NOT ONE long walk of over an hour.
February has been a write off due to one illness after another. Small woodland walks but no long ones. Luckily I was well enough to enjoy our family holiday and here is a shot of some of my knitted bobble hats bobbing along on a lovely walk in the Hampshire countryside
15 handmade cards
4 never ending cards as seen in this post: https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/never-ending-cards/
14 items for my Etsy shop
Still just the one.
lots of swimming with little ones on holiday, as our holiday home had a lovely indoor pool, but no ‘exercise’ swims
12 blog posts about my garden
TWO in the ‘End of Month View’ series inspired by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden: https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/end-of-month-view-on-the-cusp-of-spring/
A wonderful day of sunshine lifted my spirits. Seeing the maroon branches of the silver birch against that clear blue sky made me gasp with delight
11 bags made
10 different types of bead
9 pieces of textile art
8 mornings of sorting and storing
I had booked a day workshop in lino-cut printing, hoping to create a couple of paintings with them included, but sadly could not go due to being ill – a bit of a theme in February. I’m so glad it is March, hoping I can march into Spring with a robust immune system and be rid of all those yucky bugs.
6 bus rides
I did not realise I could use my Bus Pass for the Park and Ride in Salisbury. Not quite what I had in mind but I am counting the 2 rides as one for now.
I took Miss E to Salisbury Cathedral to see a sculpture exhibition by Sophie Ryder. We had such a lovely day.
5 different forms of exercise
4 patterns for my shop
I found a therapist just a few minutes away who does Swedish massage, which is the style I trained in. It was just what I needed, I returned home and slept soundly for 2 hours. Time to book another soon I think.
2 ways to help refugees
again plans were scuppered by the lurgy
It has been a strange month with weird things going wrong – do you have times like that? I have been without my laptop for nearly a month and then I lost my charger for the iPad. A technology black-out ensued! I started to read a book, Under the Ombu Tree, I was really getting into it and then someone told me it is good but has a tragic ending. I cannot face a tragic ending! Do you have any joyful uplifting books to recommend?
Zero beads bought
My biggest success this month was to make 4 handmade cards. Ha!
It doesn’t bother me as, in my mind, there are months ahead when I can whizz ahead and the contrast will be good to note and to share with you.
I’m joining in with Nanacathy, The Aran Artisan, Murtagh’s Meadow and Let the Sewing Begin.