End of August : What’s new in the garden?

It’s harvest season, and time to begin storing food away for winter like the squirrels!! Our tomato plants have almost finished producing which my husband and my children are taking very badly, … the tomato family !! We still have zucchini to harvest, although they are completely deformed, perfect for Halloween, but once peeled the taste…

Beautiful Boucle, How I Was Converted!

I freely admit it, until a little over a year ago I had limited experience with boucle, and I disliked working with it. Several years ago, I had to make last minute Christmas presents, and needed to buy my yarn in a rush. I made two scarves. One of them was going to a person…

Yarn Dyeing day

This week I had the yarn dyeing day on my agenda !! I had enough time to dye some skeins, but unfortunately not my mohair locks. (They should be done in 2-3 weeks.) I am going to share my dyeing process with you (not that I claim to be a great expert in this craft).…

Guest Post By Aimee of Aimee’s Victorian Armoire!

A few months ago we were lucky enough to discover Aimee and her delightful blog. We have already indirectly introduced Aimee since we have shared two of her posts with you.  Aimee is a wonderful seamstress designing her own patterns, usually based on the vintage styles she loves.  She then sews the beautiful garments she imagines.  She…

A summer garden update and 2 recipes

Here is a glimpse of our garden this month! We can not say we have a dry summer this year. We have had thunderstorms with torrential rains at least 2 times a week and usually more! This is now a problem for work in the fields. Since we had nice weather for 4 days this…