Good morning, everyone. The sun is shining and the wind has died down considerably, thank goodness. There's still a breeze but nothing more. According to the Beeb, this morning will be lovely and sunny but this afternoon it is likely to cloud over and rain.
Yesterday started off sunny, clouded over fairly early and by nine it was drizzling. There was a strong wind and it felt so very cold in that wind. It took me ages to warm up after I got home from shopping and I decided to stay in for the rest of the day and keep warm. I seem to feel the cold so much more than I used to - not so much insulating blubber and getting older, I suspect.
I got the shop done and, yes, found a couple of things. A navy top with appliqued butterflies and quite a nice skirt - both size tens, yay!!!
On the way home, I took a detour to the allotment for this . . .
. . . the first fruits of this year. It's now stewed with strawberries and, as I type this, is in the oven with a crumble topping to take over to Beth's to be warmed up again there.
it was that stop off that convinced me to stay home for the rest of the day. It can be breezy in that open space and, boy, was it cold!
The thermo demo was good. While I wouldn't actually make anything that they made, it gave me some good ideas.
I finished the blanket. It has ended up looking a lot better than I thought it would; rustic, yes, but I knew it would, it's a rustic thing. If I had an olde worlde cottage it would be perfect!
What do you think?
It's sideways in this photo.
The edging was three rows of single crochet and then a double crochet scallop. The purpose was to keep my hands busy and to use up some of my huge stash of dk yarn and it has certainly done that.
What will I do with it? I'm not sure but I will find something.
I didn't do any seed sowing but I did pick up my first bag of potting compost and, with some compost from the compost bin, have plenty to get started when I finally get round to it.
I did finish the ironing, thank goodness. I have a load of whites to do and will start them off very soon so that I an get them dried outside this morning, before ant predicted rain starts.
No allotment plans. I will start again tomorrow as Monday is always pretty much a free day.
Well, I'd better check the crumble, get the washing in and make myself a coffee. Have a great day, one and all, whatever you have planned. xx
Today is Mothering Sunday, of course. I'm going round to Beth's for lunch (taking dessert with me as mentioned above). Apart from that, I don't have any particular plans.
I have a couple of birthday gifts to drop off on the way