Posts Tagged ‘rainbow’

And here we are again, right up against the deadline! Here are this week’s pictures for the photo scavenger hunt over on Ashley Sisk’s blog.


This was a web I saw on the school gate when I dropped the Little Girl off. Fortunately I had my camera in my bag!

Found Texture

It has been a week for webs, because there were some on the tree when I took my ‘found texture’ picture.


Bit of an odd picture, this one – I shall explain. I love my home, but my favourite place, especially as the days get shorter, is my bed. It’s my place to hide from the world – not just for sleep, but to read, to dream, to sit with a sketchbook, and to have a cuddle and a chat with the husband – and the kids if they’ll stay still long enough. And when I look up from my bed, this is what I see. Our house is old, but these beams are older – you can see the notches in the main beam from where they have been used before.


I have alluded in the past to my love of notebooks. And anyone who has seen my Pinterest will know of my love of owls. So here are some friendly little chaps from the cover of a notebook I couldn’t resist buying.


One from the archive here! This is a tree that regular readers will have seen before – it’s the ancient apple tree outside my kitchen door so it’s been captured in all weathers. It isn’t very photogenic at the moment – strong winds have left it lopsided it desperately needs tidying up. So here it is earlier in the year.

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I finished this ages ago, but have only just got round to posting about it.

I am very proud of this, as it’s my first ‘proper’ crochet project (I don’t count granny squares and an easy-peasy scarf). I wanted to make something for my friends’ baby and, somewhat rashly, decided on a crochet blanket. My friends didn’t know the gender of the baby when I embarked on the project, and are, let’s just say, not really ‘pastel people’. So I went for gender-neutral unpastel and an unusual shape. And I think it turned out rather well:

It’s actually quite an easy pattern, and when you’re used to knitting, crochet grows really fast. It arrived with the new family the day mother and baby arrived home from hospital, so I was pleased with the timing too!

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