cross cushions for spring

image: cross cushion

It’s a beautifully sunny spring day here in Carterton and the chickens are continuing to lay like you wouldn’t believe. We should, in theory get about 15 eggs a week if the girls put their minds to it. That’s five for us and five for each of our next door neighbours. Fabulous!

I’ve been busy in the studio today making cross cushions, you’ll find them in the online shop as well as here at the studio if you prefer shopping in person.

You might have seen the little announcement in the sidebar letting you know that I’m going to need to close dear  agnes  (both the website and the studio/shop) for two months. Not great timing seeing that Christmas is slap bang in the middle of it but hey, non Bupa patients can’t be chooser’s! Between now and the 27th November, I’ll be adding handmades to the website on a weekly basis and letting you know about them via the blog rather than my mailing list. If there’s something you’ve seen that has a sold sign on it then please do get in touch because it’s highly likely that I’ll be able to make one especially for you. The last day for orders will be 20th November.

So, today I’ll leave you with our gorgeous pear tree at the end of the garden that is smothered with beautiful cream blossoms. Hooray!

image: pear tree

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  1. Julz Henderson

     /  October 1, 2010

    Hi Alison
    Your pear tree looks stunning, and your chooks sound like
    they are well on their way to full the egg basket.
    I have made your cheese receipe, have some this evening,
    for a Friday pre snack. Looking forward to that……….
    Take care for now… and chat soon.
    Luv Julz

  2. Rose

     /  October 1, 2010

    theartre, Masterton, all next week, is absolutely brilliant.
    Fab. costumes ( look out for Badger ) amazing sets, silently
    changed between scenes by a team of black ghosts, and music and lighting to die for. floppy bunnies and jumping toads a delight. Macropatella ” Francis Rivers” out in her blue petticoat. In Devon it was April before she appeared,
    closely followed by masses of new growth on the rose
    bushes. Spring at last. Love Rose

  3. Yay, home laid eggs.
    Bad timing for your convalesence but you’ll have the gorgeous Wairarapa weather to enjoy. Will the studio be closed too?

  4. Hi Julz,

    Really pleased that you gave the cheese a go. It’s so easy isn’t it? I have my next batch draining ready for this weekends visitors. Hope that all is well in Hastings.

  5. Rose – ‘Toad’ sounds like lots of fun. Break a leg!

  6. Hi Steph,

    Yes, both the website and the studio will be closed. Having said that, if I’m feeling brighter in January then I might reopen the website. Will just have to play that one by ear.

    Waited on hand and foot in the gorgeous Wairarapa sunshine…hmmm…think I could get used to that!

  7. Catherine

     /  October 2, 2010

    Hi Alison

    Been thinking about the egg, can’t come up with anything other than, avoid dropping it anywhere other than in cake mix or a pan at breakfast.

    Pear Tree looks really lovely we have one in our garden and will harvest 5 this year.

    i don’t know why you are resting over there at this time,,,, and my brow is furrowed,,,, i think a sofa under said pear tree might be nice especially if a breeze is blowing through it,,,,if it was me. pause.

    keep well, will check in regularly as always, reading and looking at lovely things down your way.

    regards as always Catherine

  8. Hi Catherine,

    Loved that you gave the egg thing some thought. In the end we decided to have a Sunday morning fry up! A sofa under the pear tree is a grand idea. Lots of people here have sofas on their front verandas. A great place to sit and watch the world go by.

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