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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Where has the year gone so far ?

This year has gone so quickly already!  It's now the last week of May and this is what's happened since my last blog post:

I can't wait to share this.....

I was on Amazon earlier today and I recognised my work on the front of a book that I had contributed too  Crochet Therapy

Click on the underlined book title above,  to be taken to Amazon where you can pre order this book (released July 7th)
Written by the talented Betsan Corkhill.

Wow! They are my therapy balls & the flower coaster, top left, is mine too!  I am on the Front Cover!!!!!! YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY


In other news.....

I have hatched ducklings (Indian Runner Ducklings)

I have bought another 2 calves

The black one is a Heifer Aberdeen Angus & the other is a Bull Hereford.  We have named the Florence & Freddie.

I have made time for crochet too!  Teaching, Designing & making presents and stuff for me too!

The first one here is a Star Blanket made for a baby of unknown sex, due to be born in July.  I thought I had better get it started as soon as I heard that a friend in the village was pregnant, as I never know when I am going to be caught up with commissions.

This is a Rectangular Granny blanket that I am making for one of my two sofa's, so that my dogs can sit on them comfortably and to protect the sofa a little as well!

One of my pupils made this fab Granny Square Bag & lined it too.

We had a lesson out in the courtyard, just outside my classroom

It was lovely to make the most of the sunshine & hook at the same time.  The Giraffe also enjoyed the sun in sitting is a tropical plant

This is the class that attended my Third "Crochet Weekend in Dorset" course.

It was for beginners

And they all had a lot of creative fun

and lots of refreshments including chocolate fudge cake

 The improvement in their swatches are fantastic, after practice, you can see how quickly one can improve!

I found this online & thought that I should share it with you.  Isn't it just super?

I do manage to get my feet up every now and then, but you can be assured that there is a crochet hook in my hands!

Again, I am crocheting away, with my ducks for company this time.

Another picture of me with my feet up, working on one of several blankets that are WIPS

 I taught my pupils a new stitch in improvers class.  I like it so much that I added it to yet another blanket WIP

And here I am hooking away at the Car Wash whilst my car was getting a mini valet (it really did need one - it was filthy = country life + road mud)

I came across Two Sisters on Twitter who are called Chameleon Crafts, and the have a CrowdFunder target of £500 to meet very soon.  Can you help?

Chameleon Crafters: Colourful, Quirky, Creative

Two sisters wanting to start a new online business specialising in colourful and unique amigurumi crochet kits and pattern writing.

So that's it from me for now.  I am off do diarise a few commissions that have come in from magazines this morning & then I am off to the greenhouse for a bit of a potter.

Hope you've enjoyed the read.


  1. Thanks for the mention, what a fab blog! Very jealous of your ducks btw they are lovely. My sister and I are really grateful to anybody who is kind enough to support us by pledging. We are offering some fab rewards aswell. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you'd like to come say hi Xxxxx Cara and Hannah


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