Friday, 18 June 2010

Procrastinating.

No pictures today as I have not quite mastered the new procedure for loading them onto the laptop inspite of following (I thought so, anyway) my daughter's instructions.

Having worked hard on Wednesday in the house and the garden and been out all day on Thursday, I set aside today for a really good session on my allotment project.

First I pressed all the strips I have made so far and the backing fabric too and took a couple of photos. Then put a load of washing into the machine, fed the cat, put some beetroot on to cook, popped some bubblewrap. What?!! GET ON WITH IT WOMAN!!!!!

I did get quite a lot done eventually and think it will be OK. It's one of those projects where you have to keep going and have faith. I tacked the background fabric to some very light and soft flannel which will give a slight quilted look when it's all stitched down, and laid the strips side by side on top to get an idea of how it will look. I have made seven so far and two more may be enough which is a relief as originally I thought I might need 15! I'll do a bit more to them when I've finished my post.

I am upstairs writing this, avoiding the football even though I hope we win. I can't hear any shouts of joy from below - maybe himself has got bored and changed channels, he's more interested in rugby.

There has been a lovely gentle steady rain this evening which has saved me having to water the plants - I have so many in pots and am sure they are desperate to be let out. We were in Lechlade yesterday in time for their Farmers' Market where there was a marvellous plant stall selling so many unusual herbs. The stall was run by Rosemary Verey's daughter Davina Wynne-Jones who has her own business 'Herbs for Healing' in the village of Barnsley, Nr. Cirencester. There is a feature about her in this month's issue of The English Garden. She had things I'd never come across before and I found them all very tempting but was quite restrained and bought just three - melitot which has yellow vetchlike flowers, bistort with pinkish red ones and vipers bugloss which has glorious blue flowers. There was a very handsome red plantain with wonderful leaves and I wish I'd been rash enough to buy it as well. Barnsley is not so far away - maybe on another day out we will just happen to be passing through ........! The pond edging is being done on 30th June so not long to wait now before we can get the garden looking nice again.

10 comments:

Robin Mac said...

Why are you popping bubblewrap? The project sounds as if it is coming along nicely. I lovethe description of all the interesting herbs you have bought. Your garden is going to be wonderful after the pond edging is done. Cheers, Robin

Heather said...

I love popping bubblewrap Robin - it must be a distructive streak in me! It is very therapeutic and a good time waster!!

Carol Q said...

ROFL at popping bubble wrap Heather! Lechlade is lovely. I had my last birthday lunch there.

maggi21 said...

Sounds to me like you got a lot done. Thanks for the bubble wrap popping explanation, I thought you were getting it ready for some screenprinting!

Totalfeckineejit said...

I am an obsessive bubble wrap popper.Does it have any other use? I remember in the late 70's early 80's my Uncle Jackie and Aunt Mary had bubble wrap laid on top of the fridge.Perhaps they thought it was space age decor but I could not (much to their annoyance I'm sure) resist sidling over to pop it! Delicious. Good luck with the pond.

Ro Bruhn said...

I use the bubble wrap to decorate my papers and am constantly hiding it from my grandchildren who love to pop it.

Heather said...

Oh dear! does that mean I am in my second childhood already Ro?!!

Kat_RN said...

What a pleasent blog, I would love to go to the market and smell the herbs.
Sometimes, you just have to pop the bubble wrap.
Kat

Meira Shana said...

I'm at a loss on how to post! But I keep trying! My house should get such attention . . .

BT said...

Oh you are always so busy Heather. We have had a bit of rain too, but not nearly enough. I've never heard of parched gardens in Ireland! I can't wait to see the pond. Those herbs sound wonderful. How exciting to get such different ones. I love popping bubble wrap too!