Saturday, 25 August 2007

WIP Report...

I am so excited that after so many months of trying to get to grips with the Ganny square I have now managed it. OK it might not be perfect but it is good enough for me. As I mentioned in my last post the light bulb finally went on when I was curled up in our beach tent last week, with a beach camp fire to keep the chill away and the sound of the gentle waves on the sand. So I will always remember this and when I am still making these squares in the depths of winter this will be my memory... So this was the first one, it is in an acrylic mix wool and has that 'sparky' feel to it, but its OK for playing with, then once the ball got going there was no stopping me and I reached for my lovely Debbie Bliss yarns, all soft and tactile.
So on to sewing and obviously I did not take my machine camping with me, I would have if there had been room. I tried really hard to get my 'Linda memory' quilt finished, sadly I admitted defeat, it is all quilted now and I am really pleased with it, even the wonky bits. The binding is all ready to go on now.
As for the knitting, well its going great guns, with all the wet weather we had and the quite evenings, Ah bliss no telly when we camp!!! I got a move on with my latest project...
As you can see from the picture it was one hot and sunny day yesterday.
No gossip in this post as I am in need...organising the packing...Its Beach time again...
I can not believe the next time I post it will be September. The thought that the holidays are over and the signs of Autumn will start to show. I leave you with a picture of one of my favourite beaches, taken at that special time in the the early evening when most people have left and the sun is casting a dream like shine over the sea and the temperature just starts to cool down...OH HAPPY DAYS!!!


Sorry for the poor spelling, I am posting lately surrounded by children and running off making drinks, answering the door to yet more children etc...it makes it hard for me to concentrate with the dyslexic bit, so forgive me and I hope it is not to annoying.

12 comments:

anne bebbington said...

not annoying at all - good to see the progress with the crochet - that was the nicest bit about our holiday - no TV - for two pins I'd happily get rid of ours - I didn't have one when I lived alone and never once missed it, so many other things to do instead

knittin'_kitten said...

Your granny squares look great! I'm hoping to learn to crochet..maybe this winter. The quilt is lovely too!

sarah said...

Please don't apologize for who you are. We all love you, spelling mistakes and all! I can't believe how much you are accomplishing, especially with all the holidays! Great work! I love the pink and green you are making the granny squares with and that quilt?! DELICIOUS!

de vliegende koe said...

I didn’t notice any poor spelling, it’s so great to read your posts. I love the quilt you’re making and I recognized the Lucinda Guy book!

Alison said...

Granny squares are strangely addictive...therapy!!!
Take care,
Alison x

Janet - Wildcraft Farm said...

Hi Suzie, so happy you and the family are having a memory filled holiday. But when are you coming back???? I desperately need "she who knows the art of tea" to help me with my new pattern design. So if you get a chance to visit me in blogland before next week, please help me with some wonderful tea time advice. And I've told you before, your spelling rocks! you are an inspiration woman!!!!

julie said...

Love the seaside photos - beautiful. And I'm really impressed with the crochet - love the colours you've used. The quilt looks fab - you've been really busy! Have a great time away and tell us all in september x

Felicia said...

Love that green and pink granny combination :)

odd dotty said...

I can't believe how fast this summer has gone either. It's crazy! I love your quilt! I love the colors and it looks all cozy like I want to just curl up with it and read a good book.

thehomelyyear said...

Hi Suzie, love your granny squares. it's a long time since I did any crochet but you're inspiring me to start again. Love your quilt...such beautiful colours.
Margaret and Noreen at THY

Splaneyo said...

You have been busy! Everything looks great.
Heather

Caroline said...

I cannot believe how much of that dinosaur jumper you have got done - that must have been a really soggy holiday - it looks great though! Well done you!