awe of the stitching on the wings! I just don’t have the patience that you do!

  • September 29, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Beautiful stitching Lily. I don’t really know much about Michaelmas, so I need to do a little research. I do however have Michaelmas daisies growing on our verge. Lovely big white daises, looking fabulous just at the moment.

    Blessings Gail

  • September 29, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Hi there, I am from the Southern Hemisphere too… can you tell me what Michaelmas is? I have heard of it a few times recently, but don’t know what it is? Looks like fun, though! and great colours!


  • September 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Wow, that Michael is just stunning! You do amazing work.

  • September 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I LOVE your St. Michael! Would you ever consider selling something like that? My oldest son’s name is Michael and I would love to hang his patron on his wall.

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