Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Winning, dithering, dreaming, confusing

I had a lovely surprise last week:  I won a giveaway from Jooles at Sew Sweet Violet.  My prize was the Mollie Makes Patchwork and Quilting book, in which Jooles is a contributor with her lovely pinny, and I was really chuffed.  Thank you Jooles!



I've been dithering about the border on my grey blanket - frilly or lacey?  It's taken me about a week to think about it and I decided I would be able to get a better rhythm going with frilly, so frilly it will be on the next round of trebles.


My new project, on the other hand, requires a lot more concentration.  A lighter, more lacey look to this one in my current colour crush - a greyish mauve; heaven knows how long it will take, I dream of draping it over my bed at Christmas but it won't be - doesn't matter, I enjoy the process.


I'm also dreaming of Christmas PJs - got the fabric ...


... but have also got Flora with ideas of her own and it doesn't help when she gets a bit carried away with herself:


Oh Flora!  And yet she's so adorable when she's like this:


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This week I'm trying to get my head round Instagram.  I like the idea, I just seem to have premature send syndrome at the moment, so if you're on Instagram and get half a comment from me, please bear with, I'm working on it.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post.

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x

11 comments:

  1. Lovely christmas fabric and Flora she looks adorable with her rabbit toy, but then your poor Ficus, I cannot help laughing about it, glad you have a tile floor.

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  2. Oh look at your adorable puppy, so sweet when they are asleep, trouble free at the same time! Congrats on winning the bookxx

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  3. Congratulations on the book, I am sure that you will love it. I am loving your grey blanket and the flowery squares too! xx

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  4. Hello Jane, your blanket is looking fabulous, very much relate to thought processes-worth the time but annoying it takes time I appreciate.
    Flora-oh my days-scoop her up and send her over, well for those important growing sleeps anyway.
    Helen x

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  5. Oh so sweet, impossible to be cross with that level of cuteness. The blanket is gorgeous, I think I want to make a crochet blanket, so thank you for the inspiration. Well done on your book win, no doubt you will love it. CJ xx

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  6. Hello Jane, that is such a cute puppy, hard to be cross with theocratic for long isn't it? Your grey blanket looks gorgeous. I too love grey, but, don't know if could manage the one colour in crochet as most of my crochet is quite colourful!! Looking forward to seeing the final photos xx

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  7. Congratulations on winning that exciting book! Your crochet blanket is looking gorgeous and the new squares are so pretty, a lovely soft shade.
    Oh Flora......you get up to the same things as my little Molly does :)
    How sweet Flora looks snuggled up asleep like that!
    Happy Thursday!
    Helen xox

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  8. I have yarn on my windowsill to be worked into a blanket for my daughter. Yours looks lovely. I am looking forward to seeing the frilly border. Our puppy has been a good boy today, no cables chewed and no upturned flowerpots either. Flora is growing fast! x

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  9. Flora looks adorable hugging her toy - she is such a beautiful girl!
    Well done on the giveaway win Jane, looks a lovely book and clever Jooles!
    Love both the grey blanket you've nearly finished and the pretty mauve one you've just started. And I like the festive PJs fabrics!
    Have a good weekend Jane and look forward to seeing you both soon!
    Gill xx

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  10. What a lovely surprise, to win a book! So many projects on the go, the mauve one does look a little more fiddly but gorgeous colours!

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  11. I was going to say 'that grey blanket is perfection', but then I scrolled down and now I'm spoilt for choice!

    Flora, you gotta adore her ;)

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