I know I said I wouldn't bore you with any more photos of the pink popcorn baby blanket until it was finished, but hey, here they are!
I had to just share where I'm at with you, as little Orla Esme, my friend's new granddaughter, was born yesterday and so I have crocheted almost non-stop all day today, to move it forward rapidly. Only one row left to join, then all the pesky little ends to sew in, and a pretty border to add to edge it.
I ran out of white yarn last week, and to be honest I didn't exactly rush out to buy any as I was kind of OD'd on the whole blanket and needed a break from it.
Hence all the little hand-sewn vintage pincushions that appeared like a rash all over my blog and FB pages, and then spread into my Etsy shop.
And hence some washing of vintage linens and lace in readiness for more vintage pretties.
In between furious bouts of flat braid crochet joining today, I did potter around the garden for a breather, and to rest my cramped and weary fingers, and snapped a few shots of some colour in the garden that you haven't yet seen ( I think)
a free pot of daffs from the garden centre as I spent over a certain amount.......including some lupins. I lost my lovely lupins last year, and so sowed some replacement ones last spring from seed, most successfully.....planted them in a nursery bed ready for planting in their final resting place this spring...and guess what? No sign of them. So I had to buy some. Pain.
yesterday I planted up a couple of wall baskets for the boring fence panels at the side of the house so that I my eyes can focus on something a bit prettier than the panels from the side windows in the sitting room and kitchen.
gorgeous carnation - i love the pale pink and a dark red/pink together, and the scent is wonderful
lobelia still flowering from last summer....it flowered all winter long...........and yes I know I should have taken down the baskets by now
Hope you enjoyed a gloriously sunny weekend, and thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post - and Julie, I am so glad (and relieved!) that you enjoyed your pizzas!