Thank you all so much for taking the time to write to me this week, your understanding words have been so very much appreciated I can tell you. The post holiday Adjustment is going ok I think, well I feel a little brighter today at any rate.
We took an easy family trip out on Sunday morning, a few miles out of town to one of our favourite places for Fresh Air + Views. It was a very straightforward outing which involved a short drive, a short walk, and a short refreshment stop. Landscape appreciation, coffee and chocolate, deep breathing, laughter and chatter. It was good.
I have been busy this week and I've done a lot of walking. On Tuesday I had a meeting for Yarndale, which involved a gorgeous stroll through the park and up over the hill to the auction mart on the egde of town. The landscape is all of a sudden shaking off it's winter colours and greening up again, and I am very, very happy about that. I got so fed up with the washed out, mucky winter colours. Yarndale things are looking really great I have to say, and we now have over a hundred and twenty exhibitors booked (oh the growing list is sooooo exciting!).
Walking back through the park I was bowled over by the yellow carpet of celandine flowers in the woodland....so pretty.
I noticed that leaf buds are budding too, and it is very reassuring to see that Spring is really starting to peek in. I just wish it would warm up a touch, it is still surprisingly chilly here in my patch.
Something else that lifted my spirits this week was a gorgeous package of yarn. Well it wasn't so much a package as a huge great big box....there were layers of yarn beneath what you can see above. Yes multiple layers!!! It's almost too exciting for words, honestly, un-belieeeeeev-able. More about that deliciousness coming very soon, I've got lots to show you.
This morning I managed to finish my latest project and I've got quite a
bit of Cotton On left over. Not sure what to do with it yet, but I'm sure
something will spring to mind. Will make a little Ta-dah post as soon as
I've managed to photograph the article properly. It's a little tricksy to
capture on camera as it's something wearable, but I'm working on it. I just had a look at the pictures I took today and my overwhelming thought was that I really badly need a hair cut. Unkempt is the word. Can't have my bad hair upstaging the crochet, that would never do.
Today has been a gentle, quiet, pottering sort of a day and miraculously consisted of six (much needed) child free hours (gosh how I love and appreciate my wonderful in-laws). I spent part of the day pootling in town, part of it pottering at home, and part of it working in the studio. The latter destination was such fun! I made my first tutorial there this afternoon, and even though it was piddling with rain and rather grey outside, the light at my desk was still fantastic.
While I was there, I opened up my cupboard cos I realised yesterday that I forgot to show you it's Mod Podged Liberty inner. Happy happy.
I took this picture about an hour ago, at 8.45 pm, hanging out of the Attic window (the sloping velux at the back). I hope we are in for some Shepherds Delight tomorrow, I would be happy 'bout that.
Ps....would you like a Yarndale bag featuring our amazing Patchwork Sheep? They are available to buy on the website, £4.50 to UK destinations, and £8 worldwide, with FREE P&P. Perfect for toting about your yarn. Mine has been everywhere with me today xx