Hello there! I hope you have been enjoying a fabulously sunny weekend wherever you live. It's been an absolutely glorious one here in Norfolk. I've spent my time planting out pots of summer flowers, sitting in the garden with my crocheting and anxiously awaiting news of the 'big arrival'. She is on her way as I type, but I suspect she won't make an appearance until overnight. I can't wait to say 'hello' to her!
As you can see, Oscar has made the most of his weekend too! He spent a very long time hauling this branch out of the undergrowth, 'checking' that he was allowed, but I suspect he would have continued anyway! It's kept him amused for most of the last three days. I just had to show you!
Last week was another busy week, with reports progressing slowly, so knitting or crocheting happened for half an hour or so quite late each evening. I have made a couple more squares for the 'Granny in the Middle' blanket and also started this cushion cover.
The pattern is from Erika Knight's book 'Simple Crochet'.
It fits a 14" x 14" cushion pad. I chose the colours with our sitting room in mind. The sofas are dark blue and the curtains look like this.....
...... I think I like it, but am not completely sure yet!
The garden and allotment are moving on! We have had several delicious rhubarb crumbles and are already picking salad leaves, radishes and rocket on an almost daily basis. The Wisteria is in full bloom too! It never ceases to amaze me, how such beauty can grow so quickly from those dead-looking twisted branches.
Just look at that beautiful sky too!
The Honeysuckle is also just coming into bloom as is another one of my favourites, the 'Granny Bonnets' or Aquilegias, to give them their proper name.
We don't pay very much attention to our garden, other than to keep the grass cut and the trees in order, so it is always great to see Mother Nature recreating year after year. All on our own doorstep too!
Well that's all my news this week. I had so hoped to be able to share some baby news with you, but at least I know for certain that she will have arrived by the time I post next weekend. If I have time, I may even manage to show you during the week. I've still got seven reports to write, so we'll see. Hope you have a great week!