so here we have some lovely onions drying in my allotment shed - don't they look good?
I was chatting to Emma on my mobile whilst tidying my shed and she asked if it was a "pretty shed" so I explained how it had been derelict when we took on the allotment
and how I had rebuilt it with help from my allotment friends out of recycled fascia boards and bits of plastic
"so no bunting then?"
Nope, none at all, but look at my lovely tidy gardening tools
I do love my shed!
And while we are on the subject of allotments I thought I'd show you my favourite photo so far this year
It's not clever but the subject matter is gorgeous and I love how it all looks!
So Daisy leads me nicely on to my next part of the post........................
this parcel that arrived chez Locket this afternoon
a package full of goodness from our wonderful friend Gina
Not only was there a special parcel for Daisy containing a fantastic sock creature to thank her for designing the mini-quilt I made for Gina
(Millie Boggle was the name the children and I came up with in Gina's competition a while a go and it transpires that this young lady already has a taste for wine so she has come to the right place - as long as she doesn't drink too much of it!)
but also presents for all three little locket-y ladybirds so Dorothy and Fred wouldn't feel left out!
Here is a sample of the goodies inside each parcel - how kind and lovely! Gina also included old fashioned fruit lollies - the kind where they have the picture of the fruit in the middle - but they were gobbled too quickly for me to photograph them but I did get a lick of Daisy's as it was my favourite orange flavour!
Thank you so much Gina, the children were all delighted - especially as they had just come home from a two night sleep over at Granny and Grandpa Dog's house and were inevitably feeling a bit flat.
So......................... talking about Granny and Grandpa Dog (my mum and dad, named "Dog" by Dot when she was a baby because she always got excited about there being a dog at their house - as opposed to Granny and Grandpa Biscuit, where she got, um, well, biscuits) leads me very neatly into my next sweet and innocent photos
sneaky peeks of Emma's Russian Doll Swap gift from me
and Rachel's mini quilt - that I had time to stitch a bit more of because the children were having their sleepover
and yes, they do both look a bit similar (what you can see of them anyway) but that's because I really liked the colour/fabric combinations when I tried them out the first time and so used them again!
And the other thing that talking about my mum and dad leads on to is
new sock wool for my mummy bought from Barbara's gorgeous shop Ring-a-Rosie.
But I couldn't go through to Barbara's shop without arranging to meet up with Clare and the girls could I?
So we had a lovely time walking along the beach collecting pebbles for a silverpebble and watching the waves............................
all except for Fred
- who decided that throwing stones at the sea wasn't good enough
he had to run in after them...................FULLY DRESSED!
Meanwhile this friend of mine keeps dropping me sneaky hints about the things she has been making and buying lately for "somebody's" birthday............................ I can't wait!