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Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Patchwork, Crochet and Lunch at Woollylatte's."

Hello,

Hope your weekend is going well. Over the past week I have had a few finishes to add to the OPAM list. (One Project A Month.) The first items are three scrappy baskets. Two in pink tones and one in Christmas fabric.

I found the tutorial online. I found two things I did different to the tutorial. It was recommended to use lots of pins. I found it not necessary. I pinned the base and sides in the same manner. I folded each piece in half then in quarters then in eighths. Just like you do putting on ribbing in stretch sewing. I also found it so much easier to sew on the handles first then to sew the lining and outer together.

My other finish is some crochet.


I was making a doily and wasn't  impressed with the pattern so I decided to turn it into a Milk Jug Cover. There was only two more rows of three chain loops then two rows of Crab stitch. Finishing it where I did made it easy to put the glass beads on.

On Friday Lucy and I had a very early start to the day travelling to Shenton Park for an appointment. After we finished we met up with David and had a lovely lunch at Woollylatte's. If you are after wool this is the place to look. We were very impressed with the meal and atmosphere of the shop. David plans to go back as he lives not far from it. I enjoyed the best cup of Lavender Early Grey Tea. Lucy and David's drink came with its own knitted cover and the sugar bowls had crochet covers. I saw the cutest owl's ducks etc crocheted on the counter. Definitely worth the visit.

Happy days.
Bev C

17 comments:

Cheryll said...

The milk cover is sweet...love the colour! And what a great head start into the gift basket with those "baskets" ! :)

Jeanette said...

Love the baskets & the doily. Gorgeous colour. Hugs,

marina said...

lovely jug cover. Great baskets too. You have been busy.

Fiona said...

Love the little baskets.... can fill those with wonderful treasures.. and the jug cover is lovely too... sounds like a great place for tea.... I wish I could pop over!!
Hugz

Maria said...

You have been busy with your projects.
sounds like a lovely place to visit.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Those little baskets are lovely, Bev. Glad you had a nice cuppa at your special place.

shez said...

love the milk jug cover bev,well done.xx

Simone de Klerk said...

I just love the cover and the beads you added to give it a hold.
Cute baskets too.

Lynda said...

The little baskets are lovely and I particularly like the milk jug cover.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Beautiful Baskets. Your crochet jug cover is very pretty. Neat place for tea. Hugs Judy

O'faigh said...

Hello Bev, enjoyed your post....love the little baskets...Hugs, O'faigh

Michelle said...

The baskets are great!!! Clever idea.
I love the crochet jug cover, cute colour.

Terriaw said...

Wonderful baskets! I love making those. I always find so many things to fill them with. And your crochet is beautiful - such a lovely color.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful projects Bev.Lavender Earl Grey sounds very exotic.

Vickie said...

lovely production you have had going there..your milk jug cover is gorgeous well done,cheers Vickie

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hello Bev, your little baskets and jug cover are gorgeous. Such pretty colours!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

I love the fabric baskets Bev....they look a good size to hold some crochet! Your jug cover is very pretty also.
I got my copy of 'Cute & Easy Crochet'...& you were right, I love it!!
Cheers....Jane.
P.S. Your roses above are beautiful!