The weather here in Devon has been absolutely glorious for the past few days, and today is the nicest of all so far. This morning the Newfies and I piled into the car and drove through the network of tiny lanes towards East Portlemouth for one of our favourite walks. There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky ……
And it was definitely warm enough for swimming – but then it almost always is as far as the Newfies are concerned!
Then once home, it was time to head up into the summer house to get on with a little sewing. Ben and Daisy were so hot and tired after their exertions that neither wanted to play with their balls. But they weren’t about to let anyone else get hold of them either! Ben snoozed with his ball right next to his large flubbery nose where he could keep half an eye on his most cherished possession ….
While Daisy kept a very tight hold of hers. You can see the bulge in the side of her muzzle and a little bit of green peeping out just below her nose. Eventually even she succumbed to sleep in the warmth of the afternoon and her ball rolled gently across the slates and into the flower bed. Meanwhile, I had a basket full of work to occupy my time …..
Including working on the next book in our Library of Stitches Spring Stitchalong, and writing up another pattern for the May issue of the Magazine – Flora – the little pointy-nosed pup you can see looking out of the basket ….
Isn’t she a cutie! And she’s a really easy make, inspired by a vintage Italian design. I’ve just made some alterations to the gusset so she stands more firmly and altered her ears a little too. Now I just need to write up her pattern …. but first, time for another cup of tea I think. It’s so lovely being able to work outside again in my summerhouse. It would be wonderful if summer was really here to stay, but somehow I don’t think it is – not just yet, anyway – this is England after all!