... and cosmos. These cosmos (Candy Stripe) were seeds given to me as part of a Mother's Day present. They've flowered all summer and are still going strong despite the best efforts of the wind and rain to beat them down over the last couple of days.
The upside of the rain is that the lady's mantle catches the drops and it never ceases to amaze me.
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On a vintiquing trip to Otford last week with my lovely friend Gill (Gillyflower), I was pleased to find this vintage Cornishware jug ...
... which sits nicely with my vintage Cornishware mixing bowl, a recent Ebay win.
I know you can still buy it new, but there's something very pleasing about the vintage pieces. My aunt had a cupboard full of it when I was little - happy memories.
The following day I pootled down to Tenterden to the wonderful Hoop Haberdashery and came away with a bag full of Drops Alpaca, 15 balls of it to be precise, so work has started on yet another blanket-sized project.
Before I get carried away with this one though I really must finish the grey blanket, which has grown quite nicely considering its size (I want it to cover my king size bed).
Yarny activities will probably have to be restricted to upstairs in the flowerhouse soon as things are about to change. Here's a clue ...
Hope all is well out there ...