We have been very busy today bringing in the last of our apples and pears of which we have had a bumper crop this summer. Tomatoes and blackcurrants have been plentiful too. We are expecting a bad storm overnight tonight according to the weather forecasts so do not want to lose the last of our crops.
I am always looking for new recipes to try out, if they are good I add them to my cookery book. I am always tearing recipes out of magazines and this Pear and Lemon Curd Tart is one we enjoyed a lot.
I seem to be spending all my spare time crocheting at the moment but I am signed up for four different crochet courses! The purple ripple throw was made entirely from yarn left over from other projects. I had some odd balls of eyelash yarn which are quite tricky to crochet with as you can't see where to put your hook. I came up with the solution to spray it with Febreze which made it easier to see where to put the hook and smells nice at the same time.I have been learning some more advanced crochet techniques and this cushion is my first attempt at Tunisian crochet.
This skirt is my first hairpin crochet project. I bought a white cotton half slip with a ruffle around the bottom and random dyed it with the same colours as the wool using a piece of sponge. I am really pleased with the result and have worn it a couple of times this summer. I was thinking of making another thicker underskirt so I can wear it with boots in the winter but that is on my to-do list.
I always come back to my cross stitch and this little rose kit was free with a recent issue of Mollie Makes. Before adding a circle of fabric to the back I put some dried lavender from the garden into it.
Turned my back for a while whilst baking and came back in to find Wilberforce innocently looking at me. However, the flour on his beard gave him away, he had been up on the counter licking the flour! Luckily everything had been put away, he is a real hooligan sometimes!!