The rain fell endlessly for two days creating quite a few issues in the garden, not least the overflow of the soak away at the side of our garden.
The ground just couldn't cope with the amount of rain falling and the water very quickly started to pool.
Thankfully the wind helped and dried up the overflow of water quite quickly so once again it is dry.
I used the West Yorkshire Spinners Crochet Winter Warmers book, I am not sure if it is available on line. The pattern is Called Bryony triangular wrap. The two that I made were gifted to a friend and her daughter. I used to do the craft fairs before our move but since moving haven't. I always have enough to do for our home and family but I am not going to rule it out for the future, not yet.
I have worked on Bertie's blanket and am now starting on the border. Honeys will be a mirror image but a different colour.
My grab and go project is going to be slippers and then I want to get going on some flowers for a wreath.
Hope that helped with all your queries.
We have woke to a rather grey and dismal day but I am going to tear myself from the stove. Aerobics here I come...
See you soon.
Love the colours in the scarf - gorgeous!ReplyDelete
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We've also had torrential rain and high winds over the weekend. Luckily I was working all weekend, although this means John gets stuck at home alone all day with Ginger. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
Small power cuts here in the wind. Good job you enjoy crocheting!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the book title. Amazon is currently out of stock, but I'll be watching for it. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
The perfect weather to stay home and crochet cozy blanket and slippers !!!ReplyDelete
Have a lovely week !
I agree with Anna's post above me!! We had the same weather as you did! And now tomorrow we will be getting another 3 -5 inches of snow!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!ReplyDelete
All that water looks familiar... Hope the garden will not suffer any permanent damage. Stay warm and cozy.ReplyDelete
That ground looks good and soggy. It's crazy how quickly it disappears though isn't it. I plan on crocheting some slippers and then stitching them to some cheap flipflops.ReplyDelete
Gosh what a lot of water. Your chickens look so happy roaming around.ReplyDelete
Good idea to stay at home in all that bad weather, glad to hear that the large puddles disappeared quickly. The colours in your crochet work are lovely:)ReplyDelete
It is good that you are always prepared for the times when you need to rely on your stored food supplies. It almost seems there is a tug-of-war going on at this time of year when Winter and Spring are at odds as to which is in control. I missed commenting on your last post, but just want to say how much I love the shawls. The colors are so perfect for Granny's Island! :~)ReplyDelete
Very wet-we are forecast more snow tomorrow. If you want to hear my favourite Burns’ poem, then look for Sheena Wellington singing “ A man’s a man for aw that” unaccompanied at the official opening of the Scottish Parliament.It always makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up every time Inlisten to it. Perfection. Glad you are cosy and warm.ReplyDelete
our ground id full of water to and we keep getting rainReplyDelete
Oh dear, all that water, glad it did eventually subside. Does this mean that the soakaway will eventually need some kind of work done to it?ReplyDelete
Love your crochet it is gorgeous.
Stay warm and safe. How does Gerald cope with the cold up there? Does he feel better or worse than he did where you used to live. I am never sure whether it is just an old wives tale about the cold affecting the joints or whether it is true! Sometimes I feel worse in the cold weather, but wonder if it is just because you tense when you are cold.
Oh good grief!!!ReplyDelete
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This kind of weird SPAM, is why I have my comments moderated. Then nothing gets published, unless I want it to.
Water water here too. But then the frigid temps came back, and that was that....ReplyDelete
I think you were wise to hunker down and stay safe and warm in your cottage. Sounds as though you could be doing a bit more of that this week, so thank goodness you are never short of a few projects.ReplyDelete
Glad you are well stocked up. The chickens look happy/ReplyDelete
That's a lot of water to deal with! We're in the same boat with so much moisture. The blanket is pretty and I'm sure warm. Stay cozy, my friend. ♥ReplyDelete
You're never short of handiwork. Keeps the mind and hands busy. Thanks for the answer about Burns night. I look forward to seeing your flowers.ReplyDelete
The scarf is looking gorgeous!ReplyDelete
It looks like you are doing productive projects to keep you busy during the cold weather. We are having a snow storm right now. working on a doll house during the storm. Debbie xoReplyDelete
Too bad about the rain ... and Burns Night ...I always look forward to those clebrations...However , it looks like you have lots to keep you busy ... and that cosy blanket is sure to keep you warm... Love the pictures of you chickens ..They always make me smile( Cluck Cluck)ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you missed the Burns Night, one of my favorite poets. I remember a statue of him at the Embankment Gardens, my favorite park in London.ReplyDelete
I really like the blanket. That's a lot of rain!ReplyDelete
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
Your puddles remind me of our Oregon.. it's famous for being rainy. So nice of you to make those shawls for your new neighbor and her daughter. Have fun on your outing! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Sorry you couldn't go to the Burns night. Our oldest granddaughter's dad is Scottish and every year that family gets together for Haggis!! I'm SO glad we are not included.ReplyDelete
You must have had a lot of rain with all those puddles. Roll on Spring.ReplyDelete
After a hot spell, it is raining now. Thank God for rain to cool down the temperature.ReplyDelete
You have had a lot of rain. We had a bit of rain over the weekend but plenty of wind. Blankets are great to work on at this time of year as they keep you warm whilst you're crocheting.ReplyDelete
The ground looks very soggy after the rain. We had a very windy weekend, then blue skies yesterday. Today back to cloudy weather, but at least it's dry. I've taken up my crocheting again, but can only do a few rows because of painful wrist bones. Love yours and the gorgeous colours.ReplyDelete
Probably best that you did stay home warm and cozy :-) Love your work it's beautiful, so much detail. :-) Hope your aerobic session went well! Enjoy your week.ReplyDelete
We would often have downpours that puddled up in our yard when we lived in VA. Your photos reminded me of those days, Lorraine. The blanket looks like it will be very warm and comfortable as do those future slippers.ReplyDelete
Wow that is a lot of rain. So glad the flooding subsided. That blanket is very pretty and those slippers look like they will be quite warm.ReplyDelete
That blanket is beautiful. Also love the chicken pics ;)ReplyDelete
I do like the colours in Bertie's blanket, just lovely.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I love the look of that Crochet Winter Warmers book. In Australia, I haven't seen any books by local yarn companies which are dedicated to crochet wearables. They are very knit-centric here and there is an attitude that knit is for wearing and crochet is for homewares. Their pattern books will often be all knit with only 1 or 2 crochet patterns. Very frustrating and consequently, I don't buy them as I am all about crochet (too clumsy with two sticks). Thanks for showing us the book and I hope it is listed in Ravelry so I can examine the patterns.ReplyDelete
Oh, those lovely little ladies clucking around again. They look so happy and so healthy. You must love every one of them.ReplyDelete