Saturday, 21 January 2017

Yarn Bomb Event in the Park.....

21st January 2017

A fabulous frosty, sunny morning for our event.....

....the bowling shelters before....




.....off we go....



....donkey and rider...


....the long shelter with a seaside theme...


....Martina, a very talented member made some more amazing creations this year...


.....Enid made the seagulls...


...Wilma made the bucket and spade....


....coral reef complete with mermaid by Martina...


....towel/swimming trunks by a friend of a friend...


....bikini...


....me up the ladder fixing pompoms...


...RD doing the same...


....just love the bright colours....



....the sign was new this year...



....deck chair by Karen...


....Enid's octopus...









....Martina...


....some of the team...



...think you can tell we were all frozen at this point!!!



I have been amazed by the talent in the group with just the prompt 'seaside'. 

Large creations on chicken wire, small intricate knitted items, many crochet strips for winding around the trees and all items have found a place in the display.

The visitors were all shouting positive comments which was great!!!!

Already planning what we can add for next years event.......



Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sorting, Tidying, Making...

18th January 2017

Very grey and damp here in Blackpool.

This last week I have been sorting, 3 bags for the charity shop and 2 for our Park Jumble.

Also tidying my loft space and finding many unfinished items!!

I had a piece of hand dyed cotton which I had hand/machined stitched and it was just the right size for a notebook cover.....


.....added a button and plaited cord.


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Made a couple of cards....



.....finally made a pattern for a mouse to use up some of my old linens....


...hope it works!


Quite pleased I have only used items from my stash.

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Hope the weather is fine for our yarn bombing this weekend.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Back in Blackpool

12th January 2017

Rather cold and grey here in Blackpool....


....I have made another bunny for a special baby boy this time using pure linen from my sister's stash....


....used variegated sock yarn for the sweater...


.....recycled denim pillow case for the baggy jeans, rather like the effect.

Think I might try to adapt the pattern and make a mouse next time!

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Also been preparing for our park yarn bombing but we have postponed until next weekend as the forecast is very poor!

Friday, 6 January 2017

A Winter Walk in the Park....

6th January 2017

The last three days I have spent time with my daughter and Alba, precious times.....

....lots of walking in the park in winter sunshine.....






....this was lovely, not sure what it was....


...I like to take upward photos but do get strange looks from people passing by!


Winter trees have a special beauty.


Such a variety of wildlife....






....these are exercise machines and most days are well used...



.....doing a crossword in the sunshine...


.....this park is very well cared for, hardly any litter, many seats, great children's play area and as I do my 'laps' meet others doing the same, am on nodding terms with quite a few now!!!

Yesterday I did 14, 992 steps and am very proud!!

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Alba enjoying her carrot and parsnip lunch.....



....she is such a joy!

Back to Blackpool tomorrow and preparing for the park annual yarn bomb....

....watch this space....