I must admit that blogging over the summer months has been a bit tricky - time seems to be running away this summer, school holidays will soon be over!
I've had a couple of weeks at home with the boys on a 'staycation'. We had a fun city break earlier in the summer so I was happy to spend some time at home - in beautiful sunny weather no less! So no complaints :)
I planned just to chill out, work on a summer crochet project and a little crafting if I could squeeze it in. We also had some lovely family visitors at home so plenty to fill the time.
Here's a peek at the crochet throw I've been working on . . . the colours are inspired by the flowers and fauna of the moor near my home, a favourite place to take a relaxed plod :)
I think I started it at the end of May, you might remember me showing the initial blocks/experiments . . .
This was the first picture I took on the 27th May - I'd forgotten it was that long ago! The project has evolved a bit since then. The lacey squares above turned out really pretty but were quite intricate and after a while I decided to use them as a centre panel and to outline them with simpler blocks. I'm making 35 blocks in total to make possibly a settee throw or something like that.
Above shows the three different blocks I chose. The bottom left square is going to be placed on each corner and the traditional grannies around the edge - well, that's the plan. I'm using Leonie Morga's book 100 Bright and Colourful Squares and it's just brilliant! I think it will become a firm favourite :)
Here's some moorland photos I took the other day to demonstrate my colour choices . . .
We've been so lucky with good weather these past two weeks - makes a nice change!
A nice trip to Gress beach which is very close to my home the other evening - completely deserted apart from another lady with a lovely bouncy springer dog. The sea was flat calm - I think this seagull thought I was stalking it, hehe! . . .
This old boiler from a ship has been on the beach since I can remember . . . having just googled it, it seems the ship (the Glenesk?) ran aground in the 1920s. It's quite a landmark on the beach . . . and of course a good viewpoint for a passing seagull :) :)
Hope your holiday time has been enjoyable if you have been having one. I'm back to some more regular crafting soon I hope. Two lovely craftbooks were my birthday pressie - both fabulous, but the textile collage book is just wonderful!
Lots of inspiration in both of these :)