This little scene makes me so happy. I love those brave little flowers that bloom despite the Winter. My red geraniums, and the early jonquils, and the daphne.
I planted my bare rooted roses a few weekends ago. I can't wait to see them bloom this Spring. There is a certain loveliness about the light in a Winter afternoon.
I'm feeling optimistic about Winter today. It has been the coldest and wettest Winter since Hannah was a newborn but it has been made pleasant by virtue of wood fires, friends, and time spent in nature.
There has been lots of knitting too. Sitting in my rocking chair by the fire with a cup of Blue Mountain Tea and my latest project just embracing my inner Nanna. I think it has been the Winter of the Sock. First there were Maddie's Kyla socks, then plain socks in a lovely merino silk from Moseley Park Farm
Then my Tootsie Roll test, then a Going On Stripes Test, and then these current favourites - The Igneous Socks.
I enjoyed this year's Tour De Fleece (although I didn't see a single bit of the real race) and managed to spin over a kilo of fibre. Lots of lovely knitting happiness ahead.
The scrapbooking juices haven't really been flowing lately - too cold in the kitchen LOL but I did have a little play with our new Flower Market Cricut cartridge on the weekend:
I also participated in a Wooly Wormhead Scrapalong to make a charity hat.
My current obsession is with this:
A test cardi in a lovely tweedy brown that I picked up as a bargain on a rav destash. I can't wait to be finished and snuggling in this cardi - it will be so warm and smooshy!
So that is what is happening around here lately. Along with plenty of bunny cuddles, Hannah's forays into cooking, Dan's excitement over learning the drums, James getting ready for a work conference over seas, me getting ready for our big kindy fundraiser, and appearing on radio and in the paper within a fortnight of each other promoting our bush kindy program, and minimal cleaning and domestic duties LOL
Enjoy your week folks!