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We’ve been blogging since January 2010, about everyday happenings that bring us joy.

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Spring crocheting

I woke up on Saturday and tip toed downstairs. The rest of the house were still sleeping. A lovely greeting from the hound, as usual. He is generous with his kisses, almost to a fault. I opened the door to let him out. Standing out on the path, in my nightie, I listened to the birds. Admired the freshly cut grass my husband had cut the day before. Picking up the milk bottles from the door step, I couldn’t help counting my lucky stars that I could open the door and walk straight out into a green space all of my own.

I think spring does that to me. Reminds me how beautiful the world is as soon as I open the door. (Also highlights the dust in the house, with its sunbeams, but let’s not dwell on that part.)

I find nature really influences the colours I want to work with. The pastel pinks and blues, that are around at the moment, are perfect. I can’t imagine using them in the colder months. I’ve been stuck for a yarn project since finishing my jumper. Nothing tempted me. Then I was washing my daisy crochet cushion cover and it hit me. Why not crochet another one? The first one makes me smile every time I see it. I can make another one for the kitchen chairs.

We visited relations yesterday. I crocheted another four squares in the car. I’ll need 16 in total. An easy project to take with me. I’m still trying to find the blue yarn in my stash, but I’m sure it’s there. Somewhere.

Spring, flowers and crochet. A lovely indulgence. Also split today between enjoying the quiet and missing the bustle and noise of the children. Everyone’s back to school.

Happy Candlemas/ Imbolc Blessings

Happy Candlemas. Happy Inbolc. Happy February.

Snow gave us a perfect way to start the celebrations. Good excuse to get outside and create art.

Snow maiden made by 14 year old. It is almost as tall as her. She’s holding bird seed for the little birds. I hope they find it this morning. The snow maiden has been named Alice. Awesome to wonder how many times her molecules may have been made into a snow person or something else. Anywhere in the world.

I ticked “snowball snow lantern” off my list. I remember Moomintroll using snowballs to make snow lanterns and have been waiting to try it out. It really does work. I put a tea light in and it burnt all evening. Even with a slight breeze and minus temperature. Only thing missing was a Moomintroll.

More snow fun today, I’m sure.

Blessings to all.

How’s winter looking for you?

 

Festive

Hero had a good Christmas Day. His first. Bit confusing, but loved his homemade biscuits. He’s decided he likes Christmas. Apart from the tinsel, which needs to be ripped to pieces and, fortunately, left in an untidy pile on the floor as evidence of his feelings.

We’ve had a lovely week. I stepped away from the computer and just soaked it all in. There has been feasting. Spending time with the wider family. Making and baking. And relaxing.

Plenty of crafting too, but that goes without saying.

We have over a week to go before the children go back to school and I’m planning on soaking up a bit more festive spirit.

Hope you’re all having a good holiday.

Linking up with Anne’s word of the week linky and the last time with Darren’s #MySundayPhoto. Thank you both for hosting.

Raisie Bay – Word of the Week

 

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