Saturday, 16 January 2010

Slow Progress.

I have only just noticed my feet sneaking into this photo - sorry about that! I started working on my rag rug again yesterday but after a short while I began coughing again so have had to put it away. Perhaps when the spring arrives I can sit in the garden and work on it without it affecting me. I don't know what has happen to the light/colour in these photos. I must check the settings on my camera to see if I have altered them by mistake. Everything looks a bit lighter than it should.
This is what I found after the snow had disappeared - what a treat, even if they do look a bit soggy and squashed. Tomorrow is supposed to be a fine day so maybe they will perk up a bit. I was given a double primrose plant a few years ago which seems to have disappeared, but these single ones have survived all the snow and low temperatures without any trouble.

These are a cheat and I bought them from the supermarket. A week ago they were just about 2" tall (that's 5cm to you youngsters out there) and I have watched them get taller each day. Yesterday morning when I got downstairs these three had opened and were there to greet me.


A rather different look to the garden in this shot, from the one on my previous post. I can't believe all the snow has gone so quickly. I am sorry if you still have the wretched stuff making life difficult, but rest assured if ours has gone yours will shortly follow suit. There is light at the end of this particular tunnel.
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Having tidied my workroom last week, I then had to clutter it up again with stuff from the front bedroom while it was being redecorated. It was finished yesterday so I will have a good old sort out and put the furniture back next week and have my workroom to myself once more. I shall then turn my attention to the smallest bedroom which has become a glorified junkroom and is just stuffed with books, boxes and clutter. The charity shops will be brimming with donations by the time I have finished and I shall purr with delight at my tidy rooms - and then find uses for half the things I have got rid of!!



11 comments:

Gina said...

What a shame you can't do more on your rug... it's looking great.

maggi said...

The rug is looking good even though you are having to make the progress slow. All our snow is gone too and, like you I discovered the primroses. I can't believe how hardy they are.

Nellie's Needles said...

In spite of allergies, your rug is coming along nicely.

Isn't it always the case that as soon as something is discarded you'll need it? Doesn't seem to matter that there's been given no thought to that item(s) in forever. As soon as it's gone, there will be a need. Aargh!

Clare Wassermann said...

I hope you can carry on with your rug as soon as possible - it's lovely

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sorry about the rug and coughing - it looks lovely. Wish our snow had gone, we still have inches of the stuff, now all wet and dirty.

Speaking of books and making them - have you come across Frances Pickering's Page after Page? I have just bought it and intend to make a book to that kind of pattern. She suggests pelmet vilene for the cover and lining wallpaper for the pages - all seems a bit odd to me as she appears to have sewn on them. What do you use for the pages in the books you make - I would be grateful for any advice you can give me.

Elisabeth said...

I enjoy the tip of your feet in the photo of our rug. It centres it and humanises it for me. The other images are wonderful too. I love to watch the passing of the seasons in photographs of other people's gardens.

Aussie Jo said...

I can't believe those primroses are actually flowering after all that snow.
I'm always looking for clothes I haven't worn for years and have sent off to the op shop!!
I look forward to seeing the rug when it's finished, great patterning.

rarelizzie said...

Your rug is beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing it finished. Don't get downhearted, spring will soon be here - you already have the signs.

Linda said...

Oooh signs of spring.....they make me so happy!
Your rug is looking great Heather; its going to be fabulous. A real heirloom!
Thank you very much for the lovely comments you've been giving me re: my Photoshop course. They have helped more than I can say....
xx

Maureen said...

Yes all our snow has gone also Heather and my Aunt's area is clear so we'll be taking hwere home sometime this week. I really must venture into the garden and see if we have any little 'miracles'

BT said...

I loved seeing your foot peeping out! I also love that rug, it's going to be beautiful, what a pity it's making you cough.

Good luck with the de-cluttering. You won't know your rooms!