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.
- Atlast I have finished my Spring blanket. Hip, hip hooray. I have already started my next project and will share that with you next time. Time for a celebration with a Summer Paella.
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.
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.
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!
Had a super dooper day at the Hay Festival yesterday. The whole day was spent browsing book shops and listening to speakers. However, I did manage to capture some wonderful colour and even found some opportunity to crochet.
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.
Easter was a time of celebration starting with a family meal, an Easter Egg hunt and culminating in a broken tooth (mine!).
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.
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..
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
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?????
Cauliflower cheese recipe from April’s edition of Vegetarian Living