Sunday, 21 February 2010

Granny Squares And Snowdrops

As promised here is my granny square cushion, pattern courtesy of Lucy at Attic 24.

As mentioned before the yarn is not very nice and the colours are a bit harsh but I'm pleased with how the finished cushion looks.

It goes well with the ripple stitch cushion on my sewing chair which you can see has to share space with a spare bed. O for a room just for me to sew in!
My next creative venture is going to be the Pin Cushion Caddy from Anna Maria Horner's book, Seams to Me. I'll try and take some photos as I'm going along so that I can show you how it goes.

On a different note, on Friday I went to Waterperry Gardens with my Husband. It was cold but bright and sunny with a light dusting of snow. We went to see these...

There were not as many as we were expecting but we were told that everything is about 2 weeks late this year. Despite that we had a lovely walk and the best fruit scones we've ever had in the tearoom.

See you soon.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

First Post!

Well, this is my first post. I decided to start blogging as I have joined the 'twenty minutes a day' crafting started by Fiona at MarmaladeRose . I'm not sure how good I'm going to be at blogging as I'm a bit of a technophobe but with the help of my daughter I'll give it a go.
I have to say I find the thought of blogging a bit daunting. I read lots of blogs all by very talented people who I find very inspiring but they also make me feel a bit dubious about sharing my efforts. Anyway, my daughter has talked me into having a go, so....

The cushion cover in the picture was done during my first sessions of twenty minutes. I'm new to crochet so I'm not very quick yet. The ripple pattern is from Lucy at Attic24. The wool was not very expensive and as a result was not very nice to use, it kept splitting and the colours are a bit harsh but as this was my first attempt at crocheting I didn't want to spend a lot.

The material I used for the back I found in a local charity shop. As you can see from the finished cushion the back is very simple just overlapping pieces.

In my next post I should have some granny squares to show you.