Another week over!

Friday!

I’m exhausted!

It’s been a busy week, including spending time with our two youngest grandchildren.

We took them to a local bird park, and it was fun – but tiring.

….I tried very hard to catch this character with his wings open. The colours were magnificent! However, when he saw the camera he kept his back firmly towards us. I think it was a sort of magpie, but I’ve forgotten.

The penguins are always a favourite. This was shortly after feeding, you can see the keeper in the background.

There is also a small farm – with an additional area for handling small mammals. This week the mice were the favourites!

Slowly the baby blanket is taking shape. There are still ends to sew in, but that is a job that is no hardship to me.

I’ve also started a ‘slow blanket’. It will take a long time to finish, I’m sure. The yarn isn’t the easiest to use for crochet, but I’ll tell you all about that when I blog about it fully.

Not the best of pictures – but something to take away next month to fill in the time while travelling.

 

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… that in a previous life I dyed!

Textiles have been my life in many shapes and forms for many years. Apart from dyeing I have taught many different techniques.

I'm putting together some bundles for a class on a couple of weeks, but am offering some here.

Bundles of 3 pieces of viscose felt. Normally £5 each, offered for £10 plus postage. All bundles are different. Please leave a comment if you are interested and I will get in touch. There are several bundles available and payment can be made via PayPal.

Nearly finished

I have deliberately kept the June blanket a little quiet. However, I'm pleased to say that it is almost finished. I'll be away at the weekend for a family girlie birthday celebration, but all being well June WILL be finished this month

At the moment it's looking very bright and cheery, which is exactly right as a reminder of a summer month. I'm not so sure July will demonstrate the same feeling! However, the month isn't over yet 😉

I did it!


Yes, April was finished last Thursday evening. Phew! Now I can get on with May, which is a little more colourful.


 I have a few things on the back burner which I’ll share with you over the next weeks but one thing is for certain – I won’t be starting July until June is finished – which will have to wait until after May! 

So near yet …

I am determined to finish the squares for the Spirit of April before July! So many hold ups have almost made me want to hide it all in a bag under the  bed!! However, I’ve kept going. I was totally back on track until last might ….

The colours of these squares are very close in tone, this slowed up production if careful preparation wasn’t made in good daylight. After the  sun and clear skies of last week the last couple of days have been a little dreary and the evening seemed longer. Last night was going well until ..


A whole ball of Denim should have been enough, but this was all I had left to finish the last two squares! 


Thankfully I’ve been able to acquire one this morning, so it should all be done by midnight! I may even have a day to spare! 

Come back tomorrow fo Five Colour Friday.