Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Almost the end of June

The last few weeks have flown by and soon we will be saying goodbye to June.

It's finally winter here. Some of you have asked me, what our winter is like.  We live in the North Island where it never snows, apart from the Mountains, and further down the Island where they only occasionally have a fall of snow. We get a lot of rain and it is very mild, to what most of your winters are like in Europe.

My new scarf I recently finished knitting had its first outing on Sunday when we were invited out to friends for Sunday lunch. I had a pattern for the houndstooth and then worked out the Scottish terrier pattern on graph paper and liked the way it turned out.

Dear husband brought home for me some yellow tulips that are
pure beauty and pure style  - these ones look  artificial and wax like. Nothing like having a heater warming the room, candles burning and a vase of flowers to brighten up a grey, winters day

Do hope that you are enjoying the last week of June


  1. Hi dear Carolyn ,, espero que tengas un buen día y que junio haya sido un buen mes

  2. Dearest Caroyln,
    almost winter ...time is runnign so quick, we are still waiting for a lovely summer ... still rain and wind, well, we make the beat out of it ....
    Your new Scarf is beautiful!
    Enjoy the last June days and have a lovely time!
    Sending much Love and hugs, my dear friend,
    Claudia xo

  3. Really interesting pics...thx for sharing! xx

  4. Seems you're preparing for winter in style, ear Carolyn!
    Loooove your scarf! And those yellow tulips are so pretty and elegant! :D

  5. Your scarf looks great Carolyn! Pretty tulips too. Wishing you a good winter and a happy week!

    Madelief x

  6. Here in England its 15c chilly! I'm sat under a blanket with TWO sweaters on so I think we're sharing winter. Will let you know when summer arrives as its been pouring all day today - again!

  7. Love your new scarf that will keep you warm in the wintertime. Here we have nice and warm summerdays. It`s still strange to think that you have winter and we summer.
    Sending a warm hug your way.

  8. Hi! Incredible to hear that is winter there. Your new scarf is very pretty. The yellow tulips are a such beautiful gift.

  9. The Scottish terrier scarf you knitted is so cute, Carolyn. You did a great job on it! I really like your gold mirror, it looks like an antique. How nice of your husband to bring you some yellow tulips. There's nothing more cheerful than yellow. I can't believe it's almost July! We are in the thick of summer here and very hot days. :)

    love, ~Sheri

  10. I love your pretty Scotty scarf, Carolyn - so chic! So nice to get flowers from your sweetie, too. Here in Washington State we are still cool, even though it is supposed to be summer. I am thinking of lighting a fire.....Take care on the other side of the world. Hugs xo Karen

  11. Hi Carolyn, the year seems to be flying by. Can't believe we are nearly into July already. Love your darling scarf. The scotty is so cute on it. It is very HOT here and we are now well into summer.
    Wishing you a mild winter and wonderful season. Blessings to you.

  12. Forgot to say, LOVE the pretty tulips!! xo

  13. Like you, I find it so hard to believe that we are in the last few days of June. We should be enjoying warmer summer days here in the UK but alas we are not yet!!!
    Wimbledon has started and has already had rain interrupted days.

    I wouldn't have minded wearing your scarf as I went out earlier today ... it looks lovely Carolyn.

    As you settle down to winter, we will hopefully enjoy some warmer days soon.

    Your tulips are so lovely a splash of summer colour, just perfect.

    Early wishes for a very good July

    All the best Jan

  14. Hello,Carolyn,
    Your new scarf looks wonderful. Very cute pattern and the white and the black colors with a bit red accent.
    Stay warm!

  15. Your scarf is gorgeous and very stylish, dear Carolyn! I love the the houndstooth and the Scottish terrier pattern. You must have counted a lot.
    I wish I could send you 10 degrees. That would be pleasant for both of us. :)
    xo Julia

  16. Hello dear Carolyn, what a wonderful scarf, you knitted, you are so talented ,to work out the pattern yourself !!
    Compared to me here, you have not much winter there, but still changing of the seasons ,which I like. Your tulips are so petty.
    And I too love candle light and cozy evenings in a warm home :-)
    Sending you hugs, dear ! xx

  17. Stay warm and dry and look forward to spring! Lovely flowers! xx

  18. What a talent to create your own pattern. It's very cute. End of June here in Los Angeles, but only getting hotter. Enjoy your rain, it sounds wonderful.

  19. Dearest Carolyn,
    Compliments for that perfectly knitted hounds tooth with Scotty dogs shawl! That sure will keep you warm.
    For us a very funny idea since it is very hot right now.
    Love your roses and also your lovely photos of it all.
    Hugs and stay cozy.

  20. Juli starts today ...i hope summer Will come soon we have rain rain and more rain the whole month of Sad...i Will sun !!....sitting outside enjoying summer ! from me Ria x ❤️

  21. Beautiful pics! Love the tulips!


  22. Have a lovely weekend Carolyn!
    I love tulips!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  23. I hope you have a joyful winter. Welcome July!

  24. What a darling scarf! The Scottish terriers are adorable :)

  25. I love the scarf with the little little pups! We are heading into full summer here. Sometimes it's hard to believe we are on the same planet!
    Happy days to you..........*s*

  26. Very sweet scarf! You are amazing.


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