Rain, Glorious Rain

Moods around here are very much improved following two days of steady rain. The drought (and it still is, despite the rain) has been very depressing on so many levels, and watching our garden wilt and die has not been fun. The ground is actually wet now, and I’m beginning to feel the mild stirrings of inspiration to plant for winter crops. We’ve never yet managed to have a winter vegetable garden – I think it’s because planting needs to be done while the weather is still sweltering, then tending/harvesting needs doing in the misery of late autumn/winter. Blah. But we’ll see. It would be nice to have soup vegetables at the very least.

Speaking of harvesting, we have managed to keep a few things going… on Saturday I picked beetroot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and leeks. Then last night we had pesto on spaghetti, courtesy of our own basil and garlic. Yum. (We also opened wine, it was terribly civilised around here after the small people were finally in bed :giggle: )

Other delicious produce from the weekend:
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Niamh was very accommodating with her naps, and I got quite a bit done, replenishing a few colours of my sale floss and dyeing some fabric for myself and others. There is one monstrously ugly piece of fabric hiding in that pile though… not sure what I’ll do with it yet. If you think you could use a fat quarter of Belfast that kind of looks like army-camo, drop me a line :giggle: (OtherHalf was more generous and said it looked ‘kind of foresty’. Yes. Like camo!).

Other people were busy on the weekend too… we found out this morning that my mother and stepfather snuck out and got married yesterday… finally legal after nineteen years together! Congratulations you two :drink: !

11 responses to “Rain, Glorious Rain

  1. Wow, what gorgeous fabrics. Nice job.

  2. Wow, love the threads and fabrics!! You have some very lucky PIF recipients.

    Congrats to your mom and stepdad!!

  3. You do such a lovely job with your hand-dyes Melanie. Love the deep colors in the threads.

  4. Oh yes, Mel, the rain has been so wonderful. I do hope there’s a whole lot more to follow.

    Love your thread colours. Those purples are truly gorgeous. Love the fabrics as well. They all look so fantastic sitting together like that.

  5. What delicious colours!! Good job!

    Congratulations to your Mum and Stepfather 😀

  6. What a nice stack of colours.

  7. Love the colors!

  8. *~drool~* Beautiful fabrics and fibers. You are SO talented!

  9. Those colors are beautiful. Maybe someone stitching a military design could use the camo?

  10. Hmmmm…. methinks that maybe you and I should have a chat about the possibility of me carrying your floss and fabrics. Email me when you get a chance, please? 😀

  11. I’m so jealous! This is absolutely beautiful. I love the threads. Is your fabric and floss for sale?