Friday, 17 October 2014

This Week

Well, another week is nearly over, and as we near the weekend it's nice to look back at the little things that have made me happy:

1) Last weekend we went to Brighton for the day to visit my lovely sister-in-law, A, and her partner, M. I had hoped to take lots of photos and post about what a vibrant and interesting city Brighton is, but heavy rain swept in very soon after we arrived and made photography impossible. Early on, however, I took these photos of the impressive seafront where a motorcycle show was taking place.

The sea was a beautiful aqua colour, despite it being a dreary October day.

We had a lovely lunch there, catching up with A (who is very creative and has her own blog at Cat + Fox) and M, and drove (hence the blurry picture) home past the Royal Pavillion as the raindrops fell. We visited it years ago, and I remember it being extremely ornate inside.

2) A and M gave me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for my birthday - I was so thrilled. The colours are rich and autumnal and have really brightened up the house this week. 

 3) We've had a lot of rain and very low light-levels. Time to switch my fairy lights on! I have some in the kitchen which I like to light when the days turn darker, as well as candles like this one, Wild Fig by Yankee Candles.

4) Last weekend I also treated myself to some more yarn (as if I don't have enough) from my local craft shop. It's Crofter by Sirdar, and I'm a big fan of it, as it is acrylic with some cotton and wool mixed in which gives it a lovely soft texture. I love the seasonal colours too. I don't know yet what I'll make with it, but I can't resist buying individual balls of yarn without any plan in mind. Do you do that too? Last year I knitted two plain garter stitch infinity scarves with Crofter in green and blue. I must get them out ready for the colder weather.

5) Finally this week I crocheted some little leaves with the cotton yarn I bought in this post. Not sure yet what they'll turn into, but I have a few ideas in mind.

Well, it's been a very wet, dark week, and suddenly summer feels like a memory, but it's giving me a good excuse to snuggle up indoors and indulge myself in a bit of creativity. Hope you have a good weekend x


  1. Hi Cathy,
    Yes,I do that thing of buying a single ball of a particular yarn, and then of course when I come to use it, I don't have enough. So annoying. But we never learn, do we ? It's been ages since I went to Brighton - only been a couple of times really, and never without kids, and it's just always felt too stressful with them in tow. One day .......
    Love the dinky little leaves! Very autumnal indeed as is the background rug :)
    Have a great weekend,

    1. You're right, I don't learn :) I always think I'll rustle up some little thing with single balls of yarn - I have made a lot of crochet flowers! Yes, Brighton is a lovely place to wander when you have time, with shops and cafes to die for, especially in The Laines. A child-free visit is probably better for that kind of wandering :) x

  2. Hello Cathy

    Brilliant pictures of Brighton, just a pity about the rain. There is nothing better than snuggling up and keeping warm, oooooooooooo new yarn how exciting and the anticipation of somthing new- just bliss.


    1. Thank you :) Yes indeed, having some lovely new yarn and the prospect of some time to myself for making something is heaven! x

  3. I think that It's was your birthday. Happy birthday!
    Have a great week!

  4. I'm late but Happy birthday !!! The flowers are wonderful ! I'm looking forward seeing your new project !! An autumnal wreath ?? So enjoy it and have a lovely day !

  5. Thank you, Geraldine! I'm still deciding on what to make, but a wreath is a good idea :) x


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