Mirror Mirror (not on the wall) …

17/03/2012 § Leave a comment

but safe in your little wallet in my pocket …

and some suit the boys as well as the girls …

With a map of the capital, depicting some memorable landmarks – these mirrors are suitable for everyone who likes to check they’re tickety-boo!

What do you think?

They’ll be lots to choose from at the first Art Market of the year in Winchester tomorrow (Sunday).  Remember all the car parks are free and it’s set to be a fine day.  Treat your mum to a wander around Winchester in Springtime and choose from the wonderful coffee shops or restaurants for lunch or a pick-me-up inbetween visiting all our market stalls.  There are usually about 100 stalls, all featuring local makers and their wares.

If you’re popping by, I’ll be in my usual spot in the High Street, near Boots (5th down from the top tomorrow) – do say Hello.  If the sun is shining my stall will be reflecting all the mirrored sunlight with patchwork quilts, cushions, teacosies and crochet flower delights on display too!

Adaliza x

Love is in the air …

14/02/2012 § 3 Comments

everywhere I look around …

So many things have made my heart sing today.  On my early morning mooch to the paper shop, I discovered that yarn-bombing had finally arrived in Cornwall!  Pretty red hearts had appeared around the harbour & all the way up to the church gate.

I made a flower and covered a jar (filled with chocolates) for my Valentine …

I saw Lucy’s flower at Attic 24 the other day and thought that I’d make one just for fun.
Later on this morning, I hung it in the window …

and then moved it to where we could see it at lunchtime …

it’s the sort of daft thing you do on holiday!
I’m sure back at home, I’ll find a little place for it and there it will stay for years to come.

After all the excitement of Gypsy Rose, the lap blanket that I’ve just finished.  I couldn’t wait to get started with the remaining 30 balls so meet my second one …

Hearts & Flowers

I’ve made afghans, or blankets before but I’ve always had a plan.  With Gypsy Rose, I wanted to work with circles into squares and now I’m going to make larger squares by joining 4 blocks and have a border around each.  Not all the blocks will be the same – I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of patchworking with wools and I want this one to have patchwork undertones in the wool blocks.  Not sure if that makes sense, but I feel it’s a good idea!  I’m going to add flowers and hearts – at least that’s what’s in my head, but we’ll all have to wait and see where it ends up!

That’s what I’m really loving about crochet at the moment.  With my quilts, I plan and plan.  It would be too dreadful to piece it all together and end up with 2 blocks the same, next to each other! You’ll have gathered, if you’re new here, that I love Postage Stamp patchwork & quilting!

And seeing that it’s a romantic day – here’s a funny thing …

We opened our cards this morning and found that we’d both written the same thing inside!

“To the Love of my Life”

with all my love …

Awwww!  Now if anyone knows us, we’ve been together for over 30 years and my heart still skips a beat whenever I see him.  He’s an amazing man in so many ways and just 18 months ago, his heart skipped a beat and then stopped altogether.  I woke up – he didn’t.  I screamed for our children, 2 of whom were home at the time and as I breathed into him, our youngest – under instruction from the emergency operator – did cpr.  My husband had 12 electric shocks and still no pulse.  In the ambulance, 50 minutes later, they found a faint pulse.  He spent a week on life support and miraculously, when the sedation was lowered, he came round.

It was a million to one chance, so the consultants said.  We owe many thanks to so many remarkable people – healthcare professionals, family and true friends.  And today – well, we’ve both said it all!

I’d follow him to the ends of the earth – but would prefer if he’d wait while I grab a bag of wool, a crochet hook and if there’s any room at all, a sewing machine and a few bits of fabric!  Then there’s my thimble, the dogs, Flora the duck and my phone – so the kids can keep tabs on us!

Hope your Valentine’s day is all you wish for and if you’re spending it with someone very special, then why not crochet them a flower! If you’re not with the one you love, then love the one you’re with – or so the saying goes!

Have fun in the sun …

Adaliza x

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