For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

WOYWW 353

WE BEEN A BUSY MAKIN' MERRIES
AND PICKIN' WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES....

It's a case of same old-same old this week!  The desk looks identical though I have done a couple more rows of the patchwork:

I could have used a similar photo from two weeks ago, but I haven't...honest!!

Not much sewing got done last week because I was caught up in a hectic social whirl :-)  Catching up with old friends, family and deskers took up pretty much the whole week - it was lovely to have lunch with Diana (VelvetMothStudios) last Thursday. Lots of fun and laughter- I'll leave it to you to guess who was the naughtiest πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‹

Also both my boys came home for the weekend and Mothers Day. They helped out in the garden too:
Bright and cold. just the way I like it!  My greenhouse is full of logs because we had to move the wood stores to put paving slabs underneath. My job this week is to put them all back! Plus I'll need the space to start sowing seeds soon.

But I have been doing loads of crochet in the evenings. I couldn't resist any longer, those berry colours of yarn were just calling to me!
Yummy, yummy, yummy.......

The chunky yarn crochets up really quickly. I don't think I can give this one away, I love it too much. I went on a colour therapy course once, which was so interesting - working with these colours has been a real tonic and cheered me up a lot. I'm in lurve with the berry, purple and pink rows at the bottom. Happy Crochet Dance coming up...oh yeah, shake that booty.....

I do have some lovely friends you know...Helen from band had been to the Knitting and Stitching show at Olympia last Friday and presented me with this at Training band the next day...
Isn't it fab?!  I love it and am going to have a good think as to what it'll be used for. Thank you so much Helen, it was really kind of you to think of me :-)  Helen is an amazing crafter herself..I'll have to see whether she'll share some of her stuff one day.  
I think I have some green fabric in one of my boxes to tone with this, I'm off for a rootle...see you later!

36 comments:

  1. That is one bright easter blanket the pinks and purples look fantastic and so cheerful now that would be great to snuggle under
    hugs Nikki ???

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  2. Some one else suffering from insomnia tonight? Love that blanket and the colours are really luscious. That last one would fabulous for a really cheerful and uplifting jumper. Have a great time with all that fabric. xxx Maggie

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  3. I think that blanket is much to beautiful to give away, you are right.. and the rabbit fabric is fabulous. Helen #?

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  4. You have a lovely garden. Lovely bright colours in your blanket. Have a good week. Anesha :)

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  5. The garden looks very tidy Jan. I love the blanket your crocheting the colours are so warm cheerful. Happy woyww Jill #10

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  6. Looks as if you had a lovely sunny day on Sunday. When I came home we still had just one little drift of snow on the lawn at the front of the house,
    Can understand how you loved working with those berry colours, and also why you don't think you will part with it - so rich and warm looking and so uplifting! As for the rabbits, well, that is lovely and I await your pst when you have used it with that green fabric you have in mind.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

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  7. Wow, Jan - you have managed to get out into the garden???! Ours is so wet at the moment I wouldn't dare try it - plus the fact that the rain has hardly stopped long enough yet this year to say "lawnmower"!
    What a fabulous blanket you are crocheting - wonderful colours - just love it. Give me bright and regal colours any day!
    The hare fabric is lovely - what a great friend you have there.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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  8. those squares make me happy just seeing them. And that crochet work has beautiful colors. Maybe you could make something for easter with the hares fabric? Happy WOYWW from Vicky#8

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  9. Ooh Jan - naughtiest?? I can't decide who talks the most - it's a close run contest, and didn't we cover some subjects!! I had a great time - thank you so much.
    I would definitely keep that blanket if it was me, those colours are soooooo gorgeous. I haven't ventured into the garden yet, it's been too cold, but we have an entire tree down so there's a lot of work waiting to be done.
    Have a great week,
    Hugs, Diana xx

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  10. How absolutely PERFICK is that hare fabric then!?!?!?!? Someone knows you very well and what a lovely, lovely gift! A Crochet Happy Dance, huh? So what am I missing out on then? Can one do it mid-project to celebrate the joining on of yet another ball of wool or do I have to wait until the end and then just let rip? Maybe a mid-blanket mini-jiggle would be acceptable? Love to you, as always. Debbie (may not WOYWW this week as my desk is empty ... will 'ave a fink!) xXx

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  11. Hi there Lunc Lady Jan well no wonder your desk haunt changed was it Wednesday only yesterday.. it seems that way anyhoo!
    Ive gotta say I agree with you on those "berry" nice colours s'marvellous!
    Yep, too good to give unless you make two of course!

    What cute bunny material too well done would look great with a soft lime green in stripes, perhaps...
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 7

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  12. Wonderful blankie and it's up there with Lucy's of Attic24. Beautifully hooked, yummy colour palette and defo a keeper.
    I adore hares so the fabric is enviable. Lucky you.
    Jo x

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  13. Hi Jan, I love the fabrics for your quilt.

    The crochet blanket is scrummy.

