Monday, 29 November 2010

Brrrrrr..

It's cold here! The temperature hasn't risen above freezing all weekend and we finally had some snow Friday night (the rest of England has seemed to have had plenty!) It feels like it should be January...but I guess we are only just over a month away. It's scary how the years seem to whizz by. Now I am a avid tree watcher, I love to watch the trees change throughout the seasons (is that odd? I don't know!) Unfortunately we left behind an abundance of trees when we moved but I can just make out one from my bedroom window (city living!) and this is it from a few moments ago. I think it sums up the weather here perfectly.



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.

10 comments:

Jacey said...

What a wonderful friend to bring you such a beautiful wreath! Love the festive colours used for your pot holder. Your weekend sounded perfect. xx

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

The wreath is stunning. Love your potholder. I must go check out that pattern.
Teresa

Casey said...

love the potholder!

**Anne** said...

The wreath is lovely, your potholder gorgeous. Hope you feel better soon.
Anne xx

Denise said...

The wreath is pretty and so is your pot holder. Hope you feel better soon.

Saskia @ Crafty Valley said...

The wreath is amazing!! Great job!

Litt av Mitt said...

In Norway we have had the coldest november in many years! This morning it was -17 cold degrees celcius where I live, brr! Your african flower potholder is wonderful! I also admire Alice, and I love to crochet african flowers :)
I hope you feel better soon.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi Terrie
Love the crochet, gorgeous festive colours!!
What a really beautiful wreath! :)
Vivienne x

justclickyourheels 123 said...

Love the pot holder! I'm stuck into a ripple blanket at the moment and it is taking me forrrrrever but I'm getting there stripe by stripe! So many other things I'd like to make though. Pot holder is now on the list!

ANDIGAL said...

That wreath is wonferful. Stay warm and keep hooking all those lovelies!