Saturday, 24 July 2010
The week gone by...
I did a teensy bit of crafting other than crochet.
A cellist friend from orchestra was organising a cello convention and wanted some cello related goodies to sell so I made her a few bass clef badges...
...using my trusty badge maker toy and some old practice sheet music (aged using coffee granules and water), some Country Living magazines my mum had passed on to me and a marker pen. My kitchen table is indeed usually this messy, no time to tidy it like I usually do for a photo shoot.
I was quite pleased with how they turned out. If they don't all sell I'll be keeping one for myself.
Off on a complete tangent but I liked this photo of the gooseberries we harvested from the garden, this is our first crop as the bush was only planted last year. Hubby used half of them to make a gooseberry pie (eaten without photographing, sorry), the rest are now frozen.
Earlier in the week during ashort spell of lovely sunny weather myself, A & N took a little walk along the cycle path.
Lots of huge rosehips are now forming. I'll maybe have a go at some rosehip jelly this year.
The thistles look great at this time of year, especially when contrasted against a patch of blue sky.
More blue sky with a cow parselyish thing in the foreground. I'll need to look it up to see what it really is, does cow parsley still flower in July?
Brambles starting to ripen. Last year I made bramble jam, this year I intend to try making bramble jelly. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water as I remember how delicious my granny's bramble jelly used to be, mmm.
A peek at the colourful houses from the bridge.
Back home we get out the bubbles.
Later in the week, after the paddling pool has filled with rain A & N have a great time splashing in their wellies. Better fun than with bare feet apparently.
Special Teddy also gets a soaking. Fortunately though there was time for him to take a whirl in the washing machine before bed.
And to finish, a little photo mosaic of Things In The Garden. At this time of year I have to look quite hard to find things that aren't "just" green, I find July rather lacking in big colourful plants as the early colour from the lilacs and peonies has long gone and the late colour such as from the budldleias and hydrangeas is yet to start. Can anyone recommend a good hardy plant/shrub with large coloured flowers to jazz up this little lull in garden colour during July?
Off to start the weekend now, enjoy yours!