Hello everyone, and Happy St David's Day (or Croeso, Dydd Gwŷl Dewi Sant hapus for those who prefer a bit of Cymraeg).
This is the one and only daffodil in our garden at the moment. Something of a sore subject since next door is rather more well-endowed in the daffodil stakes! But not to worry. Today has been such a lovely day both in terms of weather and wellbeing that it's difficult to mind...
Most of today has been spent out in the garden with my housemates - clearing up after winter and planting in some new bulbs (and also a sing-along or two). It's looking brill, so fresh and spring-like.
As a reward for all of our hard work, we treated ourseslves to some jam and scones made from this really brilliant recipe on Inthesky's blog. They were a massive hit, and I can see the recipe becoming a real household favourite :)
I also wanted to use this post to say thank you for the lovely response to the free pattern I posted last week :) I didn't expect people to be quite so enthusiastic!! For those of you who have an account with ravelry, there is now a Pretty Little Petals project page should you want to link them there/add to your queue etc.
At the moment, I'm working on a fair few things. The granny stripe has stalled while I wait for the rest of the yarn to be delivered; I'm partway through the Hermione Hearts Ron hat which I LOVE; I have different ideas for crochet patterns (a bag, a tea cozy and a pair of gloves) and embroidery designs (based on the work of da Vinci!); and I'm pottering around trying to recreate a bee-YOU-tiful crochet blanket. Plenty to keep me busy then! At some point I'll pause in all that and blog a few proper posts about them.
Until then, I wish you all well and a happy spring!