Anyway I don't know quite how I'm typing right now, a minor miracle I have to say. Just finished a rather large pair of curtains.....17ft x18ft to be exact, now that was a chore in itself...the sheer weight was a bit much (velvet) but it was the finish that almost made my thumbs cave in. they were finished with eyelets, 35 in each curtain, man pressing those little "*?*!!**$*"s in has left me numb.
But its done yayyyyyyy just in time for the wedding on Sunday, the curtains are for the church building....an old theatre, so finally I can focus on some sewing & crafting for my shop & for Christmas.
Anyway after much ado about nothing I have started a new blanket....I know I don't need another blanket but the patterns a real sweetie, found it here at http://hakenenmeer.blogspot.ie/, a great blog, always filled with colour & beautiful crochet, love it.....
I'm twelve rows in & enjoying the sheer simplicity of it, loving the soft colours & taking my own sweet time
It really is a pleasure to focus on a simple crochet blanket after the complications of dresses & giant curtains.
Also trying out some simple patches
....not too sure where I'm going with it .....a cushion, maybe a bag, we'll see!!!!
Have had these Vintage Modern charm packs for a while so it sure is time to crack them open
Also I have listed the crochet cushion in my Etsy shop....hope it sells xxxxx
Received some lovely books recently as gifts....I love gifts, don't you??????
Two cook books, a new one by Rachel Allen...CAKE....seriously, nothing but cakes, its an absolute dream of a book, could be a nightmare too but I prefer to look on the brighter side, its pure bliss :)
Easy entertaining by Darina Allen, excellent book, so many great recipes, will be well used
Then lastly Country Cottage Quilting by Lynnette Anderson, full to the brim of inspiration, I love it.
Can see one or two projects in the near future from this.
I'm so happy to be able to get back to a normal routine again, some crochet for now
& lots more besides :).
Thanks for dropping in to see me this evening, hope to be peeking into blogland a lot over the next few days, I have sooooooo missed your blogs
See you soon
Lots of love Karen xxxxxx
ps Will put up some pics of the bridesmaid dresses on mon, the big day is this Sunday