Brrr....welcome to July.....
It's cold, grey and gloomy here this morning.
The sun is hiding it doesn't want to show it's face.
We were in Melbourne for the weekend and it was 5 deg. at midday yesterday.
Haven't had a Winters' day that cold for some time.
As we watched the temperature drop on the gauge in the car, I was hoping that the light drizzle would turn into beautiful snow flakes....❆ ❆ ❆
It wasn't to be.....oh well.
There's still more cold weather to come!!
With 4 hours plus of travelling(in the daylight) I needed a little project to keep my fingers busy and warm.....
I packed a bag of wool, nice bright colours, leftover yarn from other projects. I wanted to whip up some small granny squares in random colours......
Quick, easy no tricky patterns or counting needed.
I could've whipped up a lot more but was quite happy with my little haul.
I came to the conclusion that I don't do random very well.......
There needs to be some sort of continuity.
I don't like certain colour combinations dominating, so a little planning was needed.
Saturday afternoon I visited Wool Baa yarn shop at 124 Bridport Street, Albert Park. I drooled over (not on, hehe) their gorgeous yarns. I imagined whipping up gorgeous scarves and beanies in some stunning colours and then I lashed out and spent $1.95 on a couple of wool needles so I could darn in the ends of my granny squares!!
There are UFO's to be finished girls.
It's all about discipline and self control which I have very little of at the best of times!!
Back home I dragged out my unfinished blanket last night,draped it over my knees as I watched Downton Abbey and darned in 51 ends and there's still more to do.
I have tried crocheting them in as I work, but have found they can wiggle their way loose, grrr!
Thanks to that wonderful needle, this tedious but necessary job was made alot easier.
I have awarded myself
2 gold, sticky stars....
If you have finished a task that you have been putting off please feel free to award yourself one of these ✭✭✭
Recently I was lucky enough to win Alison's giveaway over at
The prize was a choice of one of her lovely tweed garlands.
Well, a wonderful parcel arrived in my letter box last week....
I chose a heart garland.....
I love the fabrics and the colours.
It is now hanging on a little cabinet and makes me smile
every time I look at it.
Alison also enclosed some sweet fabrics,
buttons and one of her beaut tweed brooches and a card.
A copy of her local newspaper the Stornoway Gazette was also in the parcel and I was thrilled to receive it.
A little insight into life in her neck of the woods.
I love it all and that brooch is such a gorgeous green....
Thanks so much Alison you have spoilt me..
If you haven't discovered Alison's blog yet, head on over and check out her lovely tweedy makes.....
'TIGGERS TIPS ON SURVIVING WINTER'
Tip No. 1.... Find somewhere warm and comfortable to curl up.
Empty cartons are perfect for this......
His little gnome friend is courtesy of the very clever
Karen over at Mimilove.
Pop over there and be inspired by her stitchy and painterly ways....
Oh, No. 1 has just let the chooks out.
They're enjoying the worms that have wriggled up onto the pavers......an easy snack for them.
After 2 months of no eggs at all they have decided to start laying again, yippeee.
Bought eggs just don't compare to fresh eggs from your own chooks.
Righto girls it's time to go and earn myself another gold, sticky star.......
There's sewing to be done along with some housework.
I hope you all have a great week and thanks so much for the lovely and encouraging comments on my last post.