Hasn't this Autumn weather been just perfect. Couldn't believe the lovely rain we received during the early hours of yesterday morning. 36.5mls of it. We usually don't receive much rain in March the usual has been either a ml or less or nothing. So I am predicting a good March, not Autumn or Winter. No need to get that far ahead! With this lovely rain the roses are enjoying a lovely flush of blooms and I have noticed the Bees are back in the garden. It was obviously too hot for them before.
So I did what the note on the blackboard said. Nothing like having fresh flowers perfuming the home.
Here are some out in the front garden.
All the roses above are David Austin's. I recently mulched the bed with some pea hay and they are thriving.
|Marina's Starry Night.|
I finished the doily I was working on. It turned out quite big at approx 22 inches across. I decided to call it Marina's Starry Night instead of just plain Starry Night as Marina sent me some crochet cotton a while ago and I am gradually using it up. There is actually a mix of the Coats size 10 and a DMC size 10 on the final few rounds. You see the pattern was originally made in a size 8 and used 65 grams of cotton. There were three full balls of the Coats cotton with the same dye lot so started with those. Had a few rounds to go and ran out. There was also some partial balls in the cotton Marina gave me of Coats size 10 but the dye lot was completely different. I tried a few stitches with the DMC thread and it was so much closer to the previous rounds of Coats cotton I decided to go with that. After a soak and a wash in nappy style soaker it came out beautifully and you can't see the difference.