Monday, June 11, 2012

It's cold outside ......

It's really cold outside,  but we were treated to a day of beautiful sunshine today (after the fog lifted mid morning).  We stoked the fire and I took the opportunity to get out my latest crochet project,  a scarf for my sister Lee.  Lee loves blues and greys and chose this beautiful Italian sock yarn for her scarf (much greyer in real life...looks quite blue here).  I love these sock yarns with the different colour blends.

The scarf design has a lovely petal motif.


While I was in Bali I found these little dilly bags in a few different styles.  Perfect gifts for friends back home,  but also perfect little project bags.  This one holds my wool, crochet hook and scarf easily.  And the best part is.... I leave the ball of wool inside,  tighten the cords and just pull out as much wool as I need..... I dont have my ball of wool getting out of control all over the place. 


The cows were enjoying the winter sunshine.  Might have been sunny but very soggy underfoot and a real chill in the air.  Great for skiing I suppose and there were snowfalls in the mountains not far from us..


Later in the afternoon I sat outside with my old dog Oakey and we enjoyed the last of that sun before it disappeared behind the big hill behind our house.  Very pleasant and quiet day.

LET

LIFE

SCOOP

YOU UP

AND

CHANGE YOU

SOMEHOW

 

-SARK-



Jacky xox

25 comments:

Dot said...

It was a very chilly day today wasn't it? Glad you had such a peaceful day. Lovely photo's (the sock wool you are using for Lee's scarf is gorgeous). The photo of the cows is restful. And I love the idea of you and Oakey watching the sun go down together.
Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S I love that Sark quote too!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Jacky you have a very lucky sister!!

and I really love the photo of the cows in the glowing sunlight... cheers

Rachel said...

It sounds like a wonderful day!

Jenxo said...

i didnt venture out but we had a frost this morning....the sock wool looks beautiful, lucky lee...

Ro Bruhn said...

Lee will love the scarf Jacky, such lovely shades of blue. I wear mine all the time. I managed to get some gardening done today, with a little help from Charlie, he's great at digging holes.

Judy Martin said...

I LOVE the hill you have behind your house. I would look at that, and imagine what lies beyond it, all the time I think.
xx

Caterina Giglio said...

and it is really HOT here, summer is settling in, the view you had sitting with Oakey is lovely... how serene... x

Els said...

YES of course: WINTER !!!! (well we dón't have a very good summer .... :-( ...) That yarn is wonderful
(must look for the pattern you once send me ... ;-) !)
The dots in the previous post are wonderful !

deanna7trees said...

oh that crochet with that yarn is just gorgeous. lucky sister.

Jenny said...

Lee's scarf is looking divine Jacky... just love the colors you are using... and the dilly bag is so sweet... love the outdoor photos... what a beautiful place to live...

Hugs
Jenny x

ArtPropelled said...

It sounds like we are experiencing similar weather again. Such pretty blues in the scarf.... it looks soft. Your sister will be delighted.

handstories said...

your smokey blue scarf is beautiful, as is your view.

Notjustnat said...

Lots of blues over on your blog Jacky. I love the look of that yarn for a scarf. Hope Lee will like it this time. Can never have enough bags. I brought a few back from Japan too - Hugs Nat

ali said...

That is a really cute dilly bag! The yarn colors are great, and caught my eye because I, too, have a sister named Lee, and she also likes blues and grays!

Marilyn Rock said...

What a positive day! Love that quote! What gorgeous yarn! xxoo

Emma said...

A beautiful blue, lovely stones a fabulous trip & so glad your show went well. Catching up here, you might have noticed! I love the quote re not sitting still for negative thoughts, a good one.

Hoola Tallulah said...

those yarns are lovely! What beautiful photos, I didn't realise Australia was so green, it looks alot like the fields around our house in grey old England. Sweet cows...

deemallon said...

pretty, pretty scarf coming along... the blues are just so pretty.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Jacky,
Thanks for visiting my blog earlier this month. So nice to hear from you! I've enjoying looking through your blog and getting caught up on your projects. You've got a lot of fun things happening here! Hope you're enjoying life.
Cheers!
Holly

blandina (aracne) said...

I love the bag, the wool and the scarf (Nat, I recognise the pattern...).
What a fabulous trip to Bali, the pictures are inspiring.

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh, the scarf that you are making for your sister will be a beauty, and it is so wonderful that you visited Bali! I love your photographs, and your 'gentle' stitching. Have a lovely week! roxanne

Linda said...

Delightful photos Jacky; the scarf is so beautiful and I love the little dilly bag (cute name :-)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I really love the yarn and the pattern of your scarf. Where can such a pattern be found? I think they would make beautiful Christmas pressies this year?

V. best wishes, Carolyn
LOVE STITCHING RED
www.love-stitching-red.blogspot.com

waikiki resort said...

It's starting to get colder and colder outside... You can really feel the atmosphere of winter season, it's Christmas time and I am so excited.