More squirrels

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Hubby has been practising with his new camera. Red squirrels on the front lawn are the perfect subject and so obliging. Look at the size of those front ‘fingers’!

Latest miniature project

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A friend gave me a book display box ages ago and I have never done anything with it – until now. Inspired by Ian Lawson’s wonderful book ‘From The Land Comes The Cloth’ I have made this ‘book’ that opens up to reveal the weaver at his loom (Norman MacKenzie, Carloway) and a miniature shop selling tweeds from Harris and Lewis. Great fun to do. Now need to go out there again to purchase more tweed!!!

Interesting graves

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Ongoing project of transcribing all the gravestones in the old cemetery. Some really interesting ones, all very old.

Heaps of snow!

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A glorious day with lots of blue sky, sunshine and snow. Bitterly cold, unless you were sheltered from the breeze, even when wearing all the warm, winter, walking clothes. Went out to take some snowy photos but the snow was too deep to park off the road anywhere except the entrance to Griffin Wind Farm. Had our first picnic of the year – in the warmth of the car! – looking at panoramic snowy landscapes. Then decided it was a good place to walk the dogs. They could play in the snow – not easy, as it was rather deep even for dogs with long legs! – and we wouldn’t have to battle our way through it. Dogs had great fun and we had a walk that was easy underfoot. A good day out was had by all.

Nacreous clouds?

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Enjoying some fine, dry, still, sunny, cold days – wonderful after weeks of rain and wind. Great to potter about outside in the garden even if it is still absolutely squelchy underfoot. Then as I was persuadingĀ the dogs indoors, late this afternoon, I looked up and saw these amazing clouds. The cloud in the first photo was wonderful ‘mother of pearl’ colours but by the time I dashed indoors and grabbed a camera it was fading. But then, even more spectacular ‘mother of pearl’ colours appeared elsewhere. I believe they are called Nacreous clouds. Just used my little Sony camera on full zoom but still quite pleased with the results.

Colourful crafts.

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With all this terrible weather we have been having recently some of us have been busy indoors. I used Ella Rae ‘Seasons” to knit the waistcoat for a lucky little girl. I just fell in love with the colours and was very pleased with the way it knit up.

A friend, Juliet, has woven this beautiful scarf for me (now off the loom) using Noro Kureopatora wool and Rainbow Roll. Can’t wait to see the finished scarf.

All the wool for both items was purchased from my favourite fibre and fabric supplier, Karelia House ( kareliahouse.co.uk ) . A greatĀ place for lunch as well! They now have a fabulous online shop if you can’t get to their wonderful shop.