Thursday, 5 April 2018


Making - Saxon mittens from my favourite knitting book.

Drinking - Rhubarb and ginger cordial.

Cooking - in batches for the freezer in case we get nice weather and I want to be outside instead of in the kitchen.

Eating - A steak salad, at home, on my own - bliss!

Wanting - Warm weather really really badly.

Deciding - How many work contracts to take on for the summer.

Fixing - The pockets on my winter coat before I put it away.

Wearing - woolly clothes still.

Enjoying - The final furlong on our king sized quilt.

Considering - My next quilt construction.

Loving - My new pin badge.

Watching - Our sheep give birth.

Thinking - How we will love living at the farm one day.

Disliking - Putting things in landfill.

Getting -  Another Skip at the farmyard (major contradiction)

Laughing - At their whispered pre-planned tricks!

 Buying - New yarn from a local producer on holiday. Swoon.

Wondering - What to do with it.

Feeling - Ready for Spring to come up and bite me on the bum!


  1. Well the cheeky monkeys (pun intended). You can’t take them anywhere these days. That steak salad looks delicious. You won’t like tha5 new yarn Jo so send it to me I love it.

  2. That yarn is stunning! I hope the warm weather comes soon.

  3. Fantastic ing-ing post. Your salad looks sooo good!

  4. What a lovely April so far! I think you have been a veritable work-horse when it comes to making this year with your scarves, mittens, quilts and clothes! I can spy a few of the remaining fabrics I sent you last year - it's so nice to see them being used so creatively!

    1. I have had so many lovely fabrics from all different people from all walks of life. When I post this quilt on completion I think it will make a lot of people very happy. Jo x

  5. What a lovely post Jo. Wow, the binding is on! You must have been working night shifts on your quilt. I imagine hand quilting it is quite tiring on your hands but I hope it is not too bad. I have started a new handpieced quilt. Crazy, I know. I enjoy it so far. Still waiting for some wadding to arrive for James' quilt. Your April is looking good so far and I hope it continues to be good. Living on a farm is a secret little dream I have. I always wanted to be a farmer when I was a little girl. I remember this was surprising to my parents, no farming background in the family at all. Of course I'd be completely hopeless at farming! I hope your lambs are doing ok with the unusually cold spring? Love the yarn, I am going to consult google in a moment to find out more. I can see a shawl in this skein. xx

  6. Sounds idyllic. The quilt is stunning, I still haven't finished Hectors you put me to shame completing a King sized one. The yarn is beautiful, the colours are a delight.

  7. Love that yarn xxx hoping you are all well. And definitely roll on the warmer weather xx

  8. Oh wow that yarn. The quilt looks fab too. Happy Easter x

  9. Your salad looks very tasty, that wool has such a lovely mix of colours. Nice photos on your - ing post. Cathy x

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