Welcome back to the life of, Alice Southwell. Before we begin, let’s have a little recap of her life so far. Or you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.Alice was born at, East Wellow, on Thursday the 19th of December 1861. From the age of 9, Alice worked for her maternal uncle, William Reeves, at the Angel Inn, … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861 – 1915, Part 3 – The Final Chapter.
Welcome back to the life of, Alice Southwell. Before we being let’s have a little recap of her life so far. Or you can read part 1 here.Alice was born at, East Wellow, on Thursday the 19th of December 1861. From the age of 9, Alice worked for her maternal uncle, William Reeves, at the … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell 1861-1889 – Part 2.
When we were young aging seemed like funWe couldn't wait until the age was doneWe then hit our teens and with life cameSome responsibility but still lots of games.And so the twenty's were realizedAnd we found we had to get organized. And before you knew it we hit the big three o!A party was had, … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861-1915, Part 1.
Every single life is different, not one the same as the other. Every crossroads is not only a decision but also a destination. How simple it is to take the wrong turning, altering your destiny one step at a time. Some may believe that no matter the journey, the destination of your life has been … Continue reading Chapter Five, May 2022
How am I supposed to feel.When the nightmares & pain become to real? What am I supposed to say,When all my hope has gone away? Where do I go when life passes by,And all I want to do is die? When do I get the choice,And quiet the endless voice? Flashbacks, isolation and hypervigilence abound,Peace … Continue reading The Life Of David Charles Hillier, 1923-1965
“Razors pain you, rivers are damp, acids stain you, and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful, you might as well live.” - Dorothy Parker. No matter the years that pass, one thing hasn’t changed, the ability to admit to oneself that, you need a helping hand. Depression, Anxiety, and other … Continue reading The Life Of Harry James Butt 1858-1911
Spring gives the world a makeover. And it’s the perfect time to do the same for yourself. Refresh your mind with gratitude, kindness, motivation, and love. Fill your heart and home with the love of family. Strive forward and rejoice in the light that surrounds you, open your soul and let that light, fill your entire … Continue reading Chapter 4 – April 2022
“Remember me in the family treeMy name, my days, my strife;Then I’ll ride upon the wings of timeAnd live an endless life.” –Linda Goetsch As I fill this tiny corner of the inter-web with my ramblings and the life stories of our ancestors, the true meaning of family, really could not mean more to me … Continue reading The Life Of Charlotte Vaughan – 1833-1902
I’ve always been fascinated by the Diaper, branch of my Hubbies family tree. I think it’s because of the strong family resemblance, or maybe the amazing story of Marks 2nd great-uncle John Joseph Diaper, who survived the tragic sinking of the Titanic. These are only two reason why the Diaper family are absolutely fascinating. They … Continue reading The Life Of, Edwin Charles Diaper.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. Neil Gaiman I’ve had to remind myself of this, constantly over the last few weeks. It’s been one of … Continue reading Chapter 3 – March 2022
It’s been a little while since I’ve shared my crochet monthly crush with you all, life has been kinda hectic lately, but what better why to get back into it than sharing, the most adorable blanket, I ever did see. Not only is it beyond cute, it fuels my love for Penguins. 🐧 In my eyes … Continue reading Crochet Crush, April 2020 – Penguins Party Mosaic Afghan.
We are the ancestors of our grandchildren's children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren't here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren. -Roy Sesana It’s for our future generations why I strive my hardest to piece together the lives of … Continue reading The Life Of Caroline Chown, 1818 -1894
“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” Shirley Abbott. I never knew how a name written upon a family tree, could consume my every waking moment, … Continue reading The Life of, John Williams, 1816-1869.
