Monday 25th June 2012We had a quiet weekend this time round. Ron had to work on Saturday :( This will be the norm around here for awhile as he has plenty of work to catch up on. Such a blessing after a quiet year last year.
We have Em and Dave visit for the weekend again. One of Emily's requests was, "could she do some baking? " I had no problems with this but as I had been around before while she worked in the kitchen I decided that it would be best for me to retreat to my craft room! This allowed me to get some long term projects finished.
I eventually ventured out from my sewing to make some lunch and was confronted by ALL of my bench tops covered in cooking paraphernalia and chocolate everywhere. She did a marvelous job though as she made a cheese ball, coffee biscuits for her father muffins, and a chocolate cake and slice, which she shared with us. She also did a great job cleaning up all the mess and left my kitchen in nearly the state it was in before she started. (I was still finding chocolate smeared around after she went home!)
I have always loved the look of penny rugs and amazed at their story so I thought I would make a modern version of my own. As I have enough "things" in my house I choose bright felts keeping Emily in mind. (She loves bright colours.) I was a bit concerned she wouldn't like it but needn't have worried.
I have something in mind for Bec also but will have to wait to make it and give it to her before I can show you a picture.
The weather is really chilly and wet, not good for Ron's work or the vegetables. We are still getting handfuls of beans and now the peas have started. I love being able to put food on the table that we have grown ourselves. The zucchini had slowed down dramatically but are now starting to produce flowers in abundance. They are struggling with powdery mildew at the moment, so once the rain clears later in the week I shall have a go at removing some of the older leaves and spraying the others with 50:50 milk and water mix. This is supposed to help, so I'll give it a go.
|Snow peas and purple beans. The beans change to green once they have been cooked.|