Friday, September 25, 2015

There has been a li'l bit of magic.........

....happening around the environs of our humble abode this week. Something terribly quizzical is afoot. The naked, wintry branches of the trees have begun to dress themselves with the prettiest of leaves. Leaves of fabric, resplendent in bejewelled colours and prints in the shape of a hexagon! How curious. I wonder, could this be a new cultivar of the hexagonus splendifora variety??










Hexagon after hexagon, gently swinging in the breeze. Don't they look pretty with the daffodils gracing the background.


Even Maisie is a little perplexed.









Amazingly, I only wished the other day that my hexagon quilt could grow a li'l more quickly. So..........I snippety snipped the hexies from the tree; after all doesn't pruning maketh many more 'flowers'??

Then..........my day just got curiouser and curiouser.

In amongst the Forget-me-nots, I followed a Hansel and Gretel-like hexagon path to the sweetest little house. Hiding amongst the Forget-me-nots was a teapot, like no other I had ever seen.


Fancy that, a garden path blooming with pretty hexagons!

Now, any house with a hexagonal path leading to its quaint, front door has to be filled with wonderful wonderment, right??


I tip-toed up the path and had a little peek as to whom the inhabitants of this quirky li'l teapot house could be. It was whitewashed with the prettiest blue trim. There was a Morning Glory vine winding it's way prettily around the walls. I must say the Morning Glories looked a dream amongst the Forget-me-nots on which the little teapot was sitting. The tiny, shuttered windows, which if one was to peek in, revealed the cosiest of interiors. There were cobblestone floors with beautiful rag rugs to keep tippy toes warm. A delectable meal was gurgline away on top of one of those enormous, fire-belching wood stoves. Indeed, the quaint kitchen did look to be the soul of this little home. A winding staircase climbed up to the attic where pretty patchwork covered beds waited for weary workers at day's end. In my mind's eye I could visualise  many a wee occupant having oodles of fun sliding down the bannister. There was a bendy chimney peeking from the spout, blissfully coughing up a trail of smoke. Truly, this was the most magical of  teapots.

I could faintly hear the swish-swooshing of a broom and the sweet singing of "Oh what a beautiful morning" in the most mellifluous voice. To my amazement there was an itty bitty mouse dressed in a pretty frock with a pink bow tied around her tiny head.





"Hello," the sweet li'l mouse squealed with delight. " 'Tis lovely to meet you. I am just sweeping the wintry cobwebs away. Spring has sprung and our little teapot is in need of a little freshening up. I hope you don't mind, but as your garden has a feeling of magical delight about it, we decided to set up residence for a bit.


"Oh.....please excuse me for my rudeness........let me introduce myself. My name is Esmeralda. Spring in your garden is a wonderful time of year, is it not? I am so happy you happened upon our little home.  Your garden is such an enchanting place this time of the year........soooooo many pretty blossoms to drink in!" I had an inkling you would be skipping along the pretty hexagon path, sooner rather than later."


"There's Josiah up the ladder, clipping the Morning Glory vine. He loves to garden......actually it is his favourite place to be."


"Doris is spinning away on her spinning wheel. She weaves the silkiest thread, magically transforming it into the finest, gossamer-like filament, in readiness for a little bit of knitting and stitching. A little birdy told her you were in need of some pretty hexagons for your hexagon quilt, so she thought how lovely it would be if she could whip up some pretties for you. She has been hanging hexagons on the ancient, chestnut tree in your garden. Don't they bedeck the landscape beautifully? It is a magical spinning wheel. Indeed, Doris can fabricate the prettiest of pretties on her wheel."







"Tabatha is in her kitchen busily cooking up a storm. Tabatha cooks the most delicious of pies. Actually, everything our Tabitha cooks makes our mouths water. Indeed, Tabatha always wins prize after prize at the local fair. 'Meeces' come from miles around to taste our Tabatha's gastronomical delights."


"Way, way up the rickety staircase in the attic, is Jimmy. Perhaps you can see him peeking from under the lid. Jimmy is a mischievous scamp. He loves to play peek-a-boo with whomever passes by. Living here in your garden, we meet the friendliest of critters. Though I must say, we have to be careful of your Maisie.....our little house sometimes teeter totters when she pads by."






"Your Maisie is big, isn't she?" I'm ever so happy she likes 'meeces'. I was a bit perturbed there for a while."

