It is later than I thought it was and I should be alseep. So very quickly...a bit of a round up.
I created a tutorial for how I'm making the postcards for Clare and anyone else who would like to try it. If you do make one and you post to your blog, please let me know so I can see what you have done. I am assuming that anyone trying it this way is a bit familiar with Photoshop Elements.
Been working a lot on my green sweater. I've realized that it is the color of tomato leaves.
I've also been turning small sewing projects into pillows. A fun use for small things.
Jude is always inspiring. I love her black and white stitching and wanted to try something similar. In the spirit of working with what I have I used white wool and a bit that I dyed with indigo. This would make it crewel embroidery. It may end up as a little pillow too. Or maybe a patch?
I've tried several new recipes that are wheat free. One of my favorites so far is a cracker recipe.
If you try it, and I really recommend that you do, the quinoa flakes can be replaced with rolled oats. Also I added less olive oil. Just enough to make it a dough.
Working in the garden a lot. I may regret it, but I have a patch of Himalayan blackberries in the back corner. This fall I'll try to pull them out again. For now, I'll let them be and harvest the berries.
Planting a few things for fall/winter: kale, Swiss Chard, peas, cabbage, broccoli, and lettuce. I'll add some spinach soon too.
Now is a great time to be thinking about next year's garden layout too.
Blueberries are well worth growing if you have space and the right climate. The bowl that I picked today would have cost me ten dollars at the farmer's market. I've picked that much 3 or 4 times already this summer off of 3 blueberry bushes.
It did take awhile for the blueberry bushes to become this productive. Part of it was reaching the right age. The other factor was that I finally figured out how to give them enough water. One spring while I was expanding the vegetable beds I started piling sod in front of the blueberries. I realized that it would create a type of swale that would catch water so I left the sod in place. A year later I had more blueberries than I'd ever had before.