Sunday, 28 February 2016

sea walks and puffs...

We've been in our new home, and we're starting to get settled and get into a routine. Thankfully as we have a spare room, it means we don't have to sit and look at all the boxes yet to be unpacked and sorted! We got our new washing machine delivered and installed, so no more trips to the launderette!
The weather hasn't been amazing, but on Thursday we were able to venture out along the seafront. We will never tire of watching and listening to the waves

And we enjoyed watching 2 little birdies at the waters edge, trying to avoid the crashing waves

We also got our first glimpse of birds flying in formation

We had gone out without breakfast, so when we came across a garage, we decided a pit-stop was required!

On the return walk we stopped to look for Geocaches, and although it was next to a busy main road, it's amazing how discreet you can be!

I've tried to get back into crochet, and decided to just do a simple project to get the creativity flowing again. It turned out not to be quite so simple, as I intended to do puff stitch petals, except I got confused with the cluster stitch. I made a start and realised the petals were looking quite flat, so had to look up the correct technique.

All is not lost though, as I think a combination of both squares will look pretty good. I've had these bright, sparkly yarns in my stash for a couple of years, but now that I have a lovely, large cupboard for all my yarns to be stored, rather than boxed up in the garage, I have access to them all.

Now I've got my stitches organised, I should be able to get the squares made up quite quickly

Until next time...


  1. I'm glad you're all settled in your new home, the views along the coast are fabulous and I also enjoy walking along the beach a lot. I love your sparkly yarn too!

  2. It looks so lovely to be by the sea. I'm a bit envious. Love the grey and bright pink combo.

  3. How great to have proper space for your stash. But I don't know if you have the same problem I do, no matter how many stash buster projects I make it never really seems to get any smaller! I'm not sure how that works!

  4. I love your squares! I have been experimenting with granny circle/ triangles in the same colours (without the sparkleys) in some italian merino my mum brought back for me when she was on holidays. Love your geocaching updates as well!

  5. ahh... Scenary sans SNOWBANKS! #Jealous

  6. What a beautiful view, I love to hear the ocean crashing onto the beach, bliss.

    Love your squares, is that a glitter yarn I spy, lol

  7. Ooo that's a view I'd love to see everyday, so peaceful. I'm sure your creativity will come flooding back in now tine. Really loving the new squares and the way the petals pop out! Xx

  8. I can't think of anything better than a walk along the beach with a jam doughnut.... mmm yummy

  9. To live close to the coast, wonderful:) love the crochet too.