I did not make it to the Boar Festival today, a bad night being the main reason, I am going tomorrow.
However I have not been idle, 2 Kg of veg has been chopped small and put into salt, this will make sandwich piccalilli.
A jar each of sweet pickled cucumber and fine sliced onion and garlic pickle have been made.
I used black peppercorns and whole Allspice Berries to flavour them.
Then I chopped up some of the smallest apples off my trees and got a batch of Apple Cider Vinegar started, this was straight from Dawn at Doing It For Ourselves in Wales. I have never made it before and as I use lots of cider vinegar it should save me a pretty penny.
My hat is coming along nicely, nearly ready to start the shaping.
I have made 6 of the crochet squares, I aim to make 15 in each colour.
As you see, I have plenty to go at, this is an Attic24 wool pack, the third that I have bought. They are very good value and saves me anguishing over colour choice, I just buy a couple of extra colours to change it slightly.
When I was at the Festival of Quilts, I signed up for a suscription to a new quilting mag, I got the first one today, I LIKE IT.
It came with a supplement about Kaffe Fasset, I remember knitting some of his patterns years ago, brilliant patterns in glorious colours. His fabrics are just the same and so are his quilt patterns.
Gorgeous quilts and a few pages of templates to photocopy and they are all the right size, none of this "Enlarge by 133% squit!"
There is a BOM to make, I like this block but it will have to join the queue.
Finally I thought I would share my Lilies, I bought them last weekend in Tesco, reduced to 20p, there was 1 bloom open then. The leaves that look as though they are reaching out to hug them belong to a Banana, it is meant to be a slow growing miniature, but I think it is a Triffid in disguise. The rate it is growing at it will be too big for the house within a year.
That,s it for now, I am making Kofta Kebabs for dinner, enough for 3. It was going to be Shepherds Pie, then I watched Rick Stein making these and I was done for.