Thankful Thursday :: grubby green fingers

green Thankful Thursday :: grubby green fingersYou either love it or hate it.

Gardening that is. 

And I love it.

In fact I would probably prefer to be out, sitting on the lawn pulling weeds

than doing any amount of housework.

My earliest memory of gardening would have to be the day I planted my first seed packet.

It was a ‘Yates Bambi Mix’ and I can’t even remember what popped up, but I remember that I actually grew something. 

I’m grateful for parents who encouraged us to give things a go in the garden. 

There were never blue jobs or pink jobs. I mowed the lawn. I pruned the roses along side mum.

Now my kids do the same. they sow, they plant, they prune, they mow.

They enjoy seeing the reward of spending a little time each day in the garden.

They almost always have grubby fingers after being out in the garden with me and they don’t care.

For this I am thankful and I really hope that one day their kids will love it too!

 

What are you thankful about today?

What made you thankful about this week?

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Work in Progress Wednesday :: Crochet Mixed Stripe Blanket

DSC 0312 Work in Progress Wednesday :: Crochet Mixed Stripe BlanketDSC 0310 Work in Progress Wednesday :: Crochet Mixed Stripe BlanketDSC 0311 Work in Progress Wednesday :: Crochet Mixed Stripe BlanketOne finished project calls for an immediate start on a new project doesn’t it? 

With all my little bits of yarn left over from the Granny Stripe, as well as six balls of cream acrylic I had in my stash, I decided that I’d attempt the Crochet Mixed Stripe blanket.  I’m not sticking to any pattern, but taking inspiration from both Julie from @ Little Woolie and Hannah @ Not Your Average Crochet.

There are a few rows that I am just not happy with, I’m using a 3.5 size hook and it is tending to be a little too loose and some of my stitches seem to be on the lean, but oh well, I’m just going to continue. 

Being on the smallish size (aka.. read into that… baby blanket) it’s a nice quick project to pick up and put down when this mama needs a break! 

What are you working on? 

What project have you done that allows you to use up all those little bits of yarn left over from others?

Joining in with the creative peeps over @ And Sew We Craft and Ginny @ Small Things

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