Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Spring Is Springing and The Latest Crochet Cushion

It's been a busy week so far with one thing and another. The week started with my partner having a surprise day off whoopee! So it was decided to spend some much needed time together.
So we jumped in the car and had a wander around a local market town sipped posh coffees and munched on one of the best carrot cakes I've tasted, it was a lovely day.
We took the scenic route home and spotted lots of beautiful houses that looked like they were straight from grand designs! and spring lambs jumping in the fields it was a perfect spring drive.
Market Day in Mold
Unfortunately I was having so much fun I didn't take any photos! Here is one I found on the web credited to Eirian Evans copyrighted.
So on to the latest crochet cushion. In the evenings I've been hooking away this is what I've made this week so far......
Yes granny square again!

All 9 squares joined together

and here it is this morning in the garden all finished!
I enjoy making cushions this way, it doesn't take me too long so it pleases my impatient mind!
I used Glacier, purple, violet and magenta colour yarn all from the new fashion range I like using this particular brand because they have a huge range of colours and are really reasonably priced.
I thought the bright colours worked quite well together for a real colour pop!
 While I was photographing the cushion in the garden I thought I would take some photos of things that caught my eye.....
The beautiful crocuses that my auntie bought me for my birthday way back in October. Poor things had been covered in snow for weeks.

Pulmonaria with its speckled dotty leaves

Grape hyacinths just peeping through almost ready to flower.

My bargain from the Tesco reduced counter, winter flowering pansies 10p for a pack of six more than worth it!

Tete a tetes looking sunny.

skimmia  that hasn't had the chance to flower yet.
I saw my first one of these today I adore butterflies so I had a real smile on my face when I saw my first of the year in the garden (I have seen them in  the zoo) but you cant beat seeing them in the garden. I didn't take this photo by the way wish I had! The one in my garden was moving far to fast!
Hope everyone is having a lovely week so far...


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  2. Great post! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Spring still has not sprung here. Still snow on the ground :( love the crochet pillow. I have an impatient mind as well so I know exactly what you mean!


  3. I'm so glad you had such a nice adventure with your partner, and thank you for the lovely spring flower pics - so uplifting! You have done a lovely job with that cushion and I am wondering what you did for the back? Plain, stripe, grannies? Joy xx

    1. Hi Joy. I love seeing the signs of spring glad they uplifted you. I actually just used a pink cotton on the back which seemed to fit in ok. I should have photographed the back really. Thank you for stopping by and commenting xx

  4. You crochet cusion looks so lovely.
    I love pansies the most among other flowers. I have a great project in mind with pansies. Thay are so colorful.

    Best wishes XX

  5. Very lovely cushion indeed. Love all the pretty flowers very springlike.


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