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Thursday, 23 October 2014

This and That

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit today.

Another dry, warm day, although it's a bit nippy in a morning.  Our clocks go back at the weekend so the nights will be getting darker earlier, but the mornings will be lighter.


October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down —
October is red
And golden and brown.
 
Author Unknown


Stones from the beach, leaves and berries colleted walking home, pencils my stash



T made this - Fresh baked bread



A crochet update



Early this  morning



A Christmas Tree die I've wanted for ages



A ball of Cloud Blue Stylecraft Special DK needed to help finish my little granny squares

What have you been up today ???

Thank you for your comments, I love to read them.

irene
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Say It With Flowers

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit today.

Another beautiful day, and yes more washing is on the line.  I feel as if I'm getting there as most of the caravan washing is finished, put into bags ready for our next visit when we take it down in readiness for the start of the new Season.

My card today is a Get Well Card for my neighbour, not wishing to put Get Well on the front I decided this sentiment more appropriate.

I had an   idea of sorts, and  all yesterday afternoon  I spent trying to achieve it,  the waste bin ended up full with offcuts of stamped card.



Details
Card:  White, Pink  and Blue
Stamps:  SU Everything Eleanor (Flower), SU Bloomin Marvelous (Leaf) 
Sentiment:  SU A Word For You
Colouring Medium:  SU Bashful Blue, Pistachio Green (love this), Basic Black
Bits and Bobs:  Gems, SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings,Fashionable Hearts,
Half Inch circle punch, Circle Nesties

Challanges:
 *  Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
*   CAS on Sunday - Embossing
*   All sorts - Embossing

Thank you very much  for your comments, I love to read them.


irene
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Snowflakes

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit.

I would like to say Hello to Cathy my latest follower.  Thank You Cathy for following my blog.

It's a beautiful but windy morning,  another washer load is on the line with a few more to go.  This is one of the downsides to the end of the caravan season, the amount of washing  and ironong (groan) there is, also finding places to put things we have to bring home.  But I digress,

Two Christmas cards for my box to share with you today.  I posted this last night but Blogger had other ideas and promptly deleted it - such is life.

Here are my cards



Details
Card:  White, Green and Red
Snowflake:  Cuttlebug Ice Crystal Die
Sentiment:  SU Sassy Salutations
Embossing Folder;  Cuttlebug Snowflakes (retired)
Bits and Bobs:  Gems, XCut Snowflake Punch, Cuttlebug Snowflakes 2 Dies
SU Silver Glimmer Paper (love this)

Challanges:

Thank you for your comments on my Autumn Blanket, I appreciate these so much.  I've not had the opportunity  for more crochet but will recommence as soon as I can.

Enjoy the rest of your day.  Thank you for your comments, I love to read them.

irene
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Crochet Work In Progress

Hello Everyone, thank you for your visit.

I've been AWOL again at Vinnievan for the last time this Season.  

Yes our caravan season is almost at an end for this year.   Sunday was cold, but the sun was lovely,  then the weather went down hill, not  only did it rain during the day but through the night, nasty fine rain that clings to you.  But, it never stopped us from going to one of my favourite towns Northallerton, we had Bacon Sandwiches in Barkers (I can recommend them) and I also bought myself two Christmas presents.

I managed lots of crochet time and started my other squares.  My first square was a bit of a pain because there were so many small  ends which drove me to distraction, so I decided I needed  to make things easier for myself.


First I crocheted the centres. 14 Lipstick followed by Wisteria and Moss.
Sewing in the  loose  ends as I went along

The same with  14 Spice, followed by Saffron and Cloud Blue
I took this photo at 7.00am in a morning and yes it was dark LoL.
Again sewing in the loose the ends as I went along.

I then began to join into   large squares and found
this to be so much easier as I had no fiddly loose ends.
I then sewed in the loose ends of each large square - a bind but well worth the effort.

I then finished each large square with Wisteria and Cloud Blue  again sewing in the ends as I went along.
With having so many ends I decided to double knot  each colour.
If you would like to know how I did this please leave me a message in the comments section.
I then had 7 large squares, plus 1 previously made 

Now I'm ready  to join each of my large squares together to make my first row of 8 x 11 rounds, Joining as I go with Moss.



Now  I've got myself into a rythmn/method of making the squares it's such  a pleasure to sit and crochet.  And, something to keep my fingers busy during Autumn/Winter, now I only need  7 further rows LoL.  I'm planning 8 x 8 = 64 squares in total with each square 11 rounds, plus edging.

I'm joining in again with Ginny's Yarn Along, and the book I'm reading is still  Bid Time Return by Frances Paige.

Thank you for keeping up with me, and for your comments.

irene
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Friday, 10 October 2014

New Beginnings

Hello Everyone, thank you for visiting my little blog.

It's a beautiful, glorious day today.  The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it's not too cold.  Washing in on the line and is almost dry.

At long last, I've started to crochet my Autumn blanket.  Would you like to see the colours

Here they are ..................................



My inspiration is from Nature - Autumn.  I didn't want too many colours and sort of visualised  how I wanted the squares to look.    Something a little bit different from my normal size granny squares.  Oh dear, the yellow haystacks look little on the light side  (Blame the sun shining through the window).

I've used Stylecraft Special DK,  and  a 3.75 (UK) hook.  I have

Heather, Sky, Berries, Haystacks, Leaves, Land,
Wisteria, Cloud Blue. Lipstick, Saffron, Spice, Moss


My first square is exactly  as visulaised. Four small squares surrounded by the Sky and Land.  My reason for using Green as my Join As I Go Colour is the first two rows of the edging  will be my missing ball of  yarn (now found).    Yes, these colours look  much better.  



 I  thought Parchment  would blend better  with Moss.


Now all I need are the other crochet squares, and my blanket will be finished.

Please meet Captain Quackers, (£2.49 from B & M) who can be found sitting on the radiator cover in the hallway  under this picture. 




Enjoy your day, and thank you for your comments.

irene
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