We finally managed to spend some time up at the allotment without too much rain on Friday evening and all day yesterday so I was going to post some before and after shots so you could see how much better it looks now that I have tidied, weeded (a bit), strimmed (a lot) and planted but the camera needed charging and today we are back to wet and windy weather so I don't fancy going up for a photoshoot right now. Having not been up for quite a while, with the weather and poorly children and my blog-inspired need to craft, I really felt the allotment had got away from me. I was feeling very disheartened and couldn't see where to start. It is looking much better now but I will show you some of the befores:
Notice how I have made them small so you can't really see how horrid it is! No doubt the "after" ones will be bigger!!! Oh, and I must tell you how yummy the Jersey Royal potatoes were (although I know I should be calling them "international kidney" as we are not in Jersey). They were delicious - we dug them, washed them, cooked them and ate them at the allotment for lunch yesterday with a salad made from oriental leaves from Alison's allotment, lovely bacon and freshly podded peas. The children had homegrown broccoli for supper and we had parsnips, carrots, turnips from Alison, and beetroot for ours. It's brilliant!
Finally this is the quilt I have just finished. I started it ages ago after buying a Moda charm tin of Wuthering Heights fabrics. The design that came with it was for a crazy quilt but I decided I really just wanted to make a strippy one. I ended up buying a lot more fabrics and then put it away for ages. I finally finished the top one day in the half-term holiday but have had real trouble trying to quilt it (even with my lovely new machine :( not happy) so I gave up and used these mother of pearl type buttons that came from a couple of horrible satiny cushions that I bought really cheaply a few years ago because each one had 180 buttons on! A good bargain!
Meanwhile the house is in a dreadful state so I really must try to blitz it. Does anyone else have problems with clothes moths in their fabrics? If so, I would appreciate any advice on what to do about them!