While I was busy teaching to ladies how to make textured flowers, Malcolm went off for a spot of sightseeing. His first stop was here
where he encountered these delightful creatures
then it was on to Bamburgh, which is dominated by the castle
next he braved the windy conditions for a walk on the beach into Seahouses
you can see the wind blowing the sand
lobster pots on the quayside at Seahouses
the Farne Islands on the horizon
a last view of the castle before he came to pick me up
whle Malcolm was off exploring, my ladies were producing flowers in lots of different colours
last night's stitching at Abbey Quilters was much simpler. Rineke gave us a short talk on sashiko, and had brought along little kits for us to buy, so that we could have a go. Looking at this photo of my stitching, I can see that I am pulling the thread too tight
when I picked Maureen up, I gave her a jar of my bramble and apple jelly, and she gave me a jar of her marrow and date chutney, as well as a bag of wonderful fresh veggies from her garden. At quilters, I gavve Anne S. a jar of jelly ....... and she gave me two big bags of apples from her garden. So this afternoon there was some major cooking. The saucepan on the left contains apple and sultana chutney, and the one on the right has chicken soup. The two smaller saucepans contain the veggies for tonight's dinner, which Malcolm had prepped - potatoes (for creamy mash) and green beans. I ended up with six jars of chutney, and five lots of soup ...... we had a small bowl as a starter tonight, there is a portion for me to take for my lunch to patch'n'chat on Friday, and three lots to go in the freezer.
now that we are into autumn, porridge is back on the breakfast menu ........ with a generous spoonful of the bramble and apple jelly - delicious!