Monday, August 28, 2023

End of August

Hello friends and fellow crafters,

How come it is almost the end of August already? The year has flown so far.
I haven’t given up on this blog. I would love to post more but time is always an issue these days as I’m a full time carer for my husband.
I’m not on Instagram that much any more. It has changed a lot since the early days.
These days it is noisy with so many reels and adverts. I am not shown the feeds of the people I used to enjoy following so I’m reclaiming this quiet space and if I’m the only one here that’s OK.
I’ll just keep this blog a record of my projects and life in general.

Here in the UK Summer was a total washout. After a hot spell in June it seemed to be endless rain and grey days with the exception of a few sunny days here and there.

This picture was taken during the June heatwave. There hasn’t been much opportunity for sitting outside ever since.
I seem to have lost (temporarily I hope) my stitching mojo. Projects are sitting untouched in their bags until I get inspired again.
Meanwhile I’ve been working with yarn. I crocheted a baby blanket and knitted a little hat with the leftover yarn.

I also finished a pair of socks for hubby knit from West Yorkshire Spinners yarns.
a cardigan and hat for one of my granddaughters. My friend Sandra in Northern Ireland sent me the buttons from her button jar and they are just perfect. 
and a jumper knitted in Deramore’s anti pilling acrylic yarn. The pattern is free on the Drops website.
I think it is called Agnes.
Right now I’m knitting another pair of socks that I will hopefully finish 
I made a sock knitting project bag with some lovely sunflower fabric

I also made a cross stitch project bag using French General fabrics.

Well, I think that’s about it for now. I hope it won’t be so long between posts n future.
Happy crafting,