Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Summer stitching and crochet, plus mini quilt swap.

Hi everyone, I have been doing lots of different things over the past few weeks, I have managed to stitch a little more on this Summer project, I have not much to do on this and then it will be ready for framing.

I am also waiting for three cross stitch projects to be ready from the framers, I am hoping to show that over the next few weeks.

As most of you will know by now, the Tour De France started the tour in England and I was lucky to see them go through a town near us. I started  cycling last year but have always been interested in watching the tour on tv. We got up at 6am to see the tour go through at 11am, we were in position early to make sure we got a good view point, and I must say it was certainly worth the wait! The crowd were in good spirits and everyone had a lovely time.  

I also received my mini quilt from Flo in France, she made me a gorgeous red quilt that was embroidered in the middle, Flo also sent me some chocolate and some needles with a lovely card.
Thanks Flo, I love it. There are photos below but you can see more photos of the quilt on Flo's blog here.

This is my first big crochet project after learning to crochet a granny square, it is a cushion cover, I have also crocheted the same pattern in christmas colours, I can't wait to finish them!

Worth the long wait for 60 seconds! 
Until next time, happy stitching!


faith76 said...

Love the crochet and colour choices. I find granny squares easier to do than normal straightforward crochet. Look forward to seeing your summer project xxx

Linda said...

Love the granny squares Lynn. My all time very favorite things in the world to crochet. Your stitching is looking great. I just saw a finish of this one on another blog.


Beth said...

How fun to watch the Tour de France. My people are from Wakefield, so I was excited that Yorkshire was featured in 2 of the 3 legs. Your pastel crochet is truly lovely!

Daniela said...

summer is fantastic.... your stitch is pretty!!!!

diamondc said...

Lynn, I love the summer sampler, such lovely colors.
Your gift is so sweet, the chocolate looks yummy.
I am in love with your crochet.
I have a question, which magazine were you published in? do you have an issue number?
I would like to get that magazine.


annemarie said...

Beautiful work Lynn! You always amaze me. I love the colors of your granny squares. How exciting to be so close to the Tour De France - wonderful experience I am sure.

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful summer colours!

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Beautiful stitching Lynn, but I just love granny squares. I have made a few myself very addictive but relaxing, like your colour choice.
best wishes

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching my dear and the quilt is so cute *•*
Hugs xo

Mii Stitch said...

Your gifts from Flo are fantastic!! I also LOVE your granny square work.... I really really have to learn to make these! I so want to make one of them pretty blankets!!!

Vickie said...

Summer looks fabulous! What a wonderful, wonderful quilt you received. Oh those granny squares are fantastic!

FloS said...

I'm glad you like it !! Enjoy the chocolate !

KimM said...

Wonderful post and projects, as always. Your crocheting is so nice and even…..something I haven't mastered (yet) ;0)

Lillie said...

Pretty colors for your crochet and a wonderful quilt received.

Summer progressing beautifully.
Have a good weekend

Dani - tkdchick said...

Summer is looking great.

Great shot of the cyclists!

Christina said...

Nice stitching. What a lovely quilt you received. Your crochet is so pretty.

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching and crocheting. The quilt is lovely. The TDF is something that I will remember being such fun.

Carol said...

That Summer piece looks like it must be such fun to stitch, Lynn--love the colors and little motifs scattered throughout!

How lovely to be able to see the Tour de France riders. My husband is so envious :)

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