Well, would you look at that! It's Monday again. We had a chilly weekend here: as our girl set out for her ten mile sponsored walk along the coast I made sure she took a hat! And that cold breeze meant that anything new I did, or learned for the first time, was most likely going to be of the inside variety.
|Disclaimer: photo taken back in February, when I brought this wool back from Scotland, and realised I should have bought more..|
I did think bout being out in the fresh air, gardening, when I read that the best way of getting rid of weeds is to keep on watering them after you have weedkillered, so that they grow all the more quickly, use up all their strength, and then disappear in as short a time as possible. I wonder, do you think it would work? We don't like using weedkiller round here, so although as a suggestion it's something I hadn't heard of before, it's probably not a keeper in life's great card catalogue of trivia. In any case, our garden isn't famous for its plants. Instead it's made more interesting by its treasure.
By all the scattered pieces of pottery we find every time we turn over some earth. I've written about it before. I keep the pieces on a dark wooden tray beside the phone and sometimes, if you listen carefully, you'll hear the clicks as I turn them over my fingers while I talk.
Yesterday I thought they looked dusty and unloved, so I emptied the tray and cleaned all the little chips, which took on the appearance, then, just for a minute, of pebbles washed over by the retreating tide.
That was my gardening. Unless you count my new sock wool. It's in a colourway called Blue Tit, named for the little blue and yellow bird we sometimes see in our garden, and I've been saving it up til now so that I can use it for my April Sock of the Month. Oh, yes: time to make a start on that! I haven't made a pair of April socks before: I think I might have to make them count for innovation this week...
..how about you? Anything new this weekend? We'd love to hear about it.
Deb, Barbara, Helena, Eileen, Jane, Karen, Liz, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Susanne, Fiona, Maggie, Julia and Melissa posted a memorandum last Monday. Go on, give 'em a wave! Wish them a good week! And have one yourself, won't you?