Saturday, April 6, 2013

Autumn sunshine

I have been neglecting my stitching badly, but...
...we have had the most beautiful autumn weather and it has just been too tempting not to get in the garden. My poor veggie patch really suffered this summer and apart from some fabulous corn, I pretty much gave up on it. It was looking so, so sad. So, last weekend I cleared all the beds - like a good spring clean only at the opposite season. If felt really good! The only things I didn't pull was a few broccoli that I did manage to keep alive - they are now just starting to form, along with a few couple of peppers. 


Carrots, beets, leek, Asian greens, broad beans and other winter things have been sown. In a few weeks all that bare soil will hopefully be covered in green again. No, I don't grow milk cartons! They just make such fabulous little shelters for seedlings. I simply cut the base out and pop one over each plant. It protects them while they get going and it takes the snails a little longer to find them...


Today it is back to the Blue Birds. They need to fly back to Nicola next week and there is still plenty to do.


Hope you have a lovely weekend, spending time doing what you enjoy most.

Anna x


6 comments:

  1. That stitching is so exquisite. I can't wait to see it finished :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica, neither can I... Almost there now, so hopefully the finished piece can be revealed next week.
      Have a lovely week,
      Anna

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  2. Plantar é sempre muito, muito gratificante! Você certamente colherá maravilhas aí!
    Este pássaro é tão lindo!!!! Estou curiosa para ver o resultado final!
    Um abraço!
    Egléa

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    1. Yes Egléa, I surely hope that I have better luck with my winter garden. As I mentioned to Jessica, I hope to have the birds finished next weekend to show you. Have a lovely week,
      Anna

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  3. I have a sneaking suspicion that those of us who embroider, also like gardening if it is possible. I know we have a small veggie patch also.

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    1. Yes there is something about getting dirt under your nails... no, seriously you are right most embroiderers I know also enjoy their garden. Just was well there are good hand lotions and other remedies out there, cause 'garden' and 'thread' simply doesn't make for that good a combination, does it.
      Have a lovely week,
      Anna

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