Thursday, 16 June 2011

Sunshine on a rainy day

Good afternoon

What a mixed week weather wise - we've had everything from hot sunshine to hail and a thunder storm too. On Sunday night it was very windy and the huge climbing rose at the side of the house took a battering. One branch was hanging in front of the window and as it was full of flowers I had to rescue it;


The flowers are just the most gorgeous pink and have been such a delight to look at and watch open as the week has gone on. 

My pile of little hooky squares has grown and when it reached 9 it was time to sew them all together. However they weren't going to be quite big enough to make the cushion front I wanted so I've started to crochet around the outside - another 2 rows to go I think. I did do some at last night S&B session but I think I pulled it out a few times - nattering and not concentrating made for some 'interesting' stitches! At least crochet is easier to pull out and put right!!


Hopefully this evening I can add the other rows - should be quiet here. Big son will be 'revising' ie listening to music/playing minecraft and chatting on Facebook - amazing multi-tasking skills that one!! Little son & MrVV will be at band practise - another weekend of engagements for both of them looms. One at little sons school fete on Saturday (I've a craft stall there) and another on Aldeburgh beach on Sunday - here's hoping for decent weather for both events.

As well as crocheting and all the boring domestic stuff, I've spent time this week finishing a few makes for the weekend and doing some light reading. I had time to kill one afternoon this week between appointments so I called into the library - some lightweight Aga-sagas for me :) Oh and the postie finally brought me my copy of MollieMakes 2 - I am just loving this magazine. 


I am really hoping to get some serious blog reading in tonight too - I am behind with that (again)- sorry. 

Just to let the 2 birthday swap ladies who have birthdays this week know - your parcels are in the post - again I am rather disorganised at the moment - hopefully they'll arrive on time.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


23 comments:

Pomona said...

It's been really windy here today - I dread to think what the garden will look like tomorrow. Love the crochet - looking forward to seeing the finished result!

Pomona x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

It's been pouring here today, although thankfully it's stopped now and is sunny. Hoorah. Camping tomorrow, hope it doesn't rain. Love the first pic of the roses in the blue jug. Liking the crocheted cushion front - blue and green - a good combo.

Liz said...

Your roses are a lovely colour. Hope you get your crochet finished tonight!
Liz

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Beautiful roses Vicki, glad you were able to safe some :) Hehe, I've ended up with a few odd granny squares before too. I find it easier to knit and do something else at the same time. But crochet takes plenty of my concentration! xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Beautiful roses! Mine are all in bloom too! Divine!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Only right to rescue your roses and get them in vases - we've had bizzare weather too - all the above in a DAY!
STILL haven't got my hands on MM (wish I'd taken out that £5 offer now but was so cross not to be getting issue 1) and feel like the only girl in school who didn't watch Dallas. The more I don't have it the better it looks!

Must just say thanks for all the lovely blogs pals I have from being on your sidebar - thanks for sharing the love!
fee x

delia hornbook said...

It has been raining here on and off today. I am loving your crochet it is going to be lovely when its finished. I had my second copy of Mollie makes a couple of weeks ago in the post to it is lovely ;-)) I don't buy magazines but i love this one. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

Jacquie said...

Hi Vicki , love your crochet !!Well done on getting so good so quick.
Your roses are lovely , hope the fair goes well.

Jacquie x

Serenata said...

It's funny how boys 'revise' isn't it...not sure a lot goes in somehow ;-) Mine are expert at the art of 'revising' by similar methods.

Florence and Mary said...

The weather here has been so bizarre... cold, then rain then so hot and uncomfortable! I wish it'd make up its mind!!

Victoria xx

Bee happy said...

The flowers do look beautiful :) love your crochet squares they look fab together.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Claire said...

i saw a rainbow today :) I saw that Mollie Makes in WHS the other day and neeeeeearly bought it!

Lisa said...

The roses are beautiful.
I love Joanna Trollope, rwad nearly all and the same goes for Jilly Cooper. I read 'Imogen' when I was 16 and was hooked.
Lisa x

Catherine said...

Your crochet is looking lovely! Plenty more ideas to peruse in Mollie Makes as well! Cx

Pink Milk said...

Oh Vicki, your roses are stunning.

Can't believe how quickly you are whizzing along with your crochet!

Hx

Natasha said...

Beautiful roses!! and the pitcher is perfect to show them off!!

Gem said...

Let's hope the weather is plesant this weekend, I don't think I can cope with this weather much longer.
The roses are a lovely colour, very pretty, and the crochet is coming along nicely, can't wait to see the finished masterpiece xxx

Becci bunny said...

What sort of things are you going to be selling at the fair? tell me to bog off if you think im being a nosey moo :) x

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

Peeing it down here - it's like late September. Your crochet is looking great, I must try again with mine, but if I'm up to date with blog visiting I'm behind with everything else!

Victoria said...

My favourite combo of colours used in the crochet. Here's to better weather but it is pouring here at the moment. x

janis said...

Our Weather has been so crazy as well. Although I rather appreciate the cool past couple of days with rain.
I love the color of your Roses... Simply glorious!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

delightful - who made up that silly rule of blue and green should never be seen !
There is something so refreshing about this colour combination. Wish I had the patience for a blanket (or even a pillow cover !).

Northern Hi-Lights said...

wet most of the weekend here - where is the summer!???