16 July 2013

happy homemade

This is what I am making, while making lace. (almond blossom blog)
It is tunisian crochet, 42 sts by 42 rows to begin, and those joined by a slip stitch at the start of each row. It curls a little a the moment, but I understand this will disappear as time goes on, and I may put a fringe on it, I'll see...

I love big flowers too...

A ladybird on a leaf,  
ladybird, ladybird...and she moved her family to stay here with me.
and I'm going to sew coloured piping along the seams.
And finally, I red-inked the wing case.
For the piping: with 2 dps and some dk wool cast on 3 sts and knit them onto the right hand needle. Do not turn, but slip the sts up same needle and knit again, pulling the thread fairly tightly from behind. Do not turn, etc. Continue knitting until happy with the length.



To make the blue and white flower (English directions)
With white dk wool make 7 chain, slip st into beginning chain.
17 dc into circle. 
attach blue dk wool here;
4 white chain, 
(keeping 4th chain on hook) make 3 blue trebles in each of 3 dc's, ending with one chain on crochet hook,
pick up white and make four chain, slip st into 1 dc.
make 6 petals, slip st into final dc, tie off at the back of the flower.


To make a granny square
choose 4 colours.
With A make 4 chain, join in a ring with slip stitch.
1st round: in A, 2 chain, 2 half trebles, 1 chain, (3 half trebles, 1 chain) 3 times all into ring, join with slip stitch to top of chain.
2nd round: in B, 3 chain, 2 trebles, 1 chain, 3 trebles in last chain space of previous round.
(3 trebles, 1 chain,  3 trebles in next chain space) 3 times, join with slip st to top of chain.
[4 corners made].
3rd round: in C, 3 chain, 2 trebles, in space between first and last sts,  (3 trebles, 1 chain, 3 trebles in chain space of corner, and then between corners) 3 times, 3 trebles, 1 chain, 3 trebles into final corner, join with slip stitch to top of chain.
4th round: in D, 3 chain, 2 trebles in space between first and last groups, 3 trebles in each space between groups, 3 trebles, 1 chain, 3 trebles in chain space of each corner group, join with a slip stitch to top of chain.
These are for the back.

Ladybird's children are arriving... 
couldn't find a baby ladybird pattern so I made it up. eight so far and counting...
ladybirds on the side.

butterfly crochet:http://mariesmaking.blogspot.com

is it called ripping? i cut off all the flowers, butterflies, ladybirds and in an evening sewed them back on.

have a good day, xx

13 July 2013

the heatwave goes on and on.

Family coming today, in batches!
One for lunch, more this afternoon, a lovely time expected.
And the heatwave goes on, and in swanage there's a weekend jazz festival. Good music for one and all!

         may your day be a good one;
be blessed, xx

9 July 2013

a rainbow in the sun

Take bread to the pigeons and gulls on the prom and you can be swamped in moments; big herring gulls and littler ones swoop from above, pigeons appear from nowhere and get under your feet, running to and fro for the pieces...
I wonder why we wont feed the gulls fish...why bread? do they go shopping like we do/is this what the dawn chorus is, calling for bread; i think it goes more like...darling, IT'S DAY, and FISH are in abundance! watch what i bring home!!
We're having a heatwave for two weeks...
about ten years ago one area of sand was home to an army of sand mason worms,  
Lanice conchilegs commonly known as the sand mason worm, is a species of burrowing marine polychaete worm, it builds a tube which projects from the seabed, of cemented sand grains and shell fragments, [free information from the internet].
after a few years they migrate, and these did. they probably went where no feet could fall on them. sand-between-your-toes again...

for a jigsaw puzzle...online, and you wont need to cut out with scissors ever again! 
...this is where the Paint program on the computer comes in...then you visit your puzzle and share it with others...and the fun of producing is always in the day.

have a good day, xx


1 July 2013

you visited

HomeLoving Girl signing in...and how funny! while you visited and thank you very much for this, i've  been wading through the backgrounds; you must have each seen a different one LOL.
i hope each day you serve is an exceptionally good day

    and if you have the time, please feed the fish for me 
@the bottom of the blog. ty. xx