September review

imageSeptember was a great month for weather, still warm and dry, so there was much gardening; new potatoes were dug up and I harvested  the first fruits from my plum tree. I made plum gin, ready for Christmas with luck! Earlier this summer, I had laid my hook down for a short break but I got back into the swing of crochet again, with restful afternoons in the sun hooking away. Tara is so changed now from the timid, chubby little indoor cat who came here last December – she has lost 1.3 kilos and adores being outside. It’s lovely to see her so being so confident and healthy.

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Goodbye September, you were grand!

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1: Stars

Today  is the 1st of December and Christmas is in the air. Over the next 4 weeks, I thought I would do a series of Christmas posts; a sort of Advent calendar of posts with all kinds of Christmas and winter-related things; poems, songs, traditions, crafts and food! (I know for some people it isn’t winter where you are, but it is here in the UK!)

So, to kick us off, some crochet.  I made some stars using lovely 100% lambs’ wool, and thought they would look good appliqued to cards.

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Cream card brings out the rich coloursP1040982

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Red card for the cream and gold stars

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And some elegant grey card to make this posh pink star sizzle!

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They’re all shining brightly in my Etsy shop now!

Weekly review ( week 14 -2013 )

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Spring finally seems to be here in Scotland after weeks and weeks of cold, snowy weather. It’s good to see the sun.

Planning what to grow in the garden; seeds, bulbs and tubers all ready to be sown and planted.

A new green top, for my spring wardrobe.

Enjoying the Easter holiday which means a break from my school teaching, nice not to have to get up early and be super-organised.

Crocheting some red flowers for my mum.

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