My maternal 3rd Great Grandfather, Jesse Townsend, is one of my ancestors who has stolen my heart. Of course he has to be one of the hardest people to trace, especially his beginnings. Even though I have managed to trace him through the census’s, found his marriage, know who his children are and even what … Continue reading 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Jesse Townsend, 1835 – Update
I feel the overpowering need to document the lives of our ancestors, because if the facts are written, there is a slim chance they will never be forgotten. That their lives have somehow imprinted upon those who read their stories. Even though I can never fill these pages with our own memories or their personalities, … Continue reading The Life Of Charlotte Feltham 1844-1899
When I started “Intwined” all those years ago, I always hoped it would be a space where my family could share their own memories and research. And today my vision is starting to become a reality. I’m sure many of you would have read about my Sister In-law, Sarah and our joint passion for our … Continue reading The Life Of James Moody, 1830-1900
“A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU. When Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir designs, it’s plain to see, she gives her soul to creativity. Her love and exceptional talent shines through in every single masterpieces she manifests. And her new pattern “FROST”, is no exception. It’s … Continue reading Frost
Scrolling through the socials there is always a guarantee, that one certain crochet artist, photos will always blow your mind and stop you in your tracks. You’ll have this overwhelming pull to grab your finest yarn and your most comfortable hook and start your journey to make the most beautiful pattern design which has been designed … Continue reading Crochet Crush, February 2022 – Frost
Winter has always been my favourite season. Though grey and dull, it’s own special light illuminates the world unlike any other season. From The purity of the shimmering frost, to the mesmerising flicker of the blue flame dancing in the fire grate, these magical elements somehow turns the dreariness of winter into the feeling of … Continue reading Chapter 1 – January 2022
You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, Jump over the hurdles and break through the brick wallsthat are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant … Continue reading The Life Of Thomas Kirby 1831-1911
My 4th Great Grandmother, Ellen Tilley was born about 1835, in Stanford Le Hope, Essex, England. (also known as Stanford.)The 1861 census gives her year of birth and location as 1834 Stanford Le Hope, Essex and the 1871 gives it as 1835 Stanford Le Hope, Essex. I haven’t been able to find her on any … Continue reading Ellen Tilley, the hunt continues.
It’s been a while since I updated any information to my 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, but with the release of the “1921 census” last week, I’m hoping to update when I can. Unfortunately the 1921 census is pay-per-view even if you have a membership with, Find My Past, as I do. I must say … Continue reading Eileen Mary Kirby, Update – 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks.
A New Year. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams … Continue reading The End of the Chapter – Round Up – December 2021
Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 pages. Blank pages to fill with our words, our own thoughts, our dreams, our hopes, our achievements even our mistakes, because if we are making mistakes, we are trying new things, learning, living, pushing ourselves, changing ourselves, changing your world. We are … Continue reading 2022, the year that light and love wins.
Cold and beautiful December, I welcome you. With frosty mornings, bright, crisp days and the promise of powdery snow, it's easy to see how we can get lost in the magic of the season. 🎄From the twinkling lights, the scent of pine trees, the tingles of delight as carols relight the memories of Christmas past, the mouthwatering aroma … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2021
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. - Ansel Adams. Galerina Vittiformis Portland Bill. Castle Combe Magical Mushrooms. Stonehenge Castle Combe. Banzai Rally, Diddly Squat Farm.
September though incredibly busy was kind, it’s days full of warmth and sunshine. It’s like it somehow knew we all needed an extra ray of sunshine to brighten our spirits as the chaos of the world spins out of control. It’s been an extremely hard few years for so many, full of desperation, fear, depression and … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up, September 2021
The Warpspeed Racing team were in high spirits as they headed to Santa Pod Raceway, for their last meet of the season, The STP National Finals. Would this be the meet two of our team would go up against each other in the final? That would be one awesome interesting race!🤔 Saturday morning we woke … Continue reading Warpspeed Racing At The STP National Finals.
“Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves.” - Phyllis George. My chosen craft is crochet, creating textiles by using a crochet … Continue reading Amma Crochet Along
A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir from Tinna Crochets is the mistress/master of the art of crochet and craftsmanship. With each and every loop a stitch is made. With each stitch made, her creativity flows. That creativity turns … Continue reading Crochet Crush, September 2021 – AMMA CAL
Since Warpspeeds last meet at the Greenlight Nationals, Mark Smith aka Smithy and Stuart Crane from Warpspeed Racing, have been very busy turning Smithys nitrous Pro-mod bike into a turbo. As you may know it has been a tough season running nitrous, mainly down to electrical issues, however running turbo has started out rather well. It … Continue reading Lets Go Turbo!
As summer welcomes Autumn, the sun takes a step back, the leaves lull themselves to sleep and autumn is awakening, we must remember, although Autumn is traditionally a season of letting things go, it can also be a season of renewal and rebirth. It can be a time to adopt a fresh new outlook on life … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – August 2021
Back in January 1999, we were gifted the overwhelming love and joy of our first baby boy, Connor. He was a shock to say the least, an absolute amazing shock, but a shock nonetheless. After being told at the age 15/16 that I would never carry a full term pregnancy, that’s if I was lucky … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – July 2021
It’s seems like a day and an age since I last sat down to write. I must apologise to you. I’m not going to sit here and make up excuse after excuse, but I will say that life has been rather stressful. Life has taken a back seat while I try to get my head … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – June 2021
Sometimes you are lucky enough to stumble upon a photo of a blanket that stops you in your tracks. That’s actually what happened when I saw Abi McIntyre's “Berber Afghan.” It’s beyond striking and I’m dying to get my hook sunk into it. I just have to finish a baby blanket and I’ll be on … Continue reading Crochet Crush- July 2021 – Berber Afghan.
Tinna does it again, with her new mosaic crochet pattern! 😍🥰😍 Viking Knot. To me there really couldn’t be a more perfect pattern. Not only does it represent strength, eternal love, unity and loyalty between friends, family and lovers. It’s endless loop, with no end or beginning, represents everlasting love while the knot image represents an … Continue reading Crochet Crush May/June 2021 – Viking Knot
“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.” — Sandra Kring Life often needs to grow through the same situation seeds start from and often partnerships do to. I’m a firm believer in working together with your partner, … Continue reading DIY Raised Border.
The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer.” Lady Gregory I’m not sure I can remember a May like it. The days … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – May 2021
“By May, most of the harsness of winter has passed. The sky is bright, and warm sunshine filters through the new leaves on the trees.” Ellen Jackson. Sgwd y Pannwr Waterfall, Brecon Beacons,Wales. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – May 2021
It’s been a while I’m sorry. I’ve been in a funk. My brain has been going a million miles an hour consumed with pointless thoughts of self dealt, loneliness and anxiety. After nearly a year at home, with my family around me, they were suddenly gone. Silence echoed around these four walls we call home. … Continue reading Round Up, April 2021
“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.” Byron Caldwell Smith. Hengisbury Head, Dorset. Hengistbury Head, Dorset. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, by Russ at, "https://lovetoframe.com" or we … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – April 2021
Vanessa aka Nesspot, from Hooked On Sunshine, has done it again. No surprise there really.Her new blanket pattern Whatcha-ma-call-it is Scrumdiddlyumptious. It oozes beauty. Vanessa never disappoints, her patterns are some of the best out there and she’s definitely in my top three designers. I’ve said it before many times, not only are her designs outstandingly beautiful … Continue reading Crochet Crush – March 2021 – Whatcha-ma-call-it.
Well, we have made it! What a year this has been! Living through the worst pandemic since nineteen eighteen! Its anyones guess as to what twenty twentyone will bring Thankfully for tonight though, we don’t have to sing!! We know a great deal of time and effort has been put into today, So you both … Continue reading Without words, everything is a blank slate!
“Christmas Eve a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warms more than your body. It warms your heart...fills it too, with melody that will last forever.” Christmas Eve is a magical day, full of excitement, a day like no other. It’s probably my favourite day of the year. … Continue reading Words wrapped in love.
