Tuesday, 8 May 2018

May Bank Holiday

Sadly the Bank Holiday weather enjoyed by most of the UK did not reach our little Island here on the west of Scotland.  It was overcast, rainy at times and cold not even reaching double figures.  Not conducive to the gardening plans that we had.  We did pot on some plants that we bought from the garden centre but that was the limit to the work on the garden.  Tomorrow is another day...








Some more crochet coasters were added to the gift pile and an enjoyable couple of hours were spent looking through pattern books for a shawl.




A start on Christmas was made.  I know it is only May but I like to add something handmade to all my little parcels.  Consequently, 8 tea towels were made and trimmed with vintage style broderie anglaise and Christmas fabric along with 2 table cloths.



It was nice to look back on May days past and remember dancing around the maypole.  Gerard and I laughed at some of the memories we hold dear of our own children enjoying the tangle of ribbons as they skipped around their poles.

I have just glanced up to look out of the window and once again the rain is thrashing down bouncing back up off the road.  Such a good job my new neighbours have a little shelter and lovely woolly coats to keep them warm and dry.





So if you were blessed with warm and dry weather please send a little in this direction, I yearn for a little sun on my back.  As always I thank you for your uplifting comments and emails.

See you soon.

40 comments:

  1. I wish I could have sent some of our glorious weather. You are so well organised. I have some Christmas material which I intend to make Advent calendars with for a charity Christmas fete. I wonder if I will get them ready in time?!!...

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  2. We're supposed to reach 90º by the end of the week, so I'd love to share some of the warmth with you.

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  3. You are so smart to begin your Christmas gifting! Your handmade items are lovely! Even with the weather not cooperating for outdoor activities you made good use of indoor times. I'm sure your potted plants benefited from the rains. We could really use some of your rain. So I'll trade your rain for some sunshine! Please send along some of your lovely sheep to add to the ambiance! ♥

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  4. I am impressed, already working on Christmas gifts. You are such a sweetie. Looking out the window at the sheep grazing in the field must be very satisfying and calming, they are so pretty.
    Here's wishing you warm weather and sunshine.
    Connie :)

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  5. Your home is so beautiful! Such a great view! We went from winter to spring here in Missouri and dearly need rain. The last few storms hav,e split and went around us leaving us with only a slight sprinkle. Today’s high is supposed to be 88 and sunny. I am having to drag my water hose around my flower and vegetable beds to keep them hydrated. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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  6. Sorry about your weather, must have been the only part of the country without sunshine.
    But we're sure to be wanting rain here soon!

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  7. We have sun today and I wanted rain yesterday. I feel it's gonna be a dry summer this year. Sunny day wishes I am sending to you. I know you need them for planting. The plants you have look very good and healthy. Are the little yellow ones called Johnny jump ups? That's what we call the little tiny pansy like flowers here.
    I see your neighbors yard with clothes on the line. I am doing that today. I hope I don't see snakes as I heard they are lively in our area at this time with it being warm and all. Gives me the creeps to see one.
    Happy Tuesday
    betsy

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  8. Sorry you did not get the sun over the holiday Monday. It seems the rest of the UK were basking in it. Never mind sometimes it works the other way. All the potted plants will come on lovely. We are really late here too, winter encroached a long way into spring. All your needlework and crochet looks most rewarding.

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  9. It's amazing how different the weather can be, we've been blessed with beautiful sunshine and it's back again today, though we're forecast a change again tomorrow and the temperature is set to get steadily worse to the end of the week. It's a good idea to start on Christmas crafting early in the year, it can be so stressful rushing to get everything done when it's been left till the last minute.

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  10. Sorry you had such lousy weather! Hopefully things will get a little brighter soon so you can get some of that gardening done. I have fond memories of Maypole Dancing, trying not to get tangled up lol.

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  11. I’m sorry you’ve been having such rainy weather. Here it seems we have one day of sunshine and then a day of rain. I do know the rain is good for all of the spring flowers and new growth, but I too, am ready for some sunshine.
    Such a happy pot of daisies. Daisies always make me smile! The rain doesn’t seem to bother your new neighbors though does it? They seem very content out there. I hope you have sunshine very soon. However, it does look like you’ve been keeping yourself busy with your lovely tea towels and coasters. You will definitely make someone very happy this Christmas.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  12. So sorry you missed out on the sunshine, MM. It was really hot yesterday (Monday) and lovely this morning too but now (15.40pm Tues) the sun has disappeared and the rain clouds are coming in. Blink and you have missed our Summer, I think!
    Christmas already! You are very organised and your makes are lovely, lucky recipients :) x

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  13. I can't believe how much difference, your weather was to ours , Hope you get some sun soon , You have just reminded me i want some margarites , Its just gone overcast here now with 60% chance of rain at 5pm xxx

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  14. Sorry you did not have the wished for weather. Its too hot for me......back to normal tomorrow I think.

