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#200b

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Here it is, the real 200th post! (Unless you count the 200th post from yesterday. Which I don’t.)

I’ve had a lot of fun with this blog and it’s been great ‘meeting’ others who enjoy all manner of craftiness too. Thank you for all your comments and inspiration – I love being part of this online community!

I thought I’d have another giveaway to celebrate and this is what was on offer this time:

– either a five point star or a hearts desire doily…

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– a custom made crochet and wooden bead necklace…

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– and the final mystery gift…

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a crochet cushion cover!

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I used the wonderful Lucy’s Summer Garden Granny Square pattern – so easy to follow with fantastic colourful photos for each step.

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(Please excuse the ends poking out through various holes – I only just managed to finish it yesterday and I haven’t had time to sort out all the ends yet!)

I employed my usual high-tec name generator – names in the hat of wonders!

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Here they are all folded up (so they don’t stick to each other!)

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And the winner is…

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Congratulations Tamara! Let me know which doily you’d like and the colour you would prefer. And I’ll email you with options for the necklace 🙂

Sorry to the rest of you, but keep your eyes open for the next giveaway – I’m sure I’ll feel the need for another one in a month or two!

Long weekend

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Good morning! I’m feeling pretty cheerful this morning because even though it’s Saturday it is the second day of my weekend! And I still have two whole days to go! (Can you tell that I’m really quite excited about having a long weekend?!)

I had a lovely day yesterday. I spent the morning at an open day/fair hosted by able2achieve, an organisation which supports those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. (The website is being updated at the moment, but there is still a little information about what they do. Be warned though, it will start to talk to you after a few seconds! It made me jump as I had the volume turned up loud!!) A friend of mine goes there twice a week, so she gave us the grand tour. It’s based at a farm, so there were several animals involved. There were guinea pigs and some giant rabbits which I forgot to take photos of, but were very cute. There were also some lovely, fluffy ducklings…

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…two turkeys…

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…a couple of sheep (which, according to the 4-year old in our group, weren’t proper sheep because they weren’t white!)…

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…and several hairy pigs!

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There was one very tiny piglet, only two weeks old – you may just about be able to make him out in this picture.

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I then spend a very relaxing afternoon with my yarn and hook making the next item which will be included in my giveaway. Can you guess what it is?

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I’ve been using Lucy’s Summer Garden Granny Square pattern – so pretty!

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And now I’m looking out of the window at the unexpected sunshine (rain was predicted but has already blown over – hurrah!) and have just made lunch plans with a friend, so day 2 of the weekend is off to a good start. I will also have the chance to take pictures of the blanket I know you’ve just been dying to see, so hopefully I’ll be able to post those either later today or perhaps tomorrow.

Have a lovely Saturday everyone!