Here we are again, happy as can be, all good friends and jolly good company - as the song goes - and so many times I've sung that with my grandsons when they were little and we were driving off somewhere in the car! Happy memories!
I hope you are all having a good week? I finished all those venetian blinds so am quite pleased with myself and it's so nice to see them sparkling fresh again; it was worth the effort even if I do feel a little bit jaded myself!
Anyway, I have quite a few little pics to share with you so lets go!
Recently the lovely Marianne from ladybirddiaries kindly let us have a look at her craft books and I said I would take a pic of mine also, which I've done, but really, there are very few here as over the years I bought more books on painting than 'crafts'! I think perhaps it's time to build my craft library - I mean, really, you can see that I don't have many at all, can't you!!! There are a few magazines tucked away on shelves and I suppose there are a couple of sewing books somewhere - oh yes, there is a lovely cross-stitch book I missed - The Encyclopedia of Cross Stitch Techniques by Betty Barnden - a very lovely and helpful book.
I finished the cardigan! What do you think? It's a bit different, which is what I wanted, and quite nicely shaped. I like the sleeves - they are about three quarter length. This was a free pattern from Deramores, by Rico Design and very straight-forward and easy! I mentioned before that I used Bergere de France Ecoton yarn, which is a recycled cotton blend. It knit up very nicely and is quite soft but I had to wash it on completion as it had a bit of a 'dry-cleaning fluid' sort of smell. It's okay now though, and it pressed up beautifully!
I was longing to get into some colour again after the cardi so tried out this little motif from Issue 6 of Simply Crochet. It's called Divine Diamonds by Lucy Croft and I'd had my eye on it for a while. Anyway, I didn't really intend to make anything out of this but did want to challenge myself with the pattern. It was a lot simpler than it looked! I haven't even finished off the loose ends yet!
Do you remember the pics of the local park/adventure playground that I showed you a wee while ago? Right, well, the Kangaroo Paws have developed and grown and I said I would post about them again:
Are you impressed with our Native Flora? They make quite a statement don't they!
And I've taken a couple of pics in the garden also - our lovely Jasmine first, then another gorgeous thing that I've been told is a South African plant - but have no idea of its name! I love pink!
In the front of that pic to the right is a little sprig of our Silver Birch tree foliage which has just begun to green up again after it's leaf drop of winter. Ah yes, a sure sign of Spring I'm very happy to say!
And so I'll be off, hoping you enjoyed your little visit and thank you so much for dropping by. Please leave a little message if you have time and inclination for, to me, that's what blogging's all about - interaction and communication among like-minded folks and I do enjoy it, thank you!
Have a wonderful week and take good care of yourselves!