I know its the season for creepy crawlies and other scarey stuff, but i didn't expect to be scared witless when i walked outside my front door and was about to get into my car on the driveway, i spotted this above the front hedge (pic is clickable for a better look)
This little chap - i always think of spiders in the male gender - had been real busy during the night and early morning sun, the web he had whipped up was enormous.
After the inital scare, i did get a closer look at it, being very careful not to disturb its occupant. The 'thread' of the web was really thick and reminded me very much of my previous evening hooking away at my crochet blanket - minus the livestock inhabitant though...... eeewwwww now that would be a nasty thought LOL
Talking of the crochet blanket, this is where its at. I think it's big enough now for Amy's small 2 seater sofa and will make a nice snuggly throw. Just the border to add now and i've been over the Lucy's blog at Attic 24 and seen a nice pattern for a granny blanket edging, the little scallops are going to be added using the red.
I'm hoping to get it all completed this week to be able to take with me to the meet up on Saturday at Nuneaton. It's been 6 months since the first time i went to a stitchers meet up. I'm looking forward to meeting all the lovely ladies again, there will be some new faces there this time too. I wonder if Mr Stick has remembered to put the date in his diary this time??? **insert evil chuckle here***
The local constabulary held a meet and greet at the garden centre a couple of weekends ago and DH and i went along as it was all about allotment security and ways in which they could offer help and advice to those who had been victims of vandalism and burglary.
They were giving out a new type of padlock that emits a very loud squeal (bit like one of those personal alarms you can get) and also some good advice. We filled in a questionaire about our experiences with vandals and what things had been taken over the past couple of years, we've been burgled 4 times since we took over the plot. A lovely surprise arrived in the mail Saturday, DH had won £25 worth of garden centre vouchers in the raffle draw just for attending the event. He had his eye on a nice flashy pair of insulated wellington boots whilst we were there, i wonder if they might come home with us next time we go now he has a little help towards the high price of them.
He does enjoy his time there at the weekend, and so do i, especially when he comes home laden with lovely things for me like these chrysanthemums be hrought me yesterday. There were so many of them that i now have 3 large vases filled. Still harvesting carrots and potatoes too, and we have some strawberries that are flowering again, but i'm not sure that there will be any fruit on them as its way too late. I guess the lovely sunny days we've had at the end of last week have tricked them into thinking the summer has come back!
I thought i'd end this post with this lovely pic of my little fluffy guy. There's something about a black and white picture that appeals to me, it makes me feel all nostalgic and remember the old photos i have of my family that are all black and white before the invention of colour. Progress is a wonderful thing, but sometimes i think some things were better as they were.