Today marks the listing of the final item in the Midsummer Night collection, appropriately enough as it has turned decidedly autumnal here in the Wolds, with chilly winds, days drawing in, watery sunlight and berries ripening on the bough. The garden is looking wild and weedy after a week away at Herstmonceux Medieval Festival, and my fingers rapidly become nipped with cold whenever I venture outside. It will soon be time to bring in as many of the remaining herbs for drying as I possibly can, so I anticipate the kitchen will still be packed full of fresh herbs again! We’ll be lighting the first autumn fires soon as well as it has been getting chilly in the evenings.
Phew! Quite a big collection this time, actually – it will be good to move onto a new one, with different stencil themes and some new techniques tried out. I’m also back at work on the Enchanted Herbal, which is coming along really well, and have a new mailing list available for anyone wanting to keep up to date on my progress with this project!