Cam had the Gardening editor of The Age newspaper ring last week. He chatted to her and told me about it later when I got home. "oooh, how exciting. What's she writing". "Don't really know, forgot to ask" (fair enough, it's not every day 'the media' come calling!).
Off we went to the first market of the year (Mansfield). I remembered how intense it is and physically draining while also being fun.
Drove home- the small one and I slept a bit of the way, my lovely mum had offered to cook us dinner (hooray for my mum!). My parents get the weekend paper and as we were about to have dinner, I suddenly remembered "Cam, I wonder if you are in the paper today?" (really expecting not to be!). And there he was,well his name, anyway and a big article on Heritage varieties of fruit trees. I haven't even got a copy to scan and show you- but page 12 of the A2 section if you have Saturdays Age!
As well as the business reference, it's really nice to see 'air time' given to something you are passionate about. Yes, people, there are more than the say, 5, varities of apples you regularly see in the supermarket. They may not store in a cool room for 12 months well but do you really want them to? They taste unreal, texture is great, the are fresh and yummy and not that hard to whack one in your back yard. Okay, enough about fruit trees!
The crafty girls came round last night. I really need to reinforce 'the curfew' (I like my sleep)- I didn't look at the clock till after they had gone and it was near midnight- ahh, pumpkin hour.
Amidst the talking I did get these two done.
The car applique is Kellie's design- featured in the current edition of Homespun. I thought I would start small!I did a purple one too, because I don't know yet if 'Spanner' (my cousin's still in utero baby) is a boy or a girl- hopefully will find out any day now! It's okay, I am not spoiling, she doesn't read my blog! I think I might add a stem to the flower.