Have you got snow?
I see some of you have snow in the UK, hope you stay safe and warm and don't have to venture out in it. It's predicted to come my way mid week. A stack of wood for my open fire and the cupboards have plenty of food and I have lots to keep me occupied if it does arrive.
Have to admit, it will be nice to see some winter weather as its been so mild, lets hope the drop in temperature kills the bugs and germs that seem to be still lingering with many friends and family. Get well wishes being sent to those who are feeling poorly.
Reading about snow?
This weeks reading gave me food for thought, especially as it talks about being snowed in when living the middle of nowhere.
A Croft in the Hills by Katharine Stewart, first published in 1960 and now in its seventh reprint.
The true memoirs of Katharine, husband Jim and their little daughter Helen, a family of three. They love the outdoors and spend all their spare time in the countryside. When Jim's work takes him from the confines of the city to a small town in north Scotland they decide its time to 'go for it' and try and make a life of crofting. They buy a small hill croft with land at Abriachan, high up and close to Loch Ness. Katharine writes about their lives as they make new friends, fit into the community and how everyone respects and supports each other and how they learn about Highland lore. Neighbours are few, but their generosity and the support for each other sees them through some very tough times and Jim does have to go and seek work elsewhere to help support them. A tale of life in the wilderness and how you can live life to the full and enjoy all that nature has to offer when its on your doorstep, it just depends what happiness means to you and how you go about finding it for yourself.
A lovely book, something a little different and I'm glad that I was given it to read.
Saturday was a new experience, a new craft to try. I went to a mosaic workshop for the day. A flower bed has recently been upgraded at the community centre and there was space left for 4 paving slabs to be laid with a mosaic to be added to them. Saturday was the day the tutor came along to give instruction and help us complete it. A design was chosen, and we set about fitting the chipped tiles into place. A bit like a jigsaw puzzle and very enjoyable. The finish looks good but until its laid and revealed, unfortunately I cant show you the finish. A fun day and something I would like to try again sometime perhaps.
I can show you what other stuff I've been crafting this week ...
Isabelle's cardigan now has 2 sleeves and almost a front -
LHN Winter Sampler, the stitchings finished -
The Happy New Year wall hanging at the community centre will be taken down soon and a winter themed one will take its place. I've stitched a couple of children having a snowball fight as my contribution to it this time. (see still on the snow theme lol)
My UFO/WIP Irish Garden got another border added at the weekend -
I've also finished the bookmark from the meet up exchange in November. Posting for that is very soon. Once its been received I can share that with you.
Of course there is also the monthly challenge I've stitched, reveal for that is next Sunday...... which means we are going to be coming to the end of the month, and I've been stitching snowflakes on this too...... mines stitched, it just needs making up. Bet you can guess what i'll be doing this week.
I hope you have enjoyed a good week and that this coming week brings peace and tranquillity your way and maybe snow if you want it.
I came across this saying last week, it made me smile.
Love and blessings to you all