Warm days, some sunshine and the greenhouse is blooming into an eaters paradise.
There are plenty of cucumbers growing and lots and lots of tomatoes.
At the weekend we picked the first cucumber of the year and also a few of the tomatoes, they were a delicious compliment to the lovely lettuces that we have growing in pots too.
There is something so satisfying about going down the garden and picking things, bringing them back to the house, washing them and putting them onto a plate, knife and fork in hand and then popping them into your mouth. Garden to tummy in 5 mins ... wonderful!!
As i mentioned in my last post, the fruit and veg show will soon be upon us for 2011. Saturday 10th September is the date for this years show. I've now sorted out a chart for the Best in Show sampler and made a start.
This gardening ABC is from an old World of Cross Stitching magazine, Issue 87, August 2004 to be exact. It's designed by Joanne Sanderson and is stitching up really nicely. There are only 6 actual different pictures to accompany the letters so i'll have to be a bit creative with colour and design and see how i can swop them about to make it colourful and yet attractive. The name of the show and the date will of course be along the bottom as usual. So far i'm really pleased with how it's turning out.
Last week The Sampler Girl - In The Meadow went with me to the stitching club as usual and 2 little people were added as well as another word, the red diamond, and more of the zig-zag line along the bottom.
Unfortunately, i wont be taking it with me this week as i really need to crack on with the sampler so thats my priority now until it's completed. Sorry Barb, please can i be excused this week from SAL Class?? We also have a birthday this week, so we'll be eating cake too, a homemade beetroot cake to be precise!
Life here has been somewhat hectic this past month. We had a major leak in the bathroom that resulted in a new floor and airing cupboard being needed. We had been intending to replace the bathroom suite for some years but never got round to it, cash saved was always spent on something else, always a more pressing use for the savings.
Trawling round bathroom shops in an emergency is not my idea of fun, but these things have to be done and progress is happening now. DH is off work this week to try and make a big dent in whats left to be done, but that does mean that my crafting and computer time (what little i have been having since Isabelle arrived) will be even less this week with me helping to fetch and carry things up and down the stairs for DH, and of course as you girls will know, we always get the cleaning up job when the day is over.
I love this picture of Isabelle, and just had to share it with you... (yawn, nanny's at it again, i can hear you all saying LOL)
She is now smiling a lot and we have tried so hard to get a smiley picture, she laughs and giggles but as soon as you get the camera out, she goes all camera shy and coy.
Poor little treasure if off to the dr's tomorrow for her first round of injections, OUCH. As i have told her mum, who is really not looking forward to watching her little one suffer at the hands of a professional, these really need to be done and you will be so grateful when she only gets some of the childhood diseases slightly instead of the full blown strength. All us mums have been there and we can all identify with the terrible guilt you feel when letting someone hurt your baby intentionally but knowing it's for the best. It's the same for us pet owners too when you take your animal to the vets isn't it LOL
Thanks for stopping by, i hope you are all well and life is going along smoothly for you all