18/04/2014

Recently I've been...

Exploring our local countryside - Sunday was just one of those perfect ‘let’s go for a long walk’ days and we decided to explore the countryside right on our doorstep. It has really cemented our determination to find a house here rather than be tempted by the current choice in the surrounding towns. Just look at that view!


Reading not one, but two, new books - this is very unlike me but I just couldn’t choose which to start first. Eats, Shoots & Leaves is great for daytime reading, it’s both entertaining and educational! While The Help, a recent car boot find, has been recommended to me several times in the past and is currently my bedtime reading.


Admiring my new print, which is handmade and was a bargain at just £3! It was part of a small sale they had at work and is of a willow tree you can see in the garden, I love the style and colours, and can’t wait to find a proper frame for it.


Learning how to stitch my granny square cushion together, I think I’m doing what’s called a single crochet join. Either way though, I can’t wait to see it finished!


And funnily enough I’m planning much of the same for the Bank Holiday weekend. What are you planning?


12 comments:

  1. Your crochet is beautiful. Can I ask how you learnt? I'd love to be able to crochet but don't have anyone who could teach me.

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    1. I'm a self taught crocheter, it's pretty easy to follow through and learn from books, youtube is also pretty helpful with how to do certain stitches and such.

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    2. I was lucky enough to have my mum teach me, but when I'm not at hers and need some help there are lots of helpful tutorials on youtube. I taught myself to knit in the round simply by watching youtube and having a go -so it can definitely be done! :)

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  2. What a super way to spend a day...that countryside looks so familiar?
    I used to live in sussex.....bestest easter wishes to you and yours
    Daisy j x

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    1. I love the Sussex countryside pic above was taken near to Storrington. Happy Easter to you too :)

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  3. I saw you tweeting about your crochet cushion - it looks awesome, especially with the colours!

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  4. What a bargain print- it looks lovely! Sounds like very wholesome plans for the weekend :) I'm mostly continuing with the spring cleaning/de-cluttering, and tomorrow I have a knitting group meeting (which my Mum also attends) and then a friend's BBQ. xxx

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  5. I actually haven't read the book, but I watched the film version of The Help at my parents' house over some holiday break or other. My dad grew up in the American South (both before and after desegregation) and had a lot of memories about his maiden aunts' various maids over the years. I don't think my dad's aunts were quite as horrible as some of the characters in The Help, but they evidently had a very strict "no eavesdropping" policy. I guess old maids have secrets, too!

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  6. Hello! Just visiting via the Linen Cloud... I love that print and the fact that you've recently started to crochet. I too have been desperate to give it a try.
    Looking forward to following your future posts and to reading the older ones.
    Sarah :)

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  7. I love all of these images! The print is just my style and that countryside view is beautiful :)
    x

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  8. Eats Shoots and Leaves is such a great book - I saw Lynne Truss do a talk at Bath Lit Fest a couple of years ago and she was so good! Well worth seeing if she's ever doing any talks near you :-) x

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