Monday 27 March 2023

Me on a Monday

 OK Mother Nature, here is the deal.  We have had the Spring Equinox on March 21st and we officially put our clocks forward and began British Summer Time yesterday.  We have kept our side of the deal.  So why does it still feel like winter?  You rained for most of Sunday, and the forecast for the rest of this week isn't much better.  I spent Saturday going through my wardrobe and drawers to find things that I don't think I'll be wearing again to donate to a local charity shop - now I would like to actually wear some of those warmer weather clothes that I had put away at the end of autumn.

We had our garden wall repaired last week and it's inspired us to get out in the garden to tidy and plan a bit of a re-plant.  At one point on Friday the sun was shining and I decided to mow the lawn because that always makes things look neater.  I had just finished when the first 'plops' of rain started - and the rest of the day was wet and dreary.  I am hoping to go to a garden centre today, not necessarily to buy anything as it's still a bit early, but to get some ideas. I don’t want to tempt fate but at the moment there is sun breaking through the clouds!

I'm missing having crochet to do as I finished my blanket, but I do have to admit that I have found myself making a small sample of a blanket my friend Denise sent me - she knew I wouldn't be able to resist.  Especially when it looks like I could make it out of leftover balls of wool from other projects - it wouldn't cost me a thing.  We know where this is going don't we?  I mean, is it better to have a box of oddments gathering dust under the spare bed or do I make them into a blanket?  

My round up of the month will be here at the end of the week, please do pop back and see what's been happening in March.


Patio Postcards said...

I hear you about Old Man Winter out staying his welcome ... we had snow over night! I'll say no more.

I've started opening up the online floral catalogues I've been sent, oh the day dreaming that is happening. I hope you have fun at the garden centre - I bet there are some pots of cheerful pansies just waiting to come home with you.

Keeping yourself busy while waiting on the rain to stop I am sure that in no time you'll have the makings of a blanket all ready to be stitched together.

Barbara Eads said...

Doesn't it feel so good to clean out old clothes? I need to do it, but have been putting it off! As for the leftover yarn, what you've started already looks great! I love the idea of using up leftovers to make something new. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

Ruth said...

The amount of rain here this last week has also made it difficult to get out into the garden for a general tidy up. The sun has shone all day today, so I am going to make use of the extra daylight after supper to fill up the garden waste bin.

A blanket of leftovers sounds marvellous, looking forward to seeing the finished item.