Tag Archives: crochet as therapy



Cal6Cold days, dull days, February days, difficult days, made warm and fabulous by interludes under this glorious Attic24 design growing daily into what I hope will become a lifelong family friend.



GARDEN DIARY                                                                                              Wonderfully warm sunny day, no wind in my garden, a rare event.                         1. I cut the Autumn fruiting raspberries to the ground, as instructed – it seemed brutal, I hope they will be ok as I only planted them last year and they were DELICIOUS!!                                                                                                                        2. Clematis Montana cut back to 30cm                                                                           3. Weeding                                                                                                                            4. Sparrows twittering like they were having a party in the laurels, drunk on sunshine, I think they might be getting frisky.                                                              5. A warm welcome to the first brave little snowdrops, flowering at last.               6. Munching peppery rocket from the raised beds and veg trugs.

Crochet calm

When life gives you lemons – crochet!


Life has been a bit stressful recently, blogland is one of my glorious escapes, and


so is sitting in a colourful corner of my garden next to drying poppy heads, whilst taking a little break from brain aching computer work, preparing for an important meeting tomorrow.


The colours in the crochet chime so beautifully with the multicoloured hydrangea ….

corner to corner crochet

… still using Summer Flight palette in search of a winning combination, but I have added another Stylecraft DK pink, it’s called ‘Fondant‘.

I am following a ‘Corner to Corner Throw’ Free Pattern found on this lovely blog, ‘Crochet Between Two Worlds‘, which I will make into another cushion cover.

colour combination

And there in the garden is my favourite combination of pinks and oranges, with parsley seed heads adding some lime green – yummy.

flowers, colour combination


The children are particularly intrigued that a bush can have all these different coloured flowers on it – and so am I – and it goes so well with the 80’s curtain fabric in the spare bedroom – love those kind of happy accidents



ok back to work …..

Later addition:

After a trying day it was truly blissful to sit till past 10pm on the bench building the rows of crochet, listening to birdsong amidst the scent of night-scented stocks and watching delicate little white moths flit about – sooooooo soooooooooothing.

How lucky I feel to live in such a peaceful place.