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July 09, 2013


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Cindy Nason

HI...First of all let me say that I LOVE all the colors in your projects. They are just beautiful. I love color and these just POP. I was wondering if you have a pattern for the chair cushion cover in the picture above. I love that idea and would like to try it. Thanks for sharing all your projects and the inspiration. They are very pretty...:)

Therese Edmonds

Congratulations on your open studio. I wsh I hadknown about it I would love to have come over as I am only in Trawden. I would love to know if you are doing any workshops please. I am only just learning to crochet and love your colourful work. I want to fill my house with colour.

Emily Clark

Lucy, I just love seeing the daily snippets of your life...I almost think they are my favorite type of posts. They are calming and inspiring all at the same time. Thanks for sharing with us.


Hi there, just wondered if u've posted the po box address for bunting and i missed it? Thanks.


Wonderful post!


Lucy, when you get your crochet groove back, try this... always, always work on projects in groups of three, and rotate your work time between them. So for example, at the moment I rotate between crocheting a scarf, cross-stitching a wedding sampler, and sewing cloth napkins.

Yes, it slows you down, but varying the motion of your hands prevents repetitive motion injury, plus the payoff is that eventually you get three "Ta-dah!" moments instead of one.


Hi, Lucy! I was happy to know you are feeling better now, and that crochet has been slowly taking its place in your daily routine again.:)
Love the flowers in the jug and the rose a lot! Its color is so cheerful and inspiring.
Have a wonderful day!


I think last week sounds like it was just lovely. I always find I need a bit of time to rebalance and reset after a big event, too.

Sorry that you are having trouble with the crocheting, I think we've all been there one time or another. I've had good luck with Clover hooks to relieve strain. I haven't tried the Addi's yet, but have heard good things. Hopefully you will settle on just the right thing. (I'm learning to knit so it's been quiet on the crochet front ~ but I feel the urge coming on!)


Bonsoir Lucy,
I'm delighted you're enjoying the geraniums ... a tiny gift in return of so much kindness and shared joy ! It has been fabulous meeting you and your friend ! Enjoy a great summer time in Yorkshire !
Nathalie de Harrogate


Re: hand position.

When I started to crochet, I held my hook like a knife, and yarn in what I like to call 'knitting hold' - wrapped around little finger, over hand and over forefinger. Work was gripped between left thumb and middle finger.


Then I switched to the way the Crochet Geek on YouTube holds her hook and yarn (you need to switch hook hold to pen, as it's the only way it works holding your yarn like that). Pen hold hook, yarn simply kinked in the bend of the middle finger (I actually wrap once, then crook the finger, I find it easier). Work is held between left thumb and forefinger (I find that puts less stress on that hand than anything else).

I haven't had any pain since.

It might be worth a try?

Janet Page

you write so well Lucy, always enjoy reading your blog. Seeing your friend's boat reminded me when we were in Skipton for your open studio event we went to see the boats and I saw a really cute little girl in a red coat and remarked how cute she was, then another one appeared and I said oooo twins, then another one appeared and I said ooooo triplets, then another one appeared and I said oooo quads!!! They were so cute all dressed the same, they went into the shop and bought fishing nets each a different colour. One of the lovely memories of Skipton.


Really enjoy your blog which I discovered recently. I too have gooseberries coming out of my ears from the allotment. You cannot have too many gooseberry crumbles. I sympathise with your finger pain. I have chronic pain syndrome and can only do my beloved sewing for 10 mins a couple of times a day. Very frustrating. Take it easy and give it time to recover. Best wishes


dear lucy
I hope your finger gets better soon. congratulations on the study it looks awesome. just wondering do u have the postal address so I could send the triangles for yarndale?thanks a lot .greetings from spain.

Susan Hook

What a lovely week of relaxation, you have some beautiful things and places in your life to enjoy!


Aaahhhhh.....wonderful as always Lucy!Everytime I read your blogs I feel like I've been on a mini vacation! I wounder if I missed it but have you given the address for the granny bunting yet? Mine has been waiting patiently in their envelope and post from Africa takes ages!


Thank you again to share with us your magic colourfull world!
I agree with others about Clover's crochet hooks ,only their colour is painfull...well, there is un improvement with the new ones, but they have not the same shape than the olders and I've not tried them already...
Do you have a postal address for the bunting triangles? I've some daisies triangles for you.
So gratefully


As a busy mum of 3 your soothing words re calm and enjoy the small things struck a cord going to take it easy today and plod slowly through the to dolist whilst savouring some moments of calm. Thankyou hope finger on mend soon love hazelx


That photo of you sitting on your front step speaks volumes Lucy. It's good to see that you can sit and just enjoy now after such a busy-busy time that you've had. Loving the photos, they are gorgeous as always ♥


Hi Lucy, i know I'm not the first to suggest Clover hooks but they really did help my wrist pain - I think I would have given up crochet without them.

Beautiful flowers!

Nicky J S

Hi Lucy, It's already been said loads but - listen to your body and try to take it easy! I love your pleasure and enjoyment of the little things in life, it's all too easy to get hung up on big things. I see that the last post but one has already asked what I was wanting to ask - about the address to send the bunting triangles to, for Yarndale?
love, Nicky xx


Finding that quiet time for recuperation is a must. I hope you have found it and always get a chance to savor it when needed.
As always, your blog is one of the things I like to visit with during my quiet time. So, thank you!

Sonja Mizen

Hi Lucy
re you finger: my sister crochet like you knit. She finds it much easier. I sometimes switch over to that if my finger gets tired
Let me know if you need more information.
[email protected]

L. Wood

I look so forward to reading your post and could not wait for the next installment after the studio opening. Absolutely LOVE your use of color and great eye for the beauty in everything, I especially love your photos.

L. Alberta, Canada

Home Jules

Hi Lucy, Just wanted to thank you for visiting and your lovely comments. Coming from someone who writes one of my favourite blogs it meant a lot :) Loved the snapshots of your daily life again but so wanted you to turn around and take more photos of the boat! Hope your hand/finger improves soon though I suspect it might be the world's first instance of Repetitive Crochet Injury :) xxx


I'm glad your starting to feel a little better. It is fun to have thriving flowers in the summer isn't it? I hope you continue to heal up and enjoy the rest of the summer!

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