Luckily, the labourer accepted the job of creating another garden to the west of the house, and today I planted out my "crops". They are looking a bit pale and wan after spending too long indoors (waiting for their annex to be constructed), but I have given them a week's exposure to the elements and they seem to have good strong roots.
Portfolio dress from a Lisette pattern, blogged here.
Mad Budgie socks, blogged here.
Me-made knickers. I won't mention these again - I wear them every day!
What am I stitching?
I am in a muddle with my sewing.
I have cut out a 1940's pattern blouse but haven't started the inevitable tailor tacking.
My Betsey Johnson skirt pattern arrived yesterday and I wanted to get going on that straightaway, so I drove to my local fabric shop (Butterfly Fabrics in Inverurie) to get some soft denim.
Despite knowing that I needed 2 1/2 yards, I allowed the saleswoman to persuade me that 1.7 metres was more than enough... it was the end of the roll. Of course it is NOT enough so I have spent an afternoon trying to make the pieces fit... and they don't. So I need to start again, probably using the blue linen I bought to make another Portfolio dress. And I can use the denim to make the Portfolio dress. But which to make first?
It is now ten past four on Sunday afternoon and I have done NO sewing all weekend and I haven't done the ironing yet.
But I DO have two vegetable gardens.