I have been so busy … last week the family were here and they behaved rather like Mama Pig and her babies in the picture above!! My larder was quite empty after they left – sadly the same could not be said for the laundry basket which was overflowing with sheets and towels! Luckily the weather here in south Devon has been dry and sunny and yesterday whilst hanging out the latest load of sheets to dry I realised that the elderflowers were just perfect for making elderflower cordial – a great family favourite.
I collected together all the ingredients and soon had a couple of bottles of the delicious stuff squirrelled away in the fridge. If you’d like to see how I did it, then please visit my other blog, Notes from a Devon Village.
I found time to sit out in the gazebo though …
and made a little progress on my nasturtiums pattern
But I have been a little distracted from embroidery this week. Inspired by this lovely blog, Attic 24, I have decided to learn to crochet!! I never did learn as a youngster, being much more interested in knitting and sewing. I now have a pile of slightly wonky granny squares and am planning to make them up into a cushion cover soon … will show you when it’s done!
I do enjoy other people’s blogs, I can easily lose myself in them for hours. Another favourite is Our New Life in the Country
and I have loved to laugh at the adventures of Martha and Betty the farm’s pigs – so when I came across this pattern for Mama Pig and her babies I knew I had to share it with you. Just click here
to download your free pdf file.