Saturday, August 2

Sweeties

I've added my latest hand dyed fingering weight to the shop - the middle one (Blushing Barracuda, if you please!) is off to the US of A but [l to r] Soda Pop, Peppermint Patty, Carousel, and Moody Blues await happy new homes. Meanwhile, inspired by Katie and by Woolfest, there's been a bit of a bunting bonanza too... I've used sock yarn leftovers to make mini crocheted bunting with paper beads and jumble sale beads hanging from it, and also stitched some full size for my great niece's 2nd birthday tomorrow with her name on it, beads and ribbons, the whole works!
We had such a blast of toasty hot weather that more strawberries and blackcurrants were ripening every day. They're mainly picked and frozen and I've been a good little housewife too, using the bumper courgette crop to cook up tomato/onion/courgette/herby sauce and soup bases for later in the year. And the odd courgette and walnut cake too...
Been spinning too and making a few new things for the shop. We'll be having open days here at the beginning of September and it would be great to see a few friendly faces. I'll post more about this soon, as it's all part of the Crossing Borders artists network we're involved in.

Oh, my strawberry 'allergy' isn't, after all. Not strawberries and not my breakfast meusli, nor coffee, so I reckon it was either a supplement I was taking or something else that I have not identified yet. It has not happened for a week now so I'm still not certain what it is/was.



3 comments:

tlc illustration said...

Hurray that it wasn't strawberries. That's a relief.

What do you do with the black currants?

Ash said...

Ah, the abundant blackcurrants.... well, I've made a batch of jam with the addition of creme de cassis for a wee kick, and I reckon when the apples ripen up I'll make some jelly with the two fruits. Now that I think about it, I've never made a chutney with them so a wee experiment is called for. And an apple sauce cake might be interesting if it was blackcurrant and apple - nice colour!

Dropone said...

Yum! to the strawberries and black currants. We had about 6 black currents off our little bush that we planted earlier this year - certainly not enough for chutney or even apple and black current pie. Maybe next year ...