Monday, 19 June 2017

Picture post

What's happening in the garden today:

Love all the blues, but this might just be my favourite image so far this year.

Sometimes you just have to enjoy what's there,
P xx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

When the world seems such a scary place......

....best stay in the garden for a while.

Planted out dahlias and russian sage. And that's pretty much the last of the planting for this summer - unless I see something special of course!

P xx

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Slow Stitching

There has been very little happening on the making front if I'm truly honest; even though
there's more time, there seems to be less inclination.  So, after clearing lots of yarn, papers and general 'stuff' from the sewing room, along with a fortuitous conversation, I'm starting a 
little embroidery.  And I love it! It's so gentle, and not heavy to hold or awkward in my hands.
A joy in fact. So, many embroidery books later, I settled on a Scandinavian one:

Because it's just for practice, I used an off-cut of curtain lining, which meant there was absolutely no pressure.

It's therapeutic in all the right ways - leaving time for thought as well as making.

And now I just want to make lots more - where's a spare pillow case?

P xx

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Planning is all.

From the garden to cooking to making - planning helps it all.
Like most people I love to be spontaneous, deciding at a moment's notice
to bake or change a border or make a bag, but when faced with having to go shopping first,
well I'm easily put off! But if I make sure there's a basic supply of baking ingredients already in - I can bake those biscuits!  All of which is to say - back to making the lists, doing the preparation work before its needed and clearing out all the unnecessary stuff that accumulates
around me.  Because when that stuff is taking up space it seems
I can't concentrate.  If I don't make sure fresh lemons and ginger are
on the shopping list then I'll drink so much more coffee than I should. 
And when plants are finished then they have to be sorted as soon as the weather 
allows - otherwise the job becomes huge rather than a ten minute one.

Am I getting right all of the time?
Oh no! Not by any stretch of the imagination.
But at least I'm trying.

The garden today:

P xx