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.


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

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

  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).

  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.

  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!

  6. What nice decorations. I love them all.

  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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