Wow, thank you everyone sooo much for all your very encouraging and also very lovely comments! It's always so lovely to hear from you and to know that you are sharing in my delight too as I figure out this exciting new craft - well it's new for me anyway.
So, as you can see, I managed to figure out the blocking stage last night. Loads of pins were used, as it's always better to go overboard when you haven't a clue what you are doing, I think. A good spraying of warm water and a lovely rest overnight, in front of the dehumidifier, did the trick.
I have to say it was a rather apprehensive moment when I walked into the lounge this morning and over to the crochet. Well I really wasn't sure if the pins would rust or not. Luckily they didn't! Imagine all that time wasted if they had. Well that would have been it, as far as crochet was concerned, if it had been ruined.
OK, so I did my best to square it all up, it's not perfect, but it's OK! And the little one loves it and proudly told her sisters that it was for HER bed.
Look how nicely it drapes now. It's so much different now that it has been stretched and relaxed. Suddenly it has that familiar look that crochet blankets have.
Look, it really does look like a cushion now! It's just the right size too by the looks of things. I'm pleased that the colours alternate and I didn't manage to stuff that up!! I've also changed my mind about adding the crocheted flowers to each square. I think it looks fine just as it is.
It's been rather a busy morning here today. Starting with the weekly shop and then an impromptu meeting with a couple of friends around here. Nice and busy. But now I have to go out and buy a birthday present for an eight year old. Bangles I think. So anyway, must dash so I can be home for school home time.
Have a good weekend all!!