Back in the saddle again

I haven’t been writing recently, but I have been doing. So, as a gentle return to blogging, I thought we could catch up by means of some pictures…

I worked on Mr Snail’s scarf:

He says it's not long enough yet

He says it’s not long enough yet

I finished a blanket for the Denmark Farm charity raffle:

A bright blanket

A bright blanket

I got the lovely feather picture framed:

Feather by Anne Lawson

Feather by Anne Lawson

I bought two new (recycled plastic) compost bins to replace the wooden ones that had rotted in our very wet garden:

Two 330l compost bins

Two 330l compost bins

We emptied our dog poo composter…

Empty bin

Empty bin

the content was odourless and the only identifiable ingredient was wood shavings

more on this in an up coming post

more on this in an up coming post

I made some more scrunchies and gave a couple away (which I forgot to photograph)

Progress on the current scrunchie

Progress on the current scrunchie

I taught an ecology course… creatively

The world vegetation mixing desk

Plan for the world vegetation mixing desk

I finished another blanket for the raffle, using squares donated by Jenny from Simply Hooked

lovely lap blanket - thank you, Jenny

lovely lap blanket – thank you, Jenny

I baked cakes, made waffles, roasted vegetables, turned my cheese, walked the dogs, took another huge bag to the local charity shop, tended the chickens and did the day job (scientific editing)… and I made a difficult decision which I then acted upon. So, onwards and upwards…. normal service is now resumed!

 

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  1. That is quite a list!!! A very warm pat on the back!

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  2. I’m very interested to hear more about the poo composter. Love your bright blanket. You have accomplished a lot……..I love when I’ve been thinking I’ve not done very much and then tick off the list and realise I’ve been quite productive after all lol

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  3. Love the blankets , feel exhausted just reading your post.

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  4. That’s a lot!

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  5. So, silent, but not at all still… You’ve been very busy, and we are delighted to have you back. I’m sure you know this, but you can run a special dog poo worm farm as well, so long as you give them some green waste as well. Lots of people don’t realise you don’t have to put the stuff in the bin… Not that we have a dog right now, but I’m looking forward to your post on the subject.

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  6. Gosh you’ve been busy 🙂 Does dog poo composting also work for cat poo? I’m going to wander over to your post to find out now x

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  7. Not long enough???? Is Jon trying to rival Dr.Who? Both th blankets are quite stunning, you obviously have been a busy little bee.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  8. I used to have a very, very long scarf but I left it in a galaxy far far away in a different sci-fi franchise…

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  9. I love the scarf pattern – I think Mr Writinghouse will look most dashing!! You have been very busy – I am always impressed when after a long silence a whole pile of different projects go up and there is all the evidence of a most happy and industrious life! Good job on it all – I love the way you finish off the squares and make anything fit and seem right at home. Inspirational!! The scrunchies are simply lovely! I have one tucked around my ponytail now and look rather dashing if I do say so myself! I’m looking forward to finding out more about the poo too! 🙂

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  10. Welcome back. So enchanted with the framed feather picture. Love it!

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  11. Great to read a post from you again. Love everything you make, and also am DYING to read more about recycling pet droppngs. hahaha 🙂

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  12. I have two cautionary words for Mr. Snail–Isadora Duncan. You’ve been so productive that I can almost forgive your blogging silence! It all looks wonderful–cozy, beautifully crafted, sustainable!

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  13. You’ve been a very busy bee!!!

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  14. So so glad that you managed to make something from the squares – I think the black border really helps draw it all together. Well done you

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  15. And I thought “I” was busy! I made a dead fish hat and a very strange baby hat and have studied like crazy to get on top of my game in the most unfamiliar territory of software mastering. As a natural Luddite it was very hard. Here’s to productive years, turning of cheeses and sharing that dog poo composter post ASAP 🙂

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  16. Wow, Jan, you really have been ‘doing’ haven’t you? 🙂

    I love the scarf, and I’m pretty sure you can never have one that’s too long!

    The two blankets look amazing (and I’ve got a bag of 6″ squares here, if you’d like them to make another one?).

    The feather looks even more amazing now it’s framed properly – it’s wonderful, isn’t it? 🙂

    I read your post about ‘doganure’ (I love the new word!), and could have done with this knowledge back in the days when we had 9 dogs! Lol

    I love the scrunchies, too, especially as these were one of the first things I attempted to crochet when I was first learning how to 🙂

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  17. Hmmm snail, I detect ‘frantic activity in the face of extreme stress’ now that I know you have moved past that point, I (as a Doctor, like you) prescribe a period of a little less human doing and a little more human being, will all love, S xxxx

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  18. congrats on your decision being behind you and on all your hard work. ❤

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  19. Goodness, not MUCH done, then?!! And HOW long a scarf is Mr Snail demanding? It is a rather splendid scarf, though.

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