Crochet Bits and Pieces

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Well!! As you may notice, I have changed my name. John and I were married in March of this year (2015). After many years together and at such an age, which will not be mentioned lol, we finally made the decision I have been procrastinating on. Add to that we sold up and moved to another house and you can see we have been through a bit of an upheaval lately. 

We have also been renovating our new home to give it our personal touch. The lounge room is finished and the kitchen not quite. Some finishing off, tiling, new flooring etc and it will be done, then we can start outside.

And here we are :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Picnic at The Beach!!

Such a lovely day last Wednesday.. Just right for a picnic at the beach.. It has been a few years since we last visited our favorite camping spot so we took the day off and went for a drive.
We spent many happy times here.. So quiet and not many people around the area. There were times we wouldn't see anyone for days at a time.. So relaxing.. Sometimes wish we still had our caravan.. 
I did jokingly suggest we spend the night in the car but John told me we didn't bring enough teabags lol.. Good to see he has is priorities right..  :)

The view along the beach

A lovely big curving beach

Some attempt at regeneration here.

John making a nice 'Cuppa'

You can't see them from here but the lower half of the beach was alive with tiny soldier crabs.

The daffodils are in flower and the view from the campsite.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A small bag!!

Just felt like making a small bag so here it is..

 And then I decided it needed some sort of decoration to make it a bit more colourful, hence the flowers and vines.
Now I can fill it with a washer and some nicely perfumed soap, maybe some hand cream or a hankie, and then it can be included in the monthly raffle we have at our orchid society meetings..  

I love making these small gifts, wrapping them in some cellophane paper and donating them to the society. Every little helps as they say..  :)

Visit with Oliver!!

Had my first visit with little Oliver my first great grandchild.. What a joy!! Such a beautiful  baby boy.. Could have brought him home quite easily but may have had a fight on my hands Lol..

 I decide to give him both the teddies after all, seemed the only way to go really.. Also gave him a small quilt I made so mum can put him on the floor, an owl hat I made in cotton ( I thought I'd made it too small but it was even a bit big) and some little suits for when he is a bit bigger. Sizes 3 to 6 months so it will be a while before they fit him. also a little plush owl that I bought. 

Had lots of cuddles too of course Lol.. Can't wait for the next time we visit, hope it's not too long, don't want to miss seeing him grow..

Great nanny and Oliver James

Our gorgeous baby boy wearing his owl hat and lying on the quilt I made.

Oliver's gifts from great nanny.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yay!! It's Finally Happened!!

My first great grandchild was born at 1.04 am this morning.. Our dear little Oliver James arrived weighing in at 6lbs 10 ozs. Mother and son both doing well.. 
Such a little cutie.. Love you heaps already little man..  :)

Now I just have to decide which of the following crocheted teddies he is going to get..
Finished this one a couple of days ago.
Finished this one last night.
Here they are together. He might even get them both. Unfortunately I can't go near either of them at present with sore throats and colds in the house. Just have to wait (impatiently) I guess..

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Oh so Lucky!!

I am 'Oh So Lucky' in my friends.. Just look what my friend Jenny shared with me.. Some lovely cotton yarn and some pretty green velour yarn plus a ball of lemon acrylic yarn.

Made a scarf out of one ball of velour and donated it for the monthly raffle at the Devonport Orchid Society meeting which we attended last Sunday afternoon.. Had a great time.. Soup and sandwich lunch and lot's of chat with some nice people..
Also made a yellow scarf for next months raffle..
 The yellow scarf was crocheted using the Coiled Iris stitch and the green is crocheted using the 'Y' stitch. both quite easy to make..
Now I just have to wind the skein of bone cotton yarn into manageable balls so I can make some nice dishcloths for future raffles. Not sure what else I can use it for.. Any suggestions?? Too nice to waste..

Monday, June 2, 2014

A Pretty Scarf!

Just finished this scarf in 8 ply acrylic yarn in a beautiful lilac colour.. Unfortunately it looks blue on the photo. I used a stitch from my Mon Tricot book called  'Coiled Iris'. A pretty pattern and very easy to crochet. Also made some more washers and dishcloths.

Strange how the colour has turned out in this photo as it is almost the same shade as the orchid flower.

More Washers.

This is a small washer made using the 'Links' stitch.

A close up of the 'Links' stitch.

4 more dishcloths. The top is in the' Links' pattern also from the Mon Tricot book.