After a bit of fiddling about with buttons and beads of various colours and sizes, I went ahead with clusters of silver beads on the floral crochet napkin rings, and I'm really pleased with them. They just add that little bit more 'oomph' to the flower.
I'm going to list them as a set of four on Folksy tonight. They go really well with a set of coasters that I also have for sale.
The weather is supposed to be getting better in the next few days so here's hoping that everyone will start thinking of eating and drinking outdoors again.
The weather has been so erratic lately. A day of hot sun, followed by a day of torrential rain, followed by three days of showers. The great British weather - we never tire of talking about it do we? I'd hate to live in a country with no seasons and pretty much the same weather every day. That must be so boring! As I've mentioned before, I love sitting out in the sunshine, but as a gardener I know how important the rain is too. One thing I hate though is being cold; I guess that's how I started out making loads of scarves!!
I've always been interested in the weather, but I know very little about the science of it all. I have a few books about the weather, but like most of my books I look at the pictures and read the captions, and then never get round to reading it cover to cover (one day - when I retire!). One of the books is really easy to dip into though - 'The Essential Book of Weather Folklore' by Leslie Alan Horvitz. It's full of old wives tales and superstitions and whether they hold up to scientific fact, or not. As well as the folklore there are a lot of facts and illustrations explaining the science behind the weather. It's a really interesting read for an inquisitive Aquarian like me.
This was the sky at 9.30pm last night. I love how one part of the sky can be so full of fire and drama, and the opposite side is all dreamy and soft. Who could get bored with that? Now I just need to study 'The Cloudspotter's Guide' (Gavin Pretor-Pinney) to find out what kind of clouds they are...