ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING.....
Blimey, it's been a hot one this week - to be honest, we've had the quietest of times, strolling out in the evenings when the temps have been less and enjoying the sea breezes. The bathroom is nearly finished and I've tidied away the JanCave Mk2 (aka dining table) but it's going to be a couple more days before I have a good clean and reinstate all my stuff back into the JanCave Mk1!
This is how things stand at the moment upstairs:
The bathroom is looking super smart - my workroom less so! But it was the right thing to do as the guys have been able to keep all their stuff out of the way. What do you think of your en suite Julia? At least you won't have to mountaineer into the shower cubicle when you're next down, lol!!
It's been too hot to crochet the blanket I'm working on so instead I've been using up odds and sods of yarn to make squares for the blankets that WI put together for charity. The next project are beanie hats ready for the Commit to Knit month in September - hence the knitting needles stabbed into the ball there!
Here are all the squares laid out:
There's a few more so a good amount to hand over to the volunteer who's going to crochet them all together - what a good lass, I detest doing that job. This is why I always crochet stripey blankets for my projects, no sewing up at all ;-)
Talking of crochet - a week or so back, I went to Llandeilo and popped into Deb's, my favourite wool shop ever. I hadn't realised that Deb had been through the mill, healthwise, and while she still has treatment to undergo, she's in the shop, being her normal feisty, take-on-the-world self. Anyhow, her friend sent her a blanket she'd made, called The Phoenix. I've seen these Mandala type patterns online but never in the flesh. All I can say is...
The photo doesn't do it justice actually, the colours sing out, it was like a Persian tile -the amount of work that went into this is astounding. Deb is going to do a CAL with the pattern at her shop over the next year. I wish I lived closer as I would definitely have given it a go. And if that doesn't help her on the road to recovery, nothing will. Love ya, Deb - keep fighting xx
G is continuing his foray into our past travels and guess what? Another LLJ and fabric shot surfaced!
I think it was later the same day from last week's shot. Look at those amazing piles of fruit, that's the thing I remember most about Indonesia actually, the beautiful displayed market stalls....with the exception of the fish market in Jakarta, you needed a strong stomach to cope with that pong!! Happy days - we'll probably bore you more with future pics from our ancient holiday snaps....
Hope you have a marvellous week!