Quite a while ago I found a pattern via My Rose Valley called 'Maybelle Flower'. I made a few garlands from this lovely pattern. Later Annette wrote up a pattern to turn the Maybelle Flower into a square. I tried a sample:
baby blanket made out of these lovely squares. Well it being pay day and all I decided to treat myself to some of the yarn she stocks in her online shop. To cut a long story short the colours were out of stock but they should be delivered this week. But of course I had an urge to crochet which had to be satisfied so I got my much beloved and long term hexagon project out this weekend.
I decided to try my hand at making my own half hexagon to match. The first attempt wasn't very successful but the second one (on the right) fits perfectly.
Polka Dot Cottage for half hexagons and the little filler along the top which is the next experiment.
Apart from that I have done very little this bank holiday weekend. I went round to help Steph with the boys (Max is still poorly - he's been on antibiotics for a few weeks) and I played with Ben while she put Max to bed. Ben said "Brendie, can I come to your house to sleep tonight?" (Big hazel eyes....) He was already in his pyjamas and I had walked down but the night was fine so Steph packed some clothes in his bag and we wrapped him up in his Spiderman dressing gown. Along with Sandy the extremely dog-eared dog (under left arm), we walked round to my house.
It was really windy yesterday and there were HUGE amounts of seeds scattered up and down the road.
Well it's Max's first birthday on Friday - how quick did the past year go? I'm back to work tomorrow but off again on Friday. It's been a very lazy weekend - just what the doctor ordered.
Monday, 23 May 2016
Sorry about the gap in blogging - normal excuse - time runs out. I know I ought to organise my time better but the truth is I do most of my stitching at the weekend and always think that the blog post will be more interesting by the end of Sunday. Really the best time to sit quietly at my laptop is on a Sunday morning. So here is q quick tour of what I have been up to:
Working on the hexagon bag (it looks very wrinkly at the moment).
Lined with green fabric and ready to stitch up - I think I might put some flowers on the front.
Looking after babies whilst their sleep deprived parents have a night in silence
Baking cheesecake for a wedding Will and Alex went to and making cupcakes with some of the cheesecake mix.
Visiting Sandra to paint and drop off a couple of quilts - gosh it was good to see her and have a lovely gentle chat about life
I rescued a bat (with the permission of the RSPCA)
Bound the edges of the 'Americana' quilt (to go to Quilts for Comfort)
Finished a cardigan with eight inches of yarn to spare
Made some more cheesecake by special request - this time a quick version - mascarpone cheese whipped up with raspberry jelly and some lemon juice. I poured a little bit of jelly over the top to make a glaze. It was more like mousse than cheesecake but edible of course!
So next weekend is a bank holiday - I have a list of things to do - none of them housework - I'm such a slattern!