Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Hello Spring

We went for a walk in Ecclesall Woods and around Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on Sunday morning. It was a perfect spring day, the sun shining
warm and the breeze quite cool, to borrow Dickens' words: it felt like 'summer in the light, and winter in the shade'. Who could resist being
outdoors on such a beautiful day? We squeezed in this walk between
church and the supermarket shop and in the afternoon, we played and
pottered about outside for as long and as much as we can. Monday
was very much like this and today, after a drizzly, murky start, looks
set to be another sunny, mild and lovely day. I am loving spring
very much; I'm glad it's finally here.

I have my embroidery threads, hoop and needle out this week for my
Lenten fabric and I am so enjoying all the hand stitching. I'm hoping
to finish it by the weekend - Sunday, I think, is the last day for bringing
them in. I hope to share it here with you before then.

We've had some spectacular sunsets lately, a whole spectrum of
colours in the sky, from coral to grey, purple to aquamarine. It's a brief,
ever-changing, captivating colour show and we see it all. Just brilliant.

I hope you're having a fine Wednesday whatever you're up to today.
Take care and enjoy the rest of this week!


  1. Your embroidery is going to be lovely!! I like the daffodils in the litter bin, so much nicer than litter aren't they. xx

  2. Hi Marion, it sounds like spring is getting off to a lovely start in your neck of the woods. It's good to be out and about at this time of year. I know exactly what Dickens means - it's just like that here right now too. Must be a spring thing all over the world. Hope you're having a good week!

  3. I remember your Lenten fabric from last year, it was very beautiful. Your contribution is lovely once more. x

  4. It's lovely to see some blue skies and sunshine, it really lifts the spirits. It's another lovely day today, still a little cold but I don't mind just so long as the sun's shining. Your stitching is lovely, looking forward to seeing it once it's finished.

  5. Spring is nearly here isn't it, I love the cusp of the seasons it's a magical time. Your embroidery looks wonderful.

  6. Hello Marion, your embroidery is lovely. I can't wait for you to share the finished project. We've a some nice spring weather too. However I think we could have snow flurries this Sunday! Hope the spring weather continues for you. Lisa

  7. It's wonderful being out in the sun again isn't it.
    You new needlework looks very interesting.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Lisa x

  8. Yay for spring and blue skies! I look forward to seeing your Lenten stitches, it's such a lovely idea. We have the Palm Sunday parade tomorrow, the girls have been making palm leaves out for green card at Brownies & Guides. xx

  9. Lenten stitches, what a lovely idea. I like your embroidery very much, the little flowers and grass, all beautiful X

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  11. I like your embroidery very much, the little flowers and grass,