Still, there were a few pickings to be had from the ground.... the seven year old asked if she could rinse the hail off and eat it? Sure, why not? (Wouldn't it melt under the tap though? Hmmm...)
The dyed wool from last week spun up like this:
I'm quite pleased with it although the only problem is I don't have enough for the project I had in mind! I've been looking for something else that I can use it for...it is just under 300 yds at around a dk thickness...
Windy, haily days are best kept indoors, warm and dry. Sometimes one even gets requests from smaller people to heave out the old Singer... (no need to ask twice, any excuse I'm happy for it to be out).
While the nine year old got busy making a 'dilly bag' to store her camp utensils in, I went ahead and picked up that pattern that had been hovering in the kitchen for the past couple of weeks.
Perhaps I'll never get the chance to make the whole ensemble, but for now the hat is enough...
Holly Hobbie! She brings back so many memories for me! It was fortunate I had an op-shopped sheet to play with.
It's also time to start looking for green tomato chutney recipes. I filled this basket yesterday while having a good clear out in the garden. Apparently the green tomatoes can be kept inside for a couple of days as this improves their flavour.
I have to admit, I've never made a green tomato chutney before but the recipe I'm eyeing off contains all things good - onions, cayenne, mustard seeds, turmeric and garam masala. Do you make green tomato chutney? What are your favourite additions?
Happy Sunday, I hope you're keeping dry and cosy whatever you are up to!