We have had some brighter sunnier days, but gosh, it is still cold! Yesterday I was wearing gloves when I went out for my walk. Hopefully it will start to warm up soon although April can sometimes be like this can't it.
So instead of worrying about the April showers, today I am concentrating on looking forward to the May flowers!
Seems more positive and fun right. These are all out in our garden right now.
A little pot of pansies, so pretty!
Still lots of daffodils coming out, these are multi flowered with lovely orange trumpets. I notice though that someone has been nibbling some of them...
We have a few native primroses in the garden and have been adding to the collection. They are all doing well and look so pretty at this time of year!
The flowering currant is very odd this year. Half of the shrub is in full leaf and with flowers, the other half just has tiny leaf buds that are starting to come out. I don't know why, but perhaps it will prolong the flowering which will be a good thing.
We have quite a few bluebells in the garden. I think they are the native English ones, although I cannot be sure. There are also whitebells so I have a feeling they are some hybrid. Pretty to see though.
Those are our April flowers! Photographed in between the showers...
I have a couple of other things which I wanted to say, so this seemed like a good way to catch them all up with you.
Sorry that I haven't been around visiting your blogs as much lately. I do always read the posts even if I don't comment on them. I am trying to comment as much as I can, but lately I seem to have less time as I am getting busier with the change of time of year and more to do in the garden, doing things for my business - writing patterns alone can take several days work! - and so on.
I am quite organised, but there are still only so many hours in the day. Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't abandoned you, I will be by, just perhaps not commenting on every single post. You understand I am sure because no doubt you are in just the same situation! Thank you though for your understanding and for bearing with me, I do appreciate it.
Oh, and one other thing for comments, I cannot seem to comment on blogs that have Google + comments any more, so if that is the case for your blog and I don't comment that is why. Again, it isn't because I am ignoring you, it is just that the computer will not let me talk to you! Sorry about that.
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On the subject of Five On Friday I have noticed that some peoples posts are not linking back to this post. To be fair to those who do link back I am asking that everyone does so.
Also there have been a few odd posts linked which do not seem to have anything to do with Five On Friday. I have left them up to now, but in future I will be removing the links if you don't link back here and if your post isn't a Five On Friday post.
If you have any questions about how to link please let me know and I will be happy to help. Also if you read the About Five On Friday page - link below or in the sidebar - that will tell you all you need to know.
This is just to be fair to everyone and so that we are all doing the same thing. I hope you understand.
On to other things, yes I will be releasing the pattern for the "thing" I showed you the other day in the post about blocking. I have nearly finished writing it up and I will of course let you know when it will be available.
Some of you asked what blocking does or why you do it. If you look in the sidebar there is a tutorial about blocking under the heading of Crochet Patterns and Tutorials that will explain more. As to the why, it is a way to "finish" an item. It ensure that the stitches are shown to their best, it makes everything line up, spread out and just look really good. Also it makes an item lovely and soft and flexible.
I have now set up a Ravelry Group which is called - funnily enough! - Love Made My Home. There is only one member now and only one post from me, but there will be more to come in the future. So if you would like to join please do, come and introduce yourself!
The first photo in my post on Wednesday confused a few of you and looking at it now I can see why. The items of furniture are real full size ones, not miniatures as some of you thought. Sorry if you were confused, I can see why as there was nothing to compare the scale too because of the way I cropped the photo.
Finally, to catch you up on a few things. I am still walking like a crazy lady and my step count, miles, active minutes are all increasing and I hope will continue to increase as time goes on. The weight isn't exactly decreasing at a rapid rate, but it isn't going up and I have been eating Easter Eggs so... Not too bad.
The other catch up is about my Bullet Journal. I am still using it and loving it. It is the best system that I have ever used - and I have tried a lot of things. I am not a slave to it, just because it says dusting on Tuesday or whatever on my list if I don't do it that day I don't stress, it will get done sometime. It is a framework, not something to be obeyed.
It is helping me and I like it and that is what is important isn't it. It will not be right for everyone and may not be right for you, but I am sure that you have your own ways of working that do work for you. Plus I get to use all of my lovely coloured pens that were just sitting there otherwise so that alone gives me great pleasure!!
I think that is all of the catch ups and things that I wanted to share with you. If you can think of something else let me know!
I hope that all is well with you all, that you have had a good week - or even a great week! - and that you will have an even better weekend and week next week! Take care of yourselves and your loved ones and have fun and be nice!
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