Thursday, 24 October 2013

CAL and The CK Inspired Blanket

Hello to you.
I hope that I find you all well?
It's been a another busy week, Monday was a bit of a nightmare with my daughter worrying me to death with a rash that had appeared on the back her neck! I managed to get her seen quickly by the doctor and it turned out to just be one of those things (a reaction to washing powder maybe)
I've not always been such a fuss pot, but when my daughter was 3 she had a terrible time with an appendicitis that had been misdiagnosed and became infected. So I think I may be a little bit over protective now. Like the saying goes though, it is "better to be safe than sorry!"
Apart from that I've been settling into my new part time job and I think I'm doing ok so far.
Oh and I've been to look at wedding venues too...I now have a possible date for our wedding - exciting times ahead...
Anyway, on with the post...
You may already know I'm taking part in the CAL with Chrissie and Marianne.
This week saw me finally finish my Cath Kidston inspired blanket - Hooray!
I have really enjoyed making it but I can't lie... when the end was in sight I was slightly relieved!
So here it is!

Chrissie Crafts
If you fancy joining in or just having a look, click on one of the links above and check their posts.

I also bought myself a little treat with my wages and couldn't wait to make the free gift.

I enjoyed this small project - SO quick after the CK inspired blanket and totally satisfying.
Well, I will leave you now with some lovely Autumn blooms from my garden...
They're still going!

1,2, Sunflowers
3, Viburnum
4, Marigold
5, A baby squash. 
1, Rose
2, Red berries (the birds love these)
3, Cosmos
4, Japanese Anemone
5, Autumn leaves. 

1, Morning Glory
2, Verbena
3, Hollyhock
4, Sage
Hope you all enjoy a lovely end to the week.
Thank you all for your lovely comments on the last post and WELCOME to my new followers - so lovely to have you here with me.


  1. What kind of magical green thumb do you have to still have all those beautiful blooms? Your blanket is absolutely terrific! Well done, and what is next on the hook for you? ;-) I'm glad the job is going well, and you are in good company with me when it comes to worrying about daughters! I think you're spot on when you say it could be 'residual nerves' from her appendicitis - I had a very tricky pregnancy with my first, so I was a huge worrier even before she appeared, and it snowballed from there! Chrissie x

  2. Hi. Did you get my last comment. mmmmm not sure so here it is again!!
    Your blanket looks great. It reminds me to do mine, maybe a bit tonight!!! I'm aiming to get my to the pillows!!
    Glad your job is going well. xx

  3. Love, love, love your is just gorgeous! Sometimes with bigger projects, you are quite relieved to get to the end! Glad your daughter is okay and that you are settling into your new job. That issue of simply crochet looks great too.
    Marianne x

  4. I'm so glad your daughter is okay. Your blanket is really beautiful! It's bright and cheerful and it looks very warm and cozy. I am sure you will enjoy snuggling with it all winter. Good luck with the wedding plans!

  5. I absolutely love, love your blanket, the colours are gorgeous, a work of art. Stunning flower pictures.

  6. Your blanket is so pretty! I love the colours you chose and it looks gorgeous on that bed! I think it is always a relief to get to the end of blankets as the end feels a bit like torture to me. Snap for the crochet snowflake, I joined you in making that this week. Pleased to hear that you are settling into your new job. xoxo

  7. You are a Mother so you are going to worry, it is a fact of life at least for me anyway. So glad she is doing well and the rash was not a big deal. Glad you are liking your new part time job,
    have a wonderful day.

  8. That is an awesome blanket, and I totally understand what you mean when you are glad to be near the end....and then you fall in love with it all over again!! Glad your daughter is ok, understandable to be protective and good to hear you are settling into your new job too!

  9. Your blanket is Gorgeous (has to have a capital G). Love the colours you used too. Glad to hear your daughter is ok, we all panic at times!

  10. The blanket is fabulous, and I do so love the colours, hope that you will have some lovely times snuggling under it. Glad that your job is going well, good on you! Glad your daughter is OK too. Hope you have a great weekend. xx

  11. Your garden is still so colourful and your blanket is so pretty :) xx

  12. Hi FB, I love your finished blanket, a big job well done, and so bright and cheery! Glad to know your daughter is okay - it's quite natural for you to have concern for her, especially with a scary medical experience in the background! All the very best with wedding plans - what excitement, I'm so happy for you! I'm also happy that your job is working out nicely for you too.Your little snowflake is gorgeous - I expect it'll be January or later before I get hold of the latest SC mag., a bit late for Christmas eh! Last but not least, your garden is still bloomin' gorgeous, how nice that you still have so much colour around you - amazing!
    Have a great weekend FB!
    Warm hugs, Joy xoxo

    1. Thank you Joy. Very kind of you to say. Aw sorry you have to wait so long for your SC mag but sure you'll love it when you get it worth the wait!
      Hope you have a lovely week. xx

  13. The blanket looks so wonderful on your bed! Very nice to brighten up the winter months.

  14. Great news that your Daughter has nothing serious. As parents we do tend to panic when we see rash on children. Love the colours you are using. I've just ordered some yarn Cath Kidston style to crochet a scarf.

  15. Beautiful blanket and a charming post! Good to hear all is well in the health of your daughter, and enjoy your little book, it looks very nice! I love snowflakes! Sandy

  16. Your blanket is so colourful and just what is needed at this time of year. As you say it's better to be safe than sorry with your daughter.
    Sarah x

  17. Love your blanket great colours

  18. What a gorgeous blanket, I love the colours you used, and the edging - glad your daughter is ok - you must have been so worried! Must be great to have so many flowers in your garden - so colourful! :-) x

  19. Congratulations on your new job! I think you mentioned your job a while ago but I haven't been keeping up with reading blogs properly recently. Lovely flowers and your blanket looks good, I'm doing a granny stripe blanket in beach colours but I'm making slow progress!

  20. Your blanket is inspired! I love it, the colours are spot on. You've got so much going on in your life right now - new job, a wedding to plan - how exciting. And I'm very glad your daughter is ok. x

  21. The blanket came out so beautiful! All the time invested was well worth it! I'm glad your girl is ok. You're right, better to be safe than sorry. It is great to hear the new job is going well. :)

  22. Wow! The blanket is gorgeous! It must have taken a lot of hard work!
    Glad your daughter is well - children are such a worry! And pleased for you that the new job is going well, and you have your wedding to look forward - sounds like life is good.
    Must have a go at some snowflakes too this year - they look so pretty.
    Gill xx


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