Today I was reading about a woman who described herself as "my mother's PA'. Me too, I said, as my diary is full of the DBEM's entries: "Order prescription; Schedule podiatrist; Hearing Aid checks; Knitting yarn top up shop; Vaccine passport" etc etc etc. Just occasionally I squeeze in "Embroiderers Guild; Stitching Group; Library" for myself:-) I didn't realise it was so long since I had posted on my blog - no excuse really, just that life got in the way.
There has been lots of activity though - the garden keeps me busy this time of year but I have had a lot of pleasure from all the flowers. Our recent rains have ruined a lot of the roses but the Christmas lilies are about to pop, gladioli are flowering well and every day a different colour of Calla lily seems to pop up. Strange things do happen though - my deep blue hydrangea is a lovely shade of lilac this year! I need to find out how to get it to revert to my favourite blue. Any ideas?
It is fun to watch - even if my neighbour grins and says "Do you know you can't eat flowers. How are your vegetables doing?" "Very well", says I. The asparagus has been abundant; the silverbeet, broccoli and lettuce provide our necessary intake of leafy green veges; celery and white and red cabbage have made excellent coleslaw and my rhubarb needs to be renamed Red Triffid it is growing so well, As a trial I grew some potatoes in a tub and they have surpassed expectations so I will have new potatoes for Christmas. And there are carrots, red beet, runner beans etc coming along too.
This week I completed the Frisian Whitework sewing set for one of my Great-nieces. I received Yvette Stanton's book for my birthday and it has been really easy to follow her excellent instructions and teach myself about this new-to-me counted work technique.
A needlebook, pincushion biscornu and a scissor fob are all contained in a small drawstring bag.
Here's hoping I be back again quickly.