Thursday, June 5, 2008

So much going on

Oh dear, it has been a while since I wrote anything but I've just been so busy! Here's the nearly completed lampshade with its crocheted flowers. I think it makes it look really jolly. It's taken a lot more flowers than I anticipated so I reckon I've got about 6 more to do. I have to alternate between crochet, knitting and sewing as I get bad pains in my forearms/shoulders/neck. I've also been doing a lot of gardening as the weather has been glorious.

Yesterday I took some of these (Elderflowers in case anyone is wondering)...........

....and turned them into this. Elderflower cordial, which is an essential ingredient for a happy summer. The recipe I used is here and is really easy.

Here's where I'm up to with the Autumn Rose sweater - half way up the second sleeve so I should be joining it all together to knit the top part soon. Yippee!

This magnificent foxglove has made itself at home on top of an old horse manure heap and it looks so beautiful that I can't get rid of it yet.

Tinker helped me make some new curtains by holding the fabric taut whilst I hemmed them!

2 random photos now from a run last week. This little colt was only a few hours old when I snapped him and his mum. He was all gangly and wobbly with the sweetest little face.

This is a dirt track that I ran along. It looked so pretty with the cow parsley frothing over the edges. I love the tiny flowerlets that go to make up the umbels and the ferny foliage. When I was nearly home from this particular run I got a phone call from Emma at the Alzheimer's Research Trust asking if I'd do a live interview on the BBC News Channel with Emily Maitliss. So I had to get washed and changed quickly and head off into Tunbridge Wells to the BBC Studios there. There has been a lot of publicity recently because of the King's Report which basically says that not enough money is being put into dementia research and that there will be a crisis in the next generation if we don't act now (because people are living longer, the incidence of dementia with increase). I just hope the Government starts to take notice.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Sweater looks gorgeous.

And the Elderflower cordial looks DIVINE. If I knew where to get some Elderflower, I'd be all over that.