Sunday, 22 May 2011

new life

Days like today just make me feel so happy and warm inside. Full of warm happiness and contentment. And what has made me so happy today? Ive just been for a walk with Charlie Choco through the woods and i found not one but two sites with nesting birds. How amazing is that? The first is high up in a tree. I think it must be woodpeckers because there are lots of perfect holes pecked into the trunk of the tree and the nest must be in one of these. Me oh my what a racket they were making waiting for mummy and daddy woodpecker to bring home some scram. The second nest is very well hidden in an old cotswold stone wall covered in ivy. I didnt go looking because i didnt want to upset the parents but again they were having a party in that nest because i could hear them all the way along the lane.

Do you like my shells hanging in my tree. This poor old tree has never thrived and this year it hasnt got many leaves on it. I love shells and always collect them when im in Cornwall or Scotland. I especially love ones with holes in because you can thread some twine through them and hang them up. They tinkle like little bells in the breeze.

My latest make is a hexagon blanket to pop over my knees when the weather gets cooler. Blimey the rate its taking me to crochet these little hexxies up il be an old lady needing a warm blanket. I got the idea for the hexagons from reading MeMe Rose. I loved how her hexagons looked when they were sewn together and i loved the effect of the colours she had chosen. It got me thinking that i needed some colour in my life so off i popped to the wool shop and am so far pleased with the effect. Unfortunatley my camera does not do justice to the lovely colours.

Before i go i just want to say thankyou to the five lovely people that follow my blog. I know that in the whole scheme of things five followers is not many compared to some blogs but im so chuffed that ive got any followers let alone five of you. All of your blogs inspire me so much and i love getting home from work and cosying up with a cuppa and my computer and catching up on the days events in blog land. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as i enjoy yours.

Talking of cuppas.... i can feel a cuppa and big slice of cake moment coming on. Oh well it is sunday and ive been a busy bee all day and am thinking that after a spot of afternoon tea i might just sit out in the garden and get on with some hooky time.

Hope you all have a fab week. See ya soon.

Melanie x


  1. Hello,

    Just discovered your blog! Like the hexagon crochet blanket you are working on - the colours work well and I like the shells hanging in your tree.

    Have a good week!

    Leah x

  2. Thanks for stopping by the Fairyglade, I can see by your bags that you are a woman after my own heart. I am intrigued by your dressmaking picture. I have finally decided to take the plunge and have a go atmaking a skirt. Don't hold your breathe though! Dev x

  3. Any excuse to trot off to the yarn shop hey!? I know I'm the same. I justify it by decalring that a packet of fags costs more than a nice ball of wool and I don't smoke.

    Lovely hexy's. I'm off to nose a little