Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Happy Hooker

Back in my kitchen after a couple of glorious days on the beach, it felt like the last few days of summer and as the seasons are changing I wanted to get out there and make the most of the warm rays of sunshine on my skin before I pull on the long sleeves and boots! SO forgive my absence but I was doing what I do best and spending time on the beach.
When not on the beach this past week, I was sitting in my rather overgrown garden (due to being away at the beach all summer) trying to teach myself to crochet, you may remember I tried this a couple of years ago and I just got frustrated by all the ends to sew in. A little wiser now and with the desire to make a ripple crochet blanket with stash, (my yarn diet lasted 9 weeks, then I needed to finish a project and had to buy a couple of balls). The desire outweighs my capabilities and as I poked around blogland I saw I was not the only one with this desire, must be the thought of the cooler and darker evenings. The lovely MOOGSMUM directed me to ATTICA24. A delight of a blog, and with the news of a new baby, I poured through the many pages of this informative and beautifully put together blog.
SO I sat with my laptop and my knitting bag and worked through one of her tutorials. Within a couple of days I was one Happy Hooker...
But what about the sewing? Well my thoughts have returned to my sewing and its just time that is keeping me away from my sewing room. So it was a delight of an opportunity to go and spend a day with friends doing a little hand sewing using the fabric that I had dyed earlier in the year. (See this post).
After selecting my design, I light boxed the pattern on to the fabric, layered up with wadding and backing muslin, with the 'rocking technique' I sewed little stitches all the way around the pattern. Therapy for the soul indeed, I felt calm, relaxed and happy as I sipped my tea and eating too many bickies, chatting and catching up with what my friends had got up to in the summer, yes a pleasant way to spend the day indeed.



9 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Yay! You learned to crochet -- congratulations!!! So glad you've had a bit of time for you -- to crochet AND sew!

periwinkle said...

well done Suzie -- looks like you are now a Hooker , Lucy has a lot to answer for doesn't she lol

Caroline said...

Right - remember who taught you to knit? - well you can now return the favour and help that person to tackle crochet sometime!!
Glad that you are back to crafting a bit and looking foward to seeing all that you are up to.
xxx

Moogsmum said...

Fantastic Suzie - your crochet looks great! I'm glad you found my link to Lucy useful - she's such an inspiration :)

xxx

Linda said...

I love crochet squares, yours look so nice and bright.

Tracy said...

Happy Hooking, Suzie...looks like you're been delightfully busy and creative--yes! And that sweet bunny... Oh, love the new banner here too, btw. Dream cottage... :o)

vanessa said...

Well done on learning to crochet, it's a painful process isn't it?!
Your squares are looking lovely, gorgeous colours!
And your Rabbit! Just lolloping there with you! Does he/she just cuddle up to you? So sweet!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if I knit)

Jane said...

congratulations on becoming a "hooker", its great fun, there'll be no stopping you now. Your quilt is beautiful, and bunny is cute. Jane x

Attic24 said...

Oh how fab, another Hooker on the block, it warms my heart it truly does!
Glad you've given it a go...the ripple is a delightful autumn project, I'm sure you'll love it.
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