If this is the first time you have visited my blog.....welcome.
I was amazed to receive an email from Saga to say that my blog has been reviewed in their latest magazine article about the fifty top blogs by over fifties. I'm not sure how that happened as I didn't enter any competitions and there are many brilliant blogs. I'm just going to take it as a huge compliment. The article will be published on August 28th. For more information about Saga Magazine, see here.
I started this blog about 8 months ago just to record my crafting. Since then it has had over 13.000 page views from all over the world. Along the way I have met many other crafty bloggers and have been entertained, amazed and educated by their blogs. You can see many of them listed in my right-hand sidebar. The joy of blogs is that each one is as unique as the blogger who created it.
To me, age is just a number. I feel as fit and active as ever. Nothing slows me down. In fact my age was a real advantage when compulsory redundancies were being dished out by my employer 2 years ago. Luckily, I was just old enough (by 6 weeks) for my pension to kick in and I haven't looked back. I relished all the unexpected free time and returned to knitting as a hobby. I have also taught myself to crochet. Most of the things I make go to various charities which I list at the top of my blog. I usually photograph my creations and these can be seen by clicking on my photostream in the left-hand sidebar.
By sheer coincidence, my current project is a blanket that will be donated to a care home. Here is a photo of the centre panel. It is called Twining Trees.
I found the pattern on Ravelry and fell in love with it. It was a bit of a challenge but looks wonderful. I added a log cabin border as this project was a good chance to try the technique. My next job is to add a couple of rounds of crochet until the panel measures 18" square. Then I'm going to knit leaves in autumn colours and sew them to the panel. I'll write another blog post when it's finished, so watch this space!
I will send it off to SIBOL which is an organisation run by a lovely lady who distributes crocheted and knitted blankets to residents of care homes in the UK. If you are experienced at knitting and crochet or feel like giving it a go, making squares and blankets is a worthwhile pastime.
I am always making something.......crochet, sewing and knitting....and I update my blog regularly. If you like my blog, please come back again. Even better, why not leave me a comment? I always read my comments.
Before I go, I must applaud the regular visitors to my blog........you know who you are!!!
Thanks for visiting.