Thursday, 5 August 2021

Midwinter break!

   Lovelies, I'm on a mid-winter break ( JOKING! You know I'm crocheting up a new pattern and designing the extension for Harvest Moon! ). 

  August is my birthday month and since way back, I've ritualised this month to do all sorts of  "taking stock" exercises. For example, clearing out my clothing cupboard and sorting through all the bits and bobs that accumulate over the year. You know, drawers, the tops of shelves, book stacks, the sock nook, sewing baskets, mending, make-up bag, unused or half-used toiletries, and so on. All of that wants a going-through! The good stuff is parcelled up and set aside for our gardener's wife. I know that sounds posh but Archie comes around twice a month to beat our garden into submission and without him, Mr H&T and I would have long ago been gobbled up and absorbed into the foliage never to be found again! And then who would make the patterns some of you have told me you're addicted to?

  I've always loved the month of August. Summer turns to face its demise, Winter puts up less of a fight and graciously allows sneak-peeks of what's ahead. It's a month of harvest, dusting off abandoned cobwebs and opening an optimistic window. Whether you're in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, August brings relief in the form of quiet promise. Have you noticed how the light changes in August? ANYWAY...let's move on to important things!😆 PART 2 of the Harvest Moon Block ( HERE ) is done and dusted! For those of you Lovelies who already have the pattern, you'll find PART 2 in your Ravelry Library today. PART 3, the Extension will be available in September. Through August, GIVEAWAYS here will be on hold. HOWEVER, if you're a Member of our FAB pattern workshop group ( HERE ) then you'll know we're running bi-weekly  "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" pattern combos! These will continue through the month of August, so do scoot on over and join in the fun?

So, without further ado...I have drawers to tidy up and now that I think of it, Mr H&T sauntered out into the garden this morning and I haven't seen him since. Better ring up Archie!😁




Lovelies, it's still pretty wild out there so please do take extra care and stay safe!

Wishing everyone a relaxing, peaceful, creative weekend.

💗 Jen


21 comments:

  1. Happy weekend Jen, and as always, excited to see part 2 of harvest moon. I'll be glad when August bows out as already we feel overcooked here in Spain. Crocheting is just not possible in this fearsome heat and the only relief is the pool. My hands are itching to get busy again. I'll leave you to go look for Mr H&T in the foliage. Bye for now x

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    1. Enjoy your weekend, Alison! Hope some lovely cool breezes blow your way! xox

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  2. Have a wonderful birthday Jen 🎂 💕

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    1. Thank you, Karin, I'll do my best to. :D Happy weekend! xx

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  3. Live the way you describe August Jen. It's my daughter's birthday month too and she loves the onset of autumn, the change in the colours and the smell of the air. Enjoy your sorting out and have a lovely weekend.
    Julie-Ann
    Xx

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    1. Happy B'day to your daughter, Julie-Ann! August does have something special about it, even without the birthdays. :D Happy weekend! xox

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  4. heyyyyy we were both born in august how cool is that 😍💃 today is my birthday actually 🥳 and it is sweltering hot here in Egypt 🥵 sad to hear about no giveaways those were always so exciting but still great to wake up to your blog post every friday morning 😍 stay safe and happy august cleaning 😁

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    1. Aw, don't worry! Come September, the Blog Giveaways will be back on the menu. I just need a little recharge holiday and I always pick August to stay away from social media as much as I can. Hope your weekend is happy! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! XOXOXOX

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  5. Hi Jen
    Thank you for another beautiful pattern, l will be starting harvest moon very soon. It's mid summer here in England, although today is windy and raining. It's my birthday tomorrow! Hope you have a good one 🎈🎂
    Claire x

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    1. Hope your Birthday was special, Claire and that you got quite spoilt? xox

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  6. Beautiful as always Jen. Have a fantastic birthday month 🥳

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    1. Thank you, Lena! Hope your weekend has been lovely so far? xox

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  7. Dear Jen
    I was so delighted a moment ago to find the gift CAL Letitia's garden in my Ravelry library! Thank you so much! I have not tried the mosaic crochet yet, and it is full of flowers - my favourite!! It is also my birthday at the end of this month so it is really a lovely surprise to be getting a gift so soon. I agree with you about the changes August brings. Just last evening I noticed the orange sunset in the sky promising warm beautiful evenings to come. I am a huge fan of the Spring flowers that bloom at this time of year and am all ready and booked for a lovely tour - I'm treating myself instead of doing the long drive up! So the thought came to me that I just must make myself a little spring flower jacket/cardigan to wear on the trip and have been frantically making up small squares which will be joined together. Together with this will be some flower beadwork wrap bracelets/ eye glass/mask holders and lets see what else I have time for! Only 3 weeks left. My poor Chrysalis is on hold for the moment, but I'll get back to it as quick as I can.
    As always, just loving the gorgeous patterns and designs and, as you said, just not enough years left to make all the lovely things one has ideas for. Bless you and keep safe! xxx Corinne

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    1. Corinne, your wildflower jacket sounds absolutely fabulous! I hope you'll send me a pic via email? :D This time of the year is my favourite, watching the wildflowers burst through the bush and roadside ditches. So encouraging and hopeful! Take care! xox

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  8. Happy Birthday Jen, wishing you all the best. Here in Greece we are having a bad heat wave temp. up to 45, it will continue for 1 more week, so its 3 weeks full of HOT HOT summer.There are fires everywhere, its so sad people lost their homes and crops and animals :-(.... My daughter bought the Harvest Moon and took advantage of the launch offer. I told her to wait till it cools down so I can make it for her. I have given her what patterns I have finished from you. Have a great day and stay safe.

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    1. Hi Sofia, I'm so sorry to read about the fires. My heart goes to you all, the landscape, the trees and the animals. I'm hoping the wind dies off and the cool weather arrives soon. Very sad! Hope you are all well and staying safe from Covid. Take care! xox

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  9. Happy Birthday month Jen ... birthdays are the most special event of the year 🎂

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    1. I think so too, Susan! :D Thank you for the B'day month wishes. Take care, stay safe! xox

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  10. Happy Birthday Month Jen! You deserve a wonderful Birthday Month.
    MariaParrishOtt

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Much appreciated! xx

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