Thursday, 19 November 2015

"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul."

Can it really be that I have had a whole year to get used to the idea of being 40?  I am sticking to my 'stop-saying-no-to-things-just-because-they-make-you-nervous' resolution, which was my turning 40 present to myself.  Admittedly it did result in a broken wrist after a brave attempt to go roller skating with the kids, but then I got to have the new experience of being in plaster, which I had avoided until I hit 40.  So every cloud, and all that...

One of my loveliest friends (they are all lovely...I am lucky) sent me a handmade present for my 40th, which I love.  It was one of the reasons I was looking forward to Autumn this year, so I could fetch it out again.  It's a cowl shape, and makes my scruffy old denim jacket look much more presentable.  She was kind enough to give me the left over wool (a sign of true crafting friendship!!!) and I have had it stashed away until I had the time to think of how to use it.




Gorgeous colours!  I'm thinking of lots of little granny squares... All linked together with that dark green... I am in my happy place... back soon.  Xxx

Friday, 13 November 2015

A sneaky peek


All wrapped up and ready to go!

My first proper parcel, off to my sister just in time for my niece's Christening next weekend.  Of course, the little star of the show will do the big reveal on the day, but I am allowed to show you a little sneaky peek...



It turned out heavier than I expected, but with quite a vintage look to it, which was what I had hoped for.  Very excited to see how it looks on the day!  

So, with that project posted off, it's back to my blanket, which is now long enough to keep my legs warm while I add more rows.  I'm using the cosy stripe blanket pattern from Lucy's Attic24, but with a few colour adjustments to give it more of an autumnal feel.  Although judging by the view from my window, autumn is being rapidly blown away out there...  Time for a cuppa, I think.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Hooray!

At last!  After more than a year of, frankly, faffing about, here it is, a final-ish version of my blog!  So excited.  Thank you for visiting me.  Please come back often!
Toni x