I'm just trying to catch up with blog reading and posting after a week with no internet....I didn't like being separated from blog land but at least there was no guilt about the amount of time spent on line . And it turns out I'm just as disorganized and forgetful without this distraction ...so I may as well not worry about it :0)
I don't seem to have a lot of pictures on my little camera to share with you...always the starting point for my posts, but there were a few and I wanted to pop by and explain why it's been so quiet around here. So here's a little catch up.
Last week saw a wonderful charity shop find....brand new colourful side plates...nicer than any I'd seen in regular shops .........
Some sunny weather between the rain showers......... chance to dry some washing outdoors.........
These are the boys school shirts and with the last week of term now upon us I'll be so glad to have a break from these ....along with packed lunches and early mornings and home work . Yay for the big school holidays :0)
As I don't work in education I won't be enjoying a six week break myself but I'm off for half of it so that can't be bad. A week at the British seaside and a couple of "at home" weeks ...bliss.
The countryside around here has moved from the fresh greens of spring to the mellower tones of summer, I havn't had chance to take many pictures due to all the rainy days but I did manage to snap this through the car window, whilst stationary, on my way to work last week ...the light is so nice at this early hour it really seemed a shame to go inside and miss it.............
The boys have suddenly decided they like playing tennis and we spent a happy hour or so practicing on a local court on Saturday morning . My poor co-ordination with any sort of ball sport did not help but they encouraged me to keep trying and I did manage to return a few shots in the end. I love to see them running around so I was happy to take them back in the evening for some further practice with their cousins.... though this time I sat in the car and discovered the steering wheel makes a great place to rest your crochet when you are sewing in ends :0)........
I love my portable hobby.
My youngest has been asking me for a while to make him this little fella and this week I finally got around to it..........
If you don't recognize him , he's the mascot for a U.K. energy firm and he is supposed to look like a flame .
Here he is in action.(love that song )
My son does not call him a flame though.....he's a cheeky Nine year old .....maybe you can guess ?
Anyway, I'm just happy that my crochet skills have progressed to being able to create something like this without a pattern....just a bit of trial and error :0)
Right ,off to do a bit more blog reading.....I need to catch up with what you lovelies have been up to.
Edited to add:-Thank you for the interest in this little bit of crochet. I'm afraid I did not write down the pattern as I went but
There are several crochet patterns for this mascot available on Etsy......search EDF Energy Zingy in their search box and choose your fave ♥♥♥