Friday 2 November 2012

Crochet and Gifts

Isn't it a great feeling when you are about to embark on a new project!  I love choosing the yarn - deciding on which shades to use.

Perhaps I should finish this little project first, though! 

I've been a bit under the weather this week with a nasty bug, but to cheer myself up I decided to use up some of my odds of yarn to make a really colourful little blanket.  It has been weirdly satisfying - just choosing random colours and enjoying the mix.

But what really made my week was the arrival of a parcel from Second Hand Rose - I won her fabulous giveaway!!!!

Everything was beautifully wrapped in pink tissue with a lovely card and tag.  Look at this lovely apron with a crown design - how regal shall I be doing the dishes!  Perhaps even hubby will wear it!

Of course there were a couple of cute hedgehogs, Rose is passionate about the little fellows!  Read her blog for some important reminders about the little creatures on bonfire night!

There was also some gorgeous vintage linen, and this fabulous old book of 100 views of Ilfracombe, published by W H Smith & Son of 1a High Street, Ilfracombe.  The photographs inside are fabulous.  Wonder if the shop is still there?

Rose, thank you so much I love absolutely everything!

Have a great weekend one and all.

Love, Liz


vintage grey said...

Such lovely goodies your won!! Sorry you have been sick. Hope you have a restful weekend! xo Heather

Mum said...

I was just perusing some yarn online last night. Just looking, just looking but ideas for new projects (blankets) just keep coming and of course you have to start them sometime, even if it is before the last project is finished! Your little colourful squares look just like mine.
Love from Mum

gillyflower said...

What a wonderful giveaway you won - congratulations!
Your crochet squares are such lovely colours, it's going to be a pretty blanket - looking forward to seeing it finished.
Hope you're feeling better now Liz - have a great weekend.
Gill xx

Rose H (UK) said...

Sorry to read you've been off colour, but pleased you are feeling better Liz.
Such pretty colours, so hard to choose! Those squares are going to look so goo together.
Thank you so much for the lovely write-up and of course the link. So pleased you liked everything - I will imagine you washing up in that pinny now ;o)
Rose H

**Anne** said...

I'm sorry to you've been unwell. I'm glad to hear you were cheered up by your lovely package. The gifts look lovely as does your colourful blanket.
Have a healthy weekend,
Anne xx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Sorry you're not well, I'm on my second cold of the season already - trying to kill it with alcohol!

A Treasured Past said...

Sorry to hear that you have been unwell. What a glorious parcel of goodies, I hope you feel better soon, Tam x

Bijou Sugar-Socks said...

hope u are feeling better :) there's nothing like a big package of gorgeousness to cheer you up! rest well enjoy ur weekendxx

becktovintage said...

Dear Liz, You are so lucky.. All of them are so beautiful.. Ohh I like the couple hedgehogs... So sweet...:))
Happy and healthy days...:))

gilly said...

I do so love picking out new yarn (or fabric!) for a new project too. Congrats on your lovely win and hope you're feeling lots better soon. Have a great weekend xx

Unknown said...

love the colours in your crochet there gorgeous thats one of things i love about crochet the randomness of it. Enjoy your weekend and hope your feeling better soon. dee x

sky-blu-pink said...

Totally understand the need to get some colours out and start a new project. Well done for winning the giveaway, always lovely to receive a surprise in the post, especially one a sweet as this! My aunty Janet and uncle Michael lived in Ilfracoombe for a few years, we loved going to visit as it is proper old fashioned seaside town.Pretty sure the shop was still there then, about 10 years ago. Sorry you have been poorly, and hope you are on the mend.

Trudy said...

Hi Liz
What fun to receive a great parcel in the mail, certainly cheer-you-up material! I love choosing colours for a new project too, have fun : -)