Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

August is for catching up.

Finally finished!!!  
Painters have come and gone!!!  Cleaning up finished too!!! phew..... too hot for cleaning.

I think I started this shawl about six months ago.


 


It was meant to have been a gift for my Cookie baby's grandmother ( my counterpart) who lives in Florida. However as it grew and as it got nearer to the date that my daughter and grand-daughter were going on their holiday to Florida (that was April) I began to have doubts about it and whether it would be the right sort of gift  and I turned to this instead and put the shawl to one side.

Blocking was rather awkward as my largest space available is the spare bed. As you can see I had to go down the sides too.







I actually ran out of thread so I had to forgo the last row (little trebols). I think it still looks nice.

I used a 4.00 hook and a new thread I had never used before but I will certainly use again!


It is a 3 ply cotton thread and a delight to work with.

The end results modeled by Cookie baby (aka Rebecca)

 



 I am off now to enjoy my holiday delights.....cleaning my oven....and then the pool and in that order.

keep well!!!



Amanda :-)









12 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful shawl and expertly modelled! Can you add - clean my oven - to your list?
    xx

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  2. It's beautiful Amanda, lovely colors, I hate housework! I hope you enjoyed cleaning the oven mine needs doing too, have a lovely weekend. :) xx

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  3. Its beautiful, love the subtle mix of colours. I have a lot of housework to catch up on too.

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  4. It's gorgeous! I love those colors. It makes me feel cool, like a dip in the water. I'm so happy to have a self cleaning oven. It makes life just a bit easier. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. Lovely shawl, so light and airy. Pretty colors, too.

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  6. I love your shawl, especially the colors. How wonderful it will be to wrap in when it turns chilly, XOXO

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  7. I adore the shawl, and the colours you chose, most beautiful!!! xx

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  8. Lovely shawl, love the colours. I think cleaning the oven must be the most hated of household chores, along with bathroom duties lol. Enjoy the pool xcx

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  9. Amanda that is a stunner. I have been to hot even to crochet lately, today is cooler and my hook is calling......best as ever xxx

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  10. That turned out fabulous! The recipient is sure to wear that often. I love my shawls and can't imagine doing without one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. that looks lovely and cool perfect for hot evenings - the colour is gorgious.

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  12. Your shawl is so very pretty! Really wonderful job ♥

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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