Monday, 9 July 2012

Little Things

Hello Lovelies,
 After ANOTHER unseasonably wet weekend I just thought I would pop in with some more little things that are making me smile right now.
 A little jug of flowers on the mantle. Pinks, Astilbe and Alchemilla picked from the garden........


Outside, between showers , the bees are going busily about their business .....

Can't say I've noticed these collections of pollen in their legs before...... apparently they  are Pollen Baskets

They move very quickly, these little creatures, I took loads of pictures and didn't  get a really good one.....this  view made me smile though..........



When I gave up trying to capture the perfect bee shot I noticed my Lavender was ready to pick for drying........

Hopefully I'll get round to making some little lavender bags with this . I absolutely love the scent of Lavender.


Though the days have been very wet there always seems to be a little window of sun in the day. Loved this dramatic sky on Saturday evening........




One thing that always makes me happy is a little yarn purchase.......I picked up a couple of balls of luxury yarn to add to the stash that I'm slooooowly building up. I got this in John Lewis.......

It isn't a brand I'm familiar with but It came in such gorgeous colours . I plumped for these as I didn't have any green or yellow in my stash. I wonder if any of you lovelies have used this brand ?You can see the colour range here

I've also picked up my hook again and finally started joining my daisy granny squares........


this is made with my usual Stylecraft acrylic....Love this bargainous yarn too :0)

I'm really liking how this is looking so far....it was supposed to be a baby blanket but I'm tempted to go bigger.......I can see this in our holiday caravan with my patchwork cushions .....
Hope you  find some little things to make you happy this week.
Jacquie x

46 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful, happy post Jacquie! The yarns look lovely! Fab Bee shots too and I just love your daisy squares!
    Victoria xx

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  2. absolutely beautiful posting ;0) such pretty photographs...makes the grey day look bright and pretty in my world...lovely xx

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  3. Wonderful photos and projects, Jacquie!!! I am not familiar with the yarn you just bought, but it looks sooooooo soft and in pretty colors, too :) How are you joining your flower squares?
    Beautiful!
    Gracie <3

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    1. Hi Gracie, I'm using the join as you go method. Lucy (attic 24 ) as a good tutorial on how to do this :0)
      Jacquie x

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  4. Jacqui, your blanket looks lovely. Stylecraft is such a good value budget yarn and oh so soft too.

    I've never used that brand of merino (SMC)but it looks really soft and the colour range is pretty good.

    Ruby x

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  5. Wow! That looks great! Here in the Netherlands we lo-ove SMC! The Catania cottons are fameus by crochet lovers. Your yarn is different but from the same brand so I do think it is great to work with... Have fun creating! Best wishes, Eveline

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  6. Perfect yarn photo with the daisies in the grass!! And the daisy blanket is so cute!!

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  7. Your jug of flowers are so very very beautiful. Love your new yarns - the colours are stunning.
    Claire

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  8. Marvellous pics!! The daisy blanket surely would make an absolutely cute baby blanket but I'm sure it would also look wonderful in big size in your caravan!

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  9. All of your pictures are so, so pretty!! The bee behind makes me smile!! You may not have gotten your own "perfect" shot, but that one is truly unique and cute!! :) I've got to try join-as-you-go..I just joined squares for a pillow after they were all done and I didn't like it at all!! Your blanket is so lovely, I'm tempted to copy you, if you don't mind??!! :D

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  10. The blanket is great, such lovely colours! Love the bee on your flower, we went for a walk yesterday IN THE SUNSHINE, and found lots of dead bees as we walked along, it made me feel so sad, Ada :( x

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  11. Beautiful. Things making me happy this week are some nice floral blossoms despite the sudden heat!

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  12. Oh my I love the daisy blanket, so very pretty :)
    Karen x

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  13. I love the daisy blanket. It is my next big project but I have to finish my third granny stripe first. I enjoyed the first two but have to say I could do with a change now. I was going to do each daisy square the same set of colours but seeing yours i think I may change my plans. xxx

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  14. Pretty pictures, they all made me smile. And I absolutely loooove the daisy blanket!
    xxx

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  15. I love your daisies in the blanket - I'm a big fan of daisies in all forms. Also love the alchemilla in the jug - have a look at my pictures of alchemilla leaves at the bottom of this post:http://read-sew-crochet.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/log-cabin-cushion.html. Thanks for the bits of colour in our grey week. Judy.

