A busy few weeks here one way or another. My dear brother in law is still very ill 10 days after heart surgery and my sweet sister too , awaiting a big operation soon . This is when living here seems quiet far away as they live some distance from us , probably a 7 or 8 hour drive away. If I am needed I would probably go by train. Thankfully they have their family nearby and I am
texted and e mailed updates daily if not more.
Little man has had a chesty cold and been off school and what with him and Dextie I seem to have a
permanent shadow ! Not that I am complaining, but not much sewing or anything really getting done.
I have done quite a bit of cutting out though . The craft fair was cancelled through lack of people wanting to take part. I am not surprised really considering the poor attendance back at Christmas . I have however offered to make some little bits for the school garden fund raising project. You may remember back in December a local shop approached me? Well I have popped in and had a chat but I have decided I really do not have the time to do this on a regular basis. I would need to be more committed than I would like and life throws things at you at times without warning and I would hate my hobby to be a chore. The lady was so lovely though and said if I do get some makes together at any time to pop in and we have left it at that.
Do you like yellow? I must admit I do like it but don't use it much on any projects. Whilst picking out fabric from the stash in the suitcase I realised I did have a few fat quarters so dug them out and
will try to use them up. Whilst I was looking at the colours I realised I am not a orange or dark colour person either ...... funny what colours attract one person but not another....... When I read blogs , I love looking at colour combinations people choose. I could play happily for hours if I
had the time , putting colour combinations together......
My usual crafting mess!
My "new" scissors by the way have been
great. No more blisters
on the old thumb area so one problem solved.
and then again to the next morning, mole back again with 3 new molehills !
We need to source a "mole man" . The garden is being ruined by this rodent and although I am told it will start all over again within months of this one being caught , when a new mole will no doubt take up residency , we really need to do something. The first two years we did have the odd one or two but Chris counted 29! before he started work . He has reseeded the lawn but to be honest I am thinking that is just wishful thinking.
The back garden however is beginning to show signs at last of Spring
I just adore this blue
I bought this last year in a supermarket
and when it finished just
popped it in a pot outside ,
I was delighted to see it's return
pots in need of a good tidy
but new growth on the climbers
(Told you I have a permanent shadow!)
Our garden has small banks around the boundary
and they are now filled with yellow
and pink primulas that self
seed everywhere here.
No signs of any " forget me nots " yet
these I didn't get around to planting
I hid them under the garden bench
and am so surprised
they haven't been got at
by the slugs and snails
A couple of the apple trees
now in bud
High winds and rain here this morning
I shouldn't be surprised
it is a bank holiday weekend in
Wales after all!