Due to the stinging cold we stayed snuggled up pretty much all weekend. Watching films, mummy crocheting, the children drawing and beeping away with their various games. It was nice to just 'be' for a while. No traipsing off trying to find something constructive for them to do, no visiting friends or making small talk with the neighbours. Just hidden behind closed doors. Just us. I enjoyed it.
I was given the most glorious wreath by a friend of mine last Friday though. She is Hungarian and has just come back from visiting her family. Her mum is a florist so whilst they were there they made me this....
...and I have to tell you it smells yummy. All outdoorsy and woody. It put me to shame as I had yet to make any decorations. At all. So I set to work last night. I have been eyeing this pattern for quite a while. Alice from Crochet with Raymond has a magnificent way with colour that I could only dream of being capable of. But Christmassy colours are easy! So ta-da! My very first African Flower Potholder (although it's not actually going to be used as a potholder!)
(Excuse the lighting - blame the clouds!)
I have another one on the hook in the same colours but a different combination. This pattern is super-duper easy and quick to finish, I really enjoyed making it. I am also in the middle of making a flurry of snowflakes which I will show you when they are finished.
Okay, I have horrible stomach cramps today so I am off to find the hot water bottle and do some reading. I hope you are all having a lovely Monday.