Hello and thank you for popping in!
It’s a lovely sunny day here today, and I heard on the radio that spring is officially here in the southern hemisphere… evidenced by the pollen blowing everywhere and the rising temperatures… oh and the daffodils and lambs! It was warm enough to go for a walk in shorts and a t-shirt today, things are looking promising! Raymond is currently lying in the sun sleeping (he has a great life doesn’t he?) and rainbows from my rainbow harvesting system (11 prisms hanging in the window) are spinning around my lounge… all in all it’s a beautiful, perfect day. AND… it’s not even lunch-time, so there’s heaps of the day left to enjoy.
I was looking around my lounge appreciating the loveliness of it the other day and just had to take a photo of my creative corner for you to see where I spend so much time, hooking, knitting, drinking coffee, eating chocolate, occasionally blogging and blog-surfing!
Despite living a 5 minute drive from the centre of Wellington central city, KB and I are lucky enough to live in a flat where we have beautiful spacious hill views. I love it when people walk through our front door and see our views… it’s just the best.
Did you see my latest project on the go?
I was finishing the last few rows on my bed yesterday, when….
Bugger! I ran out of dark purple 20 stitches from the end of the row! As it was the front of the cushion I just couldn’t change purple in the middle of the row, so I had to mission over to Mum’s shop to buy another ball so I could finish it.
This is a seriously bright cushion… in fact, I really struggled to photograph it… it was so bright on my little digital camera screen, I gave up on it, but on the computer, the pics are coming up lovely! So here is the finished pillow!
Photographing this cushion was a hilarious experience. It just looked so bright on my camera it actually hurt the eyes to look at. I tried taking photos at night with the flash on, in the morning flash off, closing the curtains flash off, outside flash off… in the end I gave up! It turned out fine anyway!
Uplifting rainbow goodness….
I’m just loving it! My only problem is where to place it… it is truly so bright it doesn’t go with much of my decor.
Something else I’m loving at the moment is ravelry! I’ve just started exploring ravelry more thoroughly… I had no idea there were so many groups and all sorts! It’s like facebook but so much better! Look me up if you’re on there! My ravelry name is crochetwthraymond. There just weren’t enough letters for the whole name…
So that’s enough from me… I have big plans for this afternoon involving the botanical gardens, my camera and spring flowers.
Lots of happy blessings to you, from Alice and Raymond XX