Friday, 17 July 2015

Staying close to home

I have had a few ailments that have kept me close to home saving my energy when I must go to work. Even walking the dogs has been problematic. However the weather hasn't been that exciting so I have been more than happy to catch up in things around the house. Memories still of Italy and the food there have influenced my cooking.
I got my bunny finished with the peacock wonder soft merry go round and started one in marshmallow.
The girls have been very well behaved and patient in their walks although can be difficult when they want to go separate directions.

It doesn't take too much to wear them out as the slightest noise outside leads them to racing laps of the garden.
More work on the quilt for our bed.i just love it and it was the influence from the quilts in collectible quilt company that encouraged me in this design. Most of the antique quilts there are made up of a majority of white pieces.in those days would have been flour bags but I have opted for cotton curtain lining which makes the project inexpensive.
Two more sessions and my Lily pond crochet along will be complete.i have really enjoyed this style craft project and it has advanced my level of crochet.

..and with two dogs in the house there is plenty of housework. I filled the machine twice with toys and throws.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Lazy Days of Summer

I wonder are our memories severely distorted by time. I seem to remember school ending and immediately being able to wear shorts and t-shirt. The summer also seemed to stretch forever feeling more like six months than two. Now on the other hand we get short spells of sunshine which cannot be assured even by the weather man.
Our guest Daisy and Smudge are making the most of the sunny spells, having fun in the garden exhausting themselves before coming indoors to collapse in a cool spot.
I am enjoying summer menus moving away from soups and stews but also feel a bit more energetic taking some Pilates and Zumba classes.

At least every other day I get to sit in the garden if not too breezy as I detest draughts.
This means crochet is as popular in summer as it is in winter.
Block 6 of crochet along lily pond
A baby blanket in progress using merry-go-round acrylic.
A chance to wash my quilts.this one needs some repair work after Cha Cha who we dog minded caused some damage. flopsy bunny in progress below