Woodworking matters. It's more than a pastime or hobby being a woodworker means that you know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands and mind to build beautiful, functional objects, and that you're as interested in the process as the outcome. Amid the speed and chaos of the modern world, woodworking gives … Continue reading Know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands – Our take on a Apothecary Cabinet.
With so many gorgeous crochet patterns available it is extremely hard to just pick one pattern to share each month. They are all beautiful in their own right and we all know how much time, love, energy and skill has gone into each and every pattern. Designers put their heart, body and soul into them … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February 2021 – A Warm Embrace.
February, the month of my birth, the month I grow a year older. 😖 I’ve never really been one for celebrating, I don’t like the attention to be on me, I would rather be in the background in my safety bubble, where no one notices me. The last few years Hubby and I have celebrated by … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – February 2021
Winter is the time for comfort,for good food and warmth,for the touch of a friendly handand for a talk beside the fire,it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell quote, has never been more true, with people spending more time at home than ever before. As the walls close in around us and the January blues … Continue reading Round Up, January 2021
A new year is unfolding, like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within. (All taken on a Samsung S20.)📸📷📸 Copyright to all of the photographs displayed are owned by,Mark_MG_Photography.You may not download, publish, sell, license or distribute any of these photographs without the written permission from the photographer.Photographs have been uploaded in … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – January 2021
You know how I love Vanessa’s from Hooked On Sunshine, patterns. They are one of the best written and beautiful blankets out there. They are just so dreamy, full of texture and captivating. They really are everything rolled into one. When she published a pattern called, “Marnie's Garden” I fall in love and knew I … Continue reading Marnie’s Garden.
While scrolling through Pinterest a stricking blanket caught my eye and I instantly knew it had to be this months crochet crush. With an email sent and a kind reply (Thank you Sylwia), I am excited and happy to share “The Thassos Mosaic Blanket” with you. Isn’t it an eye catcher!!! The Thassos Mosaic Blanket, … Continue reading Crochet Crush – January 2021 – Thassos.
Welcome 2021 and Happy New Year to you all. The start of a new year holds so many possibilities. Will it be the year that all our dreams come true, the year we take control of the global pandemic and take our freedom back. Will it be the year, you fall in love? Or pack … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up, December 2020
What a roller coaster of a year. Even though it was a year that will go down in history as one of the most devastating year, great things have happened to. Instead of looking back with negativity, I’m looking at the positives and my achievements. 2020 was the year, I spent quality time with my … Continue reading 2020 the year that…..
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. But who won’t want gifts from Draper Tools to make it the Christmas of dreams, for any diy enthusiast or trades man.I was gifted a Draper Tool Advent Calendar, it was the perfect way to count down to the most magical … Continue reading Have yourself a Draper Christmas.
Christmas is the time of year, when family should be near, but all the miles between us, can not bring you here. We sit around the fire with sherry and mince pies, thinking of the Christmas past and wondering of the time, that Christmas was a family time instead of distant blues, and wondering which … Continue reading Christmas is the time of year…..
I saw a photo preview of a pattern a while ago, it’s one of those patterns that blows your mind. The Excitement is overwhelming and you just can’t wait to get started. You set up notifications so you don’t miss release day and with one click it’s in your cart. A few clicks and details … Continue reading Crochet Crush – December 2020 – Montana
For those of you that don't know I have been trying to learn how to use power tool, well tools in general. My hubby is a qualified plumber so I have had no need to pick up his tools and learn. Having a husband that can put his hand to anything and success is fantastic, … Continue reading Drapers Advent.
