Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Other things creative............

............ than stitching that is

Flower arranging these beautiful spring tulips brought by one of our New Years Eve Guests - okay flower arranging is pushing it a bit - bunging them into water in a tall glass is nearer the mark but they are so colourful on these dark dismal wintry post-Christmas days

I've also been playing with yarn over the Christmas break

Crocheting and a bit of knitting

I used to knit a lot but nowadays I find my arthritic fingers prevent me from creating with the two needles to any great extent

Oddly enough I can cope with crochet with no ill effects though

In the words of a certain Australian gentleman 'Can you guess what it is yet?'

A friend had knitted herself a scarf in a matter of a couple of days
I thought 'I could do that'

On the way back from our shopping trip yesterday we popped into a local garden centre which has a small craft department

One ball of yarn, two very thick needles and around three hours later.........

A lacy scarf! - excuse the colour combination with the cardigan I only slipped the scarf on for the photo opportunity - I have another one already on the needles in various shades of peacock blue - and guess what, that one won't go with the cardigan either :o)

Not the easiest yarn to manoeuvre but boy does it grow quickly - such fun!

Tanya is having fun with another medium at the moment - stamping on fabric

I was lucky enough in the summer to win Joe Tulip's giveaway
She is the master of these particular stamps

Lovely to take your crafting in new directions

And speaking of giveaways I promised one for this, my 500th post

So if you'd like a chance to receive either of these two little embroidered wall hangings
leave a comment stating your favourite of the two and make sure that I can email you for details if you're one of the two people picked - I'm happy to post globally so comment away


Melinda said...

I like the second one - love the embroidered heart.

gill said...

I love the first quilt!
It's lovely to have you blogging more often!! (hint,hint!)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the scarf. A lady at one of my stitching groups made one with that yarn and it took her five tries to get it going as the yarn kept slipping off. She was very good hearted about it and we all had a good giggle at her expense!

Plum Cox said...

500! Goodness me - well done!

I'd love the second hanging....but would be pleased with any Bebbs original!

Good luck for the next 500!

loulee said...

My fave is the top one.
I've looked a scarves knitted with that yarn, they look fabulous, is it easy to work with? Really?

AnnieO said...

Great scarf! And I do think it goes with the cardigan--and so will the peacock blue--just about any two solid colors can match, in my book!

I love the second one with that caramel border. Yummy! Thanks for having the giveaway.

Sue Wild said...

Hi Anne. Good to see you're back to blogging again and congrats on your 500th post.

My daughter left home (which was then in Poole) to go to Uni in Bristol in 2002. She now works at the Royal Infirmary so has made Bristol her home for some time now. So you'll have the long commutes from Somerset for some years to come. It is sad but good at the same time that youngsters are branching out.

black bear cabin said...

wow...what a wonderful giveaway...and congrats on your 500th post! i would be thrilled with either one, but the top one sort of jumps out at me first :)
and those scarves you are making are awesome!!!

Mainland Mary's friend in NC said...

Like you... thanks to advancing age/arthritis in my fingers.... I can no longer manage two needles to knit but can still crochet. Brava for continuing to keep those fingers moving...


joe tulips said...

I already have two sweet things from you so I won't enter the contest!! But, I just wanted to say that Tanya is the latest new master of stamping words on quilts!!!

Renee said...

Oh, I love the embroidery! I embroider and make little wall hangings, too. I love collecting the work of others (I have a collection of 1! lol)