"To thank you for your hospitality in letting us stay a while in your beautiful garden, I would like to gift you some more hexagons. Doris tied them up with a pretty ribbon......she said you adore pretty ribbons. Besides, a gift is more the lovelier when cinched with a pretty bow, is it not? They should help make your quilt grow. When you need some more hexie delight, just pop by and I will make you a cup of tea that we can enjoy with a slice of Martha's pie."



"I really have had the most marvellous time chatting to you. Now don't forget, the next time you visit, bring along that pretty hexie quilt of yours, so I can have a little bo peep."

" 'Twas a pleasure to have met you......oh and thank you once again for allowing us to stay a while in your li'l bit of paradise! Bye now, I must get back to my cleaning."


With the help of the new botanical specimen in our garden and those sweet, sweet little meeces at the bottom of the garden, my hexagon quilt has grown just a little bit more, albeit a little slowly. I fear my finished hexie quilt is a ways off yet. Not to worry though, I will just have to visit Esmeralda and have a cuppa with her......perhaps Doris will magically transform her lovely thread into some more beautiful hexies.




That day really did get curiouser and curiouser!! Don't you just love those days filled with a little bit of magic......a little bit of enchantment?? Those days filled with wonderful wonderment??

Wishing you all a little magic this weekend!

Linking up with lovely Stephanie's 'Roses of Inspiration'.


38 comments:

  1. Beautiful little meeting and friends as is your hexie quilt!

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  2. Oh, I am so enchanted! What a delightful post! Your little friends are so thoughtful for helping you out with your beautiful quilt. Everything is charming - the hexagons, the mouse house, your sweet Maisie, and the lovely garden. Thank you for making me smile :) x Karen

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    1. Aren't they just, Karen! So, so happy Esmeralda and her friends have taken up residence at the bottom of the garden. I might just need some more help in stitching a hexie or two.........not to mention enjoying a slice of Tabatha's pie. =)

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  3. Oh soooo beautiful dear Kim, I think your hexies are just about perfect hanging in the tree or scattered up the path. A most delightful post with little Esmeralda & that Mouse House. But I have to say I think one of the most gorgeous things is the expressions on Maisies face ... just look at that face .... in your top photo it looks like she is thinking "I think my Mother has finally flipped her lid ... hanging those things in that tree there !!!". Just priceless. Your hexie quilt looks most beautiful blowing in the breeze & should it go missing by any chance . . . . . . it may very well be at my house !!!!! :-)

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  4. That's delightful! Your hexies have made such a pretty quilt too.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I have taken a liking to my hexies myself. =)

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  5. Kim you have way too much time on your hands! Where did you find your little tea pot, it is very cute and a delight in the garden. Lovely to have such help in the hexie making department, you should ask them to whip a few more to finish that wonderful quilt of yours. Lovely as always.

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  6. This quilt is just beautiful. x

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  7. ABSOLUTELY!!!!! I so enjoyed your post today. Made me smile to think of the fun you had today creating it!! SMILES!!

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  8. Such a cute post! Love the tera pot and the hexies

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  9. Esmeralda, Doris, and friends at the bottom of the hexagon path in amongst the forget-me-nots whipping up magic ...how utterly charming! Love your tree charms! Spring is magical for sure. Happy spring, Kim!

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  10. Aww, what a nice story. You really should try your hand at writing some children's books with a sewing theme. Love how your hexies look in the tree.

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  11. What an enchanting post! Your quilted hexies are so pretty in and out of the quilt! And the little mouse family - so pleased to live in your garden!

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  12. You are a wonderful story teller and you could write books. You had my full attention. I loved your post today and all the colorful hexies and the tea pot with the mice! Oh how I loved it all. So happy to see you have so much spirit; and thank you for brightening up my day.

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  13. What a delight! I think I smiled the whole way through reading this post.

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  14. Ah Kim. You do have a way with words ! So very sweet, and of course I love the hexies. It's looking just lovely and will be amazing when done ; )

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  15. KIm, the most curious of curiouser days of fun! Loved visiting with the sweet little mice and your hexies are gorgeous! You are heading into my favorite season! Love the daffodils and the forget me nots. Fall here and it is gorgeous, but won't be long till winter hits. Can't wait to watch your hexie quilt grow!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. What a truly magical and delightful tale - thank you for making me smile :-)
    Hugs xx

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  17. Your garden is indeed a magical place, as is your blog. Your pictures are a delight and I was completely entranced by your story from beginning to end. Thank you and may you find many more magical moments :) And your quilt, I almost forgot to mention, is growing beautifully. Doris has been doing a grand job!

