Snowy Weekend

What a change from sunny Friday! Spending the time indoors catching up on some jobs. The crochet basket is done for now. It needs another 6 t-shirts to get to the height I want. Meanwhile I am using it to store some scrap cotton fabric.

We had some new visitors to the garden today – 3 field fares came and perched on the tree at the bottom of the garden. We have had no interest in the nest box so far this year but it is early days yet, last year great tits nested in May. We also get blue tits, long tailed tits and coal tits visiting the feeders so fingers crossed.

I’m just off now – going to sort through my stash for spare yarn for the seaside stash busting blanket.

Recycling

I have had some old t-shirts and pyjama tops for a while so today I had a bit of a sort out and gathered a pile together. I have plenty of dusters and cleaning cloths so I thought i would try something new. I still have some of the pile to deal with but have gone from the above to this…….

The fabric will be added to my quilting stash and the yarn is going to make a basket. I was disappointed that the pink and cream did not curl up nicely so am using them for the base. I’ll be back tomorrow to show you my progress.

Day 2 and a work in progress.

I am following an email blogging course which over the next 2 weeks will give me a task a day to help me learn to be a blogger.  Today’s task was to update my title.  Well I did that yesterday – I added some exclamation marks.  So today instead I started my “about” page.  I’ll be adding to it over the next few days.

Just time to show you what is on my hook at the moment (well on one of my hooks).

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It is the Spice of Life CAL from Cherry Heart Designs in the Autumn colours and help keep my knees warm in the evening.

Hello!

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Welcome to my blog – Birds! Beads! and Blankets!

I am Sue – recently retired from a job in local government.  I live in West Sussex, just a stone’s throw from the sea, with my husband Ron.

I love crafting – lampwork (the beads) and knitting and crochet (the blankets). This blog is my way of documenting and sharing my ideas and works in progress. Who knows now that I am retired I might even get to finish some things!

The birds?  well they will appear now and then especially if the nest box is occupied again this year. As will my thoughts on anything that takes my fancy from making beeswax wrapds and reducing plastic waste to the book I am reading at the moment.

So stick with me if any of the the above appeal to you too, I’ll be back – I promise.