Monday, 31 August 2015

Rain Has Stopped Play

It is Bank Holiday here in the UK and as is normal for a Bank Holiday it is raining.  The gathering in the harvest of the land began in earnest in the back field late Friday. 

Unfortunately natures bounty was not safely gathered in before work was abandoned, rain, rain and more rain has stopped play and the back field lays dormant.
The positive out of this is that I have stopped sneezing.
No getting out and about today, or getting out to do some work in the garden.  The forecast has predicted much of the same for the rest of the day.  I am keeping my eye on it though and keep nipping out in between bursts to harvest some of the herbs for the freezer.  I have run out of ice cube trays so I am snipping some into an empty plastic egg box to freeze.  They will be perfect for adding to stews/soups/casseroles in the coming months.

I intend to harvest some mint and lavender and hang in the kitchen to dry.  Last years harvest of lavender is ready to be put to good use.  The perfect day to start on some of the lavender projects.
I wish you were able to smell this stunning bounty, perfect for aiding sleep and keeping moths away from stored clothing/bedding.  Nice to make some little gifts for friends and families, filled with love and something grown from the garden.

I love just been able to walk into my craft room and have all the materials to hand, it is so satisfying finding the exact things needed.  Thank goodness for stashes.

I have made a start, I could be sometime...

Hope your day is not as wet as mine.
See you soon.


  1. Always busy with something....
    Have a nice and dry week ;)

  2. You have made some wonderful things. I wish I could smell that lavender.

  3. i love those herb ice cubes... i away mean to do some here, but before I can they are used in another dish.... lovely photos. I hope you feel better soon xxx

  4. You were able to harvest quite a bit of lavender. Your little sachets are so cute.

    Do you cook with your lavender too? I had a lavender tea bread one time. It was delicious!

  5. Over here we are having rainy days too but the earlier part of the day are sometimes very hot. Those are pretty handcrafts and pretty gifts.

  6. Good day, sweet friend! Oh the joy of rain :) We had rain last night and now it is rather muggy and humid. Your sachets are so pretty and I bet they smell delightful. Hugs to you!

  7. Wow, you made the most of your day and were very productive! I put up a blog post and am going lap swimming.. does that count? LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Wow, you've been busy!

    We had the same thing - Saturday and Sunday we've been hearing the combine harvesters driving past, but with the rain today it's all stopped. You've certainly managed to get some use out of a rainy day though!

  9. Some lovely gifts, lavender is one of my favourite scents. Weather is miserable at the moment, I hope it improves for you.

  10. sorry about the rain, send it here we need it! I wish I could smell the lavender so so nice in person! you are busy in spite of the weather! yay!!

  11. such great things!!
    We did not have a great weather for a couple of weeks this year and harvest is not the best (but not the worst!!)
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  12. I wish we had some of your rain! Your bounty looks absolutely wonderful...I can almost smell it...darling little sachets too. I also have a couple of those "stashes" you were referring to :) Have a great Tuesday!

  13. All of your lovely lavender things will make everything nice and scented! Great idea for freezing your herbs, it doesn't matter what you freeze them in does it as long as you have them! xx


  14. thanks for sharing your lovely pics. Your bounty looks
    so yummy, have fun.
    Cheers, Anita.

  15. Hello dear blogger friend. Oh, rain! We have had so little this year. We did get some this past weekend. I LOVE and ADORE you crafts and I can just smell the lavender. Loved this post. Cheers.

  16. Thank you for leaving a lovely comment at mine. Loving your makes and I can just smell your lavender :-) love the little bundles with the roses so pretty. Good tips about freezing your herbs to I must do this next year. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

  17. I love the sachets that you have up. Do you add a fixative or just lavender and mints? Nancy