13/06/2012 § 3 Comments
A Welsh valley on a misty, early Spring morning. So many recent days – weeks even, have echoed these subtle hues, despite the summer cloak of leaves telling us that the sky should be blue and the season’s colours bright.
Grey light lasts long into the evening here – it’s the longest day next week and there’s warmth in the sun when it makes an appearance but I have a feeling that my abiding memory of June is going to be rain, rain and more rain!
Having completed Ripple One in bright expectant colours at the end of Spring I expected to turn my creative crochet urges towards the tub of yet unused Julia Wool by Kristin Nichols. This is the yarn I used for Gypsy Rose – back in February, when I was even more excited about the summer days ahead! I did make a start on a blanket – Hearts & Flowers, but there are a couple of reasons why I haven’t taken up with this one – I don’t want to finish working with the wool, ‘cos its divine; I want to make something really special with it – WOW factor in bucketfuls!
the first showing of my current WIP – Misty Morning blanket …
What do you think? Does it remind you of misty mornings? I’m using Drops wools – Karisma and Lima – they’re beautiful, soft and gentle wools. I’m joining the individual grannies and the blocks as I go – I’m right ‘off’ sewing up seams (enough of that on my cushions and quilts)! I’ve completed 2 rows of 4 blocks in just over a week. Last night I completed the first block of the 3rd row. I don’t have a grand plan for the size – whatever feels right will be fine, I’m sure! I’m alternating the border of the blocks between grey & brown yarns and I want it to have a special border – maybe a deep lace? Who knows??
Since spending a whole day doing housework last week, we’ve been making an effort to keep on top of all the boring stuff – don’t you just hate ‘putting away’? What do other people do with all their ‘stuff’? Do they have a huge cupboard hidden away somewhere where it all sits – and then falls out in a heap when they open the door? The flowers I bought, following my house-love day are still blooming beautifully and I brought in some roses from the garden too …
A silhouette of sunflowers on the big worktop in the kitchen – the fly curtain is redundant just now ‘cos the door’s always closed – it’s bright and cheery though and hides the grey skies!
Who says there isn’t any sunshine?
Reflections and candlelight – a sofa full of cushions, Mary Rose Young on the shelf, roses from the garden, pink tulips and a new foxglove in the garden …
Must be summertime!
PS – see the finished Misty Morning blanket post here.
29/09/2011 § 1 Comment
I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over the past day or so – bit of a bug going round I reckon. The Housework Fairy brought me home some sunflowers and they’ve burst into full bloom. It’s impossible not to smile when I look at them! Bright, intense yellow – what an amazing colour – they bring a decidedly summery feel to the lounge – just when I was getting ready for autumn!
So have a Happy Friday and a Wonderful Weekend and if you want to smile, pop out and buy a bunch of sunflowers – or just enjoy mine!