Friday, 27 November 2020

Two Seconds and A lovely Gift

 The Second Christmas Mosaic Cushion.

I loved making this and watching those cute gingerbread people appear row by row.  I used yarn left over from the Queen Blanket. and had just the right colours for those cute little gingerbread people.

cushion cover christmas  mosaic crochet

This is the back side of the cushion,  just plain htr sts (hdc US) overlapping in the middle making a opening for the pillow pad to easily slip in.  

All finished off with Christmas buttons and cheerful red tassles.

then there were two 😀


Panels taken from the Letitia Holiday blanket 

I really can't decide what panel to use for the next cushion I think it's a toss up between the ornaments and the candles decisions decisions😕 

The Twelve Days of Christmas Sampler

The Second Day

If you can remember I have challenged myself  to complete a day a month so I'm on track by managing to finish this just before the end of November, I try to work on this in the afternoons while we still have decent light, I know that next month will more challenging craft wise so fingers crossed that I'll get day three finished in December.

christmas cross stitch

You can see all the details about this Sampler on Jo's blog here

A Lovely Gift

Thank you so much for all the Happy birthday wishes, I had a lovely birthday despite the restrictions, I was kept busy all day long with lots of doorstep visits from my lovely friends and family, phone calls and messages. I got lots of  lovely cards, flowers and gifts but I want to show you this one in particular because I wish that I could make something similar myself.

patchwork bag handmade

I happened to admire a bag that my friend Jennie was carrying a couple of months back, apparently one of her friends had made it for her and Jennie asked her to make one for me for my birthday

I love it and can't wait to use it and feel so touched that she did that for me, thank you Jennie!😘😘

Now how about a nice walk along the beach with me, I know that it's cloudy and dull and not that warm either but I never get tired of walking right next to the shoreline and dodging the water as it laps too and fro. It holds an endless fascination I could gaze at that seemingly endless stretch of water for hours.  

beach sea view walks

Have a lovely weekend😘

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Friday, 20 November 2020

Knit A Lot To Save A Tot

 The Knitting Needles Are Out Big Time!

My needles have been in hibernation for quite a while until recently. My first love was knitting until crochet came along and nudged it to one side, but I always go back to it given the smallest excuse and this is one of those times.

The Sun Newspaper published this last weekend Do Your Knit Asking for knitted baby blankets

Without even really thinking about it I dove into my yarn stash and found some appropriate yarn, do you know I can't even remember where or when I bought this, I do remember it was on sale and I bought four 100 grams balls I have a feeling it's discontinued now but it's lovely yarn and I like the fact that it has both pink and blue shades so can be used for a boy or a girl.

It's coming on slowly, because although I'm enjoying it I have to be careful with knitting as it hurts my joints now which isn't really surprising since I have been knitting on and off for 60 years. 

I'm only going to make one blanket because when an appeal goes up like this I know that they will be inundated with donations because everyone wants to help. 

The Socks 

I'm at a crucial stage right now turning the heel so they aren't at the nice  pick up and do a few rows stage this is the bit that needs a bit of time and total concentration on my part...

I'm quite pleased with myself actually I think I've matched the yarn almost perfectly. 

What something else!!

Yes indeed and it's another charity project....

See if you can guess what it's going to be, the colours could give it away but then again.🤔

Look what came in the post I was amazed because I hadn't ordered anything, I have discovered I have to be very careful what I say around my family, I did just happen to mention that I had never had one of those posh looking food mixers handheld yes but never hands free. I was watching Bake Off At the time are you watching? who is your favourite to win?  Anyway I digress....

My lovely daughter ordered it for my birthday, it came a couple of days ago but I refused to take it out of it's box until it was my birthday day which is today yay! I can't wait to use it healthy things only of course.😉

Have a lovely weekend.😘😘

Friday, 13 November 2020

A Mosaic Christmas

 New Mosaic Christmas Patterns seem to be published almost daily and it's hard to keep track, of course when I see one I want to make it because every single one of them is beautiful.

I had intended to make the Letitcia Holiday Blanket shown below but decided that I couldn't justify making another blanket at the moment and have decided to use the pattern to make cushions instead.

cushion cover,crochet,mosaic crochet

I really enjoyed making this it was a really fun project. I used the stitch count for the small  size and just followed the pattern with a few slight changes.  I added a green panel at the top and bottom of the cushion to get the correct height and at each side to get the width which I overlapped at the back to form an envelope opening in which to insert the cushion pad, I made four button holes and will add Christmas tree buttons although it doesn't really need any, I'm waiting for them to arrive or I would have shown a back view as well.

(If anyone would like to make this and would like more details just let me know)

I used Dk yarn

Green - Home Bargains (just £1 for 100 gram and it's good quality,soft and squishy) 

Red and navy - Stylecraft Special Dk

White Sparkly (although it doesn't show up in the photo) for the trees and plain white for the pom poms (snowballs) From Wilco.

I bought a cushion pad from Amazon sized 20 x 12 inches.

I plan to make more cushions using the other panels from the pattern and if they turn out as cute as the one above I will gift them at Christmas.

I have complied a list of  Christmas Mosaic Patterns and will add it to my Mosaic Crochet Post and will update it as and when new Patterns become available.

I have already included this blanket in the original post but I'm highlighting it again to remind everyone that  part of  the pattern is free and the full pattern discounted until 23rd November......

DESIGNER Rosina Plane


by  Meagan Burke

by  Robert Sophie

Pippa at TheCraftPixie

The pattern for the Christmas Banner is coming soon!

by Lucille Schubert