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To Jubilee ….. and Beyond!

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Well, at first it looked pretty Un-Seasonal!

but I had seen something at

Hooked on Needles

http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/10/ma-ingalls-half-granny-crocheted-shawl.html

(complete with a good video tutorial)

why not take a look …. I did and it  made me want to get started Rapid!

and so I did …..

and off the hook came …..

my   J U B I L E E    SHAWL  :0)

in time for the Celebrations …… and Beyond!

all thanks to Mary Grace :0)

I really love red, white and blue ….. don’t you?

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another day another ….. dollar?

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NO!

another ……

B L A N K E T  :0)

well, once the gorgeous Granny Stripe was finished and I had done

my oooohs and arrrhhhhs,

something had to happen!

So, looking into my left over Christmas present bag of yarn I decided to try

Lucy’s ripple. I had tried this ages ago but for some reason it just didn’t seem to

work out, but looking at so many other bloggers blankets I thought “It must

be ME! So lets have another go!”

I am so glad I did, even though I have run out of Lucy’s hot colours,

I think it will be rather nice when it is further under way.

xx

Just before starting the ripple I used some of the yarn in a pram blanket, it is not

very big …. but prams aren’t very big these days!

I decided to do Nana squares from Michelle at The Royal Sisters blog

http://theroyalsisters.blogspot.com/

it may be small, but very satisfying to do :0)

and I’m sure it will be just about the right size for today’s small prams,

………….

not like the Rolls Royce that my babes were in …..

“It’s quite simply the Rolls Royce of prams, Balmoral is the original coach-built pram.

Hand-sprung chassis,cushioned with leather suspension straps and handspoked wheels are just a few features of the Balmoral Collection. Handmade in the UK.”

http://www.silvercross.co.uk/heritage-collection/Balmoral-pram/

Yep, they just don’t make them like that any more!

Well, actually they do, but I couldn’t

afford the price tag …. mine had been second hand anyway!

Good to know that they are still making them though ….

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Enjoy your happy crafty days (or evenings!)

Bella and Me xx

PS …..

I have just come back from town and guess what?

My beautiful Silver Cross Rolls Royce

has just been show cased ……

in

the

museum!!!!

I don’t suppose it is mine – just one like it :0)

Time moves on!

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

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

Lucy’s colours

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What a Wonderful Christmas Present :0)

Special DK 100g 17 Assorted colours Pack

apparently it came from Masons of Abingdon

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

who actually have Lucy’s colours already packaged – all 17 of them!

Special DK 100g 17 Assorted colours Pack

they also have a super selection of Stylecraft yarns

I couldn’t decide then what to do …..

ripple, granny stripe? ripple, granny stripe? ripple ….

well in the end

I decided on ….

Granny Stripe

I’m   L O V I N G  every hooking minute!

and it is growing ….. very quickly …..

It is so scrumptious! All thanks to Lucy!

What an Inspiration she is :0)

if you haven’t visited attic24 yet …. pop over soon ….

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/

It also goes rather well with my decopatch window light …

I  L O V E  decopatch too!

Happy Rainbows …..

till next time XX

20 Minuter

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I am an ardent follower of  Cathleen at http://mysewingserenity.blogspot.com

(look for Storybook House) and Lucy at http://attic24.typepad.com

If you haven’t yet discovered Lucy you MUST pop over to her attic!

Years ago there was a telly programme called “I Love Lucy.”  When you have been in the attic you will see why I, and many others, say : “We Love Lucy!”

Well, being there I realised again what fun little children can have with a little imagination and crocheted or patchworked blankets.  So that is my new intent for the grandchildren – they will have heaps of gorgeous blankets to make into tents, story houses, royal cloaks, camping in the garden or flying away on a magic carpet!

So with that intent in mind I have been a Happy 20 Minuter!

Following Lucy’s Hexagon tutorial I am making a start on my “Jewelled Crochet Blanket!”

Unfortunately it isn’t the gorgeous yarns that Lucy usually uses – just the ordinary stuff from the market – but I don’t think They will mind …. do you?

20 minuters crafts

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Please drop in and encourage us!
A group of bloggers who promise to craft for a least 20 minutes every day, for a whole year.

Now that doesn’t sound like hard work but FUN! So I joined up ……. along with lots of other crafting bloggers. I have taken the pledge …… 20 minutes of crochet, sewing or patching …… how hard can that be!

All is revealed at:   http://marmaladerose.blogspot.com