Goodbye July and Hello August!
Pheww its been hot ... too hot for me,
but at least we feel that we've had some summer now!
August has arrived with excitement
as we celebrate the 80th and 85th birthdays of my parents.
This weekend they hosted a birthday meal to celebrate
and 26 of us joined together in a very special afternoon.
Mum and I decorated the restaurant with flowers from her garden
which we love far more than any shop flowers.
I will be giving Mum the special blanket I have made
on her actual birthday this week
so do watch next weekend for the big reveal!
Socialising is not really my cup of tea
and after 2 social events in 2 days today I was exhausted!
So I took great delight in a much needed
afternoon of total indulgence and relaxation
here at Patchwork House.
I know I'm tired when even crochet is beyond me!
This week I've been busy
and as well as working on an Elmer blanket and a V stitch blanket
I've whipped up another set of starburst flowers for a baby blanket.
This is going to be a beauty joined in cream.
Feast your eyes on these beauties made in my favourite
in fondant pomegranate shrimp bright pink plum magenta
lavender turquoise aspen spring green and citron.
This pattern is called starburst or sunburst
there are plenty available on the Internet and there is one
by Priscilla Hewitt that you can use
This week I will be surrounding these beauties with cream
and will of course show you the finishes baby blanket next weekend!
I will leave you know with a view of my July
I hope that August brings holidays and relaxation
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