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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A Pause For Breath


Last time that I posted was in January (I can hardly believe that it's been so long) and I sad that my New Years resolution was to get out and about more and get as much as possible out of every day.

Well I sure have been doing just that!  And that is what's been keeping me from my beloved blog.  I have been out walking as often as possible with little ol' Molly but always along the same stretch of canal. And as the weather was bleak a lot of the time, I wasn't at all inspired to take pictures and I was sure that you did not want to see a constant repetition of a grey dull canal walk.

Thankfully we have been getting much better weather lately and I did take a few piccies on my last outing.  The picture above is of a silver birch.  Unfortunately you can't see the striking metalic looking bark on the above photo but still I love the contrast of the tree against such a stunning blue sky.


In this photo I adore how the sky and bridge was reflected perfectly on the canal.  Here the canal a  looks a rich sapphire blue.  Natures inspirations.

I have also been spending a lot of time working on the studio in the garden.  often with the help of some little hands.  I did take some photos today of it but they turned out horribly and so now I think that I'll wait until it's all finished to show you.  I'm really pleased with how it has turned out so far and I can't wait to get settled in there.  We were in and all ready to go when I realised that there was on oil spill on my work bench.  It all had to be sanded down and now it just needs to be painted. But to be honest, I don't mind so much as I've really enjoyed the decorating aspect of getting into the studio because here is where I have been able to put my stamp on it.


Pardon the poor photos here but I took them on one of the more wintry mornings.  I've been working slowly on a new blanket for the studio.  I wanted to go for a vintage selection of colours which sadly the real colours can't be seen here. I've used a lot of Kerry Woollen Mills aran yarn which I've had lying around for a long time while I looked for it's perfect project.  I'm really happy now where it has ended up.  The squares are a delight to work and only take a few minutes from start to finish.  Hopefully the next time I get some pictures from it the light will be much better.

With the spring beginning to appear here in Ireland.  I feel like I have more energy and want to get out into the garden and slowly tidy it after the winter.  Already I can see new growth appearing.  So when I'm finished in the studio that will be my next big task.

I'm also hoping that when I'm in and settled in the studio that I will be able to get more sewing, knitting and crochet done in my own little space.  at the moment there is no room for anything and so my stuff is just stacked up in the corner looking messy.  It takes me ages to find anything and that is really putting me off doing any real work. So fingers crossed when all is sorted out I'll have a lot more crafty stuff to post about and not just pictures of the canal again!!!!

Heading off for now.  Slowly trying to catch up on some of your wonderful blogs.

Chat soon,
Rosie xx

11 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Rosie! It's nice to see you. I'm glad to hear you've been doing well. :)

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  2. "Stacked up in the corner looking messy" - I think every crafter has experienced this. :)

    So glad to hear from you, and how nice that the sun is shining for you there. The canal looks beautiful under that blue sky. We've had a really long, extra-cold winter here, but things are finally beginning to warm up a bit.

    Can't wait to see your studio photos!

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  3. Welcome back Rosie. You sound like you are having a busy time. Looking forward to seeing the photos of your studio.
    S xx

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  4. Hi Rosie, I've just spent a very pleasant hour in the garden....I've created quite a mess! Glad you've been getting out and about, looking forward to seeing what you've made! :) x

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  5. Hi Rosie, I jumped to your blog once I saw a new post. Hope you are keeping well. We will have to catch up becausee we are building a cabin thingy in Easter and I am really excited about it - not for creative working like yours but just to play around in. That blanket is looking promising. Jo x

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  6. It's so lovely to see you again Rosie! Wishing you all the best with your studio; you won't know yourself when it's all spruced up and finished! Lovely crochet going on there and do keep enjoying the 'out and abouts'!
    Joy x

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  7. Hi, Gorgeous photos. That blue sky. We need a few more days like that.

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  8. Hellloooo lovely Rosie, so lovely to see you back here. I am pleased to hear that you have been managing to get out and about and also that your work on your studio is coming along. I am loving the look of your new blanket for your studio it is going to be so pretty. Yes, I think we all feel like we need to give the gardens a good tidy after the long winter and it is so lovely to see a little more light and colour around. I hope that you are well and taking good care of yourself. Sending much love xoxo

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  9. How exciting to be creating your own studio! Your squares are looking good, they'll make a gorgeous blanket. x

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  10. I love your blue sky. Those pictures are good for me. They remind me that I will see blue sky days again soon. I am excited about your studio!

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  11. Lovely to finally catch up with you Rosie ... I'm having the same problem as you, life is so full my blog visiting has of necessity been cut right back. Gorgeous sunsine in these pics, hope it's still shining on you and that you're well x

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Rosie xx