The last two weekends have been glorious weather. The sort of sunshine we should have had for the summer but didn't. Just perfect. So a lot of time has been spent in the garden and much less stitching has occurred.
I have finished my autumn house exchange, but I can't show you that. I can show you this though - another block on the Carriage House Samplings alphabet - my SAL with Karen. Just two more blocks and the border to do - so it'll be done by the end of the year (it has to be - I put the date on it!) It's not blue - it's the light this morning.
And there's this - my lunch time project. It's Merry Cox's Shaker Spool Holder and I started it years ago and never got very far. So I've put in an effort and another week or so (depending how many lunch hours I actually get) should see it done.
And I know most of you are interested in stitching but I have to show you the main result of last weekend's labours in the garden. A new veggie bed! I've already got winter lettuce that was sown last weekend coming up.
The curious stick arrangement is to stop the cats using it as a toilet. It seems to be working so far! Martin helped with the path - I was so stiff and exhausted after digging the bed out I've only just got over it!
And here are all my herbs and my feijoa (pineapple guava) tree. I really miss feijoas (they're very popular in New Zealand). No fruit this year but it took a while to settle in. I repotted or topdressed everything in pots too - there's more than shown here.
Lots more has been done and there's lots more still to do, but I'll save those piccies for another day.