Good morning. It's a bit murky outside, I've had to put the desk light on to see the keyboard. Funny old weather we're having. I walked to the Post Office this morning to put my samples in the post box. Test completed, now wait for the results. I must say, and I hope I am allowed a little brag here, that everything that came out looked exactly like it is supposed to. Ooops too much information there. It just proves to me that the less processed food, and the more vegetables and fruit you can eat, with small amounts of dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts, and fibre, is the best diet. Suits me fine anyway.
I decided to carry on sewing yesterday. It rained all morning and I always have indoor hobbies to keep me occupied. I finished the first block of squares and made a start on the next one. I am a bit limited to colours, as I don't have a lot of cotton remnants, but there will be enough. Not having a big choice means you need to be a bit more creative, having a lot of choice takes longer to decide which colours go together. I like the idea of using up what you have. I still don't know what this is going to be, it will come to me eventually.
Someone asked yesterday if it would be quicker to sew the pieces together with a machine. Yes, it probably would, but......I hate sewing lots and lots of short pieces together on a machine, all that stopping and starting. I am one for tying all loose ends off. When you think of how many knots that would be, I would get sick of doing this. Also, you get much more accuracy where the corners meet if you do it by hand. If you sew strips together on a machine, there is always the possibility that by the time you get to the end, the corners of the squares don't match up, even though you might have been quite accurate in your measurements.
Here is the first sunflower peeping out from under the foliage, ooooh, I'm a new mum, ha ha. I've been along the row and counted how many heads I can see, twelve in total up to now. Some of them don't appear to have a flower at all, but one plant definately has four flowers. They are way above the height of the garage, I don't need them any taller, just want the flowers now.
I love the small pinky flowers on the potatoes.
Looks like the courgettes have taken off, love the yellow flowers. I know you can eat them, but I just like looking at them.
There's going to be masses of runner beans. They've been a long time coming, but ready any day now, and there will be some for the freezer.
My lunch yesterday was one chopped onion and four big mushrooms cooked in a little sesame seed oil. Two eggs added and scrambled, add a dollop of wholegrain mustard and some pesto, served on a bed of rocket salad, and Bob's your uncle. A few minutes prep time and you have a quick and tasty snack. Twas loverley.