Well, here we are at the start of another year. The boys' are back today and the house is sooo quiet. When I look back at blog posts from earlier last year, it does only seem like yesterday I wrote them. Certainly, at the beginning of last year we had an awful lot of snow and the schools were shut on and off throughout January. Let's see how this month goes!
Like many I don't find January an exhilarating month for obvious reasons, but I'm holding onto the prospect of Spring (very soon I hope!).
Now we're into 'balmy' like conditions, or so it seems compared to recent weeks, the birds have made a welcome visit to the garden and have been chirping away to their hearts content. A sound I love. Yesterday we were lucky enough to see 3 Bullfinches gracing our tree.
To keep my spirits up this month, I will, and have been setting too on new makes with some colour, along with picking up my crochet hook. Having unsuccessfully tried for the last 2 years, I gave it another go the other night.
Here's the result so far -
I may well have cracked it, but bearing in mind I'm only going in straight lines, I might struggle with rounds again!
Bright and bold was the name of the game with this cushion and I love the fact it's so bright. The pom-pom trim at the sides was a bit of a pain but worth the hassle!
For the reverse, I put to use some old candy striped sheeting.
My next project was a hot water bottle cover using some left over Liberty fabric along with some polka dot fabric which I also used as lining in between fabric and wadding. Hubby thinks I'll only have it for display and he's probably right! Men, I don't think appreciate that some or indeed most things don't have to have a function or purpose......
Right, off for caffeine to be savoured in the peace and quiet.