Christmas gift suggestions -To your enemy, forgiveness.To an opponent, tolerance.To a friend, your heart.To a customer, service.To all, charity.To every child, a good example.To yourself, respect. (Oren Arnold) Frost covered mornings, roaring fires, shimmering trees and houses alight with twinkly light, it’s beginning to feel like Christmas. Is it just me, didn’t November seem long, it dragged and … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2020
No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon - No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member - No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! - November! Andromeda … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – November 2020
November, the season that follows the hour of the dead, it brings frosted mornings, a silver sun rising behind the trees, that’s soggy leaves lie hopelessly on the ground. It’s now that we begin to understand how long the winter will be as squirrels desperately gather nuts and birds take flight escaping the cold.🐿 The … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – October 2020
October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again. (Hal Borland) All images are for sale, please contact me for prices.You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – October 2020
It seems forever since I shared anything crochet with you but I can happily say, I actually finished something and I’m in love. You may remember last year I made a waffle stitch blanket for our utility room/boot room. You can read all about it here. I love the waffle stitch, it looks grand and … Continue reading Snug as a bug – Waffle Blanket
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. (Carol Bishop Hipps) As I sit here gazing out my window at the changing leaves 🍁 my soul aches at how the world has changed throughout the year 2020. Who would have thought that we would spend most of the year locked … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up _ September 2020
Way back in June 2020 I made the last stitch to my Indiana Afghan, which would be a birthday gift from my Sister Kerry, to her friend Gemma. Gemma had seen the Indiana lapghan and fall in love with it. So Kerry, being the wonderful person she is, asked me if I would make Gemma … Continue reading Indiana Afghan II
She’s only gone and done it again. She never disappoints!!! Can you guess who I’m talking about? Yes you guessed right, the one and only Tinna from tinnacrochet.com. Tinna the QUEEN of mosaic crochet, has just released a new pattern, a new crochet along and it’s mind blowingly beautiful. It’s called the Queen CAL (rather … Continue reading Crochet Crush September 2020 – Queen Cal
On Thursday evening, the Warpspeed Racing team headed out to, “NOT The Euro Finals” at Santa Pod Raceway. The normal 3 bike team were down to two as Dale Leeks has taken the year off due to blooming Covid and lack of materials to finish his new race truck, which is looking pretty awesome already … Continue reading Warpspeed Racing – “Not The Euro Finals.”
Summer may be full of memories made, bbq’s, picnics, ice creams and lazy Sunday afternoons relaxing in the warmth from cloudless sky’s, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start falling, we can tell that a change is happening. Bonfires, fireworks, Pumpkins, hot chocolate, warm jumpers, oversized hoodies, fluffy socks, snuggly blankets , … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – August 2020
I’ve been learning a little wood work, mainly how to use a table saw, miter saw, nail gun etc. And boy isn’t it fun.😃I’m very grateful that I have a patient husband who has been teaching me, my memory isn't that greatest so it is not an easy task. I take my hat off to … Continue reading Just a little something I knock up – Woven Bench
Seriously how fast are the weeks passing by. It only seems like yesterday I sat down and wrote the last crochet crush post. It’s been super hard picking between two different patterns this month. Both are equally gorgeous but very different techniques. It was impossible to choose between the two so I will share one … Continue reading Crochet Crush – July/August 2020 – Into the Woods.
August, the month of sun kissed apples and falling stars. Ripening grain in the fields, the scent of tree-ripened fruits, and hot buttered corn on the cob straight from the fields. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms beautifying gardens, while the mouthwatering smell of bbq’s and the delightful squeals of children playing as they make … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – July 2020
After making the "Havana Cal" by Tina Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir, mosaic crochet has become my favourite type of crochet, followed closely by Overlay Crochet. So when I saw Moira from Daisyknots Creative Craft, new mosaic design, my heart sang and I just had to purchase the pattern. Moira’s new blanket is called, "Santa Cruz." It was … Continue reading Crochet Crush – June/July 2020 – Santa Cruz.
