I have had quite a bit of leave recently in fact I take the most of my leave in the Spring. J has been busy getting the garden prepared for the new growth and Mountstewart is a delight to walk around with all the vibrant colours erupting from the dank marsh like grasses around the lake. I can never quite make my mind up as to whether I like Spring best or Autumn.
The weather hasn’t been great but then it’s Northern Ireland and we learn to live with the uncertainty as to what the day will bring even if it is all four seasons in one day.
Corrog wood although small was ideal for Smudge to have a snif around off the lead. No sunshine but no rain either so very pleasant.
So far I am managing to keep up with the crochet plan and thoroughly enjoying the new blocks.almost two done of this section (see first picture) and still some time before the ne t pattern comes out. I have taken up Pilates so I am not sitting around crafting all the time and Smudge still needs her walks as well as time with friends.
I just got back to working on this after a few years and started applying some paperclay to imitate the old masonry.i also added some more bricks.