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Friday, 1 May 2009

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I think they call people like me a Slacko... cause I’ve not blogged in a while… but there again life does get more interesting in the ‘real’ from time to time…

We have had a lovely week away visiting the Grandees, celebrating the eldest Grandee’s birthday & spending Anzac Day with them. Sadly the Birthday Boy wasn’t able to march with Pa this year with his broken ankle but there is always next year…
On the other days I was able to do some crochet. Yes ‘crochet’…
I’m getting tired of lugging soo much stuff when we go to visit. It is so nice & quite, while there [our daughter lives in a little country town], I do so love to sew, paint or whatever takes my mood at the time but, like I say lugging it all is a pain but so is organising ‘myself’ to know 'what'. It’s lovely to be home again; surprisingly the weather has turned cooler while we have been away…

Now I was going to tell you about my ‘new’ adventure into ‘crochet’… Well it’s not really ‘new’ more like re-visited, as I’ve been crocheting since I was really quite young – I remember the first thing I really crocheted that was recognisable [to everyone, besides myself, that is…lol] was a ‘mod’ flower cap for my niece when she was about 4 or 5 so I must have been about 15 or 16 at the time. Mum says I was crocheting much younger than that but I’m wondering if my mind is slipping or hers???… ha ha anyway that still makes it over … well… a darn long time… ha ha thought you had got me didn’t you…
So what got me going again in such earnest, well I happened up Attic24’s blog – well worth your popping over to have a looksee at Lucy’s place. English Lucy of Attic24 is a whizz at crochet & takes the most wonderful photos too… so it has to be her fault I think… not that I need to blame anyone, as really, I had never given it all up… I usually do a bit each winter, but as our winter’s are so mild & short not too much gets done, let alone ‘finished’… if you know what I mean… lots of UFO’s - well not near as many as were at our old house.

I never knew there was such a wealth of crochet knowledge to be had until I started poking around on the net… free patterns galore too so I’ve been having a blast… Folks are crocheting all sorts of things from the usual doilies, rugs-afghans, beanies etc to Hypercolic crochet, Coral Reefs & exquisite jewellery – Man what mushroom have I been hiding under??? So enough for this time I’m off to do some hooking…

5 comments:

Kelli said...

Hi,

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the crochet link. I'm definately going to have a look as soon as I have a spare sec!

Guess what my dream car is? A red Morris Ute!! My partner is a mechanic so I might actually get one some day.

I grew up in BrisVegas!

Cat said...

I'm glad you have a life on the side!

When I saw the purple flowers I thought they had an edge of frost! Wrong! They are beatiful!

As are your bright pretty crocheted flowers... they look like fun to work on.

I had to laugh when you said you crocheted when you were young... I did too, but I have totally forgotten. I have a large dresser runner that has the pineapple pattern crocheted and I have no clue how I did that, but I know I made it when I was in high school. I would have to relearn completly!

Have a blessed weekend Bethel!

Art4Sol said...

What a colorful bouquet! Have you checked out Prudence Mapstone's site yet....very inspiring.

Agnes the Red said...

Crocheting is addictive! Love those little flowers you've created...and that photo of the purple flowers is beautiful!
Ange x

Nettie said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog and leaving such a lovely comment. As you were so interested in how to make a crochet corkscrew, I decided to make a "how-to" tutorial video and post it to my You Tube page. Here is a link to it, I hope it is helpful and enlightening!
Crocheted Corkscrew Tutorial If you do make some, I'd love to see the pictures!! Cheers,
Nettie