Sixty Million Trebles update. 

A quick update of the blanket I’m making for the above charity project. It’s been difficult to photograph as the days have been rather dark. The picture isn’t a true representation of colours – maybe my computer needs readjusting! I’m over half way. It was meant to be a slow blanket – but I’ve enjoyed…

Charity update 

I’m just back from a lovely but exhausting weekend. We stayed with our young grandchildren while their parents were away for a few days. We love them to bits – and had great fun! However, a nine and a six year old show boundless energy. Cartwheels, swingball, cricket and dancing gave continual ‘entertainment’, and a…

Do you count your stitches?

The crochet community on Instagram is enormous! Every day creations and concoctions of all kinds are posted. Some are beautiful, some, frankly, wierd, but all are made using yarn and a hook. One account interested me, though, because at a quick glance it looked as though someone had ambitiously estimated their life’s crochet work! Not…

Home, but not for long! 

It has been a long while since I have been away for several weekends at a time, but I am off again on Saturday, this time spending time with family. Just a few days, with crochet time in the evening. Last weekend was spent with a friend who has an amazing studio. This is just…

And I’m off again!

Just disappearing for the weekend this time. I’m off to work with a friend using fabric, threads and, of course, yarn! We will also be working on her new website.  I’m taking some of my hand dyed fabrics and threads, and also some crochet. This will come back finished  and I will also be working…

Relax! 

I ran out of time to finish my stress buster and had no room for it in my suitcase. However, this grew magically while I spent some time with our daughter  I have written elsewhere about our little trip, but progress on the above was so good that I have started this while I consider…

Snack

Once again, an unexpected prompt for the month. In truth – I keep snacks as far away from crochet as I possibly can. The last thing I want is food of any description close to my work in progress! What is your ‘go to’ snack? Mine is …… …. a small bowl of walnuts. If…

Gratitude 

I’ve been contemplating gratitude. I have so much – and am so grateful. A friend of ours has cancer. A brain tumour has been removed – now radiotherapy begins. Once that is complete they begin to treat his lung cancer. A widower, he had no family until he remarried a widow with no children. Thankfully…

Almost there

On target for finishing by the end of the month

Progress

Slowly does it – but I’m getting there.  

Back to front

It’s usual to begin with the inspiration and work towards the finished item. This is how I have always worked but today I was taken aback by a corner of the garden. Michaelmas Daisies. I thought I had photographed the violet ones too, but I didn’t   The colours reminded me of my current c2c….