Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Spring!

 Hi folks the sun is shining brightly here in Portsmouth, birds are busy and flowers are blooming.
Yup Spring is definitely here and very pretty it is too.
Here some beauties I found on Pinterest.

Spring Blooms



I hope you enjoy them. I adore flowers of any kind but especially in Spring after months of muted tones, those little flowers pop up and dance around in the sunshine sending rays of colour into our hearts and making us feel energised and happy.
This year I actually remembered to plant some bulbs so now have a garden full of delight.

As an added bonus they smell divine.


I hope you're enjoying the amazingness of Mother Nature too.
I'm off to sit in the sunshine and spin........or crochet............or read........or think........or just be!
See you soon
Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 20 March 2015

Five Photo Friday

A floral collection this week.
Today is International Day of Happiness!
Have a super happy Friday.







Oh and don't forget to look up (safely of course) and see the eclipse if you can.
Love 
♥Sue♥

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Crochet Comfort


Hello friends.
Firstly, just want to say thank you for all the visits to my little blog recently.
 It's a lovely feeling to know people take time to read my ramblings. I love the fact that we connect through the blogosphere sharing the things that we all love, 
it makes the world a smaller friendlier place!
I was laid low AGAIN this past week with the flu/cold/yuk bug.
Not happy.
Off work and not able to enjoy all the projects I have on the go at the moment.
Just sleep and daytime telly(yaaaawwwwwwnnnn).
All I managed was a couple of rows on my V stitch blanket.
Oh but what a comfort, snuggling underneath while I slowly hooked my way across the rows.
No thought required, no stress just soothing rhythm and flow. It has grown slowly the colours following in an organic way.
 No pattern repeat the colours blending together or singing out depending where they fall.


This week I'm back at work and frankly exhausted!
So I'm being gentle on myself, not doing too much,  sitting in the garden enjoying the signs of Spring, early nights, whisky(just a little bit!)
Hopefully my energy will return and I can get on!!!!!!
Hope you are all well and busy crafting and enjoying the start of Spring too.
Love
♥Sue♥

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Spinning and crochet

A little bit of this and that!
I noticed the other day that I haven't posted anything crafty for simply ages.
This doesn't mean that I haven't been doing any, of course I've always got at least two projects on the go. It's just sometimes I forget to photograph them and then the moment passes, you know what I mean I'm sure. A day without any crafting is NOT a good day in my book!
So anyway let me share a few things I've been up to.
Look at this glorious squidgy Corridale roving, it's what I made my beautiful shawl with and I have plenty left, it spins beautifully, fine and soft, dreamy, dreamy cloud grey heaven.


I've spun a couple of bobbins without really thinking what to make.



I've also spun some Blue Faced Leicester bought from the talented 
Patricia at Yummy Yarns.
Hmmmm I wonder.............


...............Plied together, a subtle heathery marled yarn which 
I LOVE!


I have an idea to make a jumper or cardigan with some Fair Isle edging.
I'm thinking of using a Kaffe Fassett inspired pattern for a border, something like this pattern.


Haven't decided properly yet but I'll see what emerges!
 I like to let the yarn tell me what to do.
Ha ha that sounds completely crazy doesn't it, but I think you crafty lot will know what I mean!
I'm also making a little purse, here is the yarn being blocked.


And just as a relaxing project I've been making a V stitch blanket.
Have you tried this stitch yet.
DO IT it has to be one of the most relaxing pretty stitches ever.
I found the pattern on Pinterest (of course) and just for a change I'm not using white or cream at all.
I am loving the jewel bright colours.
LOVING


LOVING
LOVING
LOVING IT
So now we're all caught up. 
What projects have you all been enjoying recently?
Are you like me a crafting butterfly flitting from one thing to another?
Or do you stick to one thing at a time keeping going till it's finished?
Do share! 
See you soon.
Love
♥Sue♥






Friday, 20 February 2015

Five Photo Friday

Wow that week whizzed by, I love holiday time, 
having time to just mooch is very restorative.
Here is a little flavour of my week.
A Valentine walk to Halnaker windmill.


An early morning stroll on Milton Common, beautiful blue skies.



Finally capturing a bird on camera!



A sunset walk!




Eastney Lake boathouses


An altogether sparkly week!


I'm so lucky to live in such a pretty place.
Today is wet and grey so I'm planning to spin and crochet. 
I have a couple of projects on the go at the moment, I'll tell you all about them next time.
Have a weekend.
Love
♥Sue♥


Monday, 16 February 2015

Getting Organised

Well it's Monday, it's the half term holiday and I'm getting organised.
Firstly it's off to the vet for Howard.
Annual check up, which he hates, they'll be sweaty paws and lots of wailing!


Then it's some yarn sorting and spinning, I have some rather gorgeous Corridale which I've already made into a shawl but there's more and it's a dream to work with fine, soft and a beautiful dreamy grey, perfect for today in fact.



And finally I've restocked my Etsy shop, go and take a little look if you like, I'm hoping to add some handspun to my listings this week too..............If I get organised!

Hope you are all busy crafting and making and imagining great things.
Love
♥Sue♥





Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sunday

A beautiful day here in Portsmouth.
A hint of Spring in the air and the first outdoor spinning of the year.


It felt good to be outside listening to the birds and soaking up the warm sunshine on the deck.



The cats thought so too!
Ghetto having a stretch.


Lord Howard(as he is now known!) relaxing!
After an hour sitting in the sunshine it was on with my walking boots and off to the sea.


First stop Milton Common, the sky full of Brent Geese chattering as they flew overhead.


The Solent was particularly sparkly today.


The Hard in Old Portsmouth looked higgledy piggledy and colourful.


Then a final treat as I wandered home, a glorious sunset.
A day to lift the spirits and make me glad to be alive!
Hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful weekend too.
Love
♥Sue♥