The winds have calmed down and the rain has stopped for now, so I have had a walk around the garden and along the footpath to assess the damage. The good news is there wasn't any, we are truly blessed and I am so thankful. Some of the neighbours have not been so lucky with damage to fences, it could have been a lot worse. Scotland seems to be taking the brunt of the storms at the moment with winds reaching over 100mph. The weather forecast has predicted much of the same for the rest of the week.
The sun has come out and all looks well, the swans are gliding up and down the dyke.
The ponies are back in the field, albeit with their winter coats.
A stroll around the garden uncovered some green sprouts, preparing to push their way through the sodden soil to reach sunlight. Bulbs planted last Autumn to brighten a dull day.
In the meantime, progress on the picnic throw is going well. I am enjoying the feel of the fabric and the tiny stitches, the planning of the overall finish and the beauty as it grows.
The sun is shining through the window, warming the craft room and brightening the house with shafts of sunlight and reflections. A beautiful sight and a great reprieve from the recent storms.
We need a little bit of shopping and a break from the house so a trip to town is planned, or maybe a trip further afield if the fancy takes us. That's the beauty of retirement, you can do what you want. Have you got anything planned? Take care in these unpredictable times with the weather.
See you soon.
Glad you had no damage. We have a broken pane of glass in the greenhouse but that is easily replaceable.ReplyDelete
The wind has certainly been something! Glad that it's quieter today, we have also escaped damage :)ReplyDelete
I love your picnic throw -so pretty and English paper piecing - I have not tried that yet, I may put that on my creative 'to do' list this year. I think a picnic throw is a great project in hope of a another lovely summer ;)
Look at you go on your picnic quilt - it's coming together beautifully :) Have a blessed day, sweet lady! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Wow, you have done masses on your quilt!! It will be finished soon at this rate! I am glad that you didn't have any damage and that your bulbs are all doing so well, it is good to see at this time of year isn't it! xxReplyDelete
Your quilt is going to be beautiful !!!ReplyDelete
My bulbs are at the point as yours...
Have a great day !
so cheerful!! the outside looks bright and green and your blanket is bright and happy!!ReplyDelete
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Your quilt is really progressing. I'm glad there wasn't damage from the storm. That sounds like serious wind in Scotland, my goodness. It's so nice to see your green shoots while I look at snow falling outside my own window. :)ReplyDelete
Grass is far far away Under the snow here, and it is good to see pics like yours.ReplyDelete
great bulbs too.
Hello Lorraine, you have been busy with your quilt, it's looking brilliant. Lovely photos of the horses with their coats on.ReplyDelete
So pleased you have no storm damage, and look at those wonderful little shoots.
Pleased that you suffered no damage in the storm. Your quilt is coming along well! It is going to be lovely.ReplyDelete
From your pictures you'd never think there had been a storm! It looks like spring!ReplyDelete
I love the quilt more every time I see it!
It is good to see the first spring shoots, isn't it?ReplyDelete
That quilt is beautifulReplyDelete
Such a lovely place to walk around. Hope your weather dries up and you get plenty of sunshine.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, it has been crazy around here too - rain, hail, storm. So much so we had to keep the children inside. You probably know what that means ;-)ReplyDelete
Your blanket is beautiful!!
Brrrrr - so far we haven't even had ice this Winter. So glad you guys escaped damage. I love seeing the ponies in their bkankets.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you had no damage. And you are making great progress in your pretty picnic blanket.ReplyDelete