I began sorting my Perle threads, got this far and realised.....I need more hoops!
But dont they look yummy like this?
Like tresses of multi coloured hair. Ive another bag or two to go yet as well....
I was lucky enough to have been given almost all the self colours here by a colleague who went to a miniatures club I ran a while back.
Its the variegated threads that are my favourites though and you cant have enough of those!
And here are the first few bottles of gin and vodka, liquers in the making!
The one on the left is the rich, dark elderberry and sloe gin mix, which having sipped it, is VERY promising!
Ive added abit more sugar to warm it a little.
The white bottle is vodka with 2 pkts of Werthers Toffees in it.....also an interesting taste and its still early days for that!
The other two are sloes alone in gin and still a little tart, but I have to say, that theyd be okay with tonic even now!
And the Turkish Hazlenuts are drying slowly, the nuts falling out, though these are small so may not hold nuts that worthy of eating. But the spikey surrounds are what I gathered them for anyway.
Once dried, they make interesting shapes to spray paint silver, copper or gold for Christmas wreaths or centre pieces.
The swallows have left our area.......so I guess the cold weather is about here ..... I wish them safe and well, on their long journey home.
They are what I measure our summer and winter by most of all.
They arrive and bring such pleasure in their whirling, squeeling aerobatics. Then the sky seems vacant when they leave us for warmer climates.
But who can blame them for flying away in search of warmth!