Thank you everybody for your helpful and supportive comments on my last post!
Your comments have really helped me focus on this project, which I am now wishing was finished:
- partly because I like to get a project finished,
- partly because I'm getting a little bored of crocheting the same pattern some days (other days I'm loving it)
- partly because the mother-to-be is getting very near her due date
- and partly because I'm excited now to see the finished blanket!
I have decided to stick with my original plan of having all pale pink flowers, despite liking the effect of the other, stronger pinks coming into play I think it will be better left simple.
Still a way to go though, only 16 pale pink ones finished as I had been busy getting on with the other pink ones at the expense of these......also nearly out of pink yarn so waiting for delivery, hopefully tomorrow.
And now my forever busy, forever designing mind is already mapping out the next projects, already being tempted by other things.
I have more crochet projects in mind, and did allow myself a little break from the blanket to try out this pretty Maybelle flower.
The original pattern can be found here .................and I found it via Annette at My Rose Valley blog, who has crocheted lots of these little beauties.
So a first practice one with a view to a new but hopefully quick project..........the pattern is beautifully simple and straightforward, and you can download a printable PDF version from Ms McKenna's blog - just click on the link above.
....................and, of course, more sewing projects for my Etsy Shop (which for some reason is not loading properly at the moment - not just mine either) using some of my wonderful and ever-growing stash of vintage and antique linens, laces and crochet pieces.
The weather here has been changeable, from Spring sunshine and blue skies, to heavy rain and even hail showers.........this is the view of my front garden yesterday afternoon after a bright sunny morning..........
But luckily there were Blueberry and Blackberry Cinnamon muffins indoors to distract me, made specially that morning because my good friend Jane from the flowerhouse blog came to visit, so lots of crochet chat and sharing of ideas - perfect!
Hope you have a good Friday and a great weekend!