Last year DH brought me a posy of the first of the seasons sweet peas on Fathers Day and this year we have just one bloom so far, he brought me that yesterday from the bottom of the garden. Perhaps its with not being in the open at the allotment that they are later at home? The smell is wonderful.
The plants in the boxes just outside my kitchen window are Sweet Williams, my own late dads favourite. they are the best they have ever been and have been blooming for quite a few weeks now with lots more buds to open yet.
Plants in the greenhouse are coming along nicely too and we've had our first little cucumber for tea. So different from the shop bought ones and so tasty.
Last time I mentioned that I was going to a painting workshop at the Craftshare group. What an eye opener that was. The tutor, Jayne, created such a beautiful seashore scene and in only 2 hours.
She uses the Bob Ross method of painting. I'd never heard of him, perhaps you have? We have a class in August where we will also be creating a sea scene like this. Something to look forward to, but I wont be rushing out to buy paints and easel I don't think at the moment!
A little charity knitting has flown off the needles....
I've also been to the new improved local larger library now its had its refurbishment and as it was adult learners weeks there was a knitting group with a proper teacher to help solve your problems. She was kind enough to chat to me about my sock knitting and instruct me as to how I can start them off better and not end up with a loose join in the top. It worked out well so I also have a pair of socks on the needles now (forgot to take pic of those).
A lot more knitting happening than stitching but I did a little parlour evening stitching last night and my current WIP, Pears by LHN from an old JCS ornament magazine, looks like this ...
I still haven't made up last month and this months challenge design, they still sit on the table awaiting inspiration for finishing them. Perhaps this weekend it will come.....
Hope all the UK readers are enjoying the lovely sunshine we have been having this past week.
Blessings to you all
Jo has asked which issue the pears came from.
It was the JCS ornament edition dated 2006.