|Carrots, potatoes, and my nautical Megan Dress|
I've just carried out a raid on Gertie. And it isn't even the first time this week. Today, it was potatoes. Only then I noticed we had enough carrots for a meal (probably the only occasion this will happen, I hasten to add) and so pulled those up too. And a very prickly cucumber (are they meant to look that unappetising?!) and one solitary strawberry.
|Marigolds (from Gertie) and the tea cosy my friend Annabel made for me|
I am pretty much clueless about what I am doing. I have a few books on growing vegetables, but I must admit that my main source of information comes via my weekly meet ups with my friend Sarah, who is my official gardening guru. This week, she reassured me that my onions were behaving normally (they had drooped) and that it was probably about time to harvest them. And so, after waiting for a couple of sunny days (as per Sarah's advice), the littlest big girl and I pulled them all up and laid them out on the ground to dry out a bit. A couple of days later, I attempted an onion plait, as a way to enable me to hang them up for storage. This was really good fun - and, resulted in a lot less squeals than I usually have to put up with when plaiting hair. I am not sure the utility area is the best long term home for the onions - there is already a faint whiff of onion about the place now - but it will do for now.
I finished my second Megan dress last weekend. There's not much to say about it that I didn't already say in the post about the first version, except that this time I went for a chunky exposed zip to complement my nautical themed choice of fabric. I like it!
I think my next Love at First Stitch make will be a Clemence Skirt - I have a couple of pieces of fabric in mind for two versions. Whether I get them made in time for my holiday is another thing. I am already accepting this is unlikely to happen, not least as I have two girls who are very keen for me to make them Happiness Halter Playsuits first...! They liked the one I made so much, that they want to all be matching. I am weak when it comes to these requests - a big part of me thinks it is lovely they want to do it, and they probably will have grown out of wanting to parade around in matching garments by next year. Oh, and I have a couple more rompers cut out and ready to be sewn for Charlotte - also before holidays. Maybe if I leave them all laid out on the table (like in the Elves and the Shoemaker) I will come down the next morning and find they've all been made?