Thursday, 10 October 2013


When we moved house (over four years ago now) one of our first projects was to build a vegetable garden. The soil wasn't great, so a raised garden was obviously the way to go. Problem - our house is on the side of a hill so both back and front gardens are terraced.

It is a long way from street level to the vege garden, especially when there isn't enough room to get a wheelbarrow past the back of the house, let alone up the stairs. And so, for four years the vegetable garden has sat empty (apart from the occasional dumping of a dead plant). Herbs and vegetables have been grown with varying success in pots.

Yesterday at Floriade, inspiration struck! It is hard to tell from the picture below but the vegetables are growing in straw bales. There is a great how to here.

And now we have the vege garden filled with straw bales that are being watered and fertilised to get them ready for planting. The lady at the stockfeed shop was both amused and intrigued.

Monday, 30 September 2013


I can feel the promise of better days in the air. Not to mention the promise of apples, cherries and strawberries in the blossoms...

Saturday, 7 September 2013


The problem with taking so long to finish cross stitch projects. Eleven Doctors waiting for a TARDIS.

But now I feel like I need to leave room for a twelfth.

Pattern by Wee Little Stitches

Friday, 6 September 2013

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Putting yesterday's threads to good use.

One down, twenty five to go.

(Pattern from Cloudsfactory on etsy.)

Monday, 2 September 2013