Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Abundance in small packages.




I've been spinning like a dervish this week. I know the sun is blazing down and Magnus is stretched out underneath the birch tree, yet the spinning bug bit. I have taken some lovely pictures but as the handspun is destined as gifts I won't post the evidence till I know the yarn has arrived at it's rightful home.

The redcurrants did me proud this year and they are waiting patiently in the freezer for me to buy a jelly bag and some sugar in order to turn them into redcurrant jelly. The bush was a sad little fellow found in our local Woolworths whose price had been reduced on account of the mould growing on the top leaves. I took it home, planted it in the right place and now I'm reaping the reward.

Another gift was this lovely lavender cat, made from Japanese fabric by my super talented SIL, Babs. It is intended for hanging in an inspirational place in Knitting HQ although Magnus would prefer it was left on the bed so that he can sleep fragrant dreams. I can just see him now, chasing after lavender scented mice...........

11 comments:

Purple Fuzzy Mittens said...

I love the lavender cat sachet! My lavender is growing like crazy and I plan to make some sachets this year. I'm not a big sewer, but something like that I could handle...

sugarcreekstuff said...

What could be cuter than a kitty napping with a kitty pillow? I can't think of a thing.

iaminchennai said...

The Lavender Cat sachet is adorable.... and Magnus sleeping with it is, more adorable.

aponi said...

Magnus is so cute! And the currants are lovely - your jam will be yummy!
Heidi

Cindy G said...

Mmmmm, lavender! Magnus is obviously a cat who appreciates the finer things in life.

inkberryblue said...

I love the photo of those succulent looking red currants ~ the colours are beautiful!
...and Magnus couldn't be more relaxed, could he? (Although, if he's anything like my cat, he'll always be just a breath away from biting.)

Karin said...

Magnus! Have you no shame. Laying there on a pink blanket, with a stuffed fabric mouse? Do you think that your shorter tail entitles you to such...such...oh, words escape me!
Get a hold of yourself, will ya?
-- Emma, Yankee Cat

Mary Jane said...

OOooh! red currents! luscious and luscious picture too, so summery.

nicantsoair said...

moggsy...am in the kingdom of fife for a whole 5 weeks...aaaah...am coming to visit...will be in touch....free from this friday onwards for couple of weeks....lovely pics by the way...

Anonymous said...

Delicious photos. What a sweet picture of Magnus. And all the pictures down the memory lane for you and your friend. Wow! And a recipe, that I'm going to be making come cooler weather, you betcha! :) That is a darling little quiltie lavender cat there, too. Such Sweetness.

What is a jelly bag? I haven't a clue...thanks for saving the little rooted one.

Lella

petra said...

I am so jealous of your red current! It doesn't grow where I live, and I literally it it by the bowl full when I can get my hands on it. Enjoy!