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During the holidays in July 2011 I decided to teach myself to crochet. Iwanted to keep a diary of my journey but I'm hopeless at writing so I thought I'd try blogging.
So why not join me on my journey, friends are always welcome and the kettles'always hot. So come on in pull up a chair and enjoy the ride.
Luv Sandra
"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord"

Friday, 18 January 2013

Amazing Achievement

I really want to share somebody else's achievement today. This is the story of a young girl who I taught to crochet during the Christmas/New Year holiday. She has watched me crochet and is always interested in what ever craft I am doing so I agreed to teach her to crochet while I was working on my heart blanket. It only took her a couple of days to master the basic granny which she worked on till she ran out of yarn on the ball I gave her but that was OK as between her and her Mum they worked out how to add a different colour when they got home.
Then during this past week we have been enjoying swimming lessons at the beach and Miss L said she had made a beanie but it wasn't working so I printed of a very easy to follow beanie pattern found here on Ravelry.
Then this morning she very proudly showed me her finished beanie


Here she is with her finished beanie

She even add the ribbon

I am very chuffed with my adopted niece's achievements. Well done Miss L I'm looking forward to seeing your other project's 
Luv Aunty Sandra

P.S. see the needle book and hook roll on the table in front of Miss L I made those for her yesterday will blog about then another day.

((((( HUGS)))))

Friday, 4 January 2013

Technicolour Heart Crochet Quilt

I can share another blanket that I have finished as it is now at it's new home.
This blanket has been in my UFO box for some time. I had seen the pattern early on in my crochet journey and when I was in Perth I saw some cheap yarn which I bought to do the project, little realising that there is a vast difference in yarns. I then started it and became thoroughly disheartened when I thought I was going to have to make 420 2 round granny squares and then sew them together trying to match my sewing thread with contrasting colours. so it went in the UFO box for another day. Well that other day come about 4 weeks ago. DJ and I had to travel to Rockingham for my brother's wedding anniversary which is a 41/2 to 5 hour trip each way. I needed a project to keep me entertained and this was the one to do the job.
After having a good look at the pattern I decide to join the squares using the join-as-you-go method that Lucy from Attic 24 has put together a great tutorial for.
This worked really well but toward the end it got rather warm and heavy which wouldn't normally matter but I was finishing it of while on holiday with temperatures in the mid 30's.

Here it is

Technicolour Heart Crochet Quilt by Cherry Lacey

Pattern info:
The web page were I got this pattern from is no longer available but you can get the pattern from here
Yarn "Needles" brand 100% Acrylic in red, orange, yellow,green, dark, blue purple and white
size 4mm hook
I'm really happy with the way it turned out even though I would not use this yarn again.
Started 1st Dec 2012
Completed 2nd Jan 2013

Here is the blanket being blocked

All those pins, they are a bit hard to see but they are there ALL my pins. It took a while but was really worth it

Love the colours, they are not my first choice when I go looking for yarn but I really like the way the colours pop.

Lots of Love