The new blanket so far...
Forty circles. I've been good at sticking to my planned colour scheme (blues and greens with the occasional accent of red and gold), but now I really want to add some purple! What do you think - purple or no purple? I'll try a couple of purple circles and make my own mind up but I'm just curious to know what the general opinion is at this stage.
Anyway, such order doesn't last for long in this house...
...and it'll be even more fun once I've made more, I'm thinking 8 x 12 so just another 56 to go. As to the background - I'm completely undecided about that, I had thought beige but we'll see.
Despite the mess he made of my crochet circles N is actually quite a tidy and orderly little boy. Here he has lined up his Buzz Lightyear collection. Of the four big ones two are from charity shops, one is a bubble bath bottle (from skinfint me), and one is the most recent version from ebay (from his more generous daddy). I think we'll probably give one of the charity shop ones back as we've enough now and it'll mean another little Buzz fan can add to his collection.
Thanks to Tess at Driftwood and Marylin for helping me to identify this flower (centauria or cornflower).
It looks its best at this time of year . These photos are from Wednesday. Rain was forecast (and it has indeed arrived) so I took a couple more photos of the garden while the sun was still shining.
The cornflowers are just at the top left of our path.
The path is made of lots of flat round stones, it was one of the things I liked about the house & garden when we first viewed it. These are two balls of German sock wool I was given as a present for the little bit of cat-sitting I did recently.
The big hedge coming to life.
Pots of pansies.
As Wednesday was to be the last day of the good weather and I also had use of the car, I dragged two rather reluctant children off for a walk beside the loch and to see how the bluebell woods were looking after A had finished school.
Looking up underneath a bridge.
Once we reached the woods A & N were quite happy to play and run along the paths.
And I was quite happy too.
We returned to the car by the path along the shore of the loch, this allowed for more stone throwing so took a while. Then home.
Time to pick some more rhubarb...
...with which I made rhubarb shortbread using this recipe from Nimble Fingers and Steady Eyebrows. Mine is quite gooey on top but still delicious though very sweet. Mmmm.