Monday, 18 May 2009

A Pretty Pink Flower



You have no idea how excited I was here on Saturday night. I was very pleased with myself. So pleased, that you may just have heard my delight many miles away. You see, I managed to follow Lucy's pattern and make my very first crochet flower. I still get very excited when I have a little think back to that evening. Oh, it was quite glorious!

I looked over at my husband and I said "You are going to be very impressed when you see what I've nearly done", and he replied, eyeing up the wool and hook, "Now don't be too disappointed if I'm not". Well, husband's sometimes!! They just don't get it, do they? Never mind, I know you've been there before and can probably imagine how I was feeling. Ooh it's a lovely feeling isn't it?

See the first pretty little flower? I was having quite a bit of fun so I made...


...yes, two pretty little flowers!



Well why stop there! Look, seven little flowers all in a flower shape.



Doesn't it look lovely inside my Granny Square?


And two Grannies with flowers!


Now I'm in a bit of a quandary. Do I make my blanket with flowers as well now? I think so. But I've seen another cushion that looks even better and now I want many more coloured wools to make a multi coloured blanket. So, do I keep these and make a cushion, then start over and do the blanket? I just don't know and it's starting to do my head in!! And I've got soooo many other projects I'm working on too.



Well, what a weekend we have had! It really started with Funday Friday (I just couldn't wait to show you my flowers). I had decided that we would all go to the supermarket and each choose our favourite dessert item. And after our usual Fish and Chip tea, we would open all the items and share them.

The girls all had so much fun trying to decide what to buy. It didn't help that someone's choice was sold out! So, after quite some time in the supermarket, we walked out with six scrumptious items. Well, come on, Mummy and Daddy need to play too! The ice blocks weren't exactly what I was expecting, but any how. We pretty much only ate what we individually chose, well why not. Oh, while taking the photo for my blog, I managed to knock the cherry tin over. Just fabulous!


The evening got even better yet! We piled the girls into the car and drove into the big city. With all the street lamps lit, and the car lights on, we drove down Queen Street to see the Town Hall.

OK, it wasn't quite what we were expecting. I thought there were actually going to be lights on the town hall, when it turned out to be projected lighting instead. Not as bright and exciting as we'd been led to believe.


Still, it was fun going out so late and seeing all the pretty lights, in the dark. I hope you all had a great weekend too.

15 comments:

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations, I wish I knew how to crochet! Your flowers are beautiful!

I love this little peek around your corner of New Zealand!

sweet emmelie said...

oh my god just saw the cushion, it is to die for. I love your flowers. you've got me all excited now, I want to try one. you've done an impressive job, I would be chuffed too!

Manka said...

Wow ,Sarah !! Your flowers are very pretty !!!I can understand your feelings - I feel the same when I try something new ( unfortunately husbands don't feel any enthusiasm when we want to show them our creations...never mind!)
As I read you had a nice weekend with your family , thanks for the pictures.New Zealand is sooo far away...

Hazel said...

The flowers are BEAUTIFUL Sarah! My head is about to explode with the amount I want to do. Just not enough hours hey? I forgot to comment on Friday's post .... I bought a tea towel the weekend before last. A stripy blue and red one. I'm planning to make marble bags for the boys it. Another idea for your book! Do you still have the crochet needle roll? If yes, could you bring to playgroup? See you tomorrow! x

Attic24 said...

yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I SO know that feeling, and the dissapointing responses from husband.
But WE are THRILLED Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

My advice...make a cushion with the flowers-on-grannies and gather more colours for a blanket. A blanket is a big project, and a big part of the fun is playing with the colours : I think a limited colour pallette for a blankie would perhaps lead to boredom???

Good luck, you are doing great :: happy hooking to you!
Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kate said...

Love those flowers!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Looks like a beautiful place.

Love those flowers.

Sarah said...

Love the flowers, I've yet to start to learn to crochet, but can't wait.
Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Floss said...

Beautiful little flowers - a friend was asking for a flower pattern, so I should give her the link.

Your Friday sounds so fun - you actually make me feel a bit nostalgic for autumn, which I wouldn't have expected!

I have a silly little picture especially for you at the bottom of today's post on my blog...

Polka Dot Daze said...

The flowers are beautiful Sarah. I want to try them now too. Funday Friday sounds brilliant - can we come next time? :)

Lace hearts said...

Fabulous flowers - you've chosen such pretty colours. Love them.
Your weekend sounds good fun. Especially the deserts!

Floss said...

Hi again, and thanks for all your kind comments. I've got an award waiting for you at my blog...

Manka said...

Hi Sarah! Come to visit my blog, a little surprise is waitng for you!

Country Nanny said...

Hi, I'm Elisa and I'm writing from Italy. What a beautiful blog. I like your lovely little roses very much: they're so gorgeous! I think the one with the granny square is fantastic! I have to do a baby blanket and you gave me a fantastic idea! Thank you!
If you like come and see my blog! You're welcome.
Hugs and kisses.
Elisa

Emily Pickle said...

I love those flowers, well done you, I totally understand your excitement. I would make them into hair clips and brooches and also sew them on wooly hats. And gloves. Just everywhere really.