I am not sure how much of a regular feature this will be but now summer is almost here and going out with a camera is easier since it is less likely to get wet; I thought it would be interesting to document what is happening on Southampton Common. Five photographs and you get this.… Read More Friday Fotos
Finally my daughter has found time to come and collect the coat I made for her and we went for a photo shoot on Southampton Common. The coat pattern came from Regina of Morale Fiber Isn’t this fun? There’s the back, so lovely! and the front. It has a hood. This is great. So colourful.… Read More A Magical Coat
I know I have not been feeling at my best lately but I find it hard to believe that I never created a monthly montage post for March. However such it is. March was fun too. I had a rare outing. I went with friends to Hillier Gardens and took lots of photos of flowers… Read More Monthly Montage – March & April
Recently, I and a few of my ‘Crafty Coffee’ Friday walking friends went to Hillier Gardens near Romsey. I didn’t think this could be called an Adventure like many of my previous posts about day’s out as I felt that an Adventure had to have some degree of jeopardy or new discovery and going somewhere… Read More Yay! An Outing
Lots more things to show you this month! I started by creating a couple of montages showing all the knitting and crochet and cooking I had shared during 2021. I ended by sharing how far I had reached with the Priestess Coat I was making for my daughter and my latest project of making a… Read More Monthly Montage – January
I realise that I haven’t much to include in the montage this month. This is partly because I have been making some little presents that I can’t show you. However my montage does include knitting, crochet and some photographs.
What with issues with my hands and a certain festival coming up, I am not sure how much finished crafting I will have to show you for a while but in the meantime I thought you might like a little peek at some local photographs. This was taken a few weeks ago. It is not… Read More Colours of Autumn
In October I did some knitting as well as crochet and made a cosy hat. For crochet: I made a lacy mitten while on a Crochet Retreat and was working on a Celtic design crochet cushion. I took a great number of photographs during the crochet retreat and wrote a post to give an idea… Read More Monthly Montage – October
The Flowers I went to Waitrose this morning to do a bit of shopping for things I need before my next delivery on the 13th. As I was packing my rucksack and about to leave, an assistant came up to me and asked if I would like some free flowers, so of course I said… Read More Free Flowers & Focaccia
In July, apart from my normal monthly Montage post, I had three posts about cooking, three posts about crobhet and two posts about my apple tree. Crochet first. I published my latest pattern for a thing that I call a Hexatetraflex. I had made the standard version and a slightly more ambitious version that gave… Read More Monthly Montage – July
I hadn’t intended to post anything today because I thought more about the coat would be boring and I didn’t really have much else to show you. However the weather was perfect for gardening this morning so I went out to pick up the dead leaves round the apple tree. Now, I bought the apple… Read More More apple tales and garden flowers
You may remember my sadness that my apple tree had no blossom this year. I had at one point thought I saw a blossom but when I looked closer I couldn’t see it. Then this morning when opening an upstairs window I looked out at the garden and thought that I could see an apple… Read More I found an apple under my tree!
I almost forget about making a montage for June. So here it is: better late than never. I told you about how I had managed to acquire more yarn than I intended when I bought a bargain bundle and my outing to Lee-on-Solent to the Hovercraft museum with the family and how we got to… Read More Monthly Montage – June
Every year I take a few cloves from the garlic I have in the fridge and plant them in the little bit of earth next to my patio rose. I normally do this in September, then leave them alone till June when they are normally showing signs of being ready to dig up. I have… Read More This Year’s Harvest
I haven’t been on a proper outing for over a year, if you don’t count going to visit my daughter’s family last September which was very local once I got there. So of course when they offered to pick me up to accompany them to The Hovercraft Museum in Lee-on-Solent I jumped at the idea.… Read More A Little Outing including sea!
The last day of the month and time for the Monthly Montage! This last month the blanket I have made for my granddaughter took centre stage. I shared details of the planning and the pattern plus a look at the final blanket with its edging. For a bit of variety I added a recipe for… Read More Monthly Montage – May
About a year ago I joined Instagram and joined in with Wild Daffodil’s daughter for #gardencollagemonthly, making a collage of the current flowers in my garden each month. Now a year later I have twelve months’ worth. And here they all are. From June to May. left to right and top to bottom. My one… Read More A Year of Flowers
While washing up the dishes what should I see out of the window? This was actually taken from upstairs as you get to see more from there. A double rainbow and even the main rainbow seemed to be double and have the colours repeating faintly below the main arc.
No knitting again this month. I must get around to finishing my cardigan and socks! However I did have a couple of photographs showing different ways to celebrate Easter and two sorts of crochet. Cotton crochet in the form of my Summer Bunting and acrylic yarn crochet in terms of my latest blanket. I shared… Read More Monthly Montage – April
To raise our spirits I mean. The unusually warm Spring and Summer last year certainly made the lockdown easier to bear. This year we are gradually coming out of a lockdown and I get my second jab this coming Saturday. This year Spring is much later. Just think on this 12th April last year it… Read More Last Year we had Spring this year we have the Vaccine!
Except for the book post, which was unusual, this month was a good mix of the things I tend to write posts about. Crochet of course: in the form of the start of working on a new bookmark pattern. Cooking: some ‘healthy’ cookies. Quite a bit of photography concerning an outing to Chessel Bay and… Read More Monthly Montage – March
I am still busy joining the hexagons and have got about half way so i may have something to show you in a couple of weeks. In the meantime my indoor world has changed from Winter to Spring. Winter to Spring. and the outside world is full of flowers. Just some very quick photos. to… Read More From Winter to Spring
Although the beach along the river where I like to walk is rather brown,I have wondered if it is permissible to walk along it, to more fully indulge in the seaside experience. I did see a woman allowing her small son to paddle at the end of the walkway, where it is easy to get… Read More Another shoreline
End of another month. A more unusual montage this month as I have had no new knitted or crochet items to show you as I continue on with my blanket that is still just a collection of motifs. There has been Pizza! and photographs of flowers in my garden and a look back at past… Read More Monthly Montage – February
I can definitely recommend this Daphne for given you a boost this time of year. Not sure what it’s exact name is. I can see it from the sitting room when lying on my settee and it is scented too! You have t go outside to catch the scent of course. Look at all those… Read More February Flowers
The best basis for a monthly montage is lots of square pictures. This month there have not been a lot of photographs and especially not square ones, so I had a real problem creating the montage. Normally I would have included my montage celebrating last years makes as part of this month’s montage but I… Read More Monthly Montage – January
The title is almost certainly an Americanism but never mind; they can be quite striking. I read on Friday that during the latest lockdown people in this country are exercising less and watching more television. For myself it has been quite the opposite. I wear a fitness device and before last March although my step… Read More Bucking the Trend