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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Mary, St Mungo and Midge

Been a while, I know. Various things seem to have conspired to put a halt to my blogging; sadly fil didn't make it out of hospital but passed away there back in July 2010, so Ann needed me for company in the afternoons and  our camera became unreliable. Nothing insurmountable (this is self-evident) but as pretty much anything of note which was happening in my life made its way onto fraise lachrymose the world really wasn't missing out.

In the intervening time I have got into crochet in quite a big way and can be found hooking pretty much anywhere, but especially with Hookery at the Bookery currently on weds evenings. Mum got me a great crochet book for my birthday back in April (now the set text for Hookery) and I have managed to complete some of the projects and been inspired by others.

The book with hook roll and wee purse

Rosy Posy Tea Cosy........which inspired a Cafetiere Cover

Shell Scarf - which has been put to one side as a birthday present 

not 1, not 2 but 3 Beanies

and the very practical Patchwork Bag

A few weeks ago at Hookery Mags brought in a knitting pattern for bobble hats - to be knit in the brightest orange yarn you could find. St Mungo's are looking for more than 5,500 to be knit to raise awareness and funds for the homeless. We've managed to get a few knitted by the group, but my favourite won't be sent off to the charity as it is a bit smaller than what they need!


  1. Oh this is an impressive place to call by!! Loving the very bloggy polka dot background! Tres professionelle, Madame la Reine!

  2. Having seen That Bag in reality, I can declare it is truly wonderful- even better than the picture. Not 100% conviced about doggy-hat though!
    blessings x

  3. Yay! Yay! Yay! Back again! Blanco is sooooo cute! Cx

  4. I LOVE that tea cozy; fabulous!!! Abigail, my Jack, passed away a couple of weeks ago; she was my heartbeat for 16 plus years. They are wonderful friends, aren't they?

    1. So sorry to hear about your Abigail, will you be tempted to try to find another canine chum?


My reading list

  • One Shot by Lee Childs
  • The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
  • The Children's Book by AS Byatt
  • The Girl who played with Fire by Steig Larsson
  • Nation by Terry Pratchett
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
  • No!I Don't want to join a Book Club by Victoria Ironside
  • The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin