To begin my mishmash here is some progress on the fireplace blanket. I can tell it’s going to be a weighty blanket for its size. Soon it’ll be finished but I am so gonna run out of wool. More balls have been ordered but not sure yet as to whether it’ll be enough for an impressive border.
I’m also working on a witchy pattern for Halloween. I’m not 100% happy with her hat yet. And she’s got man hands, which’ll have to get sorted.
My first Sharpie adventure. A simple birthday card.
We got a cat! This is Marceline the Vampire Queen. She arrived during the last week of the summer holidays. Daughter of Cinnamon, Grandaughter of Nutmeg.
She’s a lovely girl who likes shades of red.
She has been enjoying some late summer sunshine…
And getting to know the garden. She thinks leeks are tasty.
It’s the end of the season for sure. This is the point where I stop trying to maintain the garden and let it go nuts. I’ve got to be good and go out there for a tidy up. Nemotodes arrived in the post last week so I know I’ve got to get a move on. Hopefully these parasitic wormy friends will sort out my vine weevil problem. The idea is that they’ll feast upon the grub guts like there’s no tomorrow.
Salvia Patens. Time to gather their seeds so I can grow more. It’s a bit wet out there right now though.
Hawthorn and Holly. I used to get excited about seeing all this red because I thought I could nick it at Christmas to decorate my house Pagan style. I now know that it’ll all be gone by then. The birds will scoff them all.
Pink Cosmos. I’m impressed that I’ve still got flowers in the garden at all. There is still quite a lot of colour out there. Still, it’s not really Autumn yet.
These Calendula are in the front garden. I don’t really look after the front the way I do the back garden. It gets straggly and neglected.
It doesn’t seem to matter to the bees and their friends. They still get their buzz on.
Any way, I should go now to continue with the crochet. I’ve got a long list of things to finish and more yet to start. Also, I’m gonna make a pie for tomorrow’s tea. Bake off is making me do it.