Soon-to-be 1 year old and soon-to-be 4 year old Great Nieces N and V have their "sets" completed. I think they look cute and am quite happy with them.
But now I am back to my first love, embroidery, and am stitching an etui from Betsy Morgan's Willing Hands II . Once again I am stitching from stash as much as possible and so far am really enjoying the rhythm of cross stitch while inwardly lamenting the lack of specialty stitches. I don’t like the draw cord and tags either so will be constructing mine differently but will ensure that it is a complete etui when done 🙂
My vegetable garden is producing well and I am freezing beans daily. I fight the birds for the cherry tomatoes and so far I am winning. I am propagating Egyptian Walking Onions to give to friends. I don't want many more in my garden nor do I want them 'walking' the length of the bed either. Apparently they are expensive to buy so my friends have been keen to receive their first Walker. In taste they are rather like shallots so are very useful in cooking. My gardener neighbour was distinctly disinterested when I told him but others are happy to find a place in their gardens.