The happy windfall first. I won a prize over at Sheridan's place. What a cool prize- like a fabric lucky dip. I have plans- but nothing has eventuated just yet. I am very excited about this!
The less happy windfall.
We got 'the storm'. In fact, a week on and our phone line is still down- a week, it's a 'rural issue', we don't have the population density to 'storm Telstra' with complaints, so to speak.
Lots of hail damage, nothing like I have seen before. It meant lots of windfall fruit and lots of windfall preserving. So, I am calling this years sauce 'Windfall sauce"! It doesn't look all pretty with nice labels because there was no planning time, there was just about 18kg tomatoes to process!
Remember my energy crisis post a few weeks ago? Well, it turns out I have scarlet fever- uh, huh, nothing 'common' about me (very Jane Austin, don't you think?). If I had a little less decorum (ha!) I would post a photo of my peeling hands and feet, but it's pretty messy and you mightn't want to be my friend anymore. It's rare but pretty contagious and I suspect because of my history of chronic fatigue syndrome my immune system runs lower than it should, and I get sick more than (I reckon) I should.
I have managed to send out my tea towels though, I am glad to have them done and have sent them off with love, hoping their recipients like them, I have received a few back, will take photos when they are all here.
A little bit of stitching has been happening. It's good to be around nice fabric when you are sick!Unfortunately I hate mending (does anyone like mending?), Mr. Apple's beekeeping gloves (to protect his hands and arms) need mending...they have for a while actually. I didn't realise he planned to check the bees this morning, so needed the gloves. He got stung. Oops. They are now on top of the pile...a little too late some might say!