Pheewwwww...4pm and I am jiggered. I was at the cafe for my regular knit and natter this morning, and even the waitress there remarked on how tired I looked as she passed me my cappuccino. So I must look like I feel then, oh dear.
I shouldn't really be up here at this time of day, but well, I do so love coming up to the top of the house, up the creaky wooden stairs to the Attic. It relaxes me to touch base with my little messy space and to catch the beautiful afternoon light glowing on the hills. The Little People are happily occupied downstairs and I felt like popping in to say hello to you all quickly before I have to go prepare dinner.
At the cafe this morning I was happily making some summer garden squares for another little project, a new hooky WIP (WIP= Work In Progress, just in case you wondered but didn't like to ask). I am really LOVING this little project SO very, very much. Ahhhh, such happiness in these itty-bitty flowery squares, such joy!
And see what I discovered only a few weeks ago?? I experienced a total EUreKa moment folks, as it dawned on me that it might be possible to join granny squares as-you-go, same as you do with the hexies. WoW, what do you think?? Did you know about this?? WHy did I NOT have this information before, why has this miraculous discovery eluded me until now???
So I am honestly thrilled that this little project is going to grow in this way, how bloomin' wonderful!!!!
I took a little time today to photograph a tutorial for this joining method, it should be en-blog tomorrow if I can find time amongst everything else that needs to be done tomorrow.
Another hooky WIP above there too, I finished the ripple stripes for my cushion cover a few weeks ago now, and managed to find a beautiful pale blue lambswool jumper in the charity shop to use for the backing. So now the two just need to be pulled together and a cushion will be born. Couldn't resist photographing these two together, scrummy-yummy, aren't they just?
Wanted to show you this chair too, recently bestowed upon us, it's an inherited chair that holds many sweet memories of the wonderful lady who owned it, and of the house where it used to live. And now it's come to live here at Attic24, awaiting some tlc. It's a most beautiful duck-egg blue colour (it looks a bit grey in the photo because the light wasn't so good), and the seat is fully sprung too so it's really comfy to sit in.
I'm visualising a brightly coloured patchwork seat cover, a crochet/patchwork cushion or two, and the above summer-garden squares throw to fling over the back.
Isn't Creative Imagination a truly great thing? I can picture this chair so completely in my mind, can see it all decked out in it's colourful creative finery, can't wait for it to come to fruition.
You going to be here tomorrow with me then?? Popping by the Attic for the Big Blogiversary Giveaway?? Oh I do so hope so, I am incredibly excited about it!
Later this evening, when I've finished cutting out the last of the butterflies, and baked and iced twenty four buns for the school cake sale tomorrow, I'm going to be finishing off the posie-brooches. Its all go-go-go around here these days.
See you tomorrow