Hello girls, hope I can stay awake long enough to finish this post, I'm a tad weary this evening......
If you're visiting from the UK I hope you enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend.
I've been doing a little stitching today, some new tea cosy designs.
I had a full day of snipping and stitching planned but woke up feeling a little off colour, so my plans went out the window.
However, I managed to salvage the day after all and even got into the garden to do a bit of tidying up, so not all was lost.
Hyacinths in a bowl.....I love their perfume.
Last week I made a friend for Fenja and called her Fern
(obvious choice really!!)
We had a little photo shoot out in the Wild Wood where she felt very much at home amongst the Silver Birches and Autumn leaves.
These little Woodland Creatures are fun to make so I'm sure there will be more in the future......so many ideas!
Last Thursday a friend asked me to give her a hand in her vegie garden.
So, armed with my gardening gloves and secateurs I headed over there.
There were 4 of us, digging, picking, pruning and gathering.
Out in the fresh air and sunshine it was alot of fun and didn't seem like work at all.
At the end of the morning we lined the produce up on the verandah to see exactly what there was.
The last Autumn harvest, yielded capsicums, green tomatoes for pickles, red tomatoes for hmm, not sure what she was going to use them for. Chilli's and peppers, carrots, eggplant a red cabbage, a watermelon and a basket full of purple potatoes.
Not bad at all.......
So today when I was feeling better, I got out into my own vegie garden and harvested the last of the toms both red and green and I will have a go at making some green tomato pickles on Wednesday.
The red ones will be cooked down, put through a sieve and frozen as Passata......
Lee anne's garden is run on Permaculture principals.
Vegies in with flowers etc. it looks a little higgeldy piggeldy at first glance but believe me there is a lot of planning that goes into it all.
The Cosmos were putting on a lovely display, the bees enjoying the blooms.
I heard recently that a bee has to visit a flower 1000 times to to make one teaspoon of honey.
Think your job's tough?
Friday was a coffee catchup morning in town.
I picked 3 bunches of Zinnias, I could've picked double the amount and still had more left in the garden.
2 bunches for friends and the last bunch would be given away to
someone who was least expecting it.
Gotta love surprises, hehe......
This Autumn has been rather glorious once the heat of Summer passed. The trees have been putting on a magnificent display.
Just down the road from my home, someone planted a row of Chinese Pistachio trees. Their growth had been rather stunted during the drought but they are slowly taking off and when the sun is shining on them they are breathtakingly beautiful.
I really had to stop to admire them and take some pics to show you.....
Out in the Wild Wood Tiggy was trying his best to blend in with the golden tones.
I think he was doing a pretty good job
.......and sadly I've had to say farewell to my faithful outdoor boots.
They had a blow out in the toe a few weeks ago and the soles are well worn but I have continued to use them.
They are comfortable and easy to get on in a hurry.
I have a new pair of boots sitting in their box in the wardrobe, but I hate breaking new boots in.....
I also intended to show you the lovely giveaway I won recently over on Alessandra's blog.
But the pics must still be on my camera, I was sure I had uploaded them....next time.
I have been fortunate to win 2 giveaways and a raffle recently....
I have also been working away on my granny square blanket, the end is in sight. I've decided to do another round of colours and that should make it the right size. So that means another 9 rounds.
Better get cracking on it, you'll be sick of me prattling on about it.
So this week there will be more sewing, some pickles cooked, some crochet taking place and no doubt time spent in the garden if this lovely weather continues.
What have you got planned?
Thanks for popping by for a visit, it's always lovely to hear