Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Dancing

Woo hoo - I'm dead chuffed with this! Yesterday I completed part 5 of Medieval Town Mandala - yay!

Medieval Town Mandala - part 5 completed

It's only taken me 2 years to stitch these 4 turquoise and gold corners. As there are still another 7 parts to go, it looks like it could be another 14 years before I finally finish this one!

Anyway, I'll keep going with it for now. I don't have a lot of time at the moment to dig through my stash and plan anything new to stitch, so it's quite useful just to plod on with this and I'm quite enjoying it. There is lots of planning going on in my head - I just hope I don't forget it all before I can do something about it!

So MTM is the main focus of my stitching, but there are bits and pieces of crochet going on too. I put this together last week, having seen similar on Flickr.

Crochet ring

And someone I know was very pleased with her new pink sunglasses last week!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Penny rug style

Penny rug style
Penny rug style
I love penny rugs (see but I've never got round to actualy making one. It's yet another of those things on my mental to-do list that I never quite get aroun to. The closest I've come is this candle mat I made last year.

Bunny parade

It occurred to me recently that you could create a crochet version as it's easy to crochet circular pennies.

The end result works rather well. And there are a whole lot of crochet shapes that would work really well in this way, so I have lots more ideas.

Crochet penny rug

Crocheted using 4 ply 100% cotton yarn and a 1.75mm hook.

Thursday, July 01, 2010


.... joined our family 2 weeks ago, weighing in at 6lb 12oz.

She's here!

She looks a lot like her big sister, but her eyes aren't quite so big. Temperamentally, she's also different from her sister as she's the kind of baby who likes to let you know when she's hungry or thirsty or something's wrong. And she doesn't much like the current hot weather! But her big brother and sister are both absolutely thrilled with her.

I crocheted a couple of blankets for Niamh before she was born.

More granny, more ripple Grey skies....

Since Niamh's arrival, I've managed to pick up both crochet hook and needle and am particularly enjoying stitching on Medieval Town Mandala!