I couldn't resist taking a couple of pics. I decided to knock up a batch of blackberry and apple muffins for elevenses to reward him for his work.
In spite of the cold spring the blackberries seem to have ripened early this year and we were surprised by how many have already gone past their best. We have picked 6lbs so far, and if the current wet weather doesn't do too much harm, hope to get some more before the Devil does his worst to them! There are still plenty to ripen. I've had to promise to keep some back for blackberry and apple crumbles.
I don't like the idea of summer coming to an end so in an attempt to embrace autumn I have made several pounds of jam. Our daughter-in-law gave us some gooseberries a few weeks ago which yielded about 5lbs of jam, and the blackberries with apple gave me about 7lbs. I think homemade jam on homemade bread is as good as a dessert. My next task will be to make some 'proper' bread. Recently I have been using the bread mixes which are very good but bread made the traditional way is even better.
Today I got down to work and made more machine embroidered trees to go round my quarry design. I haven't fixed them in place yet and may need a few more. I'll have another fiddle with them in the morning when the light is better, hopefully, and when it is totally finished I might even take a photo of it and post it on here.
Is it my imagination or has the print on my blog got smaller? Maybe I need new glasses.