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  15. If possible, Lorraine, I would have sent you some of the 90-degree temperatures we had here in Nashua, NH last week, but only for 2 days. And, we also had a partial rainy weekend which cooled things down. The tea towels are lovely and sure those receiving these handmade gifts will appreciate them.

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  16. Dry weather is all we've had around here. Everyone around here prays for rain as it seems to miss us all the time. Hope the sunshine reaches you soon.
    xx Beca

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  17. It seems you put the rainy days to good use! But, then you are quite productive in all kinds of weather. Your wooly neighbors seem contented. They may prefer the cooler weather to hot, sunny days.

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  18. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have good weather for your bank holiday. That's disappointing.

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  19. Bad weather is always somewhat discouraging. I do think warmer weather is on its way! Good that you know how to keep yourself content and busy no matter the days.

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  20. Oh, I wish I could send you some, but our weather here near Seattle is much the same. You have been making the most of your time indoors with some lovely hand-work. Your little neighbors are so sweet. Love the speckle-face lamb. x Karen

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  21. We've been enjoying some lovely warm and sunny days but as of this afternoon the clouds are once more moving in.
    I'd love to have neighbours like you have. They don't seem to be very bothered by the rain.

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  22. My how the time is flying past! We are having dry weather and up in the 90's today. We too have had a good bunch of rain so we enjoyed it. Your wooly neighbors must be wonderful to watch.

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  23. I wish I could have send the beautiful nice warm sunny day from west coast of the USA. Hope soon you'll get good weather..

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  24. Oh what a cute little lamb with the pretty white wool and spotted black face! Are these raised for wool or meat? I hope wool! I wish for you some sun. We had a nice day here and then the rain has started for 3 or 4 days. :-( ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  25. Lovely plants and sweet thick coated lambs. We have a mixture of warm and rain. Hope the warm will reach you to warm you up!

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  26. That's really sad that it just rained when you have a bank holiday ! The poor lambs in the rain ! You already start for Christmas ?? I get a nervous breakdown I have first to enjoy summer ! But of course if you have such a lot to do for a personal gift it's better starting on rainy days.

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  28. The weather is disturb...It's rainy and cold here too (Portugal)...and hot and shinny in north-est...
    Time to do craft and wait for better days...
    Hug
    Anna

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  29. Hopefully that wasn't the our spring/summer all in one weekend and you will soon have some lovely weather.
    Hugs-x-

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  30. Loved your post! I'm trying to catch up on reading this week. I love your photos you share too.

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  31. We've had a few days of gorgeous weather!! finally :) I cannot believe you are starting on Christmas....

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  32. so sorry you didn't get any sun. Blimey, the c word already, you are brilliant. Hope the weather is good for you soon

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  33. You are SO well-organised! Please would you come down here and organise me?! I'm sorry you didn't get the heatwave at the weekend. I hear people talk about the famous drought of 1976 and have to point out to them that it was in England, not in the UK - I was living in Scotland then and we certainly didn't have any drought. I hope the sun shines on you soon. xx

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  34. You certainly are organized, starting Christmas presents already. I hope you get some sunshine and gardening weather so. The sheep don't seem to mind. Of course, they still have their winter coats on.

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  35. Doing my best to send some sunshine your way ...
    Your plants do look good though ...

    You are getting organised early for Christmas - but why not!

    All the best Jan

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  36. I guess that kind of changeable weather is a feature of living in the Outer Islands - and you are very far north. We spent a vacation in northern Scotland a couple of years ago and even in August the weather was not great. One day the high was only 8 degrees.

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  37. Some potting is better than no potting and the flowers do look happy ... and it has given you time to make those sweet little mats ....So sorry that the weather is not cooperating...It's bad weather all around the world.... I will send a little fairy dust your way ... Hopefully the sun will soon shine... I do love seeing lambs on the green... With their woolly coats they seem quite content .....HUGS

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  38. I would never get any work done if I had your neighbors! Lambs and goat kids are so cute; enjoy the pictures when bloggers post them.

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  39. Hope your spring gets warmer soon. Glad you were able to get some plants in pots. Wooly nice sheep and lambs photos. Happy weekend!

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