Hurrah the sun came out today - I spent time in the garden this afternoon - weeding my veggies & planting out my tomatoes.
Postie has been again - actually it was the end of last week but I'm behind on my blogging at the moment.
Over on the SCC the lovely Lalabibaby asked if anyone had some spare black fabric in their stash - as it happened I did and we arrange to do swapsies :) Here's what she sent me;
Yep - you can see fabric squares towards my next patchwork project, some lovely fabric & lots of buttons too :)
I've signed up for another swap - I tried so hard to resist but in the end temptation & the lure of getting a parcel through the post proved too strong. Its the Vintage Shabby Swap organised by my friend Karen over at Tilly Rose - go on sign up - you know you want too ;)
I've entered another giveaway too - so many lovely ones about at the moment - here's hoping I get lucky somewhere. This one is over at JuicyFig to celebrate 100 blog posts.
On lots of blogs over the past week, I've seen posts referring to making Elderflower Champagne or Cordial. I'd noticed elderflowers growing in my neighbours garden and this morning I went and asked her if she planned to do anything with them. The answer was no, so I asked if I could help myself to some of the creamy flowers - no problem came the reply. Armed with 20 flower heads and a receipe (which I doubled)copied from Jayne at Country Cottage Chic I set to work;
to this - bottling tomorrow - so far so good - it smells delicious & the sneaky taste I had suggests its going to be gorgeous - summer in a bottle :)
Lastly for tonight - whilst I was out in the garden, I needed to rummage in the shed for some canes. I noticed this little nest being built in the shed eaves - as much as I like nature, I don't want to share my shed with wasps - so I took it down. Little son was very impressed with it when I showed him - I am too - now wasps aren't my favourite things but they do produce the most amazing nests;
You can see that it was so tiny - just slightly bigger than one of the dots on my oilcloth!!
See you soon - off to cut out another dress!!
xxxx Vicki xxxx