After 7 months I have finally finished my Christmas Eve Socks - all ready for Christmas 2016.
Harvesting mangetout - loads of it!
Pieced together a Christmas quilt using a Joyeux Noel Jelly Roll.
I bought this Jelly Roll around June 2015 and was determined to get this quilt done by the festive season. I still have boarders to sew on then I think I am going to have it professionally quilted as it is HUGE. I just do not think my sewing machine will cope with the quilting.
I have finally finished pulling together next years homeschool planner - I've decided to use a binder.
I had actually bought a Well Planned Day planner but I knew that there were things that I wanted to add to it and other things that I really did not need. So I cut the coil binding off the purchased planner and popped into this ring binder, sorting it into months.
This way I am able to add additional planning forms that I use as well as write/print out detailed lesson plans for some things eg. for artist study I can print out info on the artist as well as print off all the prints that we will use for the term and store behind the correct month. I've added a zipped pocket at the back of the binder to hold any loose flyers or papers that tend to lie around. Everything in one place - perfect ;)
And finally in my homespun/homegrown home...
The first marrow
Baby cucumbers are sprouting on all my plants - I predict a glut of the fruit. Wonder what I'm going to do to maximise the harvest later on.
Gooseberries - I think that we might get enough to make one or two desserts - I only have one gooseberry plant. I think I might look into how to propagate more.
And tomatoes! I'm so excited about these. Since living in England I have struggled with growing tomatoes. The growing of them is not a problem, it's the ripening of the fruit. Up to now we have lived in the Midlands so to have successful tomatoes you really need a greenhouse. But now that we are further south I'm hopeful that I will have more success. I think I'm going to have to trawl Pinterest for canning recipes ;)