    That Hare fabric is really pretty. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #39

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  14. Hi Jan, I agree those colours on the blanket are gorgeous.
    Pleased to hear you had a good Mothers Day with your sons too, we need to order more logs too.
    Have a great weekend Jan no 43

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  15. What a lot of yumminess on your desk today Jan. Gorgeous colours of yarn and pretty fabric....what more could a girl want? Garden is looking really fab too. :-)
    Good to hear your voice today...it seems far too long since we had a chat.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 30

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  16. Wow. Busy busy busy!!! Great patch work in progress. Nice green house. But I LOVE the bright colors of your crochet. Have a great one!
    Diane - WOYWW #38

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  17. Oooh, I envy you for having a garden (I miss my old house & garden...) all ready for Spring! THe blanket is really marvelous, it makes you smile just looking at it, it will be a joy to wrap yourself in it and curl up in a garden-seat when evenings get chilly... Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #34

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  18. I love the colours on your crocheting - so vibrant! Your garden looks all ready for Spring and ready for planting! I actually planted my first vegetable garden last year. It turned out quite well considering I was gone for seven weeks visiting mum. I'm looking forward to working on it again this year. I can actually see it now as the snow melted.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #48

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  19. Hiya Jan, that hare fabric is so you, it's perfect. And that crochet- no wonder you feel so good, it's amazing how colours can make us feel isn't it? The thought of moving all those logs gives me the creeps- all those spiders!I am sure there will be many wedding pictures shared on FB- not being rude but she is an Essex Girl- so up close and in yer face is her way, lol. Love and huge hugs to you all, xxxxx

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  20. Love your quilting squares all laid out like that - that's about as far as I would get with quilting, LOL! Neat garden! Good that you have enough space for a greenhouse and even some veggie patches! I don't blame you for not wanting to part with that lovely throw (scarf?) - it's gorgeous! It makes me happy too looking at it! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa #47

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  21. Good morning, wow you crochet so beautifully and the colours just pop in the picture. Also have to say I love your gardening space and lots of it.....more I wish my garden wasn't still buried under snow and the forecast where I am is more snow to come. have a wonderful Wednesday and enjoy gardening.

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  22. Love the little owlie on your desk and super adore your bunny fabric, but I am soooo in envy of your gorgeous garden space!! You have inspired me to get started on raised beds in our back that we say we are going to do every year! Maybe this is the one!!

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  23. What a wonderful photo of your backyard. It looks like a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Your quilt squares are bright and cheery too but they take a backseat to that yummy crochet blanket. Ooh, those colors! PJ #60

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  24. Gorgeous crochet...those colours really sing!!
    Garden's looking good too!
    I remembered the bag photo this week for you...........
    Happy WOYWW
    Caz
    #56

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  25. The lovely gardens make me jealous, that grass is so green and that you have a greenhouse, oh you lucky gal! I love that crocheted blanket it is beautiful, those colors are just so vibrant! Angie #54

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  26. Hi, just came back to say thanks for linking me. No, they don't have a bogey green!! they do have a colloquial name for some of them though, baby poo green being one....

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  27. Another lovely blanket - great colour scheme. The garden is looking good too - I haven't been near our greenhouse in ages - it probably has a lot worse than logs in it!!
    Bernice

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  28. Loving the crochet colours! And the bunnies are adorable! You asked last week what my pet hate was on the washing and embarrassingly enough it is that I can't bear to peg anything out if the pegs don't match! Take care Ali xx #68

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  29. Lovely view of your pretty back yard. And WOW bright pretty colors for that blanket. I'm of lover of Beatriz Potter and all bunnies. Have a great week

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  30. What a lovely tidy desk. The patchwork looks beautiful. Your garden is looking great too. But ooooooooohhh! Those berry colours on the crochet have wowed me. Fantabulous.
    Sharon xx #50

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  31. Hi Jan love your garden!!!!I was with both my sons and family this weekend - it was fab. Look forward to seeing what you do with the fabric from your friend and the colours for your blanket are gorgeous. Anne x #32

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  32. Well it wasn't me who was naughty! It was a lovely day.AM love love loving the blanket.

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  33. Gorgeous blanket and a lovely tidy garden too, perfect! Sound like Mothers Day was good too. So all that is left is to wish you a happy woyww, Angela x 19

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  34. Ohhhhhh you're mean..... Stop showing me Hare fabrics! I'm going to have to go and find some now!

    Your garden always looks neat as a pin. Fabulous...

    Thanks for stopping by, Lady!

    Morti

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  35. I am so slow at having a look round the desks this week and never even managed to blog on Wednesday myself. As usual your post put a smile on my face - those juicy yarn colours and that "harey" fabric - great!! x Jo

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  36. Hi Jan! Goodness... so many good things to comment on. Let's see... Love the gifted fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I think I'd add it to my garden fabric collection. What size are your pieces for the patchwork? I like the look of that size. I am also anxious to start sowing seeds and getting the garden going. I've bought seeds, sketched the layout. Just need to find a good price on strawbales. Our ground is so rocky here that I am a 'strawbale gardener'. Curious? drop me a note on my blog and I"ll link you to pics from last year. Glad the boys got to come home for Mother's Day. A week of family and friends is the perfect distraction. ;-) And those berry colors of the afghan are so very pretty and warm looking. Creative Blessings! Kelly #61

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