Hello my friends. I do trust this finds you well, and coping in this cold spell. I have to admit the weather forecasts and news items make me laugh! 4inches of snow – at the most – and we grind to a halt. Schools close, railways don’t run, chaos reigns, accidents happen… However do folk manage in places like Switzerland, Austria, Central America??? However – enough… You are here to see what I have been up to this past week with my artycraftystuff! Well, the answer is – a mixed bag!
I went over to Cheshire and saw Mr and Mrs D. Here they are beside “Essence” their lovely canal boat. At last they felt they could go back to it and set off across country. They are currently holed up somewhere out of the wind, and hopefully aren’t too frozen!
When I got home I finished a blanket… Made of all the scraps of yarn left over after making other blankets for Uganda, I decided to empty my scraps box…
Quite a rainbow! but I’m pleased with it – it will help someone there in Uganda.
Saturday came, and the sun shone! Far too beautiful to stay indoors – so off I went into the mountains. It was bitterly cold, although most of the snow had gone, except on the tops. But the views were spectacular. Unfortunately, most of my photos of the day were pretty awful, but I managed a couple of decent ones…
Driving down the road I came across this scene – the water was pouring off the mountainside, but was freezing as it came out of the ground. Glorious! Lunch out, a visit – inevitably – to a couple of craft stores – then home to actually do some crafting…
A Pollyanna Pickering image for a birthday card.
Another birthday card with a Pollyanna Pickering image – they are rather gorgeous creatures, aren’t they?
A bit of fun with one of my own photos
And a bit of fun with brushos. Thought I’d just see what happened trying something newish… then kept playing until I was a happy bunny!
Not sure what happened to the other photos I was expecting to show… but there you go… enough to look at anyway. So, that’s my variety of desks this week folks – Mrs D’s boat, the countryside, the settee and the desk proper. Sorry I didn’t get around everyone last week – it was a tad manic! I didn’t even have the excuse that I was leading worship – just did a spot of door duty. I’ll try to get around this week. Thursday is Dydd Dewi Sant – St David’s Day – so I’ve made the cawl (a Welsh broth – pronounced cowl to rhyme with owl) this Tuesday afternoon in order for it to sit and the flavours all meld together before Step Inside. Yum – roll on Thursday!!! Hope there is some left for the helpers!
Take care everyone. God bless.