Friday 29 April 2022

A Finish And What's Growing.

 My latest mosaic finish, I really enjoyed making this it was like coming home again as it's been a while since I made a mosaic blanket. They do have their negatives as in taking ages to grow and lots of ends to deal with but I always like the result so it's worth it.

I wove in all the ends as I worked so I wasn't left with a whole load to deal with at the end. It also meant that I didn't have to make a double border to hide the ends in.

Because the actual blanket is quite busy I chose to make a simple hdc border with a final row of crab stitch to finish it off.

The blanket measures 34"x 34" which I think is a decent sized baby blanket and I will be sending it to NHAP 

I used dk yarn for this which I already had in my stash and it used 450 grams.

The pattern can be found here

I have a few ideas about what to make now that this is done, I have a couple of things on the go at the moment, I must finish the spring garland I don't think it will take too long once I get going and I'm making bunting to adorn our train station for the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

As for embroidery I have downloaded the May birth flower lily of the valley  I'll enjoy transferring the design and selecting my colours and I'll start sewing it this weekend.

It's another Stitchdoodles design and you can find the free download here.

Another month draws to it's close and I have to say I'm a little disappointed I was hoping that the weather would have warmed up by now but it's absolutely freezing. I have done very little in the garden because of the weather and because my fence still needs repairing after it was damaged by the storms earlier in the year, I'm hoping that I have found someone to repair it at last, but it won't be until, next next weekend, I have been let down time and time again, fingers crossed this time it will actually get done.

Things are growing despite my neglect, the bleeding hearts have awoken and are giving a magnificent display, I have had these plants for more years than I can remember and they always put on a stunning performance every spring, they are growing in pots and it doesn't seem to bother them at all.

There is an abundance of blossom on my little apple tree, I do hope that it doesn't get spoilt with the frosts there is one forecast for tonight.

Lovely cowslips and ..

I have tulips at last, not as many as usual I will have to plant more this Autumn.

I'm feeling quite pleased with myself because I haven't had any chocolate for nearly a week, I am still committed to observing my sugar fee May, I'm so pleased that some of you are going to join me lets hope that we can keep it up, think positive we can do it!😊

Have a great weekend and take care until next time.😘😘

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  1. I applaud your restraint. I am already looking forward to my bag of maltesers this evening. The mosaic blanket is gorgeous. X

  2. I love the beautiful blanket you made Linda. The spring flowers look so pretty and have a happy weekend.

  3. That is amazing.I love thecolours,the pattern.Evertything but it does look complicated!

  4. I do not know why blogger is saying I am anonymous.I am .com

    1. Thank you Barbara, I guessed it was you, blogger is very annoying sometimes. The mosaic technique is easier than it looks. x

  5. That is a beautiful blanket. I love the intricate details and soothing blues!

    With love from,
    Kelly (Mrs. Kiwi)

  6. Oh Linda, you are so talented. I love that blanket and someone will be so grateful for it. Like you I’ve neglected the garden somewhat but my tulips and bluebells are battling on through the dandelions! Might do a bag of weeds later! It’s where I go out literally with one bag and filly with weeds then go back in haha a few bags over the weekend and it’ll be much better. A few haha maybe one a day!

  7. My bleeding heart plant is tiny, both yours are stunning, your garden is lovley.

  8. Gorgeous blanket, Linda ! I don't know how you manage to do those intricate pattern !
    Lovely flowers too !
    Have a shinny weekend !

  9. Linda, your Mosaic blanket is stunningly gorgeous. How clever you are to work on a blanket with such an intricate pattern. Your garden is looking lovely with all the pretty flowers. Those bleeding hearts are gorgeous. Hope your weather warms up soon.

  10. The mosaic blanket looks lovely.
    Your garden flowers are so colourful, I do like this time of year, always a pleasure to see the flowers in bloom.

    Enjoy your weekend, and happy wishes for the new month of May.

    All the best Jan

  11. That afghan is gorgeous. I have bookmarked the pattern. I love your flowers. I have to buy some bleeding hearts. I have always loved them. It has been cold here also. I so wish it would warm up. Good luck with your sugar free May. I know I would never manage to do that.

  12. What a wonderful mosaic blanket, Linda, I Will try this Some time in
    the future. Love the design. Your flowers are beautiful.

  13. Beautiful baby blanket! Your flowers are gorgeous. Our bleeding hearts will probably bloom later this week. Blogger has made me anonymous too…not sure why.

  14. Another beautiful blanket. I love this time of year when the garden comes back to life.

  15. Beautiful blanket, and I love your bleeding hearts. I haven't had much luck with bleeding hearts in my hot summer weather. I love them though!

  16. Your mosaic blanket is gorgeous . Fabulous embroidery design. Have a wonderful day and happy stitching.

  17. Wow, love your mosaic blanket!

  18. Your blanket is awesome and I love the blooms in your garden!

  19. Very impressive make Linda! That mosaic design is outstanding and I am sure someone will be thrilled with it. Hurrah! a week without chocolate ... well done you😊! That´s an abundance of beautiful blooms in your garden, wish I could say the same for my balcony garden. My new Jasmine plant has sprouted two little white flowers and am very hopeful that this time around I will be successful growing Jasmine. I am coddling it and trying to do all the right things. Jasmine smells so lovely and also the mozzies will steer clear away from my balcony too. Keep well. Amanda x

  20. The mosaic work is lovely! And the flowering flowers are lovely, too :-)

    Thanks for sharing; I always enjoy rading your posts.

    BTW, have you stopped doing your Linkie Party?

  21. Hi Val, and thank you, yes I stopped doing it years ago.

  22. Hi Linda, Your finished Mosaic Bubbles Blanket turned out beautifully! I love the colors you chose for your project.
    Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #450 this week. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature:

    Hope to see you again next week! Rhondda

  23. Your latest mosaic blanket is stunning! What a generous gift that will be. I'm sure it will be loved. And your flowers are gorgeous, too! I'm very much wanting some bleeding hearts now. :)

  24. I've read your blog. Honestly I've never read this type of blog before. Appreciate your work and will love to read your incoming articles too.

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