Saturday, 30 January 2010

Snowy Saturday.........

My intention today was to change the header picture above to reflect my more positive approach to the year now that January is almost behind us, some emerging bulbs, cavorting lambs, sunshine....but what did I find......snow. A whole white world, yet again. Enough is enough I say.

Indeed I intended to rant about the roads in this country after a journey to Norwich that should have taken 1 1/2 hours took 4 and the trip to Lancaster and back was 10 hours instead of 8. Both delays due to lorries.....but I'm not going to.......its a beautiful day despite the snow and we have good friends coming over today so I'm happy. Risotto will be made, wine will be drunk and smelly cheese eaten. Bliss

Lancaster was a long day. Youngest had her interview while we did another tour of the art department, accommodation etc. She loves it there and we think it would suit her very well but.......we found out they have reduced the number of place this year, 27 out of more than 150 applicants and half of those will go to students who have done a foundation year so effectively she is trying for one of 14 places! My heart is heavy on this one friends.

Progress on the snowflake blanket is good and for those that asked this is the link for the pattern /

My main creative thoughts are in the direction of the Bargello needlepoint ( I do tend to flit all over the creative spectrum, as you may have noticed)......I love this type of needlework and have just rekindled my interest and started a new group on flickr. So if you give it a is incredibly quick and easy to do, please let me know and share. have a great weekend one and all.


  1. Hola Elsy, thank you for your interest in my blog... your craftings are so, so beatiful and your blog is wonderful!!!!!
    Muchos cariños,
    Maria Cecilia

  2. I will keep everything crossed for her!! Our search seems to have been a doddle by comparison. We seem to have just missed the snow this time. It seems to be more "east". Enjoy your cheese and wine! xx

  3. Your Snowflake blanket is lovely. This will definately have to go on my 'to do list':-)
    Take care,

  4. Fingers crossed your daughter gets the place she wants.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Lisa x

  5. hello!
    thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your nice comment today! I love, love LOVE the bargello needlepoint, its absolutely stunning!!!

    Julia x x x

  6. I will keep everything crossed for your daughter! You are clever, that snowflake blanket is gorgeous.

    Love Lou xxx

  7. Wow you are clever, the snowflakes are amazing and the red border is perfect.

    Thanks for your comment!

    Sarah x

  8. Good luck to her, Lancaster is a lovely university! I love your crochet! suzie xxx

  9. fingers crossed for the place xxx

  10. If you do venture to the IOW let me know when you'll be in town and I'll meet you for a cuppa and a bloggy chat!
    Lisa x

  11. Thank you for your comments. What coincidences not 1 but 2 eh?

    Excitement excitement when I saw it in my inbox. I've tried to contact you via an email address but couldn't find one??? I want to tag you :) so PLEASE FORGIVE ME for doing it here see below


    I tagged you with a blog award. You just have to list 7 things about
    yourself that we, your readers, might not know. :)

    Thanks for being so loyal on my blog, I appreciate it a lot !

    God Bless

    BTW I know we all lead such busy pleased do not in anyway
    feel obliged. BUT if you could/would that will be fantastic!

  12. The snow flake blanket is so lovely!
    And thank you for sharing the link!!

  13. The link doesn't seam to work :(

  14. the site for the snowflake afghan pattern, appears to be down. i havent saved it either. however i do have a printed copy. if anyone wants it i will try and get one to you x

  15. I would love that very much!
    Thank you :)

  16. link now working....let me know how you get on

  17. I do hope that things will begin to look up for your daughter; sometimes only perserverence and prayer will win at the end of the day!..,It's tough out there for sure though!.., I pray ultimaely all will go well!

    The crochet is wonderful! All the helpful pictures and magazine photos are great as well!~ Although I do not crochet or knit;(I'm an artist though); albeit, my mom and sisters do, and so I know the work and artistry that goes into such pieces as a labour of love!

    You are warmly invited to enjoy a wee respite from your cares my dear, and to visit my little corner of the blogging world to enjoy a lovely , cyber afternoon tea!..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  18. Thank you for sharing this link. The snowflake afghan looks so beautiful - I must have a try! The link worked for me and I could read the pattern!So it does not seem to be down. Greetings from Germany