In January I…
…made 2 new garlands for my bookcase.
…enjoyed gates and trees in the snow.
…had a wonderful trip to a craft fair, resulting in a whole load of new goodies.
…expanded my crochet skills by experimenting with doilies (read about them here and here).
…celebrated my one year blogiversary with a giveaway (which finally arrived with Cheryl this week!)
It’s been a good start to the year!
It snowed – hurrah! I love how pretty snow makes everything. Mum and I decided to go for a little walk and this is what we saw…
For some reason I especially love snowy gates. Here were some I saw this morning…
And here are some lovely snowy trees…
And there’s nothing better than coming back in out of the cold and snuggling up under a fluffy blanket with a cup of hot chai tea. Bliss!
Last weekend I went away with a group of friends from church. We had a great time together, I got quite a lot of crochet done whilst chatting and taught a 10 year old how to cast on and cast off. I taught her how to knit last year, and she’s spent the whole year not knowing how to start or finish!
On Sunday morning we had a couple of hours quiet time. I decided to go for a little walk and note down all the ways that God’s beauty and glory is displayed all around…
…bright flowers growing wild
…white sheep dotted on the hillside
…golden sunshine falling across lush green fields
…two trees clinging to autumnal shades
…the gentle babble and bubble of the stream
…winter-bare branches stretching to the sky
…the chirp and chatter of birds in the trees
…bright berries in seemingly dead twigs
…early signs of new life
…sunlight shining through leaves
…many shades of blue in the sky
…sunlight dancing in the water
…the soft cry of a lamb
…fluttering, frilly-edged leaves