Today I present a quick round up of things that have caught my eye, inspired me or kept me busy, hope you enjoy my eclectic choices...
|This was day 2 of the squares arriving |
and Kate kindly added my crochet mouse
into the picture to.
OK, this has not inspired me but thrown me off balance somewhat: CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!! I hope to goodness Ms Twisted is not reading this post as she may have heart failure, she cannot even hear the 'C' word until December 1st at the earliest. But I must admit, as those who have been here at the eclectic home for a while, I just adore Christmas and I may begin to think about making such things come September, but this is a tad organised and too soon for me too...although, it has set my mind in motion...oh no...
|In case you have fallen for these crochet |
aprons, the details can be seen above
The Norwegian Alice Haugen posted this beautiful baby blanket this week and I fell in love. Just look at the colour combination, how calming and serene are they, colour perfection, just loving this palette.
|Stunning colours in this crocheted baby blanket|
Last summer I spied the trend of sewing ones own espadrilles and I was sorely tempted, as often the case time was not on my side and as soon as that northern wind and autumnal colours blew in the idea blew straight out of my mind, until this week when I spied not hand sewn espadrilles but crocheted ones along with a matching bag. It was love at first sight for me. How beautifully constructed as these makes by Deb Garretty. I noticed that yesterday she also won Wool and the Gang photo competition for this shot too. In case like me you are tempted you can purchase the kit here and no, I am not being paid for suggesting this, I just love them Crochet your own espadrilles
|Crocheted by Deb Garretty|
And finally the wonders of modern technology, my husband is kindly moving our boat this time from Ireland to the Scilly Isles where the children and I will jump on board but in the mean time we are able to track the progress of the boat on line. How clever is that! I do notice that progress is slower than expected and he has asked if perhaps we can find a B & B for the night on the islands, does he know how ridiculously hard that is? All the websites suggest you do not purchase your flight or ferry to the islands until you have secured accommodation as it is so limited...I've told him in no uncertain terms that he best be there as the kids and I are NOT sleeping on the beach for the night...watch this space and I will let you know how it all pans out... Thinking about it I bet progress is slow because of the Irish Guinness and not as he suggests because the engine was playing up or that they had to anchor unexpectedly one night as all the lights on the top of the mast had blown and he had to be winched up to replace them all...
|Ireland to the left and England to the right. All the |
little dots are various vessels but only those that have the tracker,
there are many more out there too!
|Can you spot where they made an unexpected stop one night, |
presumably to change the bulbs, I'm sure it was the beer calling
|As with Google Earth, you can change the view, |
here they are heading into Cork
Joining in with Amy for the penultimate week before the break for the summer, sharing my 5 things with you, do pop along and see what others are sharing this week too
♥ Wishing you all fair wind for the rest of the summer ♥