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Thursday, 15 March 2012

out and about

unexpected treasures of yesterday.


beautiful petals in a sheltered corner of a walled garden


incredible depth of colour inside an iris


gorgeous ironwork on a gate that I am longing to translate into a quilting pattern,
the company and friendship of a good friend,


and an amazing tin of buttons at the charity shop. I am in button heaven.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

happy things

things that are making me happy today.



purple crocus


bright yellow primulas


rhubarb bursting into life, like some alien creature emerging from a cocoon.


a moongazing bunny standing guard over emerging shoots


Miss K sewing bunting for a friends birthday present.


tea kept hot with a lovely knitted cosy from  Laura.

what's made you happy today?



Saturday, 3 March 2012

a new spring beret


spring is coming, warmer days when you can start to shed some of the many layers of winter.
    some.      not all.


sometimes, because there is still a wind that carries quite a chill, what you need is slightly lighter layers, perhaps even a new hat (pattern here)

 

and then you can go off adventuring, if someone hasn't stolen your new hat first.
come back teddy
that's mine.......



Thursday, 1 March 2012

sprigs of spring


out in the garden there are small signs of spring


things are starting to grow, mostly weeds................ but I need something to refill my vase so I find a few snowdrops that haven't been munched on by birds? mice? and a wallflower that doesn't know it's not supposed to flower yet.


luckily my neighbour has some lovely shrubs which just happen to be leaning far enough over our fence that I can snip a few sprigs. I'm sure they will be glad I'm helping with the pruning......

any signs of spring with you? or your neighbours?........