The plates in the background were not quite such a bargain from a lady selling all sorts of lovely old bits and bobs but I just liked them so they came home with me
along with a few more pieces of Liberty lawn, some of which I have already used today but I can't show you just yet
- all will be revealed soon
The past couple of days have been gloriously hot so between gardening and shopping I spent a little time with my feet up next to the pond watching the new wildlife that's taking up residence - water snails courtesy of my sister, wiggly little things - no idea what they will end up being when they grow up, the birds stopping to take a little drink and Mr Waterboatman skating across the surface at great speed. I took the opportunity to try some new patterns samples from the Crochet Stitch Bible
Some Little Fans
Some Thistle stitch
and some Arcade stitch
Crochet certainly focusses the mind - all that counting!
Rain = no gardening so feeling slightly guilty about the ironing mountain in the kitchen I got that out of the way and started to think about what to do with myself....
Ribbon, lace, silk, beads..... lovely-ness mess ....
or maybe start a new project with these vibrant babies I picked up yesterday ....
Did I mention that I also added to my stash a little more on the York trip?
Well, I did use up lots of bits for the cushion :)
so while the rain falls and I contemplate which project to start/finish first I'll leave you with a little drop of cheeriness and look forward to showing you what else I manage to squeeze into my week off work.
And thank you for the lovely comments on the previous posts - I really appreciate them.