Friday, 12 July 2013

Yummy Yarn!!!

 

 
Christmas has come early this year......I'm one very excited Ada Bea!
 
 
One delicious parcel arrived this week......
 
 
I've been walking around with a grin on my face!
 
 
Wools Warehouse were having a sale.....
 
 
I couldn't resist! Thank you to everyone who's brought a little vintage wallpaper in my sale this week.....it means I've been able to indulge!
 
The colours are just fabulous and from 90p a ball....think I might need a few more, some lighter colours are missing!!!
 
 
I've got a little project in mind....it will needs lots of flowers, this is my attempt this morning, lots more practice needed! I'm not even sure what I have in mind can be done, but I'm going to give it a go, I'll let you know how I'm getting on!
 
 
I've had lots of interest in the granny squares I've been making. The pattern is from issue two of Mollie Makes, I don't think I can show you because of copy rights but its an easy one to follow, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it! It a pattern from Jane Brocket.
 
Think I've made about 1/4 of the squares I need.....
 
 
I've also been devouring this, I've also been looking through all my old issues of Mollie Makes, looking at what I can make, well eventually, when I learn how to follow a pattern....I'm still struggling with that one! Oh and the tension!
 
 
Now....just need to find a place to store it, but of course I've got to be able to see it, so I can droooooooool over it!
 
I've been thinking about the irony of life this morning, as I was trying to make my flower, no wonder I kept having to unravel it!
 
Irony One: parenting children isn't always easy, parenting a child who's extra special can be more of a challenge, and requires extra energy and patience. Parenting a child who's extra special, when you have a condition which makes you feel exhausted a lot of the time, just seems well....very ironic!!!
 
Irony Two: why, despite being very careful, when you remove a white wash from the washer, there's always a black sock in there!
 
Thank you everyone who's entered the giveaway! Thank you to everyone who's leaving messages and comments, lots of you are new here, "Hello and Welcome"!
 
And Thank You for all the 'mentions' I've been getting on your blogs! You really are a great bunch, and you are definitely helping me get through them 'difficult' bits!
 
Bye for now.....have a super weekend!
 
Ada :) xxx
 
Etsy News.....
 
Wallpaper sale continues for a few more days....and I've listed some more of the lovely Marks and Spencer Pink wallpaper! It's in my Brights Vintage Wallpaper packs....only 2 listed!
 
 
And I will also be listing a roll of this wonderful retro wallpaper!!,
 
 
Well.....I need more yarn!!!! :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

58 comments:

  1. oh how gorgeous....can't wait to see the result and thanks again for your vote...D x

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  2. Your flower is gorgeous, love the colours.

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  3. Such gorgeous colours.. I can't wait to see what you make! :)

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  4. I saw the thumb nail and as I am a yarn junkie I came straight over and W O W!!! Lucky girl. 90 p a ball! That is sick, like my kids would say when they are impressed... And Drops cotton whhich is so lovely to work with.You drool. You touch. You cuddle. You ooooohhh. You aaaaahhhhh. For as long as you want. Actually no need to put it away at all, is there?

    Annette
    My Rose Valley

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    1. Will do my dear, when my family think I've gone mad I will tell them Annette told me to fondle the yarn! :) x

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  5. I didn't know about the Wool Warehouse sale - but I do now! With your wallpaper sale and the yarn sale my account will be somewhat depleted by the end of the weekend. I shall be looking out for that roll of blue paper, I love it! I have that book too, nearly ready to reveal what I have been making from it along with my completed printer's tray. Hope the home situation becomes less stressful, the end of term often gets difficult I find. Love Mrs RV x

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    1. Can't wait to see what you make...we are 'helping' each other with our addictions! :) x

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  6. What a lovely parcel. Have fun. I'm sure you will.
    Re black socks - I have been married almost 25 years and my husband still insists on wrapping his socks in his white/ pale work shirts. I've lost count of how many times one hides there after I think I've shaken everything free!
    Happy crocheting. X

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    1. My husband does the exact same thing ... so annoying :)

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    2. Mr Bea wore pink jeans for a while when we first got married- and he never complained....think he might now! :) x

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  7. Wow! You bought a rainbow!!

    I was keeping some of my yarn where I could see it ... behind a closed door with a glass upper section. And then the darn moth got it ... I'm going to have to stow all my yarn away I fear.

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    1. I'm a bit worried about those moths now, I've definitely got something eating my clothes! :) x

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  8. Gorgeous yarn stash, have fun with flowers. x

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  9. Oh your new yarn is so gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.
    M x

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  10. OMG what an utterly fabulous parcel and so many fabulous colours :) Enjoy!!

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  11. Wow! That is some stash you have accumulated there! You're going to have such fun putting colours together and creating from all of that, and we're in for a treat when you share the results on here!
    x

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  12. Indeed, it was a lovely parcel!!! Great colours:)
    I haven't tried this cotton yarn yet. It is on sale here too, but I have not bought any - so far...

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  13. Yay! Good for you. Have fun!

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  14. Oh do I have yarn envy! You must be so chuffed with your bargain buy! And be very proud of that tri-coloured flower, it is lovely indeed. I have the Granny Squares book - so many great projects there, where to begin!? Have a happy, crafty weekend! Chrissie x

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  15. Oh my goodness and for 90p a ball - what a bargain! Really looking forward to seeing how you use it :)

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    1. Some were £1.15 too! Thanks for dropping by! :) x

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  16. Wow I love your parcel. gorgeous colours. That will keep you busy for a while!
    Sarah x

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  17. All that glorious colour. Bet you had a "ball" stacking them all up! xo

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  18. Lovely fresh colours, enjoy some happy hooking!

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  19. The only thing worse than finding a black sock ... is finding a red sock!!
    xx

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  20. Thank you for that link, I may make use of those when I'm in the UK next month. going to have to do something with my hands whilst I;m there for a month. Your crocheting is coming on leaps and bounds. :D

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    1. Hope the sun is still shining for you when you get here, Wools Warehouse offers great service! :) x

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  21. Love your pile photos :-) lots of lovely yarn looking forward to your makes! x

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  22. gosh, such lovely, colourful wool. ive been going thru old mollie makes issues too, now that i can crochet.isnt it great!?

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  23. Twas meant to be Miss Ada Bea!
    Awesome yarn, awesome mum. Awesome!

    Watch the drool though, don't want to felt it just yet.....:-)

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  24. I could swoon over that yarns pile all day! In a bit of a winter slump over here so lovely to see all the summer colour and energy at your place. And completely get all the irony in you comments. I sometimes think that due to genetics and temperament so many other parents would be better suited to raising our complicated child but we do the best we can with what we have. Mel x

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    1. Just wish I had more energy! Glad I'm bringing you so summer sunshine (even if it is only in pictures!) :) x

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  25. Oh my what beautiful colours....what fun you will have.

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  26. Gorgeous yarn!! It's nice how everything fell into place for you there when you were needing more yarn ... little things are so worth celebrating ;) Wendy x

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    1. I know I've been very 'lucky' just lately! :) x

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  27. you have a wonderful collection now of wool. I love how your flowers are not just one colour, must try and do one myself, so far stuck to just one colour and not 3D like you.

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  28. ooo look at that scrummy rainbow gorgeousness!!!!! xxxxx

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  29. Sometimes it would be nice to just have a week of making things with NO interruptions. My husband likes to ski so he goes and does it. If I like to make maybe the same rule should apply! I love your flower squares. Is Molly Makes a magazine or blog?

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    1. Yes Annie, you take yourself off somewhere and create away to your hearts content I think you deserve it after everything you've coped with! Mollie Makes is a monthly magazine, I'm surprised you haven't seen it on our Brit Blogs....I'll pop a picture of some on one of my posts! :) x

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  30. It looks absolutely amazing, I MUST make a granny square blanket one day :-)

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  31. Look at it all!!! Fantabulous. I have visions of you whittling away the hours messing around with colour combos....decisions decisions. Enjoy x

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  32. What a treat! Can't wait to see what you make with it all! Sue x

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    1. Thanks Sue, I'm going to learn the art of flower making, carry on with my blanket....I really do need to learn how to keep a straight edge! :) x

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  33. You can't possibly need more yarn righ?! I completely get it and loving your new stash, wow, I can just see all the opportunities unfold in front of me. I think it is fair to say that you are hooked! Enjoy your weekend and hope you are not still struggling with the balance issues in this heat. Xoxo

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    1. I've got enough to last me a whole year, not sure that will stop me though!!! :) x

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    2. Oh....and still walking like a drunkard, I keep humming 'What shall we do with a drunkard sailor' to myself! :) x

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  34. beautiful yarns!!!! love all the colours!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  35. Wow, no wonder you have a smile on your face, wonderful colours. I'm going to have to go see if there's any left :) xx

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  36. Now that is a stash! you can retreat there when the going gets tough! take care now, Heather x

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  37. Oh my what fabulous colours!! I am in love with your stash!! Just looking at it will bring a smile to your face with those colours bringing sunshine!! x

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  38. A gorgeous rainbow of colour, how exciting! Enjoy using them :) x

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  39. Hello again- just tried to comment but don't know if it went through... love the yarns, so rainbowy and gorgeous, and that book is a good buy indeed. I'd like to make many things in it! x

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  40. Such gorgeous colours, like a rainbow!

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