These magnificent magnolias have unfurled in my office
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
The boy says he used to shell peas when he was .. well ... just a boy, after he and his dad came home from the market.
The tradition continues.
And the colour is gorgeous. Probably May Green , if I had to choose a derwent to match!
Not to mention, freshly podded peas taste soooo sweet.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I love the way they smell when they've been freshly shapened ...
and the way the shavings fall in curly woody waves.
When I use them I don't care if I go outside the lines.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Lemon curd, preserved lemons, lemon cordial, lemon delicious, roast chicken with lemon and fennel coming up!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
The cutting out is done and the first stage of the sewing is complete. Phew!
It's a split 9 patch quilt - something Í haven't done before but it looks easy enough (I think) and the effect means it looks a lot more complicated than it really is.
I've made 12 x9 patch squares and now I need to cut them in half, then re-piece the quilt in whatever fashion I like, then sew it all together.
I made a quilt a couple of years ago for Eliza ... and it looks so sweet on her bed.
It's quilted with hearts because it was made with love .... ahhhhhh.