What an interesting few weeks we've had in our eclectic home. I have been very sporodic in my blogging but hope to be better in the coming weeks, would love you to pop by and share a coffee with me over the summer, you would be most welcome.
This week I share with you both success which are fun and my failures not so much.
I am in Norway this week and the latest craze to take over knitting fantatics here are cotton washcloths, either for kitchen or bathroom use. They are colourful and soft to the touch, I can see why so many become hooked on them. In fact there is even a facebook page dedicated to a dishcloth a week. So whilst in Rome and all that as well as it fitting in neatly with me continuing my knitting challenge of knitting more this year, I set to.
|Dishcloths galore, clever mamma|
|My attempt, thought I would make a nautical one for our boat|
|It took a lot of concentration|
|But frogging had to occur again and again|
|In the end I decided to make a sample to get |
the pattern correct. I managed but could not see
it was an anchor. Can you? So decided
the pain was not worth it
It was after this disatrous encounter that I felt it would be safer both for my sanity and hurt pride to return to my love of crochet. Magazines here always have crafty goodness within to make and I fell in love with some serviette ring holders. A day later and I had eight made. I am as pleased as punch and now want to make some for all occasions, thinking Christmas next... Over on IG some thought I was making a summer bunting with them. I may just do that too!
|The beginnings of serviette rings, colurful and jolly|
|Cake and coffee place setting|
|Mocha roulade made, just waiting on the coffee|
|Crocheted motifs and sewn onto ribbon|
On a high from the above I decided to bring out the bunting I began a while ago and to complete it, I am almost done, so hope to have it finsihed by the end of the week, it's looking just how I imagined.
|Starting to put it altoghter|
|Photographing in Norway is so easy, so many great places|
In other news from home, the garden is progressing and we are mightliy pleased although we did have a path failure, which I share with you here, it has now been rectified and we are delighted, but this will be another post...
|Oh dear, too angular and not the |
flowing path I had imagined
And another failure with glass :( I love glass fusing as some of you may have noticed and I decided to make my uncle a bowl similar to the one here but on firing it came out with a sharp edged bottom and a tad wonky. It's ok and I am already using it, but it has to be classed as a failure as I can not give it to the intended recipiant.
Do you have many success and failures?
Have a wonderful week, joining in with Amy, here sharing my five sucesses and failures with you. Hope you have time to pop back over the summer, you are most welcome!
♥ Happy summer everyone ♥