Ups and downs

Life really has a habit of keeping one on their toes. It’s easy to be seduced into thinking that all is fine, and then to be shocked to find that it isn’t. Keeping on an even keel when things are not going to ‘plan’ isn’t easy, but thanks to my faith in the Lord Jesus…

Packages in the post

It’s always good to receive packages in the post, isn’t it? Well, I’ve had two lovely ones this week. I indulged myself! When I was a child I would often stay with my grandmother in Northumberland. It was she who taught me to crochet umpteen years ago. Her home was full of functional crocheted objects…

What I learnt today

I love colour. I have dyed a range of fibres and fabrics for over 30 years and during that time have learnt a lot about colour. Vibrant, mid to dark tones are my favourite and often the combinations I choose.  Many years ago a very wise old lady encouraged me to move out of my…

Will you crochet along with me?

Sadly I have had to shelve this for the time being…. See this post.   I’ve hinted at it on Instagram, and I think I mentioned it here. I also mentioned it in the Ravelry Group, and now I’m going to make it official! Yes, I am going to host a Crochetalong! It will be…

This and that

Never say ‘Never’! I’ve been caught out before. Jan, if you are reading this please skip this next paragraph!  Scraps accumulate and there was one thing I always insisted I would never do! That was – turn them into a Granny Square! So how did this happen?  Well, there is a story behind it but…

It’s been a while..

Yes, I’ve been quiet. It was on doctor’s orders as I prepared for a heart procedure. It took longer than I hoped to stabilise meds but finally all was ok, apart from a last minute hitch, and earlier this week I was admitted to the hospital. I’m pleased to say That I am now home…

A disappointment

Published earlier on Creating something every day where it can be seen in its entirety. It serves me right. I tried to cut a corner! I need a crochet blanket quickly. It must be bright and cheerful, so, rather than spend time dyeing one I chose a bright and cheeerful combination that I have seen…

Catching up 

I thought I had already shown you progress on Ocean 9. How wrong could I be?  My memory is not as good as it was, obviously! It’s coming along nicely. About a month’s more work I think. Only able to work on it about an hour a day for a while.  I’m considering a C2C…

Back on dry land!

Today I’m planning on returning to my main project. It’s been hanging fire for a while as I wanted to keep it under wraps while I was away from home with its intended recipient. Returning to an Ocean theme is appropriate as I have just spent four days on the water.   Blue seas and…

Thinking about …

   I wonder? Looking ahead to future projects this early is unusual, but following a comment by a friend this may well become a Christmas present ….

Ssshh, it’s a secret

I am breaking a rule. I am usually very strict with myself and only work on one project at a time. It means I can focus fully and am always eager to finish because there is another project waiting. So, Ocean 9 is underway but I won’t be able to openly work on it over…

First colour sequence finished

I’ve decided to count these rows slightly differently. I have no idea if this will work – it will be too late to change by the time it is finished. Here’s the first colour repeat.   I think the colours will become more apparent in the next post. I’m also wondering if I dare take…