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  16. Your photos are lovely. Brilliant shots of the bees. Thanks for brightening our rainy days. Ali x

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  17. Loving the daisy blanket. I noticed you said to gracie you used the a24 method. I agree its a great way of joinging sqaures. Any hoo they are ultra pretty squares. Xxx

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  18. Your photos are marvellous!! I have attempted to get the bees mid flower and always seem to get a "bum" shot or a fuzzy bee on a perfect flower! and that jug of flowers put a smile on my glum face...so thank you for that! Thoses daisy granny squares are absolutely beautiful such vibrant, delicious colours....I'm crap at crochet so admire it in any form!! enjoy the rest of your week xx

    Natalie xx

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  19. Oh Jacquie, I just love that photo of the bee diving head first into the Honeysuckle? it's just gorgeous.
    Your daisy blanket is so lovely. The daisy is a nice contrast to all the different colours.
    It's a damp and gloomy morning here, we seem to have some of your weather, I certainly hope you now have the sunny days we were having.

    Claire x

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  20. Nice pics Jacquie! I love your daisy blanket! I'm also going to try your flapjack recipe, thank you for sharing it!
    Hugz, Lisa

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  21. Beautiful photos Jacquie which have certainly cheered my dull winter's morning in Melbourne. I love the bee photos. I saw bumble bees for the first time when I visited the U.K. last month. They are gorgeous, like big flying pom poms.
    I hope you have some sunny and warm days soon.
    Anne xx

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  22. Love, love the Daisy Granny Blanket...The colours are delightful!
    ♥ Ana BC

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  23. This is a really wonderful blog!! Are you attaching as you make each square? Looks like it but I can't tell for sure...but it looks wonderful!!! Love your colors....just what I love!!!

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  24. Lindo,lindo,lindo!! Parabéns
    Pode me dizer se é linha ou lã este teu trabalhos!! beijossss

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  25. Ooohhh! I love your daisy squares! The colors are so pretty..Imma have to hunt down some of that yarn as soon as I am "allowed" to spend more money. lol Budgets are such a pain sometimes...

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  26. Oh, I agree. I love lavender. Those squares with the flowers, too adorable.

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  27. I love pink Astilbe, it's so airy and delicate. Lovely flower shots. I like the bee 'riding' the Honeysuckle - or has he fallen asleep?! Beautiful deep-coloured lavender hanging to dry on your bunting and your daisy granny squares are just gorgeous!

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  28. Those flowers look beautiful, I've got some Astilbe in my garden, think I'll just have to go out and pick a posy ... you've inspired me! xxx

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  29. Love your flowers. They look beautiful!

    I used your double v edging on my giant granny blanket. It looks gorgeous. I linked to it on my blog if that is okay?

    Thanks!

    Gemma xXx

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  30. Hi Jacquie - love that little mouse peeking round the bottom of your jug!

    Ooh lovely yarn....I got told off the other day when I was in John Lewis as I was taking too much time in their wool department - three large trays of discounted wool ...just couldn't be missed ... spent ages looking at each batch ...just love this time of year with all the sale wool!

    Have a lovey week.
    Fleur xx

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  31. Oh gosh I love that daisy square!!!! It stands so brightly against the solid block colours around it - love, love, love it!!
    Well done! J x

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  32. Absolutely beautiful!
    I love it!
    Mari XX

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  33. Pretty flowers, and I love the daisy blanket :D

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  35. Your flowers must be such a sweet bright spot with all the rain. Love your makes. They are so cheerful!

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  36. the little daisies in the blanket look beautiful, i am hoping the little daisies in my lawn will survive the recent downpours!

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  37. Half a comment accidentially posted a moment ago! Lovely photos in the garden the bee was fascinating! Love also your lovely daisy squares, very summery and the colours. I haven't tried that wool and because I have suddenly, and very quickly started stashing wool at an alarming rate I probably shouldn't for some time!

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  38. your garden is stunning x love this post x

    www.divagirlstrikesagain.blogspot.co.uk

    Natali xox

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  39. Love the flowers in your cheery jug, so frothy and pretty!
    Will this rain EVER end,tis very soggy here in Oxfordshire!
    Rachel x

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  40. Loving the happy colours! And WOW for the bee baskets, thanks for the lovely pics! x maggie x

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  41. Gorgeous post...I love your garden pictures and the daisy blanket is just beautiful!
    Helen x

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  42. LOVE the Little Mouse in the first photo is it Crochet? were can i find the pattern. Have just finished your "Sail Away" Project My sun was much smaller than yours have no idea why! But it still looks fab with out it. Its is a real celebration of the Olympic Sailing event just about to Start here in Dorset what great timing :)

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  43. WOW - your photographs is stunning. And your crochet is amazing. I'm glad my friend Irene (All Occasions Cards Papers & More) gave me your link.
    xx

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