Let’s start at the very beginning, back in April 2014 we moved into our new house. We were excited especially as my hubby Mark was moving back to his roots and would be close to his family. It would be the first time living near them since buying our first home when we were spring … Continue reading House To Home – Garden Makeover – Phase One
There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand. (Charles Morgan) All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – June 2020
Where did that month go, seriously I can’t believe that we are in July already. So what did I achieve in June 2020? Not much if I’m honest. Life is a little hard work at the moment and I’m struggling to feel motivation in anything. I can’t quite work out how I feel let alone … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – June 2020
It seems as though I haven’t posted a completed crochet project for a while now. The truth is, I have actually completed two blankets. A baby blanket and a middle size lapghan. The Lapghan is still a secret, as it’s a pressie for some one, so I have to wait I while before I share. … Continue reading Baby Phoenix
I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since me and my boy tackled their bedrooms. Both were in a sorry state and desperately needed a little tlc, well actually a lot of tlc. Mark was heading to Germany for his yearly trip to Hockenheim drag strip, to crew for my brother in law Smithy. … Continue reading House to home, Box Room Makeover
When we moved into Number 15, our utility room/boot room, was beyond ugly. No matter how much I scubbed it, it never looked clean. It was a real sorry state of affairs and an all round embarrassment. It’s the first room family and friends see as the enter our home, so I really wanted this … Continue reading House to Home – Boot-room aka utility-room.
Lots of crocheters have been struggling with lack of crojo during the Covid-19 lockdown, as I have. Mine has gotten so bad, I’ve even turned around to my hubby and said “I hope I haven’t fallen out of love with crochet.” Life would be pretty Miserable without it. It’s gotten to a point where I … Continue reading Crochet Crush – May/June 2020 – The Coral Story Afghan
You are as welcome as the flowers in May. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, by Russ at, Love To Frame or we can have your chosen image framed for you by the very talented guys at, The Picture … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – May 2020
While May gave us beautiful summer days, the delight of bursting rosebuds, the mouthwatering aroma of bbq’s, and hope that June will be equally as marvellous, all the while the world is at it’s ugliest, it’s poorest and its scariest. Covid 19 has left so many people grieving for lost loved ones. Unemployment is at … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – April 2020
It’s seems an age since I sat down to write a blog. In truth lockdown has taken the norm out of my normal and my everyday routine has totally flown the nest. Mornings of housework and afternoons of crochet have truly and utterly disappeared. It been such a nice change and even though the world … Continue reading Arabia
💝Happy 70th Birthday Dad💝 When I think of you, sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh at your awesome sense of humour, sometimes I remember your ability to succeed at everything you tried. I remember your strength and determination, I remember how proud I felt/feel when you gave your all competing for you County as an … Continue reading I Remember
April, the month nothing changed but everything changed. The world is mainly still in lockdown. In truth Lockdown hasn’t really been much different for me, I’m at home 24/7, just venturing out one day a week to see my lovely Mum and Auntie Jan, how I miss them.😭 The only thing I can say I’m … Continue reading Round Up – April 2020
What I’ve learnt from being in lockdown is, there are some truly wonderful, caring people out there. One being my all time favourite crochet designer Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir. I’m sure you all know who I’m talking about. Her mosaic crochet designs have rocked the crochet world and changed it forever (for the better). I can … Continue reading Crochet Crush – March/April 2020 – Arabia
Watch over me Daddy, Keep me warm and safe, Stop my mind from going insane. Watch over me Daddy with these angelic eyes, Hold me close in your wings and never let me go. For I will be with you one day, and you will kiss my forehead softly and tell me it will all … Continue reading Watch over me
Corona lockdown is hard on everyone but imagine being locked down on your own with only yourself for company. I imagine you can’t even keep yourself busy by cleaning your home because isn’t everyone else that makes the mess.😂 Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown my gorgeous Sister In-laws Rache, has been home alone, so my other … Continue reading Isolation
Love him or hate him, Boris Johnson in my opinion is doing a grand old job of keeping our country as safe as it can be. He’s fighting the good fight and slowly but surely winning the war. Ok, ok, there are lots of unknown details surrounding new benefits, laws etc. It’s all very confusing … Continue reading Love him or hate him
March 2020 has changed the world forever and that is just damn right scary. Everyone’s future is unsure right now. We are all thinking the same questions. Will I get sick? Will I survive but more importantly will my nearest and dearest survive? Will I still have a job to go back to? How am … Continue reading Round Up, March 2020
I’ve heard or read so many comments like, “Well they are old or sick!” in the last few weeks, it’s kinda disturbing to be honest. What we forget is that those so called old people fought for our freedom, they lived through years of rationing, nights even days in air raid shelters. The rebuilt our … Continue reading The worlds gone crazy!
