Sunday, 26 June 2011

Molliemakes winner and a tah-dah moment!

Good evening

I know you want to know who's name was first out of the hat for my spare copy of this lovely mag - but I'll make you read to the end of the post ;)

How was your weekend?? Ours was good. No brass engagements - just some exam practise for little son - he is almost there and the exam is 2 weeks away.  We managed lots of family time which was rather lovely. Yesterday the weather was pretty pants so no outside jobs could really be done. Big son asked MrVV nicely if we could head into Ipswich for a little while - he wanted to get a new game controller and also a pressie for a mates birthday later this week.  It would have been a shame to waste the opportunity for a little light shopping - little son needed a few bits (he is currently having a growth spurt) and I needed new pjs for a forthcoming camping trip.

This morning the sun was shining from about 4am and by 6am I was awake and ready to get up! It didn't help that the pollen count has been extremely high here this weekend and almost as soon as I awoke the sneezing started :( Least it gave me a couple of hours of peace before all the menfolk awoke.

I didn't waste the time I spent it finishing sewing up my crochet cushion and also taking some pics;

 The front - obviously

 Backed with this gorgeous vintage style fabric - I got this in a blog swap ages ago and wanted to save it for something special - just wish I could remember who sent it.

I've got 2 new projects on the go now - one I can't show you yet and one I can. The obvious thing for a new crocheter to make after a cushion is a blanket. After a rummage through my yarn stash I think I've settled on these colours. However one square isn't big enough - I think another 99 are needed - that should keep me busy over the summer.

Right the menfolk are settled in front of Messrs Clarkson, May & Hammond and I am happy with Glastonbury highlights online and a glass of red. Glastonbury is certainly putting me in the festival mood - in only 3 weeks time I get my annual festival fix at Latitude - can't wait.

I suppose I ought to put you all out of your misery. Sadly there can only be one winner - and that lucky lady is;

Fee - if you could let me have your address, I can get this posted out to you asap. Sorry to those who didn't win - but I can assure you its worth taking out a subscription to this mag if you can - its like lots of blogs but in paper form. I actually cancelled two long term mag subscriptions so I could have one for this.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Jacquie said...

Hi Vicki , love your compleated cushion and the colours you have chosed for your blanket are so pretty . Glad you've got the crochet bug :0)
Jacquie x

Jacquie said...

Oooops ...lots of mistakes in that comment ...blame the lager !!

Mum said...

Go girl, now you've got Granny mania you won't be able to stop. I love the cushion and the colours for your blanket. Must dash and finish another square of mine.
Love from Mum

Gem said...

Love the colours you have chosen for the blanket square, it is so pretty. I'm not going to any music festivals this year, I was wanting to save money so thought that is one thing I would be able to go without, am starting to regret that decision just a little now , I just love the atmosphere at festivals, never mind, maybe next year : ).
Congratulations Fee, enjoy the mag.

Lisa said...

You'v emade a good selection there for your blanket. Good luck with it!
Lisa x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I must be the only girl in town who hasn't managed to get a copy of this yet!
Thank you kindly Mrs VV - I am very grateful.
Sounds like you had a good weekend - looking forward to seeing Beyonce later (if I can stay awake - I'm so cool....)
fee x
(off to find an email address for you)

fee @ chipper nelly said...

OMGoddness - felt the need to point out I'm not actually at the Pyramid stage waiting for Beyonce!!! If I was there I would be sure to stay awake!
fee x

Florence and Mary said...

The fabric on the cushion is gorgeous!

Victoria xx

Pomona said...

The cushion is lovely - and I bet the blanket won't take you long now you have the bug!

Pomona x

Pooh's Abode said...

Vicki - I am going to have to take out a subscription too. I missed issue 1, bought the 2nd issue on line through their distributor and am now concerbed how I am going to get hold of issue 3. I agree it's well worth getting, isn't it.
Have a good week

MissGinger said...

ho hum never mind! love the yellow fabric with roses, and the crochet. xx

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

I'm sat here watching Glastonbury, really wish I was there now it's dried off a bit!

Your cushion looks fantastic!

delia hornbook said...

Love the cushion well done you ;-)) Good luck and enjoy your next project. dee x

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Congratulations Fee :o)

Your cochet is coming on a treat Vicki!
I love your cushion. And the colours you've chosen for your blanket go through from Spring to Christmas :o)
That fabric is very pretty too.
Have a great week Vicki, Take care,
Donna xx

**Anne** said...

Your cushion is fantastic and I love the colours you have chosen for your blanket. Have fun!
Anne xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Love the cushion and the backing material you chose for it is lovely. Good luck with the blankie. I'm in the throes of knitting a patchwork blanket - a job and a half I can tell you.

August Paddock said...

Beautiful cushion, your quiet time in the morning sun sounds heavenly. Congrats to the Mollie Make winner but your comments make me even more excited to receive my first copy!

Northern Hi-Lights said...

what a fab cushion, you should be v.chuffed with that! I envy you being motivated in the early mornings, I am rubbish at getting up! x

Claire said...

i really want to learn crochet! i just love the blankets in all bright colours x

Bee happy said...

Love the cushion, such pretty fabric, your crochet square is fab as well!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Jane said...

Your cushion is lovely! Hope you're properly proud of it and doing the traditional taking it round the house trying it on every chair to see how it looks ;)
The blanket will be great. I do love reading about other people getting into crochet! :)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I'm really, really, really frickin' jealous of that cushion. So gorgeous.

A tale from toadstool house said...

Hi Vicki,I found you through Romi and bob and am fairly new to blogging.I m a crochet addict!only learned last year and love it! I love your cushion and the colours your using in the granny squares ,take care,juliexx