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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Heart Shaped Pussy Willow Wreath.

The Willow In Its First Year
This morning I made a heart shaped pussy willow wreath. The mild weather and sunshine weve had in recent weeks means that pussy willow is at its most glorious at the moment. I gathered the branches bearing the beautiful silver furry buds from some willow we planted as a short rotation copice project in our allotment a few years ago. The willow was cut back after its first year of growth and has been left to grow for several more years. This winter we will be able to cut it down again and use the fairly substantial branches as fuel for our wood burner.

So the wreath is very sustainable and I grew the willow myself. I think it would be perfect for a spring /winter wedding or Valentines gift . It has a romantic feel to it with the cream organza ribbon that finishes it. 










A choice of Lovely homemade Soup
Robyn and I met friends at the Wylam Womens Institute soup lunch today. The lunches are weekly during February and serve up homemade soup and puddings. It is possibly the most left wing event that the village of Wylam holds and I like to support it. There is usually a good mix of age groups and there is a  friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Today I sampled a delicious vegetable broth and a Dorset apple cake with custard. Robyn was very happy with a giant helping of trifle after her soup.
communal tables make it a friendly village affair
A Wonderful Choice of Homemade Puddings

2 comments:

  1. phoar!! that cake and custard looks good, as does your pussy willow wreath - georgous!

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  2. I love the pussy willow wreath! It is so beautiful. Will the little fuzzy parts last? or will they eventually fall off?

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