Thursday, 4 September 2008

Lovely Swaps from Sarah

A couple of months ago, Sarah and I from Pink Petal designs decided to do a swap, it has taken us some time to get round to it, but last weekend I received these lovely items in the post

I love everything, although I said to Sarah that the lovely crocheted coasters are destined for my dressing table, I don't want anyone dripping tea on those! - Look at the little baboushka doll, isn't she sweet? and Sarah made the little rolling pin especially, after I saw it on one of her previous posts. Sarah sells lots of her lovely things on etsy, you must go and have a look.
I thought I would also give you an update on the Granny squares. With 19 done, there's still a long way to go, but I am still enjoying it and think it will be a lovely project to crack on with now the nights are pulling in again (Boo Hoo!) My mum had a look at her stash and sent me a big parcel full of wool oddments, some of which were jumpers she knitted for the boys when they were babies, so each time I look at my blanket it will remind me of those days.

So we are into September now, the boys went back to school on Tuesday and the Summer seems all but over. It has been another strange Summer hasn't it ? - My thoughts are now turning to Christmas, I like to start my christmas shopping early, or at least get ideas together, and with lots of christmassy craft projects lined up for those long winter nights, I'm sure it will be here before I know it!
Natalie x


Lucy @ attic24 said...

Hello Nat
Lovely to catch up with you, I've been thinking of you recently with your granny squares :: they are looking fabulous! LOVE the colours and the way the brights zing out against the beautiful pink. Its going to be a wonderful project for the cooler months as it looks so summery!
Our knit and natter group is starting again after a summer break, I'm looking forward to getting my hex's going again over a latte.
Still up for a meet up whenever you fancy a trip across, give me a holler

julia said...

Did you say the dreaded Christmas word!! I'm still hopeful for a bit if summer.
Love the granny squares. I've just started learning to crochet, think it'll be a while before I'm ready for those though!
Julia xx

Joanne said...

Love the granny squares, wish I could crochet. I'm glad I'm not the only person to be thinking of christmas. I've got lots of project ideas for presents.

Petticoat Lane said...

You're living part of my 'blog' dream....crocheting granny squares!! They're looking great. I don't know how you all find the time? You and Lucy at Attic 24 seem to be some kind of Wonder Women!! Amazing!

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Nat. now have crichet book but other things have overtaken me. I am involved in a Halloween swap which is taking up quite a bit of my time. If you are interested in Xmas crafts then check out the fab book in my blog by Tone Finnanger. Don't know what to make first and fear the crochet might have to take a back seat for a while. Dev X

The Fairy Glade said...

oops..not sure what critchet is!! lol.

Joanne said...

Hi I've tagged you, rules on my blog.

Katherines Dream said...

I love your granny squares. The colours are really nice togther. Why is it I am never happy with my colours even though I stand for ages choosing the colours ?
Love the beach banner.
Carol xx

periwinkle said...

My thoughts are turning to christmas too as I was informed by my 4 yr old the other day that its only 16 weeks away!! Believe it or not I already have 2 presents in. Your granny squares are coming along great - keep it up.
lisa x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hi, I'm back in the land of blogging. Thankyou for being so kind about making me the sign, as you dont want anything for it I will pop something in the post for you. Claire x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Oh dont worry one bit, I just felt a bit guilty that you were making me something for! I'm terriable when I get given things, I always have to give back, even if it doeas take me forever to give it! Your crocheting is really coming on, your very talented and your swap gift was fab.....Claire x

Jennie said...

Woo look at you thinking of Christmas, I must confess, I have been too!!! :D
I love the granny squares, so pretty!
I love your swap parcel too!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh what gorgeous grannies!!!!

M ^..^

the flour loft said...

Hi Natalie,
wow, i love the granny squares they are fantastic.i like the idea of using yarn left over from the children's will become a special family blanket filled with memories.It will be absolutely gorgeous. I think i have about 19 squares too only not so pretty as yours...still on the mainly one colour as i am still practicing.
Have a lovely crocheting week
warm wishes
ginny x

Wild Rose said...

Hi Natalie,

I see that I am not the only one whose thoughts are turning to Christmas!

Isn't it interesting how once the summer is behind us and September is here, it seems like time speeds up as we race towards the festive season?

Marie x

Rosie said...

Love the granny squares, great colours.
Rosie x

Carolyn said...

hi natalie, been awhile i didnt come up to see u here :-) i have an award for u, please come and get it from my place. See ya

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m loving the colors of your granny squares blanket.
Debbie Moss

MelMel said...

Very nice to meet you!
Lovely shop...i must arrange to come visit...i'll con my hubbie into thinking we are just going for a random drive and end up at your shop!! hahahahhahaha.....xx

Yes i will be pleased to put you in the draw!

Miss sew n sew said...

Yes as soon as September comes I too start thinking of Christmas your granny squares are looking great it will be a nice project for you in the winter monthes.
Your swap parcel is lovely the rolling pin is fab!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohh lovely swap goodies.
Love your granny squares.
Alison x