I started stitching Reed's Stocking by Shepherd's Bush for Arthur in the last week of July, If I had been monogamous in my crafting it would probably have been finished by now, but as I'm a crafting butterfly I'm still working on it :-)
It's close, so I'm aiming for the end of September now, still plenty of time to get it made up before December 1st.
How it should look
Once you get going on these stockings they do stitch up quite quickly. The beads and buttons etc will be the last things to add before making it up into a stocking.
It's been a beautiful sunny day here today, although cooler, I'm loving the nip in the air when you go out in the morning and the cooler nights too. This time of year is much more to my liking than hot sticky nights when you can't sleep.
I'm managing to keep on top of collecting the acorns which litter our garden at this time of year, it's a case of going out and sweeping the path almost every day and mowing over the grass two or three times a week but it's the easiest way to pick them up and it doesn't take long, as long as it's dry.
I've been planting some bulbs and picked up some Violas from the garden centre last week too, and planted this little pot to keep on the patio table.
Their little faces are so sweet, don't you think?
I've planted up a couple of pots with yellow ones too, they look so cheerful and brighten the garden so much when the sun shines :-)
We had a spare trough going now the courgettes have finished so I planted it up with a few herbs, Rosemary, Parsley, Spearmint and Chives. I only planted what I thought I would use for now.
I've already been using the Spearmint in my infuser bottle and it makes a nice refreshing drink :-)
Well that's it for my Sunday catch-up. I wish you all a lovely week and I'll see you soon.