The Jan Eaton crochet blocks have become: what - a bundle?
A little blanket of sorts - maybe it would be suited to a little girl or perhaps a handy lap/knee rug for someone - I don't know yet - but I do know it's a finished article.
The pale pink squares were a bit of a handful when it came time to crochet everything together because their side edges were more open than the others: I just couldn't get the stitches as neat and even as I would have liked. But we live and learn and that is something I'll be more aware of in the future.
This little piece measures around 25inches square and really is just a sampler using my first choices from Jan Eaton's book - '200 crochet blocks'.
I have been messing around with effects and wondered - what do you think of it in black and white?
This really impresses upon me just how much I need colour in my life!
And speaking of colour, I ordered online a lovely selection of Stylecraft Special DK from Deramores UK and am now happily anticipating its arrival. It does take a bit longer to come to Australia of course, but as it's now two weeks since the order was dispatched I can start getting excited! I have heard so many good reports about this yarn and even though I've never liked using acrylic yarns, I do believe that this one is very good to work with. The colours come in an amazing range, and the yarn is very economically priced!
So now I will 'fill-in' with a small project - or two - while awaiting the big day: I can hardly wait to open that box of yummy colour!
I have some other interesting things to show you - Australian Paper Barks. In the past the Aborigines would strip the bark from these trees and make lovely artworks with it. Loads of texture in that dry old bark.
This, to my mind, is a wonderful little spot - just a couple of streets away from where we live - a very peaceful area in which to linger awhile and take in the calming energies.
The trees provide lovely shade where you can relax and 'tune in' to the water gently tumbling down over the boulders. We are very fortunate to have this area so close to home, don't you think?
In another part of our small town, just down the embankment from the plant nursery, is this lovely scene!
Same view really, but pic taken from opposite direction - aren't the azaleas lovely, and the trees offer them protection from the elements.
So to finish off today, here is a little box of cute and cheeky personalities which I made and gave a while back - all happily settled in their new homes with parents of all ages!
I do hope you are having lots of happy craft times and I wish you all well!