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…

   
    
    
    
    
    
   

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Colourful days

I have spent a glorious few days immersed in colour and crochet. For our wedding anniversary my husband and I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I have always wanted to visit the V & A for the opportunity to surround myself with art and design. I have posted just a few of the exhibits that caught my eye.
Although it has been a hectic few days I have found time (up at a ridiculously early time) to work on my doll’s house , complete an ipad sleeve and start a new project..a poncho. I have included a picture of my son’s birthday just because the colours rock!
Life can sometimes get in the way of crafting. However, as much as I possibly can I try and enjoy every moment. Crochet and crafting helps me stay in the present moment and for that I am truely grateful.
Hope you all enjoy the photos..

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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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