I miss not blogging, but struggle to make the time. This year I have spent less of my free time in the garden, but have been busier. I have been sewing and crocheting and selling fabrics on ebay. I have also tentatively started to run and joined the new gym in town to work on this. There is a girl at work who will run with me and row on the machines too. We may even enter a race if I can persuade her. 5k would be a good target for us.
Currently we are harvesting tomatoes, lots of them, beefsteak, plum and cherry. The raspberries have been brilliant this year and there are lots frozen for the winter months and delicious winter puds. The potatoes were not good this year and so next season we will rest the bed and fertilize it well. We have cabbages and courgette to come and have probably had the last of the cucumbers.
Now that I work four days a week there will be more time.
I was feeling at a very loose end recently about making things, sewing and being creative. It struck me that I should work on my beautiful Hawaiian quilt which has been put away for many years. No starting anything new, I want to use my things and what could be better? So for the last few days I have been working on it bit by bit and accept that it will take many months of patience to finish, but am so happy to be quilting again.
On Saturday I went to Hever Castle, home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, with three friends. We attended a Quilter' Guild exhibition which was breathtaking, but I did NOT have my camera with me. Fired by the show and the fact that I am a member of the Guild now, I have a little dream that my quilt might have a chance to be shown one day.
Finally, I am loving work. It looks as though I may get a full-time contract and that is very positive. It is intense busy work and the days can be long, but given that I have one day off mid week, it is bliss.