It’s been a long time…crochet square bed throw

It really has been a long time since I posted my crochet projects. Now I am back and ready to display my latest creation which is a crochet square bed throw. I have adapted a pattern from Dottie Angel’s blog, it is a great pattern and the blanket grows quickly (always a relief). As you can see I have not added the crocheted doilies but there’s still time so watch this space.

Blissful afternoon sewing…

Taking advantage of a well earned day off, I have spent a blissful afternoon with Esmeralda.

She has been so forgiving of my stopping and starting, huffing and puffing.

Finally after a few false starts..let me present.. vintage skirts for my grand daughters…

   
    
 I have followed  the Www.danamadeit.com you tube video with just a few alterations e.g seams were made using a mock French seam.

The material used was Cath Kidston Rosali from the IKEA Wednesbury store.

First attempt at sewing

For my birthday, I became the proud owner of a Singer Tradition sewing machine. I have named her Esmeralda and I am sure we are going to become firm friends. Over the past few weeks I have battled with bobbins and puckered fabric. Finally I have completed my first project..’The 20 minute skirt’.


  

I am so proud. My inspiration came from the craft and inspiration blog Ruffles & Stuff…..now back to my crochet!

Crochet heritage

Last week I was given a treasure chest. A glorious collection of my late Auntie’s crochet bits and bobs. This collection had very special meaning, as my Auntie and my grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was a little girl.

   
    
 Since then, I have been in crochet heaven, sorting and sifting through my treasure.

I discovered yarn,  vintage patterns and hooks….the greatest find was some of my Auntie’s unfinished work. So I set to work sewing in ends and finishing (as best as I could as I am not skilled at such beautiful intricute crochet).

In honour  of my Auntie Pamela Noreen Loveridge I would like to share some of her work…

   
    
    
    
    
    
   

Grateful

An unexpected day to my self….and a day to reflect on the last few weeks. Last Bank holiday my husband and I visited a most beautiful garden in Nottinghamshire Pure Land.  It is an amazing place oozing peace, tranquility and mindfulness. Of course I took my hook  and yarn and as you can see my blanket is progressing. The day was rounded off nicely with a chickpea tagine.

   
                             

Spring has sprung

It’s the last day of my Easter Holiday, a time for reflection, meeting friends, last minute shopping and tidying, ready to embrace work again. The garden is bursting into life and my spring blanket is taking shape. I have used Stylecraft Special Dk wool and I  hope you enjoy the colours. 

   

               

Spring is on it’s way….

I have recently finished two Spring projects just in time for my garden to bloom. I adore this time of year, the colours available in yarn and emerging in the garden fill me with gratitude. When the world around me is busy, busy, busy, Colour helps me to stay in the moment. X