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Monday 30 July 2018

Wedding Blanket Ta-Dah!

Hello Folks

Time has gone by again, we've broken up from school (hooray!), and I am writing this post from Chicago.  I'm here for three weeks with Mr Clicky and having a lovely time.

Thankfully I got 'The' Wedding blanket finished with a week to spare, so I was able to give it to my teacher on the last day of term.   Each square had a round of eleven colours with a border of three cream.

I crocheted the squares together through the back loop.
The border is four rows of treble crochet.
I packed it up with a bottle of fizz

and made a card by stitching some fabric scraps onto a piece of cotton fabric.  I think my stamping needs a bit of work!

While Mr Clicky is at work I'm planning to spend some time around the swimming pool at our apartment block, knitting.

That's me for now, have a lovely week.

Clicky Needles.

Monday 16 July 2018


Hello All.

Well, the same as most of the rest of the UK it had been hot and sunny in these parts.  I don't think it can have rained for a month.  The grass and verges are turning brown and it looks more like The Med than Britain.  England didn't win the World Cup but they did really well and made us proud which was nearly as good as winning and I had France in the sweepstake so that's fine too.

As you know my garden isn't up to much at the moment but I have two roses that are looking quite good but as you can see from the pictures they are looking like they need some water.   This lovely pink one is called Geoff Hamilton, a name from the past for you, and has a lovely scent.
This is a nondescript climber that I got in a sale at the garden centre many years ago.  It climbs up high and flowers there too ~ I know I need to prune it properly ~ so I've always though it was an apricot colour when I've looked at it high up.  It also has a lovely scent and turns out it has a pink tinge to it when it starts to fade, a bit of a surprise.
I've been hard at work on the blanket, Teresa commented that I must really love the couple that are getting married to put all the work in.  She is the teacher I work with and yes, we do have a good relationship ~ I guess you need that with a bunch of 5 years old to contain ~ although for me, things become a chore and less of a pleasure if I have a date to finish by.  With this in mind I set myself up in the garden with a nice cool drink to sew the ends in.  I found a BBC podcast called Home Front, a dramatisation of how it would have been for families left behind in England in World War One.  I am totally hooked and the ends seemed to take care of themselves.
Before I knew it the job was finished.
I've laid them out on the kitchen floor and tweaked the squares so colours do not clash too much, and now I need to attach them.  Nearly done!
Well that's me for now, it rained for about a minute as I was typing this but now the sun is out again.  I will be watering tonight.

Have a great week................Clicky Needles.

Sunday 1 July 2018

Cement and Crochet

Hello there.

The last few weeks have been hectic and school has got into the manic stage.  We've had trips galore, practises for the school production ~ The Lion King, stepped it up this year, ~ sports day is next week.  The heat is not helping.

Master Clicky and I have been working on the garden.  We have been hard landscaping.  It's called that because it's been hard, nothing to do with the materials.  Most recently we've been mixing cement, well, I say we, Master Clicky has been doing that.  He grumbled that we had no cement mixer but when you're 19 it is easy!

I've laid out the wedding present blanket square on the bed to see how many more I need to do, five as it turns out.  I have three and a bit weeks to get this finished.  The wedding is in August but I will be away visiting Mr Clicky in Chicago so I need to get it done by the end of term.  Master Clicky took me out to Sunday lunch at a local pub today and was happy for me sit sewing in ends while we nattered, so that's some pesky sewing-in done.
On Friday I took Miss Clicky and her man to Heathrow as they are also visiting Mr Clicky and then going onto New York.  I was not too impressed with getting up at 2.30am to get them to the airport on time, but it was easy driving both ways.  Luckily I wasn't needed in work so I went back to bed when I got home.

Miss Clicky's rabbit ~ Thumper ~ has come to stay while they are away, he has settled in nicely.  He is doing lots of lying around in the sun although he needs to moult the rest of his winter coat!
Well that's me for now, have a great week...
Clicky Needles.