Saturday, April 30, 2011

catch up!

Well, it's been a couple of weeks and for that I apologise, I do, however, have a reason/excuse. This Wednesday Robyn came down with the dreaded Chicken Pox which would explain her general grouchiness and clinginess of the past fortnight.

So our plans for this long weekend have been completely scuppered as we're stuck at home until her gazillions of red spots clear up. I thought I'd write a wee blog post.

I realised I'd not shared this photo of a cute crochet pin cushion I'd made for my mum as a Mothers' Day gift:

So, crochet is still my number one hobby obsession at the moment, although my creative mind is turning to thoughts of a hexagon patchwork quilt... oh and gardening, well we've been spending a lot of time in the garden and for the first time in the 6 years that we've lived here I'm really happy with our outside space. It's been resplendent with tulips and I now have just a dozen or so waiting to open up and they look like they'll be corkers!

Pink fluffy tulips:

Crochet hexxy throw, it's getting bigger!:

Crochet mesh summery shawl/scarf, using Sublime Cashmere, Merino, Silk blend.. it's so soft and crocheting up really fast! I'm following a pattern from my newest crochet book, Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench. A fabulous book!

I'm now under orders from a spotty Robyn to help her draw picture of Peppa Pig and Tinker Bell in her "Scientific Fairy Journal" (a quote from her current favourite Tinker Bell film, the Great Fairy Rescue). Hopefully she'll get over the Chicken Pox soon! She watched the Royal Wedding dressed as a bridesmaid yesterday... I'll get the pictures from Colin and share soon!


nicole said...

Oh wow your hexy blanket is to-die-for!! I'm making one too with a white border but it's not as thick as yours, starting to regret that now!

Hope your little one gets better soon and you aren't stuck at home for too long! :-) x x

Kim Sonksen said...

I LOVE that you use three different colours for the scarf. BTW I adore the "Cute and Easy Crochet" book. It was the second one I bought and I got SO much inspo out of it.
Loving the hexxie blanket too and I hope that the Robster is getting better soon.

FairlyGirly said...

Chicken Pox isn't pleasant, I hope Robyn is feeling better soon.

Really love the hex blanket, would love to make that.