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  18. What a wonderful, magic post, I really feel enchanted by this, by Esmeralda, Josiah,Tabatha, Doris, Jimmy, Martha ( I hope I haven't forgotten anyone ! ) and above all by MAISIE's look, everything's truly magig .... oh and I do adore everything hanging from the trees, they make me feel so happy !
    Thank yoiu for this great post Kim
    with much dear love
    Dany

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  19. What a surprise to see all those hexies looking pretty hangs from the tree! and along a pathway to the little meecies teapot house! a pile tied in ribbon just for you! those meecies are so friendly so helpful and good to have a bit of magic, love the tale, the quilt is coming along nicely very colourful and so pretty!

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  20. Simply gorgeous! Your quilt is beautiful - what a work of art. That teapot is just the cutest ever. I used to collect mice when I was a girl and that would have just set my heart a-flutter! So happy to hear things are going well.

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  21. Lovely hexies blowing in the wind and such a pretty quilt.

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  22. Kim what a bit of cuteness this little tale is. And your hexagons are inspirational! A penny just dropped for me. Is it possible that you are the sender of an exquisite gift I received last week? A name was enclosed, but no blog name mentioned. Is it you? Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. I confess.......indeed it is I, Mimi. I'm so happy my little gift has found it's way to your lovely home. I am afraid I have been stalking you at your lovely blog these past few weeks. There has been a lot of ooohing and aaahing down here at the bottom of the world as I have been drinking in your visual feast......your blog is sublime! 'Tis such a pleasure to meet you, Mimi.....oh..... and I am so happy you like my wee gift!

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    2. It's a thrill to meet you too! I cannot believe we have not crossed paths before. I think we have much in common. Thankyou so much for your gift. It was perfect in every way, and I'm using it daily. Love, Mimi xxx

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  23. Hi Kim, I have enjoyed to read this sweet story, the lovely photo's and your beautiful hexagon quilt.

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    1. Thank you so much, Loes. It is lovely to have you visit my little corner of the world.

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  24. Such a sweet post, Kim!! Pretty hexies and an even prettier quilt :)

    -Soma

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  25. Just looking at the beautiful header of your blog makes me smile whenever I visit....and then to see these oh-so-lovely hexagon quilt blocks hanging from the trees...and then the path that led to the little teapot mouse house...and then that sweet story! Well, I feel as though I have been transported to the inside of a fairy tale story book! Mesmerizing!

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  26. Oh Kim, you are such a gem! I could stay on your blog all day, my friend, for just your sweet writing and lovely pictures brings me such joy :) You are a blessing, dear one.

    Your quilt is so beautiful and the colors are so charming. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  27. I'm so thrilled to have found your blog Kim. I happened upon it from the enchanted rose.I have just finished a hexagon quilt that I started 35yrs ago and it's not very good but after seeing yours I want to start another. I only managed to get it big enough for a single bed or throw as I wasn't happy with it. The hexigons where too small I thought. I have got some inspiration now from seeing yours. I wish I had some meeces in my garden to give me a hand. :) Love your little story.
    My brother and his wife ive in Northern Tasmania,such a pretty part of the World. I am going to follow you so that I can see how you back your quilt jeanette

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    1. 'Tis lovely to have you visit my li'l corner of the world, Jeanette....welcome!! Those sweet meeces are going to have to help me some more, if my hexie is going to be resting on a bed or sofa anytime soon....I am a wee bit slow. How lovely your brother and SIL live in Northern Tassie, it is indeed a rather pretty part of the world....where do they live?? Thank you for visiting....it is a delight to meet you, Jeanette. xx

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  28. Wow you made such a pretty quilt and I love the pastel colors of it. Great job and cute post!

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  29. Love your quilt and the cute story that led to it, love the little scenes with the mice, sweet teapot. I really want to make a hexagon quilt, love the idea of these already being finished

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  30. I've been negligent in catching up with so many blogging friends since early summertime Kim, and your blog has been one of them. I only just read tonight about your husband's illness and what you have both been through these past months. My heart goes out to you, and a few prayers as well. I've been down this rocky path with my mom, and you really do just take one day at a time. I'm glad to hear that you're back at home for a bit while you wait for surgery.
    I loved this post with the teapot mice and your beautiful hexagons. It's nice to see you enjoying a bit of sewing and fun in the garden. Sewing and gardening are both my areas of calm when troubles hit. Take care, and I'll be thinking of you and praying for you both in the weeks ahead. Big hugs to you!!
    Wendy x

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  31. So so cute! I love it! And what a wonderful quilt.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Amalia
    xo

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  32. Super-Duper site! I am Loving it!! Will come back again, Im taking your feed also, Thanks.
    Grow Your Blog

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