Good Morning, another week has flown by I am seriously wondering where the time goes? The weather has not been anywhere near the same as the mainland with lower temperatures and some days rain, like today. Saturday saw quite a lot of wind which has damaged quite a few plants. Island living...I wouldn't change it.
The chickens had a little adventure this week and escaped from the garden, they were found walking down the road. Fences have since been repaired and they are back in a pen safe! We are blessed with good size brown eggs daily but I thought I would share this particularly large egg from late last week. I don't think I have ever seen one so large.
I have made time to craft this week as a friend from Church wanted me to make a brooch/corsage to match a dress. I actually had fun making three so that she could choose which one she favoured. Two crochet ones which were a very quick make and a Harris Tweed one.
The craft room has had a good sort out and some areas rearranged, making it easier to find and indeed get to materials needed for a project. Storage is a lot better and much more effective. During the clearout I did come across a project languishing in a basket which I have retrieved and am now working on. It is a picnic throw that I started several years ago and for some reason never finished. It is so bright and cheerful and perfect for a gift for my grand daughter who we have a tepee ready to take when we visit. I am hoping to either sew her name into the tepee or paint her name on it using fabric paint. I am hoping to start it later today, when I return from aerobics.
We intend to spend a few hours this afternoon working in the garden room, this area has been such an asset to us and enables us to grow a little food for ourselves. The winds here are not conducive to growing some things outside. We are enjoying strawberries, which for me are a beautiful taste of Summer. I made a trifle yesterday out of about 6, such a luscious Sunday treat.
As always I do thank you for your visit and your uplifting comments. Cherie asked if I was a shawl person. Yes I am, they are a comfort item for the climate we live. Crafty in the med asked about the yarn used for the shawl. it was Paintbox Yarns simply DK. Grandmadbeckyl asked about Debenhams, sadly the whole chain has closed the store will certainly be missed by me. Mrs Tiggywinkle asked about Church, yes I am thankful that we are back in Church and are now allowed to sing but still have to wear masks and sit 2 metres apart. Apparently from next week it is 1 metre apart. Hope this helps.
I am also busy making lists as we intend to visit family and help with childcare during the Summer holidays. We have had quite the issue booking ferries as they are all fully booked as so many people are having staycations and the Islands are a beautiful place to visit. Tourism is indeed a great source of income for the Island so is certainly welcomed. However, the added number of visitors is making it very difficult for Islanders to travel particularly with the reduced numbers allowed on board. We are thankful that we have finally been able to get ferry bookings so we can now visit family. I am also thankful for such good neighbours who will look after the cottage and chickens whilst we are away.
See you soon.