Monday, 31 March 2014

Spring or not

The weather has been changing from unusually warm to normal for this time of the year.
 

Just over a week ago we had some new snow and properly cold nights, but the snowdrops keep raising their heads to the sun.

 
Now the snow is all gone again , and I have seen little pale shoots of crocuses and daffodils in our garden.
 
When I took the Happy Scrappy Spring quilt to Villa Cooper, I took some pictures of the shop's spring look. Here is a potholder tree.
 

Easter colours on the old stove.

 
The exhibition closet is showing dolls handmade by one of the members..

 
I'm participating in a secret swap hosted by the Flying Mitten. I'm sure my secret friend is not reading my blog so I can tell about the swap here safely. I have sent her a holder for double ended knitting needles and a ball of baby yarn with a challenge to knit a pair of the Train Socks for the new babies in her town. Here are my newest versions, one more pair with the yarn I used for the to-be-baby-twins across the street (socks on the left), and one pair in a spring green yarn that was lighter so these socks will be for a very tiny baby:
 
 
 
 Yesterday I knitted some little dishcloths in bamboo yarn.
 
 
 
Spring or not - I think we can call it Spring as the first migrating birds have arrived. On Friday I saw the first robin, and since Saturday there have been finches in our garden too.
 
 

7 comments:

  1. Hi
    Looks like you had a wonderful time at Villa Cooper.
    I love the potholders tree :-)

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  2. Lots of nice socks. The tour of Villa Cooper is bursting with cheerful color. Thank you for the tour.

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  3. Lovely photos - I hope Villa Cooper gets lots and lots of buyers. I think we may be coming into spring here too. More sun and higher temperatures for today at least (12C).

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  4. How much fun it would be to visit Villa Cooper and the Flying Mitten! Loving the potholder tree. Such pretty yarn colors you're using. I think we all can't wait for the birds to sing and the flowers to bloom.

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  5. What lovely carnations in a lovely vase sitting on top of a very pretty doily! Perhaps one day I might get to see Villa Cooper and all the exquisitely hand-made items. The baby socks are fit for spring and the dishcloths will certainly brighten up a kitchen sink! I imagine your finch will soon be sporting some brighter colors as well!
    Cheers!

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  6. What nice decorations. I love them all.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  7. When I see your dish clothes, I wouldn't even think of using them. So pretty! I thought it were shawls!

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