Autumn has come in with a vengeance, it has been blowing a gale here all yesterday and through the night. It has finally slowed down a little this morning but is still quite a strong wind. Thankfully there is no damage that I can see. I am so glad that I started my Winter preparations early and have harvested the majority of the veg from the garden. I have dried herbs, frozen beans and made several batches of tomato sauces both for the freezer and chutneys. Rhubarb has also been put in the freezer for a taste of Summer in the Winter months, along with braised red cabbage with pears and several packages of parsnips. We still have ample pork from the pig slaughtered earlier in the year and traded some of it for lamb with a neighbour. If the headlines are to be believed regarding the shortages we certainly won't be going hungry. We might not necessarily have exactly what we want but we have plenty of food.
We have a great supply of peat, thanks to neighbours, logs, coal and kindling. We have a good supply of candles and batteries for torches and a radio in the event of power loss. We do feel blessed that we are in credit with the oil supply which makes it easier as fuel prices are set to reach an all time high if the media is to be believed. My craft supplies have been replenished and I have been enjoying the process of choosing projects to do. A start has been made on Christmas crafting but I have yet to put the Christmas music on, but it will happen soon! A start has been made on gift toppers using Harris Tweed which I love.
They will be used to top gifts but will then make a lovely tree decoration. A couple of pictures using embroidery frames have been made for my Grandaughter, she will be in bunny heaven.
I had a lot of fun making the pom pom as it took me a couple of times to get the white patch in the right place, but it worked out in the end.
A pillowcase has been added to the menagerie, again a bunny rabbit.
I just need to embroider the facial features on but it is looking good. I am enjoying the process a little each day. What are you working on?
See you soon.