Sunday, 12 June 2011

Happy little hooker & other new skills!

Good evening

Yes not one new skill but two! Don't worry I'll revert to 'normal' again soon!

Here's a weekend round mosiac (skill 1) I've wanted to find a different mosiac programme - Picnik is great but unless you pay its very limiting. I remembered seeing lovely mosiacs on Sue @ The Quince Tree blog and decided to give this company a go. After a bit of glaring at the screen I'd got it sussed and below is my first attempt. 

Oh the second new skill - see if you can spot it ;) - again its taken a bit of practise and I've spent lots of time with one of the tongue sticking out of the corner of your mouth faces!!


(1) new delivery of teacup pincushions to the shop - lovely steady sales there.
(2 & 3) Another weekend and more brass playing for little son at a local school fete.
(4,5,6) Carboot bargains - the Freds are a cruet set - might use these for camping.
(7 & 8) New skill number 2 - I can crochet granny squares - I've now finished 6 of the 9 I need for a cushion cover front :)
(9) My next project - granny triangle bunting :) - ny friend let me take a picture of hers so I can see what mine should look like!
There would be more pictures of gardeny stuff that big son & I did this afternoon whilst the other 2 were off banding elsewhere but rain stopped play :(

All quiet here at the moment - motor sport and something car related are on tv. So me & my hook are off to find a cozy spot together.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


24 comments:

fee @ chipper nelly said...

good work on the skills front!
Your boys are probably watching the same as mine - Top gear! All four were literally wetting themselves laughing at Jeremy Clarkson crashing a Reliant Robin! (I did look up from this vantage point, but, although it was funny, I kept my snigger inside, lest they thought I was enjoying it!)

fee x
Happy new week

bibbitybob said...

Great booty buys! Well done on mastering the crochet :) x

Pink Milk said...

Great mosaic AND great crochet!!! Look at you and your new skills!! ;-)

I look forward to seeing your granny bunting!

Happy hooking.

Hx

Florence and Mary said...

So many wonderful things in your mosaic,

Hope you have a wonderful evening,

Victoria xxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Grand prix? Yeah it's on here too!
Your photos - and grannies - look fab!

Magic Bean said...

I hope you're feeling very smug and proud. Ax

Penelope said...

Wow Vicki, love your car boot finds, you do have an eye for these things and great that you have conquered the mosaic maze, good fun. A huge well done for your granny goodness, making grannies is like eating pringles, onceyou pop you can't stop! xox P

Vintage Vixen said...

You are clever! I love your collage skills.
I'm in a quiet spot avoiding the blasted motor racing, too. xxx

home made gorgeous said...

Well done Vicki on aquiring your new skills! It's so satisfying when it all comes together isn't it? I love the mosaic, and the granny squares are gorgeous... Sarah x

Jill said...

Well done you for mastering a couple of new skills :0)
Now that you can crochet, they'll be no stopping you.

Jenevieve said...

Great mosaic and I love the crochet! It's very addictive and so easy to take it with you wherever you are going! :) x

Dotty Bird said...

Good skills! I've only recently joined the blogasphere and been wondering how you do all the fancy stuff with pictures! Also love the granny squares, the bunting flag is amazing. Strangley I just found you whilst doing a random profile search on Lisa Hannigan whilst perched on the edge of my seat holding 3 Bonne Maman Jam Jars full of buttons only to see your post showing the same. It was during my usual "quick" dash uptairs to grab supplies and then get fully distracted by the computer scenario...doh. Oh well, good to have found you and love the blog x

harmony and rosie said...

Love those mosaics, they're fun aren't they. Looking forward to seeing lots of crochet goodness.

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Blooming 'eck Vicki ;o) How did you get that mosaic-ee thingmajig to work? LOl

I've been trying for about a year now, and I can't do it for love nor money :o)
Well done my lovely!

The crochets looking good! Soon you won't be able to put your hook down, it gets so addictive-especially cos' it's so portable!

have a great week Vicki.
Looking forward to seeing the cushion :o)
Take care. xxx

Nelly said...

Id love to do the mosaics not sure if my brain would cope tho

Josie-Mary said...

Crochet & Fred... my favourites :) x

Lisa said...

Well done on the crochet, looking good!
Those Freds bring back such happy memories for me. My nan used to have those.
Lisa x

delia hornbook said...

Love the arrangement of photo's it looks great. Well done on your crochet squares they look fabulous ;-)) dee x

Becci bunny said...

good luck with the crochet, but it looks like you have got the skills nailed down! it takes ages to learn but once you do you will never forget. its like riding a bike :)

Sarah said...

You have been busy! Well done on the crochet, you will be hooked in no time! xx

Peonies and Pennies said...

The crochet is looking good, I have just got a book as I want to learn.

I have the Fred cruets, they were my Nan's. She also had a large flour storage Fred but we have no idea where he is.

~c~

Scented Sweetpeas said...

So glad I am not the only one to stick their tongue out when trying to crochet :-) Fab mosaic!

Pomona said...

I love the manic looking dog in the middle!

Pomona x

Peonies and Pennies said...

Thank you for the website. I have now had a little play and I am definitely converted.

http://peoniesandpennies.blogspot.com/2011/06/may-roundup.html

~c~