With warmer days ahead of us, garden showing signs of spring, winter blues are slowly fading, as our souls enlighten with the early morning rays.
I for one am glad to feel the sun warming my icy bones, even though I’ll miss the beauty of crisp frost-bitten mornings.
Spring somehow always manages to put a spring in our steps and brings out the April fool in all of us, making the hardships of life just that little bit brighter.
March has been a strange one that for sure, it’s brought heartbreak, uncertainty and new beginnings. I pretty glad it’s over.
Today in the UK, we get to celebrate our Mother’s and tell them how special they are to us, how grateful we are for them just being in our lives. We get to thank them for having our backs, no matter the circumstances and for always believing in us.
My Mum is a pretty damn INCREDIBLE lady, her strength, her kindness and her wisdom is so much more than any Daughter or Son could ever wish for. She’s my best friend, my shoulder and my constant support. I love her to bits and if I turn out a fraction as amazing as her, I will be truly lucky.
So thank you Mum, from the bottom of my heart for being you, for loving us with every inch of your soul. Truly I don’t know where I would be without you.
Happy Mother’s Day, I love you.
And of course I can’t forget my Mother In-Law Janet. Mother In-Laws always get a bad reputation and seem to be the butt of many jokes but mine falls far from the apple tree, I am pretty damn lucky. She also has my back and is there for us at a drop of a hat. We really can’t thank you enough for all you do for Mark, Connor, Calum and I, we really do appreciate it and love you very much.
Happy Mother’s Day.
🧐Family History Research.
With the end of my “52 Week Challenge” research has been pretty nonexistent to be honest. My main goal was to get my last post as perfect as possible. I really hope I achieve that, Nan?
I must say, it has felt rather strange not sharing an ancestors life story with you, and even though each post was time-consuming and a lot of hard work, I’m already missing it.
I do have a few things planned for you and I’m pretty excited for my sister in-law Sarah, to start off the journey into hers and my husband’s family history.
For now though I’m going to take a little break and work out where I go from here, which lines I want to dig deeper into and how I can hopefully finally knock down those O’Connor and Townsend, brick walls.
It’s been a busy month for crochet. I’ve managed to finish three blankets and a secret project which unfortunately I can’t share with you yet.
The blankets I managed to finish are –
🧶Baby Granny Square Blanket.
You can read all about it here.
🧶 My Solis, Twisted Granny,
which you can read about here.
I finished up making the rest of the squares for my Loopy stitch Lapghan –
🧶Athene Afghan Square by Diana Krenz
🧶Crumpets and Tea Square by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet
🧶Rosebud Flower Square by CherylDeeCrochet
🧶Larksfoot Inspired 12″ Granny Square by From Home
🧶Firenze Afghan Block by Julie Yeager.
With all 12 squares made, “Loopy Stitch Lapghan” was born. You can read all about it here.
And for my Mum’s, “Nuts About DNA Afghan” I’ve made the following squares –
Magnolia CrossBow Afghan Square Block by Margaret MacInnis.
I absolutely loved make this, it was a real pleasure and can’t wait to make another in a different colour way at some point soon.
Water Lilly 12″ Square by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk from Lilla Bjorn’s Crochet World.
This was another really enjoyable make. I Love Tatsiana’s designs, especially her overlay crochet.
To be honest I really don’t know, there are so many great patterns out there. But I have been rather smitten with designer Diana Krenz, gorgeous granny squares.
I have made a few now and wow, they are stunning.
Diana has lots of designs available for free and to purchase, they are truly worth every penny. They are very well written with clear instructions. But more importantly they are such a pleasure to make, isn’t that what it’s all about.
All her breathtaking patterns can be found on her Ravelry page.
You can also find her on Instagram.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Diana, for allowing me to share her gorgeous photos and talent.
Some of you may already know that my hubby Mark Aka Greeno and my sister Kerry, are part of the Warpspeed Racing, drag racing crew, for one of the racers, my brother in-law Mark.
Mark Aka “The Punisher” has been competing in Pro Stock Bike for the last 10 years.
2019 though is going to be a year of change for the team and I have been asked if I wouldn’t mind sharing their drag racing adventures with you all, right here on Intwined.
What an absolute honour.
Over the next few days, I will have the pleasure of telling you all about what Warpspeed Racing, has been up to, over the off-season in preparation for the 2019 season, so don’t forget to pop back to see what the guys Mark Smith, Stuart Crane and Dale Leeks, have been up to and what changes have been made to their monsters of machines.
📷Also please keep an eye out for a new series, our best friend and awesome photographer, Simon Rich, will be sharing with us all over the next coming months.
Simon is an amazing seascape and portrait photograph, who if I’m honest can turn his hand to any kind of photography and hit the nail on the head every time.
He’s a self-taught photographer, who photographs for the love of photography but has also owned and ran his own studio.
He really does know his stuff so I’m mega excited about Simon joining me on Intwined and sharing his passion, knowledge and experience with you.
I’m also hoping that my hubby Mark, may join in and give you a little insight into his passion for night photography, especially the Milky Way. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime please check out their absolute breathtaking work.
You can find Simon on Flickr, Instagram and Facebook
And Mark, on Instagram and of course right here on intwinned.
Until next time, enjoy these gorgeous spring days.
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Thank you for your wonderful comments, I am blessed to have three fantastic daughters. Looking forward to reading about both Marks and seeing Simons and Marks great photos..