Look at the lettuce leaf! It was requested. Seaweed sheets, home baked bread, cucumber, crackers and a biscuit. I love using these Tupperware lunch boxes as you don't use wrappers of any sort. Very friendly they are!
I made myself an apron, I've never worn one before. Horrors! The fabric is a lovely Amy Butler print named Nigella. Do you think it will improve my cooking? Hubby says the fabric isn't centred, but I had to cut it this way to get two out of the same fabric. I kind of see his point now! Oh well.
And what about these knee patches!! Pink felt hearts are a winner. Please feel free to have a squish of those rather delicious legs. We do!!
When one of the big girls passes a spelling level test they get a gift. Usually it's been a new book (bought on big sale!) or a $5 book token. They love it and I think it's a good gift as you can't read too many book can you? It also motivates them to do better. Anyway, as I am now on "The Challenge" I need to replace this type of gift with a homemade surprise. So I told No. 2 that I would make her a gift last night.
She received two little flower brooches this morning in her all-time favourite fabric. She loves them and was very happy and excited. They only took about half an hour to complete and were quite fun to make as well. I found the idea here.
I promised some garden shots when we had better weather. Well that day has come already! Yes there is still a sun people!! Here we have broccoli, beetroot and celery...
Some spinach and lettuce...
And the intention here is for the peas, butter beans and Sweet 100 tomato to grow up the fence and attach themselves to the mesh. Lets hope they follow that plan. We also have several capsicums as the big girls eat them like apples. Red, orange, yellow and purple. Not see purple before!
And mint like you've never seen! I would love to make mint jelly but will have to hunt out a recipe for it. I'm sure I have one somewhere.
Now I have to say that I am quite overcome with the generosity in Blogland once again. Really and truly. Last night I received three separate offers from kind people.
Pomona has offered to send me some pretty tea towels and in return I will be gifting her one of my recycled jeans bags. When on "The Challenge" one needs to have people like this looking out for one another.
Claire mentioned that she was just about to take her old oilcloth off the dining table and would I like it for my potting table? Would I ever!! It's a very pretty sage green with white polka dots. Just perfect thank you. Oh I will be fancy after all!!
And Joan has offered me a gift subscription to Country Living magazine!!! Imagine! It's something the magazine offered her as a gift for a friend. Gosh yes, I'll be your friend Joan. What a kind thought.
So you see, the world really does have many lovely people in it after all. We generally only hear about the bad bits on the news. I'm quite shocked at how all the generosity this week has had quite an impact on how I feel about the world. Lets keep it up, little things do make a big difference.
I think I've written quite enough already, but I just want to say I have signed up for a PIF (that's pay it forward) from Michela, and I am looking for three participants. I will send you a small handcrafted gift and in return you send out three gifts to other people. Sounds nice and definitely in the theme of things. I'm thinking mine will have a Christmas theme. Interested? Let me know and if I have too many people I will draw them out of a hat. Thanks!!