Hi there and thanks for stopping by for a visit! Gosh it's been a busy week for me and it was nice to have yesterday to recuperate and rest and just hang out with hubby. I did some knitting and crocheting and played Scrabble on Facebook (want to play a game with me?) and just enjoyed not having to go anywhere. I have been watching the Snowdrops come up and hoping for them to open up so I could get a photo, but we got a cold snap and so they're in a holding pattern.. but I actually love them like this as they look like their name - a "drop". We have many patches of them on this old farm-place. Aren't they sweet?
Below is my beloved stand of Black Bamboo. I actually cut small branches of it, then cut those into short lengths of 1/4 inch and make beads out of them.. they have a natural hole as they are a hollow reed (a variety of grass, actually!), so it's really neat to string my own beads and make jewelry. I love bamboo and have five different varieties planted here. All are well-behaved "clumping" bamboos - they do not "run" and become a nuisance. I have black, golden, blue fountain, variegated dwarf and one other amazingly fluffy and graceful, I must get the name of it.
Below is my rainbow granny stripe blanket. It is finished except for the border - and I ordered my border yarn from a friend named Saskia from the Netherlands that I met on Ravelry - "We Love Lucy" who has an online shop named "Crafty Valley". Hopefully it will be on it's way soon.