Wednesday, 28 August 2013

A Random Photo Collection! (and a new winner)

 Hello folks! It seems ages since we last had a chat so, despite having only this random selection of photos to show, I thought I'd pop by for a catch-up.

A bag made at the request of a friend, for her to give to her friend's daughter on her birthday
 Despite having little to show, I have been busy. The crafting I've been doing has been mainly ongoing work, on projects you've seen already. But I don't want to bore you to death with them, so that when I show the finished article it's an anti-climax.
Crops in a field on our village walk (I thought they'd have been gathered in by now!)
I've had 3 craft projects on my to-do list for the last few weeks (finish the cathedral window cushion, finish the felt bunting and make myself a new bag) but other, more pressing, matters have taken over, such as:

View back across the fields on the village walk
-  Wedding shopping and organising
-  Helping out with son's and daughter's businesses

A large (very large!) caterpillar found in our garden. More pics
- Getting used to the routine of my new job (or not, as the case may be!)
- Proofreading 2 manuscripts, a short story and a website.
- Finishing the last assignment on my proofreading course.

Fabulous full moon a couple of weeks ago
It's also been quite a feat keeping on top of the garden produce.  At one point we resorted to handing courgettes over the hedge to anyone who walked by when we were in the garden (if they wanted them, of course). Beetroot has been cooked and pickled; courgettes have been cooked, frozen, stuffed or turned into chutney; runner beans have been cooked, frozen or given away and lettuce has been eaten, given way or (I'm sorry to say) left to rot.

I've been keeping up with blog reading as much as I can, so I know you've all been keeping busy, too. I hope to have more to show for myself soon - so let's see how many of those 3 projects above I can get done by next time!!

Oh, and I nearly forgot.- Since I haven't had a reply from the original winner of the Caroline Zoob book, The Hand-Stitched Home,  I've re-drawn the giveaway and the new winner is Scarlet from The Finished Article who I've sent a message to and hope to hear from soon. Fingers crossed!

Bye for now
Teresa x