Above and below - I took advantage of a half price seed sale in Wilko's this week, and came out with all these. I should have enough veg for the year now to cover my needs.
I couldn't resist a few flower seeds either.
I am having a slow start to the morning as we have had a very busy week. We plan to go and look round the Antiques Fair at the Botanic Gardens at some point today. A proper Busman's Holiday!
Work in progress with the x-stitch although it is having to be dovetailed in with a different sewing job. Whilst I was searching for some vintage material the other day, I found a 1/4 of a quilt sewn in Laura Ashley and Liberty prints from the 70s. I thought it made more sense to turn it into a granny's flower garden quilt or throw, as you can't date plain cotton like you can vintage prints. So I have been unpicking it - no mean task as the original needlewoman used a small needle and TINY stitches. What did interest me was how good (and soft and thick!) REAL cotton thread was all those years ago. It was far better than the modern acrylic threads.
So, I have my work cut out . . .
In the same box, I found these blue and white Laura Ashley hexis, which need re-shaping as they were cut out using a wonky template (I dare say I did it by eye rather than my husband's expert and accurate measurements). Below are a set of pre-cut LA hexis which I shall use up too.
Lastly, I can't put this book down. Margaret Forster writes (sorry, wrote, as she died recently) so well, and the subject is one who has fascinated me for decades.
Have a good weekend.