Gosh, almost two weeks since I last posted but no pressure, no stress, I've been enjoying browsing and commenting on some of your lovely blogs that I regularly follow, as well as some new, and they have cheered me up no end when I couldn't quite get my 'get-up-and-go' to get up and go! Thank you!
Today I'm going to begin with Hexes! Whilst browsing a couple of weeks or so ago, I came across a lovely blog here and was so taken with Jen's kindly offered pattern for her pastel hexagon throw that I decided to have a go!
Then, having completed a few of these very easy to do little shapes, I remembered the beautiful joining together stitch (flat braid join) that I'd absolutely fallen in love with here . However, when I checked out how to do it I then decided that my patience wasn't as enduring as that of the gorgeous Shari, so I hunted around and found a simplified version of it! Not quite as lovely as Shari's but nevertheless, I do like it and think it suits the hexes. Have a look here and scroll down until you see 'Simulated Braid Join' - that's the stitch I used. And by the way, while we're on the subject of sharing information and patterns, if you're not familiar with Shari's blog, do take a look anyway, for she makes the most beautiful and cuddlesome blankets - and you're sure to fall in love with her site whether you are interested in blankets or not!
I'd better let you have a peek at these hexes and the joining stitch!
But here's where the 'hexagon mystery' comes into play! I really don't know where I'm going with these gorgeous little things - I was sooooo enjoying the making of them, and was sooooo keen to try out this joining stitch, that I just had to go for it and see what would eventuate. It's neither one thing nor another at the moment but as usual I seem to follow my nose with these new tries and it slowly develops into 'something'. Did I hear you say "Not another blanket, surely"? Well, my sentiments exactly, but wouldn't it be lovely for a new baby ..... ..... ... or a fancy-it-up cover for a dresser ..... .... ... a stole perhaps ..... ..... ... a bit light in colour maybe for a bag? Any suggestions from you lovely imaginative folks out there would be gratefully received - please?
I have also finished with the squares that I showed you last post - I didn't know what I was going to do with that piece either for a while, but here is the completed - yes - blanket - again! Blankets are so safe!
I think this could be my favourite among those I've already crocheted! What do you think?
How about a few little pics from my garden now?
These are Lilly Pilly trees: there are three of them altogether (it's a privacy thing!) The first two are a different 'strain' to the more mature one in the background there, and have now developed lovely mauve berries, whereas the bigger one sports the deep pink colour. The foliage is so pretty with its changing colours and the fruit can be used for jam making and such like. I am a bit late in snapping them really, for most of the berries have now dropped off, but they are still rather lovely, don't you think?
Then there's the 'Hebes' giving us some lovely colour for most of the year.
And last but not least, I rescued these last few blooms before J cut the rose bushes back!
I do love roses - the complexity of each bloom is, I find, breathtaking! And the perfume - WOW!!!
Have a wonder-filled week one and all, and I'll look forward to reading and responding to your lovely comments - oops, does that sound presumptuous? Well, I just want to express how important your
messages are to me, and to quote the old cliche: they make my day! Thank you!