A very brief one because, well, chicken pox. And a vomiting bug. Our house is not a healthy place just now. In a few days’ time, I’m sure we’ll swap round illnesses, just to mix things up a bit.
But I just wanted to show you some progress on the big housey crochet project from before I got vomity. I’ve paused work on the garden to embroider some rambling roses all over the house, because no wonky ol’ cottage is complete without a rosebush scrambling up its walls. I used some Rowan Fine Tweed left over from this project. I’ve been studying rosebushes whilst we’ve been out and about, so I had a pretty clear idea of what I was trying to achieve. First, some thick old trunks: this rosebush is old.
Here’s the branches finished:-
I’ve got a couple of shades of green for the leaves, so I started with the darker shade:-
…and then added touches of the lighter green:-
It’s coming on: look!
Now I get to embroider enthusiastically blooming red roses over it all. Or at least I will once I start feeling human again. Yup, this bug is so bad that I’m not even knitting/crocheting/embroidering. I really don’t recommend it.