Sunday, May 14, 2017

April..... in photos and a bit of chatter

 April saw me celebrate another birthd.......my gorgeous friend Ondrea made me this beautiful stitchery which now has pride of place in my bedroom.....totally, totally spoilt!! Thanks Ondrea ☺
Another equally gorgeous friend Shez gave me this yummy bundle of goodies..... so, so, so love everything! I especially love the passport holder and can't wait to put it to use when I head off o my first overseas holiday later this year, thanks sooo much Shez ☺
 My eaqually beautiful sister Anne who knows me so well ( maybe too wel lol ) gave me all the delicious goodies in the above photo, I have been dying to try out these caron cakes ewhen spotlight brought them out but I've been on a yarn diet this year till I go on my holiday so I've resisted temptation and was rewarded with two from Anne in the colourway blueberry, now to decide on which pattern I want to use them on ☺ thanks so much Anne!!

 
I also received a beautifully stitched project folder from my friend Cheryl, just look at all the work that has gone into this gift...... feeling very, very spoilt my friend. Thank you so much for making me feel so special on my birthday☺
 Anotheer birthday was also celebratedd by my father who turned 90 three days after mine, Anne & I went home to help him celebrate this milestone as well as family and friends including his great grand daughter Connie pictured with him above ☺
 A small celebration, but just right for our dad who isn't into fuss so we secretly planned this all in one day and he had no inkling whatsoever  lol☺
I've also been busy with a new project using perle 8 cotton and a 1.5 hook, so tiny compared to the hook sizes I usually use, this will eventually turn into a scarf ☺
Here's a close up of the squares after two rounds in each colour......
 I also had a finish with another baby blanket done in big baby 4ply acrylic....
 I've also been working on and off on this project, I can finally see the end in sight with this one......


 Another rainbow ripple bbaby blanket being worked on.....loving these colours together ☺
I've also nearly finished this ripple blanket using 8ply stylecraft special dk, so diferent to the perle 8 cotton I've been working with lately ☺ so as you can see I've been keeping myself very busy while my blog has been quiet but I'll be posting again soon with more of what I've been doing/working on ☺

12 comments:

I am said...

Hi Barb,wow you sure did get spoilt and you so deserve it my friend.
Happy birthday to your lovely dad what a special milestone,glad he had a lovely surprise.
Oh Barb your crocheting is so beautiful ,thankyou for starting me off on Saturday ,you have the patience of an angel.
Love those very tiny squares and boy how fine is the crocheting,I love your stitching project ,I am lucky to have seen it in person,such a beautiful piece xx

Anthea said...

Hi Barb!
so lovely to see your name pop up on my list... and equally lovely to see all the great pics of what's been going on in your world... Great celebration for your Dad on such a milestone!

Ondrea said...

Yey! Finally another post. Wow! I love your baby blankets and using the perle 8 will be fun. I saw that recently on someone's blog. Anne has certainly spoiled you with thise lovely gifts. The yarn will be so lovely to use. I looked at them myself. Love all your birthday gifts. You deserve to be totally spoilt.

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed your post Barb and seeing your lovely projects......

Jeanette said...

Lovey to see you blog post & see what has been happening in your world. Your projects are lovely .Hugs,xx

marina said...

So much woolly loveliness Barb, can't wait to see your perle cotton creation. Big jump from 8 ply to the crochet cotton.
Maybe next meet we will both have our scarves done?
Beautiful stitching too.

Fiona said...

lovely gifts for your birthday Barb.... and well done to your Dad.... 90 is a wonderful age to have reached. I love all your projects happening.... funny how we have so much difficulty keeping to one thing.....

Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday to you and your Dad Barb. Love all your gifts. Beautiful! Also love all your gorgeous work too xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy belated birthday Barb....you received some gorgeous gifts ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Lin said...

Such a lovely collection of gifts Barb - happy belated birthday. Lots of beautiful work too - I love the fine crochet. xx

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday.........

Leanne said...

Beautiful gifts Barb, Happy Birthday to you and your dad. xx