After all the busy, busy, busy ness of the last few weeks suddenly a weekend of calm.
No evenings out, no entertaining, no visitors.... nothing.
Don't get me wrong I LOVE a houseful of fun and madness and chaos but every once in a while...
ahhhhh.... how lovely to just stop.
So this was me, Friday evening, starting my weekend of nothingness crocheting
my blanket of the moment.
It was whilst I was sat doing this that a thought occurred to me...
have I maybe got a bit of a thing for bobbles ?
Quite possibly it would seem !
This thought led to another thought - what if I put bobbles in the Pinterest search .....
well, several hours later and I now have a Pinterest board entirely devoted to
bobbles in all their wonderfulness.
And then, what about all my other favourite things ....
and that was Friday evening pretty much done.
Oh , the joys of Pinterest.
Sooo much to look at and drink in, so many things that spark the smallest little flame of inspiration.
My head was full to bursting with it all, in the most lovely buzzy way.
A very quick little Saturday pootle, a bit out of my comfort and colour zone but the
perfect present for some friends who have a beautiful Salon in Bradford-on-Avon that has just been expanded and relaunched this weekend.
I knew I wanted to make something garlandy and the idea just sort of developed as I went along.
Flowers, front and back, a double wool chain of the two colours, and a handful of silver bells.
The garland now hangs on the door of the salon, jingling with the arrival of each customer.
Last weekend I had a go at making the "easiest bread in the world" that Lucy had written about
on Attic 24 recently and it certainly, most definitely lived up to all expectations. The last batch lasted precisely 10 minutes so this weekends loaf was a little bigger.
I'm truly not a great or enthusiastic cook, as I like quick, simple and easy.
This is pretty much the perfect recipe for someone like me.
I made the dough when I got in from work on Friday and stuck it in the boiler cupboard overnight all ready to be popped in the oven on Saturday morning to go with homemade vegetable soup for lunch.
Now at this point the house had been quiet for a whole 12 hours ( too quiet, not normal, bit odd ) ... so after a quick phone call to Mum and Dad we had a busy house again and more seats around the kitchen table.
Dad did ask what the bread was like toasted for breakfast, well we may never know as it just doesn't hang around long enough for us to find out.
Quiet and calm was soon resumed and crochet was picked up and worked on to
the rhythm of a purring Itsy-Bitsy.
My scarf addiction is progressing nicely and my odds and ends of wool are definitely decreasing.
The red one was made using some left over Sublime Merino DK.
I think this is one of my favourite wools to work with, I just love everything about it,
and it has certainly made a beautifully soft, warm scarf.
Sun on Sunday !
I can't remember the last time I pootled around the garden.
Still quite definitely a 'wellies on' occasion but how lovely just to potter.
A little sorting of pots,
and filling of bird feeders,
and a lovely dog splosh through he fields.
The perfect end to a perfect weekend ? ...
... in bed by 8:50pm with a good book.
True, it wasn't a weekend living the high life but it was every bit as good.