Sunday, January 27, 2013

Having fun :)

time does indeed fly
when you are having fun!
And I most definitely have been having fun,
but I have been working hard as well:)
And in between,
I've been enjoying our summer
which seems to have returned
in full force
these past few days.
It's lovely :)
Been out in the garden this evening
after coming home from work,
and brushing past the lavender
made me think
that I should cut swathes of it
and bring it inside.
Often I forget to do this
until it's almost too late
and the color is fading.
I knew the perfect place for it.
Jake made me this fabulous trug
for Christmas.
Isn't it gorgeous.
In all honesty I was so surprised
as I did not realise he possessed
such skills.
He has built it so beautifully
I think the lavender looks amazing in it.

This pic is taken underneath our plum tree
which has a ridiculous amounts of fruit
on it this year.
Last year I think we would have been stretching it
to say
we had six plums on the tree.
This year ...
more like six hundred!!!
Go figure.
How does that work?

The plums are delicious
and I'm at the stage where I try one each day.
They are still a few days off tasting amazing.
At the moment we are still in the
take a tentative bite stage,
wait for it,
still sour,
(and boy, does that taste wake you up!!)
I reckon just a few more days
of this fabulous sunshiney weather
and we will have more plums
 than we will know what to do with.
I have the day off tomorrow
so I am hoping for more glorious sunshine,
and I fully intend to spend
the whole day,
every single part of it,
in my garden.

The two stitcheries in this post
are from many years ago.
They were among the first I ever stitched,
designed by Cathy Penton.
I have quite a few of her designs stitched
and they remain some
of my very very favourite pieces.
Have to leave you with this quote.
I love these words.

I'm off to make some dinner,
and to start a little
cross stitch project!!
See you later
Jenny :)


Simone de Klerk said...

So good to see you again, Jenny. And oh, what a beautiful garden you have with so much color, taste, perfumes. While you are enjoying the summer weather, our snow is starting to melt and there is lots of wind and rain. So, I'll stay inside.
Love the quote. It goes with you!
Happy day off for you!

Leeanne said...

How wonderful to get a post from you. Glad you found time for you in your new busy life.
Your son made a magic job of the trug.
Enjoy the garden tomorrow!

carole brungar said...

Your plum tree looks lovely! Do you do anything with them apart from eating them straight off the tree?

Oh, and thanks for popping by my blog too! xC

Hannah said...

Hi Jenny,
Your lavender looks beautiful, and those plums look delicious! Do you preserve or make jam from any of them? We love preserving our home-grown peaches, as we never manage to eat them all!
Hannah :o)

Jo H said...

Hasn't the weather been fabulous! We've been eating dinner outside each night, enjoying the warmth. The trug is beautiful - a talented boy you have. I have been knitting more than stitching lately, which does feel a bit odd in this summer warmth!

Cherie said...

Hi Jenny-your stitcheries are so cute :-) hope that you enjoyed your day off&come to enjoy the sun&garden.
Patiently awaiting the arrival of baby-3days overdue&I don't want to wait for 10-14 days like I did with the girls-getting impatient now!

Take care&have hope to catch up with you again soon, hugs Cherie :-)