Monday, 26 October 2015

What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare?

What is this life if full of care

                                           What is this life if, full of care.
                                           We have no time to stand and stare.
                                           No time to stand beneath the boughs
                                           And stare as long as sheep or cows.
                                           No time to see, when woods we pass,
                                          Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
                                           No time to see, in broad daylight,
                                           Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
                                           No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
                                           And watch her feet, how they can dance.
                                           No time to wait till her mouth can
                                           Enrich that smile her eyes began.
                                           A poor life this if, full of care,
                                          We have no time to stand and stare. (W.H. Davies)


free range cows




country life

guarding the cowscountrylife


Feral cat


Our dog

Some photos of the land. Life is hectic these days and sometimes it is good to just slow down and look around us.
You can see how primitive things are still down there.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Life is hectic. Knitting and cleaning.

AGD Flower Jacket and Hat

Well it has been a while since I have had time to write on here. Trying to clean the house, going back and forth to town and then doing homework with DD in the afternoons takes up a lot of time! 
Add the fact that I was running a testknit for my latest pattern and reknitting it myself as well and maybe you get the picture! Life is just hectic!
Finally testing is finished and I have published the pattern. Here is another photo of it.

American girl doll knitting pattern

It has an unusual construction as it starts from the center back and then is worked outwards. The fronts and sleeves are knitted flat.
It was fun to design and knit. You can find it as usual on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.

The house decluttering is still slowly proceeding. I was able to get DH and BIL to move the washer from the downstairs bathroom to its proper home upstairs under the shelves where the towels are. (See it was clean enough to have someone in!) 

That has freed my bathroom. DD helped me to clean wall and floor tiles with my steamcleaner. That is cleaning she enjoys!

Clean bathroom

 I cleaned everything in there and I have put the cupboard back into it.

Bathroom decluttered

   Another room is reclaimed! 

Slowly and surely I will win this battle! The battle of the tidy house!
How are you getting on?