Tropical temperatures, tropically decorated, green leaves not green sleeves

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It’s still decidely tropical here in Kent in the UK – I think we are entering the fourth week of our heatwave now. Everyone seems to be suffering in one way or the other.  Personally, I am not sleeping well (too hot and sticky) and most of the day I feel quite lethargic (overtired, still hot and sticky). I am struggling to craft much – so my creative ‘me’ time has been mostly absent and I have little to show off here.  My New Year plans were to finish more of my knitting WIPs and to use up more of my stash.  Very slow knitting progress this month.  I have a cotton WIP top to finish, hoping to be able to wear it this summer.  The pattern was free from Tahki Stacy Charles but I am using Paintbox DK cotton from and it will be mostly spearmint green with a little white in the edging.  You may think the pattern has been scrumpled a bit! This piece of knitting too – luckily it’s rather forgiving!  Hubby thinks I will look like a Pacer sweet packet – does anyone remember those from the 70’s/80’s? They were minty treats, now discontinued, made by the makers of Opal Fruits (now called Starburst).

I love a bit of warmth but I prefer it when I am on holiday. With that in my thoughts, perhaps it’s why I recently chose a tropical theme for my hallway decorating.  This was done during the first two weeks of the heatwave.

Hopefully the next post will have more creative news.  Meanwhile I shall enjoy my green day.


7 thoughts on “Tropical temperatures, tropically decorated, green leaves not green sleeves

    nanacathy2 said:
    July 16, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Love the wall paper.

      tinaor responded:
      July 16, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you.

    Judi Castille said:
    July 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Love green. Can’t go wrong.

    shazza said:
    July 17, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Really like your wallpaper. Ferns and botanicals are definitely all the rage at the moment. 🙂

    Kate said:
    July 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    I love that wallpaper! Great choice!

    JJ Crafts said:
    July 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I love the wall paper! So happy and summery

      tinaor responded:
      July 23, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Thank you – it makes me feel summery too – wonder how I’ll feel when it’s cold and dark outside, snow on the ground in the winter? Hoping it will still feel like summer indoors!

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