Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hook Me a Rainbow

FNWF  - managed to get a few more rows crocheted on the Rainbow Ripple which is being made for a friend ........ 2 rows of each color, so it's rather nice getting to the next color!  No ends to sew in as I tend to crochet over my ends at the beginning of each row of a color change - I find this works really well!  After a few rows yesterday and a few more last night ........ I spent most of today moving the boxes from the cabin into the lounge room (after making room in a corner), packing more boxes, moving most of the potted plants to an area around the back where the truck will come, doing the usual weekend
washing ...........  and then sitting back in the afternoon sunshine with a cuppa Hooking a Rainbow again!  It was such a joy to sit there with the afternoon sunshine on my back enjoying the quiet and just hooking ...........  Mary and Suzette popped around the corner at one stage and I managed to get a sneaky photo of them  (which meant a selfie with them in the background lol) ......
they have been rather distant since the fox attack a while back and they are now the only 2 chooks left.  A wonderful friend who lives on a farm and has many of her own chooks has offered to take them for me, so tomorrow morning I will be heading over there to drop them to their new home.  They are both older hens now - Mary is about 9 years old, so it will be nice to see out their days in a big yard!  That leaves just the lorikeet Cliff and our dog Scruffy to come with us on the the 2 day move north.  I think Scruffy will be very pleased to get up to a warmer climate ...... and to see his mate Clyde lol

Yesterday we actually got a bit of rain - the first rain in quite some time, and as I went to the kitchen window to look at it, I had to laugh ........... a flock of pink galahs had flown down from the trees to hang upside down with wings outstretched having a shower!  They were having such a wonderful time, I just had to grab a photo.  I hope your weekend is going well ...... Hugs Sharm.       Also linking with swool on sundays



14 comments:

I am said...

Hi Sharm love your crocheting and good luck with your move xx

Susan said...

The rainbow is looking lovely - I hope the galahs enjoyed their shower too.

Ellie Merk said...

Beautiful colours for your rainbow crochet. Nine is a good age for a hen, she is an old maid. Packing and moving - I don't envy that one bit ;) x

Chookyblue...... said...

Birds can get up to some funny antics when it rains...... Esp gulahs.......

Helen said...

Your crocheting looks good.....birds can be so funny in the rain, good luck with your move.

Helen said...

Love your progress with the crochet the colours are beautiful.

The Sloan Patch said...

The blanket is looking beautiful. It is so lovely to be able to sit and enjoy the warmth of the sun whilst 'fiddling' isn't it. I hope your chooks enjoy their new home.

Maria said...

Your Rainbow Ripple blanket is lovely and bright.
Galahs are real characters....
Nice to have found a home for the hens and I'm sure the parakeet and Scruffy will travel well.

Good luck with your move.

Sheila said...

Lovely colorful Afghan, great work . Good luck with your move , never a fun job .

Lin said...

It's coming along nicely and great to have company. xx

Radka said...

I do like your Rainbow Ripple :-)
xx

Jo said...

It was nice to get a bit of rain. Happy packing.

Anthea said...

Beautiful work there Sharmayne... amazing that you have time for your pretty crochet, given the preparations you're making!!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays. Your rainbow is looking lovely. Good luck with your move :)