OK, deep sigh as I say this, "The Weather"! This English weather is just not a decision maker, it doesn't know where it wants to turn next. The past week has been an 'all seasons' week. There was snow that looked liked polystyrene balls (I felt like I should use it as packing material), then the sun would shine and there wouldn't be a cloud in the sky, and then when you thought it was safe to go out...rain! Tonnes of the watery stuff which would then freeze to make the paths under your feet feel like skating rinks. THEN, the sun would come out melt it away and the cycle would start again. I took this picture on the way home one evening. The sun was fighting to come through and it seemed to be shining black rays through the clouds.
Across the fens further down the road, the sky seemed to go purple. You can see the areas where the rain was falling. This is the plus side of living in the fens, you can watch the weather coming towards you so you judge how much time you have before having to go in again!
So to finish the weekend, I thought to myself, how about some time staying in! Just get some projects together, take a look at what's going on about Google Reader, just general catching up.
So, there are a couple of changes on my blog. One being that you will now see a link on the left regarding Bloglovin. When I read that Google Reader would be disappearing into the Ether in the next couple of months, I panicked and thought how on earth am I going to see all the blogs I love to read in one place. So searching on the web became the priority. Bloglovin was mentioned here there and everywhere. I noticed on other peoples blogs that they also had links so decided to give it a try. It is really easy to register and do you know what? I prefer it! You can 'like', you can mark as 'read'. I think it is a much better platform, but that is just my taste. There are plenty of other platforms out there (Sandra at Cherry Heart has a great post on this at the moment). If you are interested, I have made a page in my header link bar called 'How Did I?', this is a work in progress but I have the links on there to make your transition to Bloglovin if that's the way you are going to go.
The 'How Did I?' page will also gradually contain other bits and pieces I have picked up along the way on putting a blog together, links, shortcuts etc. Again, a work in progress, and will keep adding as I can.
SO NOW TO CROCHET!
You will see another link on my header bar for a great CAL project on Ravelry from Sew Canny. I will gradually add my square photos along the way. All the links are on that page, it is well worth taking a look. In the meantime, this is my first easy square in some beautiful spring time pastels.
My crochet hook has been out each evening while I create more and more squares. I think I have square frenzy! So many projects and they are all squares.
My new project is a bunch of more squares in pastel shades. This has been inspired from Annie's Place's Blog, such a beautiful blog. I bought the Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks book and it is the pinstriped pattern that is used. So simple but the squares are delightful to crochet on these cold, wet evenings.
MY POOR NEGLECTED GARDEN!
I really thought I would get some time out there, but as you can see from the poor daffodils, things are getting soggy.
My snowdrops are just giving their last breath of life.
And my ivy and chair are longing for me to go outside again to keep them company.
Let's see what this week will bring.
Have a lovely happy week, and thank you so much for all your lovely comments and to my wonderful new followers, welcome, welcome, welcome, you have all made me so very happy!
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