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Monday, 23 April 2012

forget me not...and physio...

came across my Mum's stash of wool last time I was home...bits and bobs...mm...how to make good use of the oddments of wool and make a little something to remind me of my Mum...perhaps to keep in my studio... she must have spent many hours patiently teaching me to sew and to knit and to crochet...she was the one who fired up my passion for making...thanks Mum, miss you but think of you each time I use my beloved sewing machine you and Dad bought me for my 21st birthday...we finally got round to choosing it when I was 31...and it's now my best friend...



thinking crochet...thinking good activity for my wrist and hand... I love Granny squares...this is a recent goodie I found in a charity shop...love the colours...turquoisey and creamy...yummy!



and here in this month's Mollie Makes is the answer...


gorgeous crochet from Ilaria Chiaratti - so beautiful with the chair and rug and lampshade and cup and table...and little mat and....


think I will focus on making maybe a square a day and that will be good therapy...and hopefully I'll end up with a lovely cushion...crochet is just soo addictive...




mm...thinking I may do a more random version as I'm not sure about all the white in our house...and I have got a very interesting collection of yarns...but I rather like them...








and my other physiotherapy...and mind therapy...is getting creative...it's a bit of a challenge but I seem to be able to do most things...slowly...



loving having piles of gorgeous felted wool fabrics to make into lovely bags and brooches for my next craft fair...love this soft green for spring...add some pretty cottons and a little free machine embroidery...a stitch here and a stitch there...





got soo much to do...really musn't hang about so much on these enticing blogs and facebooks and websites and etsy shops and flickrs and pinterests and lord know what else...so many tempting beautiful makes and makers and deliciousness to look at...I have decided I shall have a 'no computer' day on a Sunday...and a day off from everything...started yesterday...missed it in a strange way but had a restful day...read my book...sat in the sun and crocheted away...bliss!

happy monday to all my lovely readers, have a great week...xx






5 comments:

knittynora said...

A lovely post, thank you for sharing.

I love Mollie makes! I've not purchased a copy yet but it looks beautiful. I'm glad to hear that you are making good use of the beautiful yarn. The project will be all the more special.

I've yet to dabble in crochet but have started making my own knitted jewellery - I shall send pics soon!

Happy crafty!

KnittyNora xxxx

Emmie and Emma said...

Hi KnittyNora, so nice of you to drop by...knitted jewellry sounds very daring...can't wait to see!! xx

Lynn said...

I recognize those squares! You were working on them today:-) What a lovely way to use the yarn:-) xx

knittynora said...

Some pictures of my new creations are available on my Facebook page (the link is too long to post - I've liked your page so you should be able to find me)

Need to add a few more soon. I've been very busy making lots of lovely things for the Ullock Scarecrow fest. Only two weeks to go! :)

Emmie and Emma said...

hooray! will find you never fear, I know, there's so much to do...can't wait to see your stall xx