Good morning everybody!
Although temperatures have dropped, we have rather nice weather. After the rain in the weekend, sun is peeping through the clouds for longer periods. And as we are rathered sheltered in our garden, temps go up quickly and with not much wind it is just lovely there in the sun.
So Jan and I did some gardening again yesterday. Lots of our seedlings are growing too big for their pots and had to be planted in the garden. Jan grew a lot of sunflower, from all sorts, from 40 cms to the highest of about 2,50 mtr!!!
We'll have to see if all will come to full bloom, but.... we found places for them in the garden.
Then more seedlings of our specious, like Malva, had to be planted out too. We even had to dig up a few plants and place them elsewhere, to create some space for all the new. And slowly are garden becomes rather crowded, if all come to full growth and bloom. So we could do with a bigger garden, but I am glad we haven't. This one is giving us already more than enough work( it always needs attention to keep it a bit nice).
Every now and then we are encountering little froggies again, I suppose they are the children of the first ones we had. They have a couple of places where they can hide under some little stones, and almost every day we have lodgers in the tiny pond.
As you can see, I even found time to make me another bloglayout. And I finished a kit and even started with another one. It's not going in a flash yet, but slowly I am getting into new desiging mood.
I started a new knitting project, not really sure what the end result will become, but I am hping to make it a blanket or afghan. I threw myself onto a lace stitch, a little bit trickly, cause you have to keep a good count of the rows, but I have a piece of paper and a pencil next to me, just must not forget to put there a little stripe every time I finish a row LOL.
Lace stitches look to be difficult when you first read the instructions, but after some rows, it's much easier than it seemed to be. Must say I am not into the most difficult pattern, mine has only 10 rows to repeat, but there are some beautiful ones that have 30 or even 40 rows to complete one pattern!
What to do today? not all too much, have to do some grocerie shopping, and I hope to make some apple compote from the apples Jan brought home from the market. It isn't hard to do and even rather quick. But it has to be done and I hope to have enough to fill two pots with it for now.
It tastes sooo much better when you make it yourself!
Today I have the quickpage and clusters from Arlene, made with the Still Missing you Mama kit.
Going to work a bit on the new kit, and then have to get active!
Have a spledid day!