Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Could this be Spring?

Well, it's the 31st of January and boy, is it mild. I can't believe the first month of 2007 is almost passed, not that I'm particularly sad as I hate the long, dark, cold days of January. But amazingly after all the gales, snow and freezing weather we've had over the past couple of weeks it has now turned to be so mild and Spring like - what's happened, January is never like this? In fact it is so mild that I have taken my sewing outside to do. I just can't bare to sit inside when it's mild like this, the birds are cheeping away, the chickens are scratching about in the garden, and best of all the spring bulbs are at last starting to show (not that there's many as most of them only got put in the ground on sunday!!!). I've got a stinking cough at the moment so I'm a tad zomby like, getting outside will do me the world of good and hopefully waken me up a bit!

Just being able to get the washing out on the line is such a treat, I have to say, hanging out the washing is my favourite chore - peg bags are a must for this year and will definitely be crossed off the "to do" list! I've also decided to stick with my trusty "dotty" fabric. I've always worked along the lines of once a fabric is finished it's finished as I don't like the idea of churning out hundreds of the same product in one fabric (not that I ever make 100 of anything - I'm lucky if I make a dozen at a time!!). But, seeing as it is soooo popular I've decided to stick with it, a bit like Emma Bridgewater and her dotty china, everyone loves it and it's a bit of a classic in every country kitchen.

I've plonked a jug of my daffs on the table outside with me, seeing as there aren't any out in the garden yet, but it's something to look forward to - if the hens don't scratch them all up! I seriously think mother nature is fooling us though, there's no way it'll stay like this for next few months, I'm sure there'll be a cold snap just around the corner? But I'm going to make the most of it while it lasts.

Right, I think that's the bread maker I hear bleeping, fresh bread for lunch - outside of course, anyone joining me?

L x


Clare said...

Your Spring-like table is a cheering sight! I too have a nasty chest infection at the moment with the most incredible cough! It has kept me awake for a week now but I'm determined to beat it! Thank you for cheering me up! Clare x

Jo said...

sounds like you're having some luck with the weather, it's still grey and dull here but at least not as wild as a few weeks ago. There's something about a line of freshly drier washing that you dont get in the winter when it's hanging on the radiator!
Love the dotty fabric!

Samantha said...

I agree with you that it is warm for this time of the year - but I don't think I am brave enough to sit outside just yet!

I agree about the polka dots - lovely

st├ęphanie said...

Very warm in France too but the snow drops are tiny this year, but the birds are so noisy they definitely believe it is spring!

Angel Jem said...

Yes, I'll be round in 10 minutes... do you like Earl grey?

Nonnie said...

Your table outside looks lovely. It's definitely milder than normal for January but I'm not sure I could bare to sit outside just yet. Hope the cough starts to feel better soon.
Polka dots are great!

Jill said...

I am enjoying visiting your blog... thanks!
Come visit me sometime.

Joanna said...

Your garden looks lovely and so nice to be able to sit in it. Love the door stops. Hope you had a nice lunch.