Welcome to my first blog post here at Rowan Tree Cottage. Google Photos app is still trying to take all the pics from the iPad. We have been at the cottage for a year now so making things has been on a back burner while we tamed the garden and adapted to living in the forest.
I hope to share the forest with you, some gallivanting about the area, a bit of history where I can, the garden and things I am making, in future posts.
To old friends: welcome, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake or some home made lemonade as the sun is shining, and we will have a natter here throughout the year.
Hello dear friends! Whichever one of you has August, could you please return it? We seem to have someone's October and I am very willing to send its rain and cold wind back.
Still the garden's loss is my needles' gain. I'm making a blanket in leftover Aran yarn to match the knitted dog coat. It is definitely knitting and hot chocolate weather!
I have saved all the photos from where my old blog stopped, so I can share makings from the past year, and a few trips. I will try to catch things up over several posts.
A baby quilt for my goddaughter's daughter born this month. After making the Splendid Sampler Quilt for a year in pink and greys, this was the last colour combination in the world I wanted to do, but those are the colours her mother said her room will be in. It has blue tit birds and cow parsley and bees on, so it suits August.
A cover for her medical book with cone flowers on. They are in flower in the garden, so again suitable for August.
These are the first wheel turned pots I have made! There was an entire day allowed in the pottery room and boy did I need it to learn the technique. Really proud of them.
Everything survived the biscuit firing. They need painting in glazes next.
Let me show you the Forest nearest the cottage.
Crystal cobwebs with diamond dew drops.
A spider's hole.
Dead Men's Fingers funghi.
So many mushrooms appear overnight after the rain.
This is a special very old beech tree I call the Shroomy Tree as so many knobs on her look like mus…