I have now finished the edging for the blanket. I always think that adding an edging to a blanket is like framing a picture, something that needs to be chosen so as to show the main body off to the best effect. At first I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to do this. I… Read More Blanket finalised with edging
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!
They say “use it or lose it” but sometimes using it can cause problems, like with my wrists a few weeks ago, and now my eyes seem to be suffering from an excess of screen time, so I am trying to cut down until they recover. However I thought that I would give you a… Read More Just a Quick One
Some of you may have been wondering where I have been for the past few weeks. It all started with pain at the base of my thumbs on both hands. I decided that a break from Crochet was necessary which meant that I wasn’t going to have much to write posts about. Since reading posts… Read More Bit of a Catch Up!
I have promised to make my granddaughter a blanket. The idea was for her to take it to university with her so I have till next August really but not being sure how long it will take I have started thinking now. A couple of weeks ago I went to stay with my daughter and… Read More A Blanket for my Granddaughter
Here is details of what I made for my granddaughter. I wanted to encourage her love of crochet and I had acquired some crochet hooks and a book on crochet from someone at Crafty Coffee who had things to get rid of. So I decided to give her a ready made stash and bought a… Read More A Suitable Gift for a Granddaughter
My younger daughter bought me this book. I think it may have been last Christmas. As always when receiving a book like this I feel that I ought to make something from it, although I really didn’t like the look of the fairy on the cover. She had an air of menace about her. However… Read More Behold a Blueberry Fairy!
I met up with my eldest and family and had a couple of meals and had fun in an Escape Room. Although this is not my photograph and therefore I do not own the copyright I am sure the Escape Plan guy won’t mind as this can be considered an advert. He was keen on… Read More What was I doing on Saturday?
On Wednesday I had planned a trip to the Hardy monument as it is not open earlier in the week. Open means a cafe and the chance to go to the top. Otherwise it stands there out in the open. Recent experience in walking in the countryside to well known locations or popular routes led… Read More A week in Weymouth – part 2
First I have to say that I have discovered that it is so much harder to think about taking photographs when you are responsible for a granddaughter. So the following will not be my normal steady progression of photographs, more an ‘as and when’ record. I took a couple of photographs of the apartment we… Read More A week in Weymouth – part 1
My eldest is very much involved with amateur dramatics, so of course that was what I first thought of when I read the word ‘play’. However the drama group she is normally involved with does not allow photographs. Recently she took part in a play with another amateur dramatic company and played the daughter in… Read More Photo Challenge – Play
In August I shared with you some more about what Louisa and I got up to while she was here, as well as three months worth of contributions to “Monochrome Madness” and various mandalas I had created over the years.I then shared with you the two crocheted cafeteire cosies I made for my daughter’s birthday.… Read More August Montage
I can see that Louisa certainly has the making of a crafter in her. She was working on at least two projects simultaneously during the week: her cord bookmark and her crochet headband. (More if you count the practice crochet and colouring). She already has plans for what she wants to make in the future.… Read More A Crafty Week – Saturday
This post is the most important of the set because it is about the most gratifying part of the week. Louisa had changed her mind about making a coaster and anyway the thought of having to count twenty stitches each row just to check she had the right number did not appeal. She had realised… Read More A Crafty Week – Friday
On Thursday, as I said in my last post, we had a bit of a lie in and then we went down to West Quay and had lunch in Nando’s. (We used to patronise BHS’ restaurant but it is just not the same these days!) After lunch I offered Louisa a choice between shops and… Read More A Crafty Week – Thursday
Having planned to go to Corfe Castle or Swanage plus a ride on a steam train, the weather forecast for Wednesday was a bit mixed with the threat of rain, so we decided to go to Corfe Castle and ride on the steam train with the possibility of going home early if it got too… Read More A Crafty Week – Wednesday
On Tuesday the weather started off a bit cloudy but by mid-morning it brightened up so we packed a picnic and went to the paddling pool on Southampton Common. Louisa had a paddleand then she saw that for a small cost you could have a few minutes moving around on the water in a large… Read More A Crafty Week – Tuesday
If I have seemed to be less present on blogs this last week it is because I have had my granddaughter to stay for just over a week. She came equiped with all sorts of craft materials.I would have loved for us to make something with that material but I wasn’t sure what and we… Read More A Crafty Week – Day 1
(I am posting this because Wild Daffodil. posted about her walk on Ynyslas Beach and I told her that nearby Tywyn was also a good base for a holiday.) Just a little introduction to why I chose Tywyn for a holiday then photographs of different things we saw.) For my daughter’s tenth birthday I bought… Read More Tywyn holidays
I went to Aylesbury to visit my daughter and provide a little babysitting where needed. I say babysitting but my granddaughter is far from being a baby being almost twelve. On the Friday morning while my daughter was at work and my granddaughter at school, I went for a walk. They are fortunate enough to… Read More I’ve been away!
The September montage, a little early, as I have nothing better to share. The big event this last month was finishing my sea and sand ripple blanket. Celebrated by letting it take more than it’s fair share of the montage. I also shared with you details of the outings and the crochetting done while my… Read More September Montage
My Granddaught came to stay on her own for a week of her summer holidays as she has done in previous years and we had lots of fun, including a day out in London eating our sandwiches with Paddington Bear in view eating his. More about this later on. Louisa had asked to learn some… Read More Granddaughter’s visit – crochet and BookBench sculptures
I mentioned that life has been difficult lately, and last Wednesday I was feeling a bit low and so my eldest invited me to come on a trip this past Saturday that involved going to Derbyshire for Bakwell Pudding and to visit Crich Tramway Village and the National Tramway Museum. For a certain member of… Read More Bakewell Pudding and Trams
The other day I had an idea for a new project! Yes I know I don’t really need another project to add to my list. 🙂 But this one has been in the back of my mind for a long time. It is to make a crochet cloth for my pine dining table. I have… Read More A New Snowflake!
Last weekend I had an exciting time. I met my daughter in Oxford and we went to a really interesting exhibition (if you like fantasy literature) at the Bodleian – Magical Books – From the Middle Ages to Middle-earth (It’s on till 27th October this year if you fancy going.) It is especially about the… Read More An Exciting Weekend
A little late again – but this month I showed you my finished socks and even the CAL still got a look in. I showed you how I was getting my squares ready for the great Join Along and even some of the ones I was leaving out. I delighted in finally receiving my ‘Monthly… Read More August Montage
I have had my granddaughter staying with me again this last week but now she is gone and I have a moment to put together this post. Due to my younger daughter being ill we didn’t do all the things I planned but we did spend a lot of time playing with the cousins. However… Read More Alone again!
No! not together. This is a continuation of last Monday’s post. We had planned another trip to Portsmouth Dockyard to see HMS Warrior some weeks before but then we learned that there would be an exhibition of the costumes for the film of ‘Les Miserables’ and also a Dalek Exhibition in Portsmouth that weekend. My… Read More Les Miserables and Daleks!
At last the day came to go back to Portsmouth Dockyard to see HMS Warrior. (If you are new you can see the previous posts here – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/a-birthday-outing/ and https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/submarines-and-supper-but-no-cake/ ) This time I had suggested that rather than drive down from Aylesbury, if everyone stayed at mine (in Southampton) we could set off earlier and… Read More HMS Warrior at last!
At last I find time to tell you about our second trip to Portsmouth and the Historic Dockyard on Saturday 1st Sepember. We parked the car in Portsmouth but decided that we would start by visiting the Submarine museum. This meant going over to Gosport. Since the journey was much cheaper and quicker that way,… Read More Submarines and supper but no cake!