Over the years this has been a regular theme: a sign of freshness, beauty and hope, bringing colour and warmth to our KAS kids.

I confess to being a hopeless

 knitter. Crochet is more in my line. Fortunately here at Knit-a-Square we are all welcomed with open arms

Combining both techniques can also be fun, sewing appliqué crochet onto a knit base for example, or appliqués 

onto a crochet square.

Please don’t worry if a little veggie sneaks in. It will be welcome among the fruit and flowers.

Finally we would have no fruit, flowers or veggies without the help of the sun, rain and friendly insects.

Don't forget that February's colour is ORANGE

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Mireille's comment in English: Your yarn garden is fabulous, Sharon: stitches, texture, gentle colours. The whole is harmonious and I love it.

For people who are unaware of this - you can right-click on Mireille's comments and then choose "Translate to English". I do have a basic knowledge of French but need a fair bit of help!

Merci beaucoup Patricia pour votre aide à me traduire du français à l'anglais. Inversement pour moi en faisant la même chose de l'anglais au français les KasSnippets ne peuvent être traduits et je perds beaucoup de lectures passionnantes (je comprends globalement mais ce n'est pas suffisant vue la richesse des letters de KAS). Je suis désolée de vous donner ce travail supplémentaire.

Thank you for this fabulous tip, Patricia.   I had been using Google Translate to read Mireille's comments, but this is much easier.   Sorry it doesn't work for Mireille herself, back to Google Translate for her, I guess.

Love your garden Sharon and so will the children! 

Sharon, your yarn garden is gorgeous! I admire a very unusual flower in the middle and a cute butterfly.

LOvely, Sharon. I too like the butterfly.....and the bug......and the flowers!!

Thanks, Valerie.   When we were kids, we called them Lady Bugs, but now it seems like the accepted term is Lady Bird Beetles.  Whatever the name, they are supposed to be beneficial insects, not the damaging ones (but remember my gardening skills are close to non-existent).

I try to encourage them in my garden and last autumn my daughter and her companion bought me 2 insect hotels. I'll set them up this Spring and hope that the Lady Bird Beetles will take up residence with other beneficial insects. Our garden is much smaller now because with age we don't feel like doing all the work we used to do. But I MUST have my peas. They are so expensive to buy, and with 1 packet of grains I usually harvest around 6 kilos of peas shucked, which is very good value for a 4€ expenditure. I freeze them so we have lovely peas all year. We also grow tomates, onions and cucumbers. I also have raspberry canes, blackcurrant and redcurrant bushes and blackberry canes. I love my garden and had to wait until retirement to have it.

Thanks for a good chuckle this morning, Valerie.  I hadn't heard of "insect hotels" before, so I am imagining tiny little beds with crisp white sheets, and thick soft towels.

Your garden sounds delicious!!!

Sharon, you always come through with some gorgeous treats for the children.  These will add tactile fun to a blanket ... xo

Oh, they are delightful Sharon :)



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