It's beginning to feel a bit autumnal round here, the harvest is just about in. We could hear the combines working until the early hours this morning, the conditions must have been perfect. So I got up to find that our view has changed to fields of stubble instead of wheat. We've had a few misty evenings and mornings too, usually a sign of autumn, but we don't seem to have had a "proper" summer yet.
I've been making jam this week, with plums picked from the hedgerows and blackcurrants from our garden. The picture shows some of the jars waiting to be put away in the jam shed, I am aware that this will cause all sorts of jealousy, but yes, I have a jam shed. It's part of the old brick outbuildings we have here, proper useful too. I'm also planning on making Damson jam, one of my favourites, but am waiting for my lovely husband to pick them for me as the fruit is on the high branches.
I'm getting ready for a couple of really busy weekends on the jewellery front, I have a stall at the Wortwell Bell this weekend as it's their beer and music festival & they have very kindly let me join in (not with the music - I can't sing). Next Saturday morning I'm having a stall at Ringsfield Village Hall, and on Sunday and Monday I will be at the lovely Walsham le Willows open garden event - my biggest event of the year. Walsham le Willows is a really picturesque village and the gardens are amazing, as are the refreshments & craft barn. Well worth a visit.
As usual, there are new items on the website, including the lovely teapot earrings pictured.
The weekly ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.