This weekend is the last Creative Retreat of 2016 here at our Leyden Glen Farm. The subject is knitting and color and folks are coming from afar. Looking forward to spending two days with the women who are coming in and sharing my love of color, home, stitching and the handmade.
The other evening, after a long day of fabric printing, I rushed out to the garden to grab some zinnias. The light was so pretty - it was dusk and the zinnias glowed. All the plants are getting that almost done look to them. Even though it will be a bit sad to see it all go when frost hits, it has its own particular beauty.
The sunflowers are pretty much done except for a couple of 110 days to bloom varieties - Sungold and Autumn Beauty. Here is a bouquet from last week. I love this combo of amaranth and sunflowers.
I've been particularly busy trying to get through lists for projects for my new book. I've got to keep plowing through it all, crossing out the lines as they are completed. Some things haven't worked out as planned and some things are better than I envisioned. That's the fun part of the creative process even if disappointing at times. I always learn something for sure.
Here is a block print design I did today. I like the combination of green and brown. What do you think?
I made this the other night with my glut of Sungold Tomatoes. It was good the first night but better the second when I added a handful of greens. Super simple and fast supper.
I've had an excellent tomato harvest this year. I almost didn't plant any and then a farmer at the market talked me into some plants she had on sale for $1.00 each. I decided to risk the space and see what happened. You see, there has been a nasty tomato blight for the past 4 years and I harvested nary a tomato. But this year - oh my! The dry weather has been fantastic for tomato production. Sauce, salsa, soups, and lots of tomato based dinners. I'm especially loving tomatoes with eggs since my hens have been producing like crazy. It was an excellent investment of $7.00!
If you are a fan of Suzani embroidered fabric, check out this blog. What eye candy! Gorgeous.
Enjoy the season as it begins to change everyone! Tomorrow is the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere.