a splash of colour

After what feels like months of grey, rain and gale force winds, we have had spells of sunshine today and I am choosing to focus on colour.

In the January sales I treated myself to a set of colourful ribbons (Cox and Cox) and a set of threads (Amazon) and some bright pins (eBay). On grey days, they hint of Spring.


The cats have been spending the long rainy days keeping me company – Max asleep on the ironing board (why must he do that? I always have to go over it with sellotape before I use it!) and Rio on the chair next to me.

company in my workroom
company in my workroom

I think the cats have become so used to constant rain they had not noticed today’s sunshine, so I ushered them outside.

I went out with the cats and found the crocus and snowdrops are coming out!

The pots of young raspberry plants where the raised beds will be in due course, and the wind chimes in the Bramley tree add further pops of colour.

bright tubs of young raspberry plants
bright tubs of young raspberry plants
wind chimes in one of the apple trees
wind chimes in one of the apple trees

In the kitchen, I have been making seville orange marmalade, stacking them on the windowsill to catch the light.




All these thoughts of Spring make me want to dig out the bright Easter fabric I bought a few weeks back. Now, what to sew….!






9 thoughts on “a splash of colour

  1. Clare Harris February 2, 2014 / 16:31

    What gorgeous photos.

    I put you on my facebook as a ‘like’ a week or two ago.

    Clare xx

    • deereyme February 2, 2014 / 17:07

      Thank you Clare! and thanks for the Facebook like too! xx

    • deereyme February 2, 2014 / 18:27

      the pins seemed appropriate when Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.

  2. Marie February 2, 2014 / 18:07

    Those threads look fab! Really cheerful. Definitely need to invest in a thread stand now to go with my bobbin box 🙂

    • deereyme February 2, 2014 / 18:31

      I have a four tier thread rack, which is beautifully made, but I had not realised it is only wall-mountable, not free standing…so do be more careful than me when choosing one. (It also is way too small – in addition to the thread rack and the box of rainbow threads I have a huge antique Indian writing box overflowing with spools of thread…I think I may be a threadaholic)

  3. minerva February 2, 2014 / 18:43

    Lovely photos – especially like the look of your marmalade, yum!

  4. Irene February 3, 2014 / 08:15

    Lovely photos! And lovely cats 😉
    We had sunshine yesterday too – but today we have frozen mist, so it’s really slippery.
    I want Spring – now!!

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