February is always a busy month here. Everything starts up again and it feels like a rush to catch up with things that have been left to lie in January. Sometimes I feel the need to stop and catch my breath, write my list and then get going again. Little projects appeal to me, I can work on them in the evenings and finish reasonably quickly. I loved making the owl wrist warmers and have got much quicker at knitting them as I need to read the pattern less. One pair is winging it's way to my niece in Canada and the other is for Charlie. The Always and Forever cross stitch is complete and I am on the hunt for an appropriate frame otherwise I will take it to a framer. And the last couple of days I made Charlie a phone pouch from Anni Downs 'In the Life of a Bag' book, to carry her MP4 player around.
Outside things are still quite dry and I am sure I can feel the promise of autumn in the air. Paul's cactus has flowered more this year than ever, I think we have had ten flowers already and there are more to come. Paul captured these photos in the early morning sun and I think they look beautiful. Wendy xx