Friday, 18 March 2011

March (and evil pom-poms)

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
Charles Dickens

Ok so I am a bit late with this one given that we are already half way through the month (where does my time go?)  March to me feels like the first serious step into the year.  Whereas January and February feel like dipping your toes into a cold pool, March is when you finally take the brave and bracing waist deep plunge.

This week we have been dusting off our gardening gloves and venturing out into the garden...

We've raked leaves, composted old dead plants, sifted through the piles of broken pots and tidied up ready for Spring.   We've also been planting cress seeds in various places for a school project to see where they will and won't grow...

...which is why I have to explain to visitors the old trainer in a container on my kitchen windowsill....

The things we do for our kids. Though I was intrigued to discover that the cress has grown in the inner part of the shoe as well, where there is no light!  I didn't know cress would do that. Strange plant.

Meanwhile, inside, my crochet hooks have been working hard on various projects, more of which I will share with you in the next few days.  Here is a wee sneak preview though of one of my latest creations, just finished...

What could it be??

Before this particular project I had considered zips to be my ultimate nemesis of crafting, but no!  It turns out that actually pom-poms are my Dr Evil...

They look innocent enough don't they?  Don't be fooled! They are little evil balls of fluffy deception. Grrr.

I cannot show you any more of this project as it is a surprise for a reader of this blog, all will be revealed once she receives it.

More from me later this week, in the meantime Happy March everyone :)


  1. You are sounding so much more yourself. So nice to "see" it! :)

  2. little evil balls of fluffy deception


    will see you when I am back... :)


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