Almost cleared

I didn’t manage to have a day off yesterday from the allotment. I spent a good couple of hours last night cutting up apple branches that must have been cut last year. Today I’ve  been removing rubbish from the shed and standing back to look at all the hard work that has been done over the last 3 days. At this point I would like to say a huge thank you to my son, and husband for their patience, support, and  hard work.

Please check out my Allotment page, there are updates and more pictures.

Almost cleared the allotment.
Almost cleared the allotment.

Catching up day

Lovely sunny morning but unfortunately I have to catch up on boring jobs today. Shopping first, bits and pieces for the allotment.  I think I’ve worked so hard clearing half of my new allotment that I deserve a little treat. I really won’t be able to stay away from the plot. Maybe I will pop for an hour later today.

Thank you to two new bloggers that have found me. “Allotmental” and “Bloom or bust”, they both have brilliant blogs and are a source of inspiration to me, thanks.

Sue

We have mountains of green waste. Compost maker will help to reduce this.
We have mountains of green waste. Compost maker will help to reduce this.
Think I need a treat. Tea and cakes to replace the calories I've used !
Think I need a treat. Tea and cakes to replace the calories I’ve used !

The work continues

Day 2.

Work continues on our overgrown allotment! We have already filled 5 compost bins. I must be the only person in the UK that is enjoying the cool weather. Don’t think I could have cleared so many weeds if the sun had been shining. The body is starting to ache but it’s still lots of fun.

Day 2. Lots to do!
Day 2. Lots to do!

Dull and grey

It’s a dull and grey day outside so I’m adding some colour by crocheting this morning. A few weeks ago I received my order of wool from the Wool Warehouse.

Attic 24 cosy pack
Attic 24 cosy pack

Amazing quality wool, soft, beautiful colours and great value. A pack put together by the Wool Warehouse called Cosy. This is the start of my mood blanket. Each day I crochet at least 6 granny squares, they reflect the mood I’m in that day. I should end up with a beautiful blanket that is truly personal to me.

Some of my mood squares.
Some of my mood squares.

I’ve only learnt to crochet this year but am totally bitten by the bug. Below are some of my recent projects. I wanted to add to my patchwork quilt by making a lovely summery crochet blanket and cushions.

My first projects.
My first projects.

So that’s week one of my blog, hope you are enjoying it. Bye for the moment. Have lovely weekend.

Sue

Button bears

You may be wondering why I have decided to call my blog button bears. It’s because one of my hobbies is to design and hand stitch little bears. This started 19 years ago when I had my son. I made him his first bear and the hobby grew. Nowadays I experiment with different fabrics and materials.

Traditional Mohair button bear.
Traditional Mohair button bear.
I like to experiment with different materials. This little creation is made using Harris Tweed.
I like to experiment with different materials. This little creation is made using Harris Tweed.
Scruffy bear.
Scruffy bear.

Sunny day

What a beautiful day. Think I will spend some time in my garden today. I feel the need to find some peace and quiet and gardening is just the tonic. Problem is I get distracted by nature and spend time taking lots of photographs. Hope you enjoy some pictures of my garden.

Sue

Our resident frog!
Our resident frog!
Peacock butterflies enjoying the warm morning sun.
Peacock butterflies enjoying the warm morning sun.
A Puss Moth caterpillar enjoying brunch in the garden.
A Puss Moth caterpillar enjoying brunch in the garden.
Sunshine yellow courgette flowers.
Sunshine yellow courgette flowers.
First of the crop of cucumbers.
First of the crop of cucumbers.