Meanwhile…

… quietly waiting in the wings (and in need of a lot more work).

Little did I imagine that a Temperature Blanket would be the gateway to inspiration! It was intended to be a record of the seasons from December to November, but the project has turned into something much bigger.

You will remember that I showed you October at the end of the month, the block finished, but waiting to be incorporated into the blanket with those of the other months. I haven’t started that yet, I’m planning on leaving it until the Spirit of November is finished – and that isn’t even started yet. The above shows the daily spread of temperatures, and some were repeated more than once, as you can imagine, while others only occurred once. This was the pattern for all the months, so I decided that yet another blanket would materialise, showing the temperatures with slightly more emphasis.

I didn’t begin this until just a couple of months ago, so have worked just 5 months so far, but it does give a better idea of how the temperatures have ranged. I’m calling it ‘Sprit of the Seasons’.

These squares are complete, to a degree, but, as you will see from the next photo, they are different sizes.

The colours in the middle represent those temperatures that occurred least during the month with the outside edge showing the one that occurred most. It isn’t very easy to see in the collage above – clicking on individual pictures may help.

I’m already inspired to keep going – but in a different way for next month. It’s a secret for now, but November is already passing so quickly it won’t be long before it’s revealed!

 

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Just when you think…

Oh the excitement of working on the last block! Joining comes next, so surely it will soon be finished?

And then …

Oops! I’ve forgotten a whole colour sequence!

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Slowly does it

I know that the sight of this will upset some of you. The ‘dreaded ends’. However, I find this quite inspiring, and those ends suggest a new blanket to me. Weaving in those ends is a very important part of the creative process to me, and I look forward to it.

Slowly each block is revealed. I find the process meditative and soothing. I prefer to do it in silence, but in this home ……. 🤣

How long will it take? Who cares? Little by little….

Enjoy your day.

In – and – Out!

So, here we are home. Well, sort of! It’s been such a busy three weeks, and they aren’t over yet. Three weeks ago I was packing for twelve days in Madeira, last Saturday was a quick turnaround fo Scotland, and now (after less than 12 hours at home) we are preparing for grandchildren sitting overnight. We are tired, but looking forward to seeing them.

Our Scotland trip was a memory trip for my DH. Our daughter came too and shared the driving. Almost 500 miles there, and the same back yesterday.

We stayed just a couple of minutes from the sea in North Berwick, an old fishing village. It’s advertised as the Biarritz of the North, but whomever called it that has obviously never actually visited Biarritz. It is, however a gem in Scotland and deserves its own title rather than the one above. The people are friendly and the town conveniently placed for train or bus trips into the centre of Edinburgh.

I spent a fair bit of time in the back of the car, minding my own business while our daughter and her Dad chatted. I get to see her more than he does so it was good for them to catch up. I took my crochet, but it had to be mindless so I continued with a couple of projects.

This is so nearly finished, but I could only work on it on one evening. I did, however, almost finish this:

More information to come about both once we are on our own again.

The only disappointment about Scotland was the coffee! We had real difficulty finding anything that was drinkable until we visited Paul’s Yard. He recommended Cake who serve this coffee.

As you can see- I brought some back with me.

And now … Grandchildren 😆

Here today … gone …..

Well, I’ve just returned from being whisked away into the sunset

I’ve had a wonderful rest, and even managed to fit in a little crochet.

It isn’t finished, but it’s looking good. You’ll hear more in the days ahead, but I wanted you to know that I’m still in the land of the living 😉

Temperature update

August has been a busy month. I’ve managed to keep up with some crochet every day, but sometimes all I could manage was a square for the temperature blanket. The last one for this month will be made later today, but in the meantime – here is the collection for the first 25 days.

Ends to be wound in too, as you can see. However – it’s been a bit of a mix of temperatures. The blue are cooler – some quite a lot cooler – than the yellows and oranges. We did manage a couple of reds, but that was in the last couple of days.

This block is the last of the summer blocks. That makes 9 complete, so I think I can start putting them together. Only three more blocks to go – September, October and November. All autumn months! I wonder what the weather has in store?