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.

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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. 

   

               

Perfect Pinkiness

At last, I have finished my granddaughter’s blanket for her new big girl’s bed. I am very proud! The granny squares have been joined together using the ‘join as you go’ method. There are lots of great You Tube clips that illustrate this method. I love the different shades of pink that all compliment each other. I am now feeling inspired…pass my hook quick!

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A garden, Easter, a dolls house, canal boats and a finished crochet project…..

The bank holiday weekend was a real mixed bag.
The garden had a make over thanks to my very talented mother in law. Another person’s perspective was invaluable as always.

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Easter was a time of celebration starting with a family meal, an Easter Egg hunt and culminating in a broken tooth (mine!).

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The bank holiday was spent car booting, visiting one of my favourite places Norbury Junction and finishing my latest crochet project.
For years, I have secretly dreamed of acquiring a dolls
house and my dream came true thanks to my local car boot.
I am proud to announce I was a cash buyer and there is no mortgage on the property!
I now have the bare bones and can look foward to decorating. It will of course be full of colour.

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The love the colours to found whenever canal boats are in the vicinity. A canal boat is another dream but that’s for another time..

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And finally, last but not least I have finished my blanket. I have aptly named it ‘Kaleidoscope’. It will eventually take pride and place on my grand daughter’s future bed.
I am glowing with pride and I hope to publish the pattern as soon as I find a free moment. Hope you all like it. Xxx

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Coming alive….

For once last weekend, I downed tools and ignored the household chores in favour of shopping, pottering in the garden, a family meal and of course my beloved hook and wool.
The garden is coming alive and is full of promise. I have also made good progress with my blanket, just nine more rows to go. Why do the last few rows always take so long?????

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Cauliflower cheese recipe from April’s edition of Vegetarian Living

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