Monthly Archives: February 2012

blankety blankety LOVE!

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I can’t say just how much I love this …..

it is finished …..

wherever it is I just Love it’s vibrant colours

it’s pretty edging …..

it’s strokeability …….

and cuddlesome happiness!

I don’t suppose Lovely Lucy of the famous Attic24 will ever find

my humble abode in Blogland, but if ever she did accidentally stumble

across us then we would say a loud and resounding

THREE CHEERS FOR LUCY!

she, without knowing me, has given me hours of pleasure in happy hooking :0)

anyone of my era will remember the tv show

“I Love Lucy”

well, that says it all!

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have a wonderful creative weekend ….. and next week there is already something

on my hook, and another kind of blanket on the way.

from Bella and Me XX

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Quiet/Busy Book …. the end of the story!

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There are so many ideas for these wonderful books out there in Blogland, and most of my pages

were my own take on some of these ideas, so I thought I would add a few more today and then

perhaps one day put all the pages together as thumbnails.

so here up first is the …..

Basket of fruit ….

(I’m sorry about all the photos! I know … not very good )

But anyway,

the apple and pear are fastened with large press studs,

the banana with a hook and bar

and the lemon fastened with velcro ……

Undo them all and put them back into the basket!

(I did think after that a little purse could have been attached in the basket with money to buy the fruit)

The Overalls …..

Dungaree fasteners,

a tape measure in the top pocket,

a tractor picture hiding in a secret pocket

and a wallet with  press studs to fasten, and buttons to slide up and down, hides in the front muff pocket.

Apparently the tape measure is a huge success :0)

these pages encourage fine motor skills

These next two pages go together …..

an I-Spy page and “Can you find?


These were very popular pages right from day one,

encourages simple observation, language development and adult participation

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other pages were more basic …. zips, weaving, and an abacus.

I am quite happy if anyone wants to use any of my ideas to make their own book.

All in all it takes a huge amount of time, costs quite a lot of money …..

BUT the end of the story is …..

IT WAS WORTH IT ALL :0)

I hope you think so too!

Bye for now XX

Blanket L O V E!

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Oh Yes!

Yes Indeed! I have caught it ….

that all consuming hooking bug,

and I love it and am so happy to be completely captivated by it :0)

My last Granny stripe was completed today, oh me or my ….. now I know that “skippity doo da”  feeling for myself :0)

I have seen Lucy dancing around her “TaDah!” moments and, though it isn’t time for that yet, I still feel so

excited about it,

well here, take a look and see!

Isn’t it scrumptious?

Now, I know that every crochet-holic out there has already been there, done it,

and got the Tshirt, everyone seems to be inspired by Lucy, but this is MINE, ALL MINE : 0)

It was about 40 years ago (I know I’m knocking on a bit!) when I first learnt to crochet, but

then it was just cotton doillies – not very man friendly, and a house can only have so many doillies!

THEN, when I started blogging and found Lucy http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/

and lots of other lovely crochet blogs I started thinking that

THIS WAS FOR ME!

I have even loved this part

sewing in the ends, which I was not looking forward to, now I just have to decide on a colour

for the border …..

BUT the fever continues! I have all of this left!

Another Blanket!!  YES!

This was my Christmas present  – all 17 of Lucy’s colours from Masons of Abingdon £25.50 Bargain!

http://www.masonsneedlecraft.co.uk/

I feel like a child in a sweet shop given her first pound coin to buy whatever she liked (perhaps you need

more than a pound these days!)  I keep seeing all kinds of lovely Blanket ideas …….

I just need to decide ….. what a nice decision to have to make :0)

One last look ….

(I can’t stop looking at it, stroking it, snuggling it!)

Thank You for your patience : 0)

XX

for the LOVE of yesterday ….. and to eternity

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VALENTINES DAY …..

has different meanings for different people, at different times and in different places.

Hearts were everywhere yesterday,

chocolate hearts,

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balloon hearts,

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patchwork hearts and crocheted hearts –

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http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/01/28/crochet-heart-garland/

but then there is a whole year ahead and I wonder what will be remembered?

The chocolates will have been eaten,

the balloons popped …..

but memories last ….

Something has remained a memory to me since I first saw it,

I wonder if anyone else remembers?

Did you read the book, or see the film ……

“Carve her name with Pride”

where Virginia McKenna plays 23 year old Violette

I saw the film in 1960 and have remembered the poem ever since ….

The love that I have is all that I have

and the love that I have is yours,

The love that I have of the life that I have

is yours and yours and yours,

A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have

but death will be but a pause,

For the peace of my years in the long green grass

will be yours and yours and yours.

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http://www.violetteszabo.org/

Tania, her daughter, wrote a book about her mother Violette Szabo called

“Young, Brave and Beautiful”

unfortunately it is sold out but you can read it on line at:

http://www.authonomy.com/

They died  heroic deaths together,

and we now live in the peace that they paid the price for.

But the greatest and supreme love ever shown to mankind was on Calvary,

Cross In The Dark

where peace with God was purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ

for all who are truly repentant and turn to Him.

Heart love that goes on into eternity.

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Hello New Blog!…. goodbye old

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Bella Bag’s blog is sadly coming to an end …… something technical …… Soooooooo …

Here is a Big Welcome from Bella and me  – to You, to our new home in Blogland!

Thank you for stopping by and  please add our new address

 https://sunshineattic.wordpress.com

in place of Bella Bag’s Blog.

The little quilt as you go “house coat ” was Bella’s Christmas present ….. cute?

The house was pretty cold so it ‘s fleece lined and VERY cozy :0)

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In closing I thought I would add this …..

it’s from a February 2010 posting ….    (you could say Vintage Bella!)

I hope you like it!

Bella L O V E S .….
Crisp snowy days …..
windy blustery days ….
NOT rainy days!

But her BEST days ….
are sunny, summer days,
running in meadow days!
…… Soon to come days.
 :0)

Whatever you are doing …….

Have a Good Day!

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Gosh! That seems so long ago now!

Well we hope to see you around again very soon,

from Bella and Me …. have a lovely week XX

Quiet busy book again!

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Once again, here are a few more pages from the

QUIET BUSY BOOK

I loved making this page!

Night time ….. count the stars

“Oh No! a puncture!”

Time to change the wheel (tucked away in the pocket)

fastening buttons,

Woof, woof and the little dog jumps off the back of the truck,

the flower is fastened with a press-stud …

encourages:

fine motor skills, counting, simple problem solving and story telling


Obviously learn to tie a shoe!

the sides open and can be unlaced, laced up again and tied again!

the star fabric is the shoe tongue.

well, there we are ….. another couple coming up next week.

Enjoy your weekend, wherever your shoes take you!

hope you don’t have any punctures though!

xx