You may have guessed that Vanessa Smith, from Hooked on Sunshine’s patterns are some of my absolute favourites. Her patterns are just an absolute pleasure to make. Her pattern writing skills are second to none, very easy to follow and beautifully presented. Her Afghans are beyond breathtaking. I just love, love, love them. Vanessa has … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February/March 2020 – Marnie’s Garden
You all know that crochet is my passion, my love and my sanity, lately tho it’s become increasingly hard to crochet due to arthritis and brain fog. I feel as if I’m walking through sinking sand constantly. Concentration has been near on impossible so I’ve had to put all my current wips aside for the … Continue reading Strippy Neons.
February, the month where spring teases us with snowdrops and daffodils bursting through the earth but in reality all hell has been breaking loose. What a month of awful weather. Luckily our mood hasn’t quite matched it, thank goodness but my stiff, aching body sure has wanted to play ball. I know I’ve just turned … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – February 2020
Back in September 2019, my twin Sister Hayley, asked me if I would make here a blanket. Nothing fancy, just something she could chuck over her, let her boys (dogs) walk all over, without having to worry it would get spoilt. She has had her eye on a blanket I made a good few years … Continue reading Corner To Corner -Streaks Of Colour
Sometimes you see a new crochet blanket design and just know that you have to make it and who for. When Helen Shrimpton released her, “Sacred Space” pattern, I got that feeling, I just had to make it and when Ineke, one of Helens testers and designer in her own right, showcased her stunning blanket, … Continue reading Sacred Space
When a crochet pattern is previewed it’s not often I know exactly how I want mine to end up, what colours and yarn to use. When Tinna first showed the preview of her, Fiesta CAL, I knew instantly what colours and yarn I would use. I really believe my gut instinct was a good one … Continue reading Fiesta
Every girl dreams of the perfect wedding, the beautiful venue and a dress that makes them not only look jaw dropping beautiful but makes you feel it to. When I married my childhood sweetheart nearly 21 years ago, I had the same dreams. Little was I to know that our dream wedding wouldn’t not live … Continue reading “Once in a while, love gives us a fairytale.”
Tinna does it again. She really does pull it out the bag every time she designs. Her new pattern is way up there with the rest, the only trouble being, there just isn’t enough time in the day to be able to make all her fantastic designs, especially since she has two more in the … Continue reading Crochet Crush – January/February 2020
Who else agrees that January was long, really blooming long? I’m pretty glad to see the back of it even though lots of special memories were made, from our eldest Sons 21, where his dream came true, to a special day out with my Mum, Auntie Jan and our youngest Son Calum. I’ll tell you … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – January 2020
You may have read that December/January’s crochet crush was the absolute beautiful timeless “Weldy Shawl” by Dragana Savkov Bajic from Dada's Place. I’m happy to share that it is now available to buy for less than a cup of coffee, a steal at only $7.16 USD, that’s about £5.69. Weldy Shawl can be brought on, Ravelry … Continue reading December/January’s Crochet Crush Update
Since I learnt to crochet, I’ve been in love with Sandra Paul, from Cherry Heart, “Victoria Shawl.” There is just something so timeless about it. It’s simplicity at its best and so very easy to make. If you are use to working in US crochet terms, you will have to get your head around the UK … Continue reading Cherry Heart’s Victoria Shawl