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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful (slightly late)

My work hours have changed a bit-we're now open until 7pm so on Wednesdays, I'm at work from 10am until 7pm and today I start at 8am until 7pm!  So by the time I get home, usually around 7.45pm, collect Myf from the childminder and get home, I'm usually pretty wiped out.  Having to get up at 5.30am does not agree with me!

We're having beautiful weather at the moment-gorgeous sunshine and clear blue skies and all the plants are getting ready to burst out with all their glorious colours :-)

Yesterday was a pretty good day though.  I got caught up at work and managed to get the stock room sorted out ready for the delivery today.  I was in a positive mood all day!  This is what happens when I am so spoiled by my gorgeous girl-she brought me a cup of tea at 6am yesterday morning :-)

I've been working on the border for the blanket-I was improvising something that was going to involve building it up over a few rounds but after I finished the foundation round and starting improvising the next section, I couldn't make it do what my brain wanted and it looked awful!  And Myf and I really like how the foundation row looks.  So the blanket is finished!  I haven't taken a proper photo of it yet-hopefully I will over the weekend if the weather stays nice but I have taken one of the border...

The border is made up of a round of hdc granny clusters in dark brown (to match the joining), a round of dc granny clusters and a round of sc in cream and then the final round in green which comprises of (sc, ch 5, sc) in the corners and slst, *sc, hdc, dc, htr, ch 5, picot into top of htr, htr, dc, hdc, sc, slst and repeat from * around.

It's currently on the sofa waiting for its photo op and keeping Myf warm :-)  She's making her own crochet project-a scarf in dc that looks fab!

I'm still having loads of fun with the camera as well...

(Artemis doesn't usually go on Myf's lap but the blanket was irresistible!)


  1. That's a lot of hours to be working in a day - you must be exhausted. The border on your blanket looks very nice. :)

    1. I'm shattered! I'm hoping to have a meeting with the boss about the situation but I have doubts that she'll do anything...
      Thank you darling, I plan to take proper photos of it soon!

  2. Thank blanket is just looking wonderful. I like the border. Bless your girl, bringing you tea in bed, what a sweetie. x

    1. Thank you Gillian, I'm very proud of it! My girl is wonderful, I get loads of cups of tea in bed and many, many cuddles :-D xx

  3. Congrats on the gorgeous finish.



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