Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Hint of Autumn

As a bountiful summer draws to a close, we have had the odd hint of what is in store, with a few cooler nights and a little rain. The garden is producing magnificently, with a lot of it preserved for use during the winter. The garden, in our mild climate, does keep producing food right through winter, but the saved summer vegetables make a welcome change from cabbage, parsnips, turnips and carrots!
Here's what we had last night........all of it from our garden and cooked within minutes, except the eggs in the zucchini slice (thinks: must do something about the chicken and egg situation before next summer!) Simple, but delicious.



Meanwhile, work in the studio carries on apace.......I sometimes feel a bit snowed under with orders etc, but I try to keep on top of it. Only one pair of hands though! I have decided this year, to enter some things in the Exeter Show, because it is the centenary show and it is a long time since I entered anything (probably about thirty five years, actually). I also think it is a good idea to try and support local happenings. Most of my work is sold overseas, so lots of the locals have no idea what I get up to. I thought having an Open Studio day a few times a year might be a good idea, too. Here's what I'm working on right now: 


..........choosing from the stash of old lace and fabrics for something suitable to wear!
OK - updating with a couple more pictures of the finished dress......






7 comments:

sirkkis said...

Ihanaa ruokaa minäkin syön kasvisruokaa, rakastan kevyttä syötävää. Hurmaavia pitsejä vaatteeksi <3

Mary Ann said...

That looks yummy:) I won't be long before I'm out in my garden again...can't wait!!

Sonia Rodriguez said...

Very nice dinner...wish I could have a garden too hot in Austin Tx things burn up. Love the piece your working on. You have a great talent.

Sonia

maddyrose said...

My favorite dinners are the ones where vegies from the garden are present. Yours sure looks good.
The little miss in the lacy dress is darling but then again, all of your dolls are.

Penny said...

Since its freezing outside here it was delightful to see your garden bounty. This is such a lovely, wistful doll - beautiful.

Susan McMahon said...

Thanks for the kind comments, all.....Sirkkis - I do wish I could read what you wrote! I'll just have to guess.
And all you freezing Northern Hempisherites - something tells me you won't be freezing for too much longer!

Rebecca said...

You truly know how to sculpt fabric in the most amazing way!

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