After two days spent at Bottle Tree, Wednesday's plan included a little cooking, a little washing, a little tidying and perhaps a little mowing. Skirtwork, as my Canadian friend Linda likes to call it.
Jess decided a little sewing might be in order, ratted through the sewing cupboard to find a piece of material, then a skirt-pattern and subsequently pestered me all day to help her. Skirtwork in a most literal sense.
The fabric initially intended for a long-sleeved workshirt,
worked beautifully as a maxi skirt for a mini girl.
Fortunately the mulberry tree continues to provide a bountiful harvest,
with this morning's Mulberry Jelly attempt ending poorly. Take 2 tomorrow. Who knew mulberries were a low-pectin fruit? How did one cook before Google? Thankfully no such failures with Sarah's donuts for morning tea.
Nor Wallace's Choc-Chip Bikkies , his "best yet", unquote. Unfortunately no images of said biscuits, just more of these Bottle Tree babies:
Delving into the sewing cupboard today revealed a long-forgotten quilt started some twenty years ago, and as yet incomplete.
More embroidery of farm animals to be finished, a border to be added, as well as wadding and backing, and then quilting. More googling required. I think it will be my first and last quilt attempt. At twenty years per quilt, I'm just not sure how many more I have in me.