In the past 2 weeks I've started a dedicated cut flower garden (10m x 1.5m), done a stack of work in the veggie garden (middle pic, it's huge), completed first section of potager (3/4 the way there in pic 3 - this first section of the new garden is about 7metres by 4 metres - there will be another 3 or 4 stages until it is done - not all this year, though!). The potager will have branch structures which I am going to love making. Like my pants? I dress up for gardening :)
Picked up my new bee hive! So excited!
Lots of planting and seed raising going on in order to be ready for the mass production in Summer/Autumn. Couldn't do it without my trusty garden helpers - Ollie, in particular (black cat on left) loves it! Belly just wants to roll in the sawdust on the paths.The garden visitor (King Parrot) on the right followed me around this morning until I gave him some seed (after I locked the cats in the house), then sat outside in the feeder for over an hour. He just wanted to have his picture taken, I think, pretty boy that he is.
I also managed to finish up (finally) the 2014 Pattern Folio - I've been stalling on the cover and checking that all the links work. It's now ready to go in December! Here's the cover:
The 2014 Pattern Folio includes patterns posted on the blog this year along with the ones included in the 2013 version..........I was surprised what a busy year I'd had once I put it all together.
The Folio will go out early December to blog email subscribers - if you'd like to receive a copy, you'll need to have a confirmed subscription to the blog by 1st December (this is a 2 part process - sign up is on the right, underneath my photo). I will not be sending it out retrospectively as I did last year - it is just too much work, so please, if you want it.......make sure your subscription is confirmed.
I did squeeze in one quick drawing today........my first ever 3.5 inch square for the Square One FB group - greylead shading........aaargh.....I'm clumsy and all that greylead......so messy and hard to control - I'm definitely a marker girl :) haha.
My attempt at punzel drawn in reverse (bottom to top), so that I could get the overlapping swirly tips.
So, the crazy busy times are going to be rolling on - if you don't hear from me for a while (the long term weather prediction is fantastic) I'll be gardening, or on the porch reading (or sleeping), playing with my bees, milking the cow...........or just basking in the wonderful late Spring-ness that is happening here:)
I am so excited for next year, though, and have a stack of ideas and patterns drafted out ready to go! Can't wait to show them all to you :)
Have a great weekend! (4 day weekend for us as Tuesday is Melbourne Cup Day).