Sunday, 1 May 2011

Long time no blog!

I have been so busy...  There's been absolutely no time for anything but work. 

I'm so glad to say that the enormous thread work commission I've been working on since October is finally finished and posted.

 I've made twenty 28" doilies for wedding breakfast table centres.  There were five each of four designs which I completed with help from my mum's amazing hooking skills. 

I've included some pix so you can see the (nearly) finished objects - these were taken before blocking so you'll have to use your imagaination a bit. 

I am sooooo proud of them.  They look beautiful and I hope they will help to make Danielle's wedding a very special day.

I've been having fun with Hoopla again.  The more I play with it the more I find I love it.  This time I have been selling the pattern for a cute little basket meant for Easter eggs and goodies for Mothers' Day.  I'm going to make it a free pattern now and I'll post it in my next blog for anyone else giving Hoopla a try.  They take so little yarn; they're so great for using up the ends of bobbins you have laying around.  These baskets and a spell of hot weather were the inpiration for my mini-hanging baskets.  I've filled some with plants and hung them on a trellis in front of my house.  We live on a park and I love to sit and watch the faces and pointing as people go past.  They are so bright and eyecatching - I love these too...  I'm hoping for tumbling strawberries and tomatoes, although I haven't got a very green thumb so we'll see.

Well, I'm off to my pen this time.  More pattern writing.  HOW EXCITING! :-)

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