Friday, 24 February 2012

Planning Some Colour

This week, the weather has mostly been like this: (where is this mild snap we are supposed to be having?)


And I start thinking about Spring and Summer, and planning little projects to keep me out of mischief and bring some fun and colour into the house.

These jam jars are crying out to be filled. I've only got two pots of jam left from last year and the chutney is long gone. It's a long time till soft fruit season but I feel a spot of rhubarb and ginger jam-making may be happening one weekend soon.


These new plain linen tea towels are waiting to be perked up with some embroidery. I'm thinking of line drawings of fruit, vegetables, bread and cake picked out in different coloured chain stitch.


I don't know if I'll have the patience to wait for the crochet course in April - I may have to find some wool and just dive right in to this gorgeous book with some of my Grandma's old crochet hooks.


It's all a bit grey. I'm really looking forward to adding some colour to everything. Have you got any colourful projects planned for Spring?

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  1. Just blog hopped over here for the first time ... nice to meet you :D

    I'm attempting to learn to crochet too, but it doesn't come easily to a life long knitter! Good luck with it x

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    1. Annie, how nice to meet you too! I'm hoping my total lack of knitting skills will bode well for successful crochet. Hmm, we'll see! x

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  2. Great photos Gillian. I have just bought four napkins also to embroider.

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    1. I hope you share the results - would love to see what you plan to do with them! x

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  3. My first visit too! You've captured that late winter greyness perfectly! I'm planning to use lots of colour this spring - I've missed it!

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    1. Hi Emma, lovely to meet you. Thanks for the comment. Some daffodils came up in the garden today so we'll have some colour soon i hope! x

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  4. I'm plodding on with my tapestry and it is lovely and colourful but so hard to do with no natural light - m button cushion is on hold for the same reason

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    1. Yay for when the clocks finally go forward...

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  5. Just found your blog for the first time :) I am in the States teaching myself to crochet... Had just bought the same beautiful book you show in your pictures 3 days ago! How fun :) Enjoying your blog so much and eagerly looking forward to signs of spring as well :) Our cherry trees are trying to bloom amid our mild winter....

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    1. Hi Nelli, how lovely to meet you! Thanks for the comment. I do love it when the cherry and magnolia trees come into blossom, it's so pretty. Good luck with the crochet! Gillian x

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  6. It's one of the positives (there are some?!) about grey end of the winter days that it makes one hungry for colour again in all sorts of ways. The book you've got is the one I made my rosy tea cosy from - it's a really clear and well-written read / guide! Have a go! Have some colourful plans up my sleeve too which are itching to see the light of day but feel I ought to finish what is already on my hook first! May give in before long!

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    1. Well Elizabeth, you may have persuaded me to have a go! I'm looking forward to seeing your new colourful creations.

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  7. your photos are amazing. new follower!

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