As you’ve probably already guessed, winter is not my favorite season. We seem to be having more than our share of bugs this winter, but then there are some bright spots…
Today for instance, lying in the afternoon sun cosied in crochet blankets and cuddling my hot water bottle (and various small children) while reading a good book… Bliss!
So now I’m wondering, what would you add to the list – what do you love about the cold winter months? I know some of you (in fact if the stats are correct, most of you) are currently enjoying the midst of the northern hemisphere summer. But no matter where you are in the world, mid summer or mid winter, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday full of happiness and many small pleasures! – xo J
Like this tiny snail, I’m taking things more slowly this week. We’re still recovering from the bugs, but there’s only one more week left of the school term so looking forward to the break like a light at the end of the (winter) tunnel. Unlike this snail, I’m not cruising around outside much so you’re more likely to find me snuggled up in front of the fire :)
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Everyone here has had the lurgy this week… Now that winter is here I guess it’s par for the course, but all the same its not been much fun!
In between caring for sick kids (and this weekend, an extremely sick husband) I made my own little ring of crochet toadstools… Complete with tiny snail!When I look at these photos they look pretty big, but I crocheted them with 4ply wool and a 2.5mm hook – the tallest one is only about 6cm (2.5”) tall, and the snail is only 3cm (1.25”) long, so its all pretty small and VERY cute.
I’m thinking that they could make a cute scene on one of my tea cosies… but for now I’ve made a ‘little patch of grass’ with a felt back and have them sitting on my kitchen shelves where I can admire them every day. So far no fairies have shown up though :)
How’s your weekend been? What have you been making this week? Jxx
There’s been lots of toadstools and mushrooms out in the past week or so, I keep spotting them when I’m out on my rambles. Our current wet yet still pretty mild winter seems to be encouraging them… and me! I especially like the red and white ones so it’s no surprise these toadstools have found their way into my sketchbook this week. Ive made some more mittens for Maia (and an as yet un-photographed hat for Carter – he’s pretty hard to pin down for photos these days. Ive also done some more work on my red shawl, which I think is about the right size now for a pretty edging… any suggestions? What are you working on this week? What’s inspiring you?
J – xox
PS> I should have mentioned that the crochet mitts Maia is wearing are ones I mentioned a little while back, Im planning on posting a pattern sometime soon :)