Wednesday, 17 April 2019

More Hooking Than Needling

At the beginning of the month we had our first Crafty Cuppa at the pub. It's something my friend Tracy and I have wanted to do for a little while but we had to wait for the new pub tenants to settle in. We didn't tell many people as we want it to build, if at all, slowly and Tracy and I are more than happy to sit with a nice pot of tea and homemade soup or/and cake while we sew, knit or crochet anyway.  

Mal turned up with her very old crochet bedspread that needs lots of TLC.

This is just a little bit I helped her with, before and after. 

One of those weirdly satisfying jobs! I'm looking forward to doing more next month. Tracy getting on with the start of her double size ripple blanket, and wondering what she's let herself n for as she's just a beginner. 

There were a couple of others who came to see what we were about and I think we may have one or to more showing next month. 

I've bought this crochet pattern and yarn to take around with me. 

It's very portable and quite quick to do. Makes a change for me to do one that doesn't challenge the old grey cells. I'm also part way through Autumn Tartan but that involves using 9 balls at the same time so though the pattern is easy the logistics of controlling all that away from home is a nightmare. 

Last week I was away at Kingcome for a residency workshop with Wendy Dolan. We did her In the Meadows class. 

It was lovely working with like minded people but it may take some time for my waistline to recover!  The food there is seriously good and plentiful! 

At the weekend Elsa ran the Jurassic Coast again, this time as part of the Oner which meant she had 24 hours to do 82 miles. 

Of course she completed it with plenty of time to spare and a smile on her face! 

And in Doggy News we have finally had a Woofeasy put in the gate! 

Chris came and refurbished the side gates and put it in for the girls so they can look down the drive when the sensor goes  off. 

That's when they're not sunning themselves in the greenhouse that is. 

I had to have a cortisone injection in my left shoulder yesterday after Willow yanked my arm back a few months ago.  It's a bit tender still but I have a golf lesson this afternoon so we'll see how that plays out! Some gentle sewing could be in order though!!