Thursday, 19 June 2014

Hundreds of crochet flowers


Can't believe what a long time it is since I last blogged but with the sun shining and so much to do in the house and garden there has been little time for crafting.

In the evenings I sometimes crochet a few flowers and have now decided my flower throw is big enough.  I have not counted how many flowers I've made but it must be a few hundred and as I used 4 ply wool and a 2.50mm hook the flowers are quite small.

I used the JAYGO (Join as you go) method to make this so once it was finished, it was finished and no ghastly joining up to be done so in that respect it was brilliant.

 Ruff the dog
Seraphina
 
I have a huge basket of small cross stitch kits which have been knocking about for years so last week I decided to sort through them. I have given a lot to my local Wet Nose charity shop and have started working some of the ones I kept.  I have done the two above so far and figure they will make usful card toppers as and when I need a greeting card in a hurry.
I didn't want to throw this old bread bin away so got John to put a few holes in the bottom for me and used it for some bedding plants.  I think it makes a great recycled planter and is one less item going to landfill.
 
Higgins just loves to be in photographs and it is often difficult to keep him out.  I just managed to get one photo of my throw before he popped up again, he is such a comical little chap.
 
 



6 comments:

  1. Your flower throw is fabulous and it's so colorful! Our mom loves it! And the bread bin makes a great planter! You're such a ham, Higgins!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  2. Your Flower Throw is beautiful Shirley. Your Bread bin looks lovely with Flowers in. Recycling at it's best. I hope Higgins is coping with the sunshine and not shedding too much fur everywhere like our Charlie is ! Take care now. Marion x

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  3. Wowwwwwww it is great !!?...love the colors....and owww your sweet dog so cute!!....love from me happy weekend....x!

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  4. Oh, how beautiful, Shirley!! I just love the cheery colors and I think joining as you go makes perfect sense :) And how sweet are your stitchings--I've always loved that skating mouse. Need to find a copy here in the States!

    Enjoy your week and your summer :)

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  5. The flowers are dazzling! Higgins provides a perfect contrast.

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  6. Your throw is just beautiful - you must be very patient. Love the re-cycled bread tin... xx

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