Sunday, 21 June 2009

So Soothing

Crochet, so soothing for the soul, the rhythmic weaving in and out, catching the yarn on the other side and gently pulling through. So theraputic. It has been a peaceful weekend at the Fairyglade with much hooking and sewing filling the hours. I sat in the conservatory last night crocheting row after row after row. Would you believe that the birds were still singing at a quarter to 10. It was dark by 10 pm and still I sat there, comfortable in my chair with wool and hook. Sheer bliss.

Remember these?

Well these are the finished items. Soft and warm and cosy and scrumptious! I can't decide which one I like the best...which do you think?

I managed to pick up a pale pink jumper from the charity shop and spent this morning sewing them together. Job well I done I feel.

I have been meaning to have a go at Lucy's Summer Garden granny squares, just one, to see if I can follow the pattern you understand... Well, needless to say, they are totally addictive.........

One thing that I have decided to do, (and would recommend), is to weave in all the ends on each square as I go. Past experience has taught me that this is a very tedious process if left until the end of a project!!

I desperately need some new cushion covers for the furniture in my conservatory and these will be just perfect. All the colours of the rainbow just like the flowers in the garden. Summer Garden Granny's, exactly what it says on the pattern!

Turning my thoughts to up and coming birthdays and dare I say the "C" word! Sorry girls, but we are already half way though the year and the days are just hurtling by. So, as I was saying...I am so loving the pattern that I use for my dishcloths, I wondered to myself, (like you do) whether it would translate well into wool? Well, what can I say, it is lovely. So off to the wool shop for 100% wool, just perfect for warmth and softness against the skin.

I put the flower there just to see, and I like it, so will make one for each end.

This evening I will get on with one of my projects for the swap that I am taking part in. I cannot show you what I am working on at present for obvious reasons. However, I have been working on it in between all the other things that have made my weekend so wonderful. I feel totally relaxed and am now going for a nice warm bubbly bath. The perfect end to a perfect two days. I hope that you have all had a great weekend too.

I leave you with a picture of some of the beautiful and very fragrant roses that are blooming in my garden at the momet...pity you can't smell them as well, they are absolutely divine.

Dev X


Tabiboo said...

Ooooohhh all that crochet goodness - I love it all!! I have also just started the summer garden granny squares - love your choice in colours.

Nina x

Just be happy! said...

Hi Dev,
I've been missing your posts, now I know why you weren't blogging - you were busy crocheting all these colorful and lovely pillows and garden blankie!
I couldn't agree with you more, leaving the threads to weave in at the end is very tedious, I do it as I go too.
I just LOVE that wool you use, it looks so soft and the colors are so amazing!!!
Have a wonderful week!

Scattie said...

Beautiful crochet! I love the colours that you have used!
Big Hugs, Bethxx

Anonymous said...

What delightful crochet! I am completely addicted to crochet, I am going to make some cushion covers soon, it is on my list of things to crochet. xxx

Merruli said...

Lots of beautiful work done there. All of your crochet looks so good, but when it comes to those pillows, It's easy for me to pick my favorite. It's the one with deeper shades -so nice.

Lucy said...

Hello Devina. I too have fallen in love with Lucy's ripple and have produced a couple of cushions that look very like yours! Love your blog.

Serenata said...

The ripples and summer granny squares look really lovely, so fresh and pretty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dev, thank you so much for your kind and lovely comment. xxxx

Anonymous said...

What utterly gorgeous ice creamy colours! Thanks for your lovely comment bout my blog and website! Looking forward to speaking more..

Louise x

Anonymous said...

Hi Dev, I think I will perhaps read the Ya Ya books, I'm really looking forward to watching the film, Sandra Bullock and Maggie Smith are in it, and a few other big names. xxxx

Lavender hearts said...


I think the secret is matching things in slightly so if you like greens having all your things in varying shades of green, creams and white. If things really don't sit together (see the grey unit in Karen's dining room) then you can use a runner, wallpaper etc to match it to the fabric in your drapes or the wallpaper. Karen (Tim's mum) is not very good at matching, she sees something she likes, she buys it and then when she gets home she remembers that her sitting room is pink and she's bought something bright red! The solution to that is to buy a multi coloured rug so that gives her the flexibility to bring in any colour she likes. Hope that helps. :-)

CT said...

All of the things are so lovely!!!!! I'm glad I've "met" you! lol! greetings from Mexico!

Attic24 said...

Dev, your crochet is looking absolutely fabulous, I'm SO glad you cracked the ripple in the end cos it was a tad frustrating for you for a while back there I think? Your cushions are really beautiful, and as for your summer garden grannies, well I LOVE them!! You colours are sooooo pretty, funny how they look quite differnet from mine, yet aren't they the same yarn???

lovely to catch up with you