It's 33°C here today and DH is treating us to Pizzas which we are going to eat outside under a huge shady tree at a picnique table - sound good? You know the best shade ever are the leafs of a tree!
I have just discovered that to dry 'la lavende' one has to pick it with the stems in bunches and hang them upside down in a cool, dark, airy room for at least three weeks.... no way - I don't have patience for that! So yesterday in my rebellion to the French laws of perfectionism I filled up a bag with lavender that was almost dry in my opinion,stamped a lavender basket image on a piece of linen, cut it out, stitched it to the bag and it's ready for use!
In the long run I will string up a couple of bunches to dry 'a la France' but for the time being it has worked for me for years this way!
A lovely surprise arrived today in the form of an honourable mention on the Hero Arts blog for a card I made with the theme 'Summer'. I tried to get the effect of a sunset as we see them here. I was very hesitant at first whether to put it in the gallery, so glad I did because it's worth a Christmas stamp and a winter catalogue - so happy!