It is going to take a few weeks, I suspect, to finish the wide border around the African Flower Blanket, so in the meantime I am going to share some of the steps along the way. This week’s post is about the different choices that had to be made about design and colours. ***** … Read More African Flower Blanket: initial choices
The blanket I am making for my granddaughter has now been given square corners and all that needs to be done is to add a border. The sort of border that I want has yet to be decided but here is a square corner! For anyone who might like to make something similar here are… Read More The Blanket has Square Corners!
To raise our spirits I mean. The unusually warm Spring and Summer last year certainly made the lockdown easier to bear. This year we are gradually coming out of a lockdown and I get my second jab this coming Saturday. This year Spring is much later. Just think on this 12th April last year it… Read More Last Year we had Spring this year we have the Vaccine!
Since changing my sitting room decoration from Winter to Spring. I was missing the snowflake bunting across the fireplace. So I decided I ought to finish off the seaside summer bunting. You may remember that, when I was making the coasters for Eleonora of Coastal Crochet’s Coasters CAL, that I said that I had thought of… Read More Summer Bunting
To all my followers whether you see Easter as a religious festival, a Spring festival or just an excuse for lots of chocolate or none of these. I always like to photograph my Hot Cross Buns. This year they turned out very well. Here is my most perfect one (no sugar glaze as I actually… Read More Happy Easter
Except for the book post, which was unusual, this month was a good mix of the things I tend to write posts about. Crochet of course: in the form of the start of working on a new bookmark pattern. Cooking: some ‘healthy’ cookies. Quite a bit of photography concerning an outing to Chessel Bay and… Read More Monthly Montage – March
I am still busy joining the hexagons and have got about half way so i may have something to show you in a couple of weeks. In the meantime my indoor world has changed from Winter to Spring. Winter to Spring. and the outside world is full of flowers. Just some very quick photos. to… Read More From Winter to Spring
I don’t eat cakes and cookies very often, partly because I try to save the calories for essential nutrients and partly with an eye to my waistline. Though I have found lately that occasionally indulging in a piece of cake (kept in the freezer!) doesn’t seem to push my weight or waistline up. But today… Read More Cookie Craving
With nothing more to do for the blanket for a few days, I settled down for a first attempt at devising a new bookmark pattern. I decided to try the Josephine knot, even though it looked a bit trickier than the other design. Unlike my earlier bookmark, mathematics was of limited use, but after a… Read More How’s the bookmark getting on?
Although the beach along the river where I like to walk is rather brown,I have wondered if it is permissible to walk along it, to more fully indulge in the seaside experience. I did see a woman allowing her small son to paddle at the end of the walkway, where it is easy to get… Read More Another shoreline