I have been very remiss in my blogging, haven’t had the energy really to string two words together, after a marathon 11 hours sleep last night I feel more human today, just in time to start a new work week tomorrow……..
I have had mum’s blanket photos sitting here since Easter waiting patiently to be blogged about. It is my first granny square blanket I have done and it is a bit ‘not quite right’ still seem to get my squares different sizes, something I need more practice with me thinks.
Having said all that, my mum was quite touched and even got a ‘wibbly’ in her voice when she thanked me, much to my surprise as mum is very rarely happy with anything that is given to her.
I unashamedly copied Heather over at Little Tin Bird, who has some wonderful news, go over and have a read, it is a couple of posts down. I did make a few different squares tho in solid colors.
I did a couple of different stitches around the edge that I found in a book called ‘Around the Corner Crochet Borders’ by Edie Eckman which I purchased from Book Depository.
I crocheted a lot of the little middle bits and almost have enough to make myself a blanket, I know what I did wrong on mums, so with a bit of luck the next one should be better.
On Wednesday night when I got home from work, a parcel wrapped in brown paper with ‘fragile’ tape all around it, was waiting for me……all the way from the UK, I was so excited and so, so touched. Do you want to see? Of course you do.
The most amazing smelling candle – Pink Grapefruit – Some true blue British serviettes – a retractable tape measure with flowers and buttons on the top, too cute, and what I had been wanting for a while but never got around to getting one, although we don’t have sweet little ones like that here. Three containers of cupcake paper cases, my daughter wants the animal print ones, I should let her have some only if she makes cupcakes haha. Cupcake wraps, I have never heard of these before and are just gorgeous, I don’t want to use them, they are way too gorgeous to muck up. Look at that little blue square with the pink heart!!!!!!!!!! knitted by the gorgeous girl who sent me all these beautiful goodies. A rose heart-shaped soap, I love rose smellies. A book on Shibori knitting, something I had been thinking that I would like to try after seeing some on someones blog. A little Cath Kidson toilet bag and mirror and last but not least a postcard.
Thank you from deep within my heart Cuckoo, you are an amazingly caring friend and words cannot convey how lovely you are and how touched and grateful I am to have you in my life. One day I will be able to thank you in person.
I have been hooking up a granny stripe blanket I started for a friend in all shades of purple and pink with some cream thrown in…..oh and another giant granny square that I am doing for myself.
I fell in love with the border first, the colors looked quite good together, unfortunately they don’t look as nice in true life, as in the photo above, but it will be ok, it is growing quickly on a 7mm hook, I still have a little way to go before the edging. I have been doing most of the crocheting at my night job, I had 41 hours over three weeks to hook in, the last day was Saturday morning, I go back to just two nights a week now. It has exhausted me this time around…..
Oh my goodness I still have to do a show and tell of my Encaustic Art morning.
And a gorgeous little bunny who has come to stay with me.
But I will leave that for another post, or this one will take ages to read.
Happy days my lovely friends.
Love and hugs Sandi xox