Monday, 27 April 2015

Bright Jewel Blanket

Yay!
All the ends are sewn in, finally.
Oh hello, got a little bit over excited there!


I am loving this blanket so much.
 Just have to decide on an edging, nothing too fancy I think and I'm thinking the navy blue is the perfect colour. 
The yarn is Patons Diploma Gold DK which is a practical mix of wool, nylon and acrylic. It comes in lots of scrummy colours and is a dream to crochet with, having a beautiful drape and handle making it feel much more luxurious than it is!

Isn't it wonderful that Spring has sprung, flowers, birds, lighter evenings and the promise of long lazy summer days.

Blossom time!

Seeing blue sky and blossom has lifted my spirits a bit because frankly I've been feeling rubbish, since well AGES as I mentioned before.
Today saw another trip to the doctor and finally a diagnosis.
Post Viral Fatigue/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Hmmm not nice.
At least now I know what I'm dealing with.
I'm doing a lot of sleeping and 'resting' eating properly, not that I didn't before.
I am getting out and about but not half as much as I would expect to, projects have slowed right down and enthusiasm is a bit low.
 So any suggestions on managing what may be a long term condition my friends?
I am finding spinning the most relaxing, stress free activity so am trying to spin my finest yarn yet. 
A pretty merino I dyed last summer.

It's thin, really thin. 
Small triumphs, tiny steps make me feel better.
Hoping that you are all full of the joys of Spring.
Talk soon.
Love
♥Sue♥



Thursday, 16 April 2015

Summer's here!

Hello, how are you all?
I'm still feeling yuk and waiting to find out what's wrong, 
but am just ignoring it cos being ill is sooo boring!
Here in Sunny Portsmouth, we've been enjoying glorious weather this week, it feels like Summer's here!
We've been enjoying some serious deck time, it's wonderful.
Best thing we ever did in our garden! 
Last night we fired up the chiminea, and just spent time together, so relaxing.
Ha ha you didn't expect it to look like that did you! 
It is the creation of my Lovely Man of course and is an actual work of art, by the way it doesn't normally have a saucepan on the top, there was some experimenting with heating water going on here!

Beautiful isn't it. Made from an old beer barrel!


By the way it is enormous and weighs a ton which is a bit of a hallmark of Lovely Man, we love it.
I've been spinning a lot this week too and having a sort out of all my yarn.
There's quite a lot!






Some of them have found their way to my shop. I'm hoping to add some more and some of my hand painted roving, so keep a look out.
How's the blanket going? Slowly is how's it's going I'm making myself sew in at least ten ends a night, nearly done now but next time I'm going to definitely sew as I go!


So that's a little round up of my week, it's been lovely hope yours has too.
Take care my blogland friends see you soon.
Love
♥Sue♥