Wednesday, October 08, 2008

More this and that

A couple of sort of finishes. I'm afraid it's dark here by the time I get home now so these are taken with the flash, but better than nothing.

Here's all the stitching done on the Shaker Spool holder and just the making up to do. I can't do that in my lunch hour, so it's a new start on Winghaven tomorrow and this gets put aside for a rainy day (plenty of those about so hopefully it'll get done before too long!)


And here's my bit on Cathy's Little House Needleworks RR. This took over a month to reach me but finally appeared. (What's up with the post right now?) Cathy said she didn't mind if we didn't stitch houses, so I picked a tree and other elements from Cherry Tree Inn. I hope she likes it!


And in other finishes - here's the last of the tomatoes. We got loads and loads - not bad for a first year - but they got blight a couple of weeks ago and I had to rescue them all fast. And this is how they've ended up - as Green Tomato Chutney using my mum's recipe. Hope it's as nice as I remember from when I was little!


The ripe ones got eaten or turned into tomato and garlic sauce to go in the freezer - yum!

And I'll leave you with the garden. I took this a couple of weekends ago and I'm so pleased with it. It was pretty bare and barren when we moved back here but it's looking like a proper garden now. And no garden is complete without a cat of course. There's Lulu stealing my jumper as soon as my back is turned!


Edited to add: And I've just realised Trevor was asleep on one of the chairs too. awwww!

10 comments:

  1. The garden is gorgeous! It makes me want to sit out there in the quiet with a cup of tea, a cookie, and a good book!

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  2. Congratulations on finishing your Shaker Spool holder Nicki, it's beautiful! :)

    Your garden is looking fantastic - what a lovely place to sit and relax (and stitch, of course ;) )

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  3. Very pretty stitching. And your garden looks so lovely and peaceful! Love your header too btw!

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  4. Great stitching and canning!

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  5. Everything is so beautiful, the garden, your stitching (Polo naturally) and your preserves - yummy!!

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  6. The garden looks lovely. Congratulations on finishing the stitching on the spool holder

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  7. Congrats on finishing the stitching on the spool holder - it's going to be awesome once finished!

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  8. The garden looks wonderful - you've really done great things out there! And your stitching is a treat - can't wait to see the spool holder finished up :D

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  9. Your stitching is lovely. It doesnt take long for cats to do amusing things when the back is turned...I almost wrenched my shoulder the other day when I was rushing out the door and grabbed a tote bag...only to find one of my cats had curled up in it. What a surprise we both got LOL.
    Yummy chutney :)

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  10. Hi Nicki! Thank you for stitching on my LHN RR! Great choice of designs! I would leave your initials as they are - they look fine!

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