Thursday, 5 April 2018

April ...ing

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!

12 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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!

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    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

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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  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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