Flowers for a winter’s day …

08/01/2012 § 13 Comments

A while ago I bought an amazing hank of wool.

I wound it into a ball and promptly lost the label, but it’s hand dyed with angora, as I recall.  It’s truly beautiful – subtle colours, soft to the touch, it crochets up beautifully – with strong form and clear stitches.

One ball of yarn – what shall I make?

Now I enjoy sitting of an evening, hook and yarn in hand, doing a bit of crochet!  It’s a wonderful winter craft – Misty the collie at my feet with Belle observing my every move from the comfort of the old settee.  There may be some music wafting through the lounge, or maybe something entertaining on the TV.  Whatever’s happening, crochet is ultimately relaxing – at least I find it so – as evening drifts towards night-time.

Here’s what I’ve made – so far …

Brooch Pin

A brooch pin with sparkly crystal bead …

Flower Brooch Pins

Well, I made three!  One with a pearl instead of a crystal …

Flower Brooch

This may be my favourite brooch – 3 little blooms and leaves.  Look at those colours!

Flower Brooch

I hope you’re all enjoying the New Year and making your way gently back into making and creating now that all the decorations have been tucked away in the loft.  The mornings are still so dark but the birds are singing away in that magical time just before daylight.  I let Flora out this morning while it was still quite dark.  She doesn’t see too well in the dusk and she waited a few minutes before venturing down the ramp with a loud quack to greet the morn!  She hopped over the back doorstep and into the kitchen this morning too!  Much consternation amongst the collies!

Pop over to Wendy’s blog to see what everyone else is up to.  I’ve been patchworking today, so maybe next week there’ll be something larger to show and tell!  We’ll see …

Happy New Year and thank you Wendy for hosting Handmade Monday once again.


I’m also linking up to Funky Polkadot Giraffe’s site, so follow the link and see what else is being created.

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