Despite battling a yuckky cold, having to send a nervous Miss Rosey off into the woods for two days Ray Mears style Bushcrafting and just being generally here there and everywhere, it's been a good week. Our girl hates being away from home and found it difficult, but she did make a load more new friends which was the main reason for going. We're all really glad to have her back home tonight.
While I was out and about after work on Wednesday buying bed rolls and stuff for the Bushcraft Camp I sidestepped to the bookshop and got a book I'd thought about for a while. Even though this book does teach you to knit (which I don't need), it has some gorgeous patterns in it (which I decided I did need), so I got it.
It's colourful and joyful with an originial twist on a lot of classic designs. I also like the idea of twisting the yarn around a card like this so I can see how the shades work together. Much better than the way I just line the balls up side by side.
Another book I've added to the pile this week has been a sewing book which has some great tips on altering clothes and a few simple patterns which I'll definately be using.
I bought The Simple Things for Mr Bun and I as there was so much for both of us to like in it. I didn't feel tempted by it when I'd had a quick look at it before it hit the stands, but I was very wrong. It's been lovely to dip into in the evenings and get into the autumn mood.
The monogrammed linen patches I found at the car boot a few weeks back got lost. Then they turned up again this week, I'm still not sure what I'll do with them yet.
I might use one of them to add a patch to the back of the soon to be finished and named patchy quilt. Everynight I've curled up to handstitch a few more rows of coloured thread up and down and zig zagg along the floral bricks. All finally done today and so fingers crossed I'll find a mo to bind the edges so we can snuggle under it.
As we're still without heating, other than the woodburner my making thoughts have been turning to churning out more blankets to wander around wrapped up in. The granny stripe is coming along nicely indeed. Bit questionable about whether it'll be ready in time for this winter though.
The other bit of warmth comes from my new cosy mustard cardi. My mind immediately paired up my cardi with the curtain's I bought at the plaintation garden market. I'm not decided yet if I should go for a dress or a quick skirt. Definately not floral trousers though as I want to use my brightest bluest tights this year.
Even though it's been a madly busy harum scarum kind of week where I thought it was all work and chores chores chores I'm glad it
turns out there was a whole lot of colour and making stuff tucked away in there too.