In my Craft Room
It's been a while since i've been in my craft room as i lost my crafting mojo after having a virus since Christmas. I am at last feeling back to normal and wanting to start again so whilst OH went out for a walk, I took the opportunity to make him a valentines card. I am flying south on the actual day to spend the half-term with the Grandkids so we can celebrate the day before I go. Even though we have been married 35 years this March we still mark the day, not with lavish presents (although he can buy me something if he likes!) but usually having a nice meal and a card and just spending the day together.
I have a lot of hessian so i decided to paint it but i'm no artist so had to keep it simple. This has sparked further ideas for making a few cards
I have lots of odd bits of vintage embroidery i could use and once sewn on i plan to hand sew a few words.
I am also knitting this lovely little croft cottage. The pattern is out of the current Landscape magazine. Its based on an actual cottage in Applecross peninsular in the Highlands. I havent got the correct needle size but i found some cable pins in the right size so i'm using them. They are a bit tough on the fingers as a lot more pointed but they'll do. If it comes out ok i plan to make others in different colour combos so have been digging out odds and ends of wool. I will show you when its finished.
Storm Imogen is blowing down south. It makes a change for us not to have it, its just a damp cold day here. Last week we were battening down the hatches ourselves and i have never seen so much water on the roads as it poured off the hills. The road over the mountain down to Inverness is blocked with a landslide and the dam in the village is still pouring water over the top so the loch levels are really high. One casualty of the storm was the little Broons house on the loch, it is now gone and part if it is floating in the water. So take care outside everyone.