Sunday, 20 June 2010

A Box for Elizabeth

It's been a glorious day, not too hot but bright and sunny, so this morning I spent in the vegetable garden, planting up some small plants and sewing some more seeds - peas, carrots, salad leaves, radish, spring onions and beetroot. I might get one more sewing in, but the end of June is usually about the end of sewing time if things are to grow and produce before it starts getting too cold again.

This afternoon I set to and made another of the three tier boxes for another of my nieces. It was her birthday a couple of weeks ago, but there hasn't yet been a chance to get it to her; it's certainly not something I intend trusting to the Royal Mail (or whatever they call themselves these days). I'll be putting some sewing things in it, scissors, needles, pins and tape measure, and Christopher will be able to deliver it when he's next up in London for work.


8 comments:

Amelia said...

Love the fabric on the box...so attractive looking!

I picked some squash this morning. We are having a problem with the squash...too much water, maybe or a disease...it just ups and dies....breaks off at ground level as that part has just turned to mush....this is a new problem I have not encountered before.

Have a great week!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh NEAT Amanda! I'm sure I won't be the only wondering....do you have a pattern for those? My girls would LOVE to have a little trinket box like that!!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, how beautiful is that! Some girls will be very happy (O:

Lynn said...

Another box and this one turned out as well as the previous. The fabric on it makes it so elegant. What a lovely gift to recieve, lucky neice!

Kay said...

Oh my! She's going to absolutely LOVE it! Your niece will love it, too.

Good luck with your vegetable garden. My mother does all the gardening and I notice the orchids are starting to bloom.

Heckety said...

Gorgeous birthday present- I'm sure she'll treasure it! Better than sewing things stashed in an old biscuit tin!!
I'm heading out to the garden to sow spring onions, though it might be a bit late, and some runner beans- ditto- I forgot and just found the packet!!

Jude said...

wow I like the box, very clever arn`t you. Good to hear you are planting vegies as well. DH does that here and we just harvested a good batch of pumpkins so hot soup is on the menu at the moment.

Tanya said...

What a great present. I love your box! The fabric is beautiful!