Saturday, 28 February 2015

A walk at Vicar Water

The day might be cloudy and gloomy, but we still found plenty to cheer us up on our walk around Vicar Water.

Whilst walking the dogs, or rather being pulled along by them, we came across a woman walking a beagle. She had apparently encountered Ty and Dottie before because as soon as she saw us she turned and sped off the other way. Unfortunately the dogs had already clocked one another, so a furious barking match took place, with Dottie having the last bark as usual.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Walking The Dogs

On our walk today Dottie found half a carrot, a parsnip, a mouldy crust (all of which I managed to stop her eating) and something disgusting under a hedge, which she beat me to.

I did manage to spot some lovely spring flowers though.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Cushion Completed

Well, I have now finished my cushion and am ready for the unveiling.  What do you think?  This is the front of the cushion. I have crocheted granny squares around a central flower motif and used the join as you go method to join the squares together.  I used Stylecraft double knitting wool as they have so many colours to choose from and it is so soft - it is lovely to use.

This is the back of the cushion, which I have completed in Tunisian Crochet.  The back is in two parts, so that the cushion pad can be removed.  It is held together by six pink buttons.

What is it about buttons. I can't resist them. When I was a child I loved to play with my mum's button tin. My children were the same. If you think about it, they are quite educational; colour sorting, counting, matching.  Anyway I think the buttons really finish it off nicely, so it can be reversed for a different look.

I am now on to my next cushion, more of which later.