Today, for approximately two whole hours, it actually stopped raining. Not only that, but the rain clouds scurried off over the horizon leaving us with a blissful open air ceiling of clear blue sky dancing with light.
Oh sunshine, how very much I have missed you! Sunbeams threw themselves in through my studio window and bounced joyfully off my work table.
I pootled my way through town buying bread from the bakery and eggs from the market, then decided to walk home beside the canal.
The bright light illuminated puddles and pathways, cast reflections into the water and lit up the little patches of greenery
It made my walk home completely delightful and I loved every second of that short, sunlit journey.
I kept looking down at my spotty mini-wellies and grinning, they do make me stupidly happy I have to say.
Sadly, two hours isn't very long at all and by 3pm the dark clouds rolled back in and the rain returned, just in time for a thoroughly sodden school run. But in other stupendous news - top photo - that sunny pile represents the end of my ends!!!! Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! At the café this morning I spent three hours stitching and snipping and the result is a blanket now ready and waiting for it's Edge. Oh boy. The thrill of arriving at this point after months and months of crochet and darning is just too great to put into words. I want to show you a photo.......
I laid the Sunny Log Cabin blanket (it's a blanket! No longer a pile of squares!!) - yes, I laid it out on my bed this afternoon and just stood and drooled and gasped a little. Sunshine and Shadow, the light at the window. Gosh I do love it so.
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