|Baby Willy Wagtails out of the nest|
I've been busy getting a few little crocheted kitchen towels made up for Christmas giving, and I've also managed to get that Beanie knitted up which will be going under the tree for daughters partner.
I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out, being my first knitted beanie and all lol
I'm wanting to get a summer hat crocheted up for daughter for Christmas, but it needs some thick cotton yarn. I've ordered some online from Bendigo Woollen Mills this week when I found out its currently on sale for $11 for a 200gr ball! I got a couple of colours in 10ply cotton and also purchased some other yarn which took me over the $60 (which then gives you free postage!) It should arrive by Friday ..... at least I'm hoping it will so I can make a start over the weekend, and hope its a quick crochet lol
In the meantime, I've been working on getting my Park Slope finished up, and I'm really pleased with the result and the fit! The yarn I used is the Wollmeise fingering and its so nice and light to wear! I will definitely be making more of these in the future.
Summer time here means all the stone fruit are coming into season. We've been blessed to have our eldest son bringing home some very yummy cherries. I now have some pitted and frozen ready to make cherry pie to eat on Christmas
Day....... and our Apricot tree is just about ready to be picked, so it will be time to get making the jam sometime in the next week or so I expect! Although we pulled out the large vegie garden, some pumpkin seeds found their way down into the garden bed where Dad had been drying some seeds when he was here ........ the vine is doing so well, we have decided to just let it keep going and I see it's beginning to set some pumpkins.
I've put a few tomato plants and capsicums into the front flower garden to companion grow ...... most seem to be doing well ......... and yes, couldn't help myself ....... I moved some of the wood pile and put in a temporary garden with some cucumbers to see if a garden would work here in this area.
The little chicks are growing nicely, Mary is such a great foster mum. They should be grown and ready to begin laying come winter, which will be perfect for keeping up the egg supply! I lost a couple of hens a couple of months ago - both older girls, so these little ones will be replacing them. I may even set a couple of fertile eggs (I'm sure I'll be able to find somebody willing to give me a couple) if I have a broodie hen towards the end of summer, in order to keep my little flock up. Well, now I think we are pretty well caught up ....... except to say that I have received a lovely little embroidered hexie all the way from France to put in my table cloth, but I think it deserves a post all its own, so you will have to wait to see that photo for another day or two. Take care and have an awesome day!