Run Home to Crochet

Run Home to Crochet

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Catching up

Hi there - well that time of year is approaching fast and before we know it the holiday festivities will be upon us.  Here are a couple of walks and a bit of crafting that have been going on around here


Since the last time I was here - we had Halloween
Sue one of our knit n natter ladies is a volunteer gardener at the local Hospice
and she asked us to make some poppies for her to do a drift display for Remembrance Day -
The poppies looked stunning
Here are some I made and sold with the money going to the
Royal British Legion
This is the start of a pretty edging which you can put on to
tea towels or pillow cases or anything that takes your fancy.
Start with double strands of 4ply cotton and do a row of blanket stitch.
Once you have done a row of blanket stitch you then start
a row of double crochet with a single strand of 4ply cotton
and a second row of double crochet
All finished with a pretty scalloped edge of treble stitches -
full instructions on how to do this can be found here
Things can be prettied up for Christmas gifts!!
This pile of ends can only mean one thing - a spot of crocheting
hey presto - this ring has been covered ready to decorate for a Christmas gift
You may wonder what this is!!
A friend's children had written to Father Christmas requesting
a reindeer hat for their tortoise for Christmas morning.
Well - it had to be done as Father Christmas grants all children's
(and tortoises) wishes!!
With a glut of cooking apples around this year - I made this
Autumn Apple Cake
It is delicious served warm (equally as nice cold)
the recipe can be found here - enjoy!!
A day trip to the mainland starts with a walk down the pier
HMS Warrior in Portsmouth Harbour was a 40-gun steam powered
armoured frigate built for the Royal Navy in 1859-61. 
She was the name ship of the Warrior-class ironclads.
This carving was in the shopping precinct in Havant
Hubby had his birthday, so off we went for cream tea at
Albert Cottage (part of the Osborne House estate)
What a beautiful corridor inside
Can you spot the heron that landed?
A Sunday afternoon stroll before adjourning to the local
pub for lunch
profiteroles with salted caramel ice cream filling with all the trimmings

Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy xX

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