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February 15, 2011


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wonderful post as always! hope you and the little one are feeling better soon.....what a bright spot the primula is!!


I hope you get better quick!!! I have the pattern to this flower!! It is in my crochet book I just bought!! My sister is a avid follower of your blog and she got hooked on chrocheting...now she has me hooked too!!! My hubby bought me my book for Valentines day! It is a book for beginners and has all kinds of basic stitched in it and this flower is one of the few flowers that is shows how to make!!! Yay for me!! It is "Crochet The Complete Guide" by Jane Davis. Bought it at the craft store for 35$ It is a great book for beginners


Sending hugs! We're 4 weeks into the snot-fest here - joy! Honey and lemon is definitely the thing for it!

I would call that colour spearmint. It looks positively edible!

Feel better soon! xx


I hope you feel right as rain soon. I can't wait to see all the blog posts you've mentioned. :)


Your photos feel like spring!


Hi - hope you are feeling better, these bugs can be pretty determined. I painted my kitchen units the same colour as your "new" unit - it was called Juicy Jade on the tin - loved it but its now time for a change so half is painted antique white!


Sorry you have sucuumbed to the horrid little virus, i hope Litte B is soon feeling much better too and he and mummy can enjoy some Spring sunshine times outdoors


Hope you and the little one are feeling better soon, I have exactly the same and am really admiring the way you are coping so well. Your FO's look great, I can't crochet but you have inspired me to pick up my knitting needles after a long absence.


hey lucy hope you and little b get well soon. i love the japanese flowers - a question if the book is written in japanese is not not hard to follow the pattern?


Yes! Definately Tiffany blue....

Glad to hear you are feeling better

Regula Bartholdi

Hope you feel better soon. I'm crocheting the Japanese flowers with some leftover yarns right now. It is fun. Unfortunately, I have to go to work tomorrow. I'd rather stay home.

Vera Martins

Hello, Lucy ..
I'm from Brazil, and visit her blog recently but I understand little or no English,
I'm trying to learn to do neat ripple, but I can not go ahead because of the translation.
Can you put the google translator on your blog? Is it asking too much?? rs
Keep trying, ok??
Your blog is so pretty and colorful, fell for him ... Success!


Hey Lucy,

Hope the cold is on it's way out. I have been feeling like that too, so much going around at the moment, and harder when you are a mum, you just can't take a break!

The Primula is so bright and cheery. There is a beautiful flower shop I pass most days and they have a beautiful wooden rack full of different coloured primulas outside their shop. So, so beautiful and happy.

Loving the colour of your newly acquired piece of furniture! I got a dark wooden cabinet last year with the view to painting it in that colour. B&Q's 1829 paint range had a colour just like that called 'faded malachite'. Trouble is, where it is at the moment, it would look out of place in that colour, so it stares at me all brown and sad with the paint pots inside alll awaiting its beautiful transformation! One day soon!

I hope the sun is shining for you today....just managed it down south and it's making the world of difference!

Happy days my lovely!

Vanessa xxxxxxxxxxx


It is so hard to get better when you get so little sleep, it is the same in our house :-( Wishing you more sleep and sunny days!

Jo Spittler

Glad you are feeling better, what a mix of things, cold/sleep deprived/babe and kids. I would have felt EXACTLY the same and I do sometimes just weep. And then the day after it all looks better again!

So excited about all to come here! Get well soon.


Get well soon.. Best Wishes, Pam C..
New England, NSW, OZ..


I guess you can call it 'Martha Stewart Blue' too. Look: http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=tiffany+blue&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1GGLL_en-GB___GB416&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=27lbTb_uHIjNhAeom6zhDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEYQsAQwAQ&biw=1366&bih=542 and compare to http://www.google.es/images?hl=es&source=imghp&biw=1676&bih=865&q=martha+stewart+blue&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
Funny, isn't it :-)?

Susanne Tyree

So sorry to hear you and your little one are under the weather with the colds and sniffles. It is hard to function when those bugs invade the body. Yes, your newest project is very lovely indeed. I can honestly say I see why you were quite smitten with those motifs. Hope you and Little B get to feeling better soon. Take care :)


I hope you all feel better soon! Being sick is not fun at all.
I wanted to say that I very recently came across your blog and have fallen in love with your projects and your style of design! I'm planning to start a Granny Stripe Blanket by the weekend :) I only learned to crochet this past fall, and I'm looking forward to making many of your amazing projects. Thanks for being such a great inspiration!!


It's definately turquoise http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Turquoise.pebble.700pix.jpg. If it's greener than it looks in the pic it might go for sea foam http://gitarrdelar.se/images/SeaFoamGreen.jpg. I guess you can name colours many things but those are what I would say.

Victoria B

Just a quick question, Lucy. I had told some hooky friends about your site and this new pattern you had found and shared: I LOVE IT!! Unfortunately, it's no longer available when it's clicked on. :( Do you know of any alternate sites that have the pattern diagrammed? Thanks again for all of your sharing. So glad you've got some sunshine in your neck of the woods and are feeling better. Lovely news.


Feel better soon. You still manage to sound more cheerful when you're sick than most people do when they're well!


Lucy...I hope you and the little one feel much better soon and also that you get caught up on your lost sleep. How I remember those days!

The potted plant you show is gorgeous!

Take care.


I hope you are on the road to recovery and that you've reached a turning point. So lovely to see the progress of the amazing flower scarf/shawl - just beautiful! You have inspired me to get some springtime plants for the house - I need that living colour around to brighten things up. Guess what's on my list for tomorrow?! :) Thank you.


I saw a book the other day that reminded me of you. It was called 200 crochet blocks by Jan Eaton. I don't know if you've seen it but I'm sure you'd love it! I can't crochet unfortunately, I just tie my fingers together. The only time I really, really tried hard I was crocheting a "simple square" - does such a thing exist??? Anyway I managed to crochet the perfect circle instead. I'm told by those who know that it's harder to do a circle than a square so maybe I have a latent talent but I'm not convinced. lol
I'd call your new furniture find a teal colour. One of my favourites.

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