Yes Katie and Mel I am still here. Thank you so much for noticing I had gone. I have just had a few weeks of feeling a bit glum, every time I sat down to switch on the computer I just couldn't do it. I think it has been the weeks of grey weather and apparently if you are a Gemini, your happy twin can disappear without warning, leaving you with the miserable one. Anyway enough of that moaning, spring is arriving quickly now which always inspires me. I have been able to spend time in the garden and get my seed box off the shelf, that always gets me motivated.
I have been quietly productive though, the lounge is finished, the curtains are made (will post photos later) and I have been to knit and craft groups.
Last Monday was our craft group, we meet about once a month and do whatever we like. We take it in turns to host and provide lunch and it seems to work really well. Skills are swapped so anybody wanting to try something new can get help from someone who can help. This week we were all knitting which meant there was loads of talking.
The two knitted bags were created by Michele and Alison. This is impressive work as Michele only learnt to cast on during our first meeting and has been heard a few times saying "can you just unknit that bit for me I think I have gone wrong". Now she happily goes off alone to find new yarn and patterns for her next creations. The wonderful loaf of bread you can see in the back of the photo was made with Sarah's own fair hands and tasted deliciuos.
I'm going to leave this as a short simple post and go and have a good catch up on your blogs.
Oh before I forget if anyone is interested, I have just read The Island by Victoria Hislop and in my opinion (not that it's worth anything, because you have to remember I am in the slow readers group) I have to say what a WONDERFUL read, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and would recommend it.