A Pay It Forward Give-Away

Quite a while ago I ordered some yarn from an on-line company I use quite regularly, they sent me part of the order saying to expect the rest shortly, a couple of weeks went by, nothing, so I dropped them an e-mail, they said it would be here in the next day or so, again nothing, I waited a couple of more weeks then dropped them another e-mail, oh yes it will be with you soon they said. All in all 2 months or more went past, by now feeling quite fractious I e-mailed a terse correspondence, the yarn arrived a couple of days later along with 7 balls of yarn as way of an apology – the ‘extra’ yarn was 1 ball of purple and 6 balls of in your face bright red … not sure if this ‘gift’  really was an apology or a take that Mrs P !!

Any-ways I got to thinking what on earth I could craft with my ‘bonus’ yarn so I made a start on this

Mmmmm when the yarn was in the package it looked a little more subdued, now I've started to crochet I'm not so sure it was a good idea !!
Mmmmm when the yarn was in the package it looked a little more subdued, now I’ve started to crochet I’m not so sure it’s a good idea !!

I’ve started so I’ll finish, oh my giddy aunt it’s going to be a tad  how shall I put it …vivid

So by you are possibly wondering where on earth I’m going with this ??  my idea is because I got this yarn for free why not craft a give-away, and here it is in all it’s *glory*

Mmmmm not everyone's colour combo granted
Mmmmm not everyone’s colour combo granted, this little gem could be used for a yarn/fabric storage ?? a gift for a child ?? I’m sure your toilet rolls will be quite at home interned in this creation  or you could just hide the darn thing away

This isn’t enough ?? well I also took the advantage to craft a primitive folk art rabbit,

This is Robin Rabbit, I'd like to think his simplicity and little heart button will creep into your affections
This is Robin Rabbit, I’d like to think his simplicity and little heart button will creep into your affections (the red is a better representation on the rabbit than on the bag – so you may be needing your sun glasses !!)

If this is for you leave me a comment and I’ll but the names in said bag and Beloved will draw out the winner on Saturday 17th October

Good luck …I think that’s the phrase I’m looking for 🙂

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Tajana’s Earth And Sky Blanket

So by now Tajana’s readers will have seen what I crafted for our gift exchange, I’ll just do a short post to share what I made for anyone not familiar with her page, if you see HERE you will see my inspiration for her blanket, the thing that made me smile is some of my followers assumed I knitted her gift when in reality I crocheted her present …which in hindsight was a little brave of me as Tajana is a renowned crochet artist

My interpretation of the fields and sky
My interpretation of the ploughed fields and amazing  sky scape’s I get to witness each day

The pattern is by Lucy at Attic 24 but I tried to give it a gentle twist by reversing the pattern to give two complementary halves, the shades of brown are meant to represent the various shades of the freshly ploughed fields during all weathers and lights, and the blue the vast expanse of sky due to the flat landscape, the two shades of green in the border are the newly spouting leaves and crops growing in the fields, whereas the grey are the rain clouds …I sure hope you can see where I’m going with this and I’m not in need if respite care at ‘The Workplace’

Tajana's blanket in most of its glory :-)
Tajana’s blanket in most of its glory 🙂 although I managed to miss just about ALL of the border off my photo LOL

Here is a close up of the offending 18 stitches in a completely different yarn that caused me to take to coffee and cake at Beloveds instance !!

I tried to get a really good photo of the offending 18, but the seemed quite happy to blend in with their companions
I tried to get a really good photo of the offending 18, but the seemed quite happy to blend in with their companions

So there you have it my daily walk with K9 represented in a blanket

Inspiration For The Gift Exchange

When I was thinking of a project for my gift exchange with Tajana I took inspiration from my daily walk with K9 within a 2 minuet 20 seconds walk from the cottage …Yes I actually timed it …. I’m faced with this

I know poor me ... NOT !!!
I know poor me … NOT !!!    Because we live on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens I’m surrounded by fields and a mass expanse of sky
At this time of year the browns and blues dominate the landscape
At this time of year the browns and blues dominate the landscape, so my mind began to whir on how I could translate this into a project
This is my favourite cottage in the whole village, unfortunately for me it's been in the same family for years, if it were ever to come up for sale I'd be  beating a path to the door to buy it
This is my favourite cottage in the whole village, unfortunately for me it’s been in the same family for years, if it were ever to come up for sale I’d be beating a path to the door to buy it…Oh and it has nothing to do with my gift to Tajana what soever LOL

All these photos were taken on a dull day, but that is what I love about living here, the view changes each day depending on the weather, time of day, and the seasons. Now as the gift has been popped into the post I’ll leave it to Tajna reveal what I actually created