Saturday, 29 June 2013

Ooooh! The Colour Possibilities......

 

 
I'm sitting in the sun writing this, yes the sun.....that big yellow round loveliness, that hangs in the sky! Little seen here this week, so at every opportunity I'm out in it!
 
Taking of opportunities, I now have the opportunity to add even more colour into my life. Learning how to crochet is opening up a new world....I'm giddy with the possibilities, the combinations I will be able to conjure up!
 
 
I can now match my crochet with my household trays....if I so wish!
 
 
I'm gleeful, I'm giddy....happy, happy, happy. There still so much to learn but I'm on my way. Think I need to 'block' this, I don't yet know about blocking, I know it involves pins and steam/water.....and I know it improves the look of your crochet, anything that improves the look sounds good to me!
 
 
I've completed some on these, I could hardly contain myself when I'd done one! Emailed out very poor photos to Bloggy people, it was dark, so photos weren't brilliant! (Sorry Bloggy people!) I went around next door to show my neighbour, it's ok, I've a reputation of being bonkers, so no one bats an eye around here!
 
 
Annie and Gillian, have been writing about colour recently, it makes great reading if you get the chance. It got me thinking about colour and what I love about colour.
 
Colour has a profound effect on me, it really does touch my soul. Colour can change my mood, lift me, calm me....make me happy or sad. I need colour in my life, it's an integral part of who I am.
 
My home is a colourful home. Like Gillian, I can't say I have a favourite colour, I slip in and out of love with particular shades. This can depend on mood, the seasons, anything really. You could say I'm fickle!
 
 
I've bought some yarn, all in the sale...£2.00 a ball, wool and cotton!
 
 
This is all Rowan, I couldn't believe it when I saw it, especially after my Yearning for Yarn lament recently! 'Thank you' to the powers that be for making sure I was in the right place at the right time. These colours will be perfect for my living room!
 
 
And so I'm sitting in my warm, sunny garden, crocheting away...
 
 
Pleased that I can follow at pattern, well almost, this Sunburst Flower square isn't quite right, but I'm ok with that, it will still go into my blanket, which I know won't be perfect......but it will be very colourful! sunburst Flower Square Blanket....I'm now ready for you!
 
 
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my last post, you are all so supportive.
 
I hope I don't loose too many of you when Google Reader finishes tomorrow, I'm just wondering what will happen! It's a bit like when we entered the new millennium....all sorts of stuff was going to happen! Anyway I'm on Bloglovin if you still want to follow me ( and my crochet endeavours!).
 
I think that I will also stop selling my wallpapers by the metre soon too. They are incredibly expensive to send and I've been losing on postage, I will continue for the next couple of weeks, until our holiday (so excited about that one, our first 'proper holiday in a few years, just hope the sun shines a little bit!).
 
I will be back early next week, it's almost a year since I started this little blog so I'm conjuring up a very colourful giveaway....just to celebrate!
 
Bye for now,
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 

51 comments:

  1. I love a crocheted cushion and your colour combos are fab:)x

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  2. Just sitting here with a cuppa and a slide or dairy free choc cake and drooling at your crochet lovely Ada, wow!!! You are getting there fast! Loving the look of the blanket/cushion and also you sunburst squares. Wanna know what book is open with the sunburst?? Looks good. Is that a stool cover I spot? How exciting that you are coming up to one year in blog land. Also I'm with you on blogloving lovely all the way. Definitely here to stay!! Enjoy the sun xoxo

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  3. It's an early edition of Mollie Makes! I can remember reading it think I wish I could do that.....and now I am, even with a few mistakes! Actually it was going to be a cushion.....but it would make a lovely stool cover! :) x

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  4. You're doing so well with your crochet! I adore colour too - have never been a black and white person - it's colour all the way! I cheer up as soon as I walk in my house from all the lovely colour - couldn't live without it :)

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  5. Oh, I think you'll make the pin cushion without any problems, as I see you are doing these lovely Sunburst Flower squares:) I have to try them some day.
    Enjoy the weekend in the sun!

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    1. I hope so, I love the idea of combining vintage sheets and crochet! :) x

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  6. Your crochet is looking fab! I love the colours you are using, so pretty. The little flowers are really lovely too.
    M x

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  7. wow, look at you! there's no stopping you now! there's going to be some nice things there. Holiday sounds nice! Heather x

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  8. I have made a large sunburst flower blanket and a smaller one of the little squares, changing colour every row means you can get a lot of colours in your work! You also have to sew in a lot of yarn ends but we won't speak of that. You have inspired me to have a go at the flower garland now. My sunshine pack of wallpapers arrived this morning, I keep looking at them and stroking them, Mr RV thinks I have gone mad. Enjoy the sun while it lasts, Mrs RV x

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    1. End sewing, I'm going to do it as I go along! Enjoy the wallpaper! :) x

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  9. That crochet is looking wonderful! Enjoy the weekend.

    Helenxx

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  10. Isn't it fun and wonderful to learn something new? Add to that all of the cheerful colors you have here...You are doing a fabulous job.

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  11. your crochet is fabulous, love those colourful circles.

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  12. Look at you! Never would guess that you are so new to crochet! The cushion is utterly gorgeous - don't fret about blocking, a very lightly damp towel laid flat on top usually does the trick for me, especially if it's a simple square cushion or blanket. And boy do I envy your new yarn purchases! Those sublime Rowan shades! The Crochet Goddess was giving you a blessing there...Chrissie x PS I envisage you crocheting a colourful edging onto a vintage pillowcase oh-so-soon!

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    1. Oh yes! That's definitely on my list! :) x

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  13. Your crochet is progressing beautifully! Good for you.

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  14. Your crochet looks gorgeous! I love those vibrant colours you use to make your squares.
    I'm just learning my crochet at the moment. Will add your blog to my blogroll for some future visits and inspiration :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and telling me your there! Will pop over to see you soon! :) x

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  15. Following on bloglovin! ...one year? That went fast, go you! xx

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  16. So pleased you found some wool - and your crochet is amazing. Particularly love those vivid little crochet flowers.
    Enjoy the sun today, I think it will be back, and even warmer than yesterday.
    Fiona x

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  17. Hi Ada,Welcome to the hooky club!!!Once you start,there's no stopping!!!You finish one thing and go straight on to another!!! Just a hook and some yarn and you're ready to go anywhere,anytime!!!Well done Ada, your little squares are beautiful!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  18. your crochet is coming along so well and now you are doing circles well done, some beautiful wools you have.It is lovely to sit out in the sun and be creative, I am hoping we get some sun today and I will also do some stitching outside.

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  19. Oooh Ada - I so remember the thrill of finishing my first granny square and realising the possibilities ahead - fab! Does this mean we might be seeing a Vintage Crochet Addict in the future??? Jane x

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  20. Hi Ada
    I love your crochet work. And also the wonderful colours you have choosed. Crochet makes addictetd, isn't it so :)).
    I wish you a very sunny sunday.
    Moni xx

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  21. i want to make a tshirt that says 'crochet is the best therapy" !!

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  22. All your new crochet looks really lovely! When I discovered crochet (not long ago!) I felt the same....the colour possibilities are endless and exciting, you can make all kinds of bright combinations and have fun! Don't worry about the end of the google-reader-world....I will come and find you again and I'm sure everyone else will too!
    Off to do some crochet new, trying out some new stripy ideas! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen x

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    1. Helen, I thought you had been crocheting for years! You're brilliant! :) x

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  23. There was a really good tutorial on blocking on attic24 recently on the post about the crochet bunting for yarndale. Your colours are fab and your crochet is coming on brilliantly!

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  24. Well done, Ada, with your crochet. You are a real fast learner. And indeed the colour possibilities...! They are just endless, aren't they. As for colour, blue has to be my very favourite one, yet I do love most of them (especially the pastel shades). I've ran out of wool on my latest crochet blanket, and can't wait to buy some more, and get hookig again ;-)

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    1. You will have to get more, your blankets are fab! :) x

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  25. love your enthusiasm for colours and crochet!!!! you are doing so great Ada!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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    1. Thanks Ale, you are a big inspiration to me! :) x

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  26. Such a colourful post! And thank you for the mention m'dear :)

    Oh how I wish I could get to grips with crochet, although I guess practice would help! Yours is looking fabulous :)

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  27. Wow I love those colourful flowers they look difficult to do!
    Sarah x

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  28. It looks so complicated! I just looked at Julie Whitmore's blog and it shows some gorgeous crochet edged tea towels...take a look when you can.Fliss x

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  29. Those crochet flowers are flipping brilliant! They're so neat and perfect. I made some similar and use them as coasters but they get really grubby with tea stains - I might make some more and then make a garland. Much prettier. xx

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  30. Good to hear you're getting some sunny weather Ada.......
    Your crochet skills are growing in leaps and bounds, love your latest makes and well done on the woolly bargains.

    Have a great wee,

    Claire x

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  31. I love that you have the crochet bug, it's just a right colour fest over at your place. Suits me down here in dreary rainy muddy renoland where the most creative thing I have tackled lately is an electrical and lighting plan! Have to remind myself that in two short months there will be time again for the fun stuff, keep up the inspiration as I need something to keep me sane until Spring. mel x

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  32. Your mini squares are just the cutest, it will be a great cushion! I think I'm ready to get back into some squares. And not even a year of blogging Ada, that's amazing! Mel x

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  33. Beautiful colours! an array of gorgeousness.. Ooh and BIG congrats on your first year in blog land...Here's to many more! hugs Maria x

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  34. Ada sweetie!....what book is that sunburst square from? it looks so familiar ????

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    1. It's in the 2nd issue of Mollie Makes! :) x

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    2. Thank you....d xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  35. Oh the new millennium, I remember it well. My SIL was so scared everything was going to end. She got my brother to bring the gas barbeque into the house, and stock up on loads of candles ready for having no gas or electricity!

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