Sun Sparkles

I went for a brief walk today. It was hot and sunny, too hot for me really, but I wanted to visit the village pond and see if there were any dragonflies. I didn’t stay long, but got a few shots. I have been having a bit of trouble with my auto-focus, and was aContinue reading “Sun Sparkles”

On the Hook, 8/8/20

This week I have made some progress on secret projects, although there were a few evenings when I didn’t crochet and just cuddled my sick cat. I also did some crochet that I can actually show you! First I’ve done a few more rows on my dragonfly jumper. I think I’m at the end ofContinue reading “On the Hook, 8/8/20”

Sanctuary

The word ‘sanctuary’ has a long list of meanings if you look it up in a dictionary, but the overarching idea is that it means a place that is sacred, whether you mean that in a religious way or not. It is a place where you can take refuge and be safe. You can alsoContinue reading “Sanctuary”

On the Hook, 1/8/20

Not a lot of progress to report this week. Just one thing I can show you. I couldn’t resist starting something new with my lovely birthday present yarn. I’m making my own take on a pattern I found on Ravelry: Lunaria Sweater by Stephanie Erin. I liked the idea of the flower motifs going downContinue reading “On the Hook, 1/8/20”

Happy 18th Birthday

In 1998 I had my best Christmas present ever, my son. And then as I turned 29, I had my best Birthday present ever, and that was you, my beautiful daughter. I remember worrying about having enough love for the both of you, but when you were born, of course, all those worries evaporated. LoveContinue reading “Happy 18th Birthday”

Winter isn’t coming … yet

fire and ice fire and ice combineas glistening frozen leavesreflect the sunset coloursshivering in the golden glowas winter’s grip takes hold written by me, December 2012 twinkle even in the deepest days of winterwhen darkness falls earlyand nights are so longthere remains a glimmerthe merest twinkle of warmer timesglistening in the hidden spaces written by me, DecemberContinue reading “Winter isn’t coming … yet”

On the Hook, 25/7/20

This week hasn’t seen a huge amount of crochet progress, but there has been some. I have actually started on some projects that I can’t share, so it’s going to look like I haven’t done much for a while to come now. First off, Baby Pandemonium… I have actually done more than you can seeContinue reading “On the Hook, 25/7/20”

Autumn Memories

into the coppery hallsof beech and intricate oakto be close to the treesas they whisper togetherlet fall their leaves,and we die for the winter  Whim Wood from Katherine Towers’ The Remedies Inspired by the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Autumn.

On the Hook, 18/7/20

This week has been exhausting, with work and multiple trips to the vet with my cat, with all the associated anxiety, but I still managed to get quite a lot of crochet done. Bobby (the cat) has an eye ulcer, but fortunately it’s almost all healed now. He says “hello” (with a wink)! There haveContinue reading “On the Hook, 18/7/20”

Trees in Springtime

I was pondering what photos to use for today’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (spring) and I was feeling a little stuck. I’ve done many, many blog posts about spring, and don’t want to repeat myself too much. But I tend to focus on the spring growth on the ground, so what about the spring growth aContinue reading